Olivia Taylor

Wellbeing Book Recommendations

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

By Charlie Mackery

“The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse are four friends who share a deep, unshakable bond. Through a series of brief but profound conversations, Mackesy teases universal truths and rich wisdom from the mouths of his characters, celebrating warmth and empathy in all its myriad forms.”


Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive

By Jacqueline Toner

“Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive is a guidebook for teenagers who are depressed or at risk for depression. This guide discusses depression and provides guidance on cognitive—behavioral therapy principles to help teens take a problem-solving, strategy-based approach to deal with depressed moods, thoughts, and behavior. Intended to serve as an adjunct to therapy, this is a very practical and easy-to-read book that is not overwhelming for teens.”


The Gift of Imperfection

By Dr Brene Brown

“In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough’, and to go to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave’. And, ‘yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.'”


The Power of Vulnerability

By Dr Brene Brown

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, empathy, creativity, and authenticity the experiences that bring meaning to our lives, teaches Dr. Brown. On The Power of Vulnerability, she offers a breakthrough course on cultivating vulnerability as a means for leaning into our full spectrum of emotions the dark and the light. Join her for a transformative examination of how we feel, think, and behave so that we may show up, let ourselves be seen, and be all in.”


Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns

By Gitta Jacob, Hannie Genderen and Laura Seebauer

Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns is the first schema-mode focused resource guide aimed at schema therapy patients and self-help readers seeking to understand and overcome negative patterns of thinking and behaviour.”