Book Recommendations

The following books, audio and DVDs are suggested resources: I am not wholly recommending any of them.

With any book I read, there may be ideas that I: like, am unsure  about, or don’t agree with.

However, I am listing these resources as I think they contain some ideas of value.

 

Assertive Communication

Nonviolent Communication — A Language of Life –  Marshall B. Rosenberg

Powerful book on the topic of assertive communication. The only book that I re-read straight away. One story is about a woman who used the tools in a situation where a man had a knife at her throat, which potentially saved her life. Highly recommended.

Exercise

EXERCISE

Medical Caution
Speak to your Doctor before embarking on any exercise regime, especially if you have a health condition.

The Royal Canadian Air Force Men’s Exercise Program: 5BX Plan

For people who are able to tolerate progressive exercise:

5 tested exercises, 11 minutes a day, progressive exercise plan

 

Tony Horton’s P90 DVD Boxset Workout Exercise Programme Base Kit

Exercise regime for people who want to get fit and who are in good health. If you are recuperating, you may need to start gently.

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis: It’s Mitochondria, Not Hypochondria – Dr Sarah Myhill

This is a good starting point if you want to understand what may be happening at a biological level. Dr Myhill explores what tests you can ask your Doctor to do. She advises on diet, supplementation and other topics.

Note: Following this protocol works for some people, but others say they have been on it but not noticed any significant benefits.

 

Recovering from M.E. William Collinge

A great book for anyone wanting to understand taking an integrated approach to dealing with ME/CFS

 

Why Me, Why This, Why Now?: A Guide to Answering Life’s Toughest Questions – Robin Norwood

A thought provoking book; offers some helpful strategies for dealing with health and life challenges

Personal Development

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

Great book! Practical strategies.

 

You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay

This is a go to book if you are interested in personal development.

As stated above, with any book I read, I take the bits that I like or that resonate and leave the bits that don’t resonate. That applies to this book, but there are some interesting ideas in this book. I read her personal story first- Part 4 ‘My Story’, which gave some insight into her approach.

 

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action – Susan Jeffers

I read this book when I was experiencing a lot of anxiety and found it very helpful and encouraging.

 

End the Struggle and Dance With Life – Susan Jeffers

This book provides food for thought about dealing with challenges and the difficulties that life can sometimes throw up.

 

Why Me, Why This, Why Now?: A Guide to Answering Life’s Toughest Questions – Robin Norwood

A thought provoking book; offers some helpful strategies for dealing with health and life challenges. Again there are parts of the book that I took with a pinch of salt.