"Very accessible book, you can tell the author has been through depression and understands what you're going through. Meditation exercises are specifically geared toward those in a bout of depression, but this book would be useful to anyone."
"I can separate my life into two parts. Before taking magnesium (stressed, depressed, and fearful) and after (calm, happy, and open to the world). Please give magnesium a try. It's such a small thing and can make such a huge difference."
"An important first step is to respect the mind-body connection. The right diet, combined with supplements and daily exercise, can make antidepressants unnecessary and your journey much easier. Sugar and refined carbs have a huge impact on your serotonin levels. Replace them with fats and proteins from nuts, eggs, and fish. This is especially important in the wintertime."
"Hollis has a warm and accessible style, but sugarcoats nothing. Be prepared to look inside of yourself and confront what you see, then get ready for a long uphill battle of Shadow work. Many people simply aren't ready to do this. Count yourself fortunate if you can."
"Begins the book by anticipating reader questions about why chasing other paths to happiness will ultimately leave us unfulfilled. This is a perfect introduction to the practice of Buddhism for someone you know, very accessible."
"Don't let the author's cheery smile on the cover dissuade you, this book has substance. Uplifting stories, the latest psychological research into happiness, and practical techniques and exercises combine to make this one of the best books I've read on the subject of happiness."
"Thay, as he's affectionately known to his students, has such a gentle yet reasoned way of approaching Zen. It is a great way to learn how meditation and mindfulness can help you deal with anger, fear, love, and acceptance by living in the present moment."
"I enjoyed this book, but you may end up hating your left brain when your done, which is no good. She does stress that both halves of our brain work together, and we need them both to achieve growth in our lives."