Given my personality and my professional training, I read a lot. I find reading a pleasurable pastime as well as an easy way to stay informed and learn more about things and other people’s lives. This is a list of some books that I’ve read that have changed the way I’ve viewed life in various ways:

Chronic Illness

Life Disrupted: Getting Real about Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties by Laurie Edwards
After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness by Julian Seifter, MD with Betsy Seifter, PhD
– “10 Things I’ve Learned from Chronic Illness” by the RA Guy


Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression edited by Alise Wright
Happiness is a Choice: The Symptoms, Causes, and Cures of Depression by Frank Minireth, MD and Paul Meier, MD


MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche