The past year has held immeasurable change. At least that's the case for me and for many of my friends and family. I've alluded to my transition here on the blog but haven't delved into specifics, largely because I'm still processing things in my head and deciding what I feel comfortable sharing. But one aspect I definitely feel okay talking about? Resources that have helped me, including The Tools—an accessible, remarkable book that two wise and witty therapists wrote after years of client practice.
I first became aware of authors Phil Stutz and Barry Michels a year ago and was struck by how useful and actionable the information in their book is. This isn't vague psychology. This is down and dirty 'do this to get out of your rut' stuff. When they asked me recently participate in their series of podcasts, I enthusiastically did so. The guys talked with me about managing anxiety and about asking the big questions. It was scary to open up, especially as I knew I was being recorded, but it felt good too. After all, The Tools is about moving forward, and that's all any of us can keep doing, right?