Addressing the Stoicism approach, the way to find calm is not to insist that bad things don’t happen. They can and do happen all the time – maybe not exactly in the way that we always imagine them. In other words, picture the worst, push your worries to their limits and see what you might have left: it might not be pretty, but it might – in its way – be OK.
Verity, by Colleen Hoover, is the book of the month. Verity is not a typical Colleen Hoover book and is one only reader with a strong stomach and present mind should read. With three messed up characters with jet planes of baggage and confusion, I recommend this book to every reader. Let them decide who to trust, as the book takes darker and darker turns into the murky unknown?