Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Published on 7 January 2024 at 08:40

Title: Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Author: Dr Julie Smith 

Pages: 352

Overall rating: 8/10

This book by Dr Julie Smith is aimed to suggest helpful tips and tricks in order to support one's mental health.

This book is not a substitute for therapy for those seeking to heal trauma but it can help and support people looking for small changes in their daily lives that will give them the tools needed to live less stressfully and act as a preventative measures for hard times. 

The book is split into 8 sections:

  1. On Dark Places 
  2. On Motivation 
  3. On Emotional Pain
  4. On Grief
  5. On Self-doubt 
  6. On Fear
  7. On Stress 
  8. On A Meaningful Life

She includes highly accessible and understandable language that makes readers feel seen and heard and understood. The tips are helpful and make us more aware of how in reality we are our own worst enemy and the steps to moving away from this mindset and into a much healthier one. 

Her book is great for all ages as she includes examples from across the age spectrum and also the tips she suggests are useful for any stage of your life you are at. Smith as an author clearly loves her book and its obvious how deeply she thought about every stage and step even going as far as to include activities that the reader can fill in as shown in the book in clear consise instructions to help begin the journey to contentment. 

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