Anna Borges was most recently a senior health and wellness writer at BuzzFeed, where she helped build its mental health platform from the ground up. She lives in Brooklyn and this is her first book.
Borges affirms in her sensitive, fun, and practical book [that] it's most important to make health and well-being a personal responsibility. . . . An engaging A-to-Z guidebook filled with options for creating a personal and versatile self-care toolkit that will last a lifetime. --Foreword Reviews starred review Borges's welcoming tone and plethora of ideas will be helpful for readers whether they're looking for ideas for being just a little bit happier or struggling with serious mental health concerns. --Publishers Weekly Anna has written a truly comprehensive book for people who are trash at taking care of themselves. --Lane Moore, bestselling author of How To Be Alone A thoughtful and empathetic resource filled with kindness, knowledge, and actual specific information that will actually help. --Jonny Sun, author and illustrator of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too Anna Borges boasts a keen understanding of all the parts of ourselves we typically fail to nourish, and just what damage that can do over time. Whether you're desperate for an emotional overhaul or just looking for extra ways to boost your mood, there's something in this book for everyone. It's bursting with specific, actionable solutions and sound advice. --Andrea Bonior, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and Baggage Check mental health advice columnist Anna Borges has done more to promote health and wellness for the general public than any other contemporary writer I know. Weaving together scientific truths, personal experience, and regular people's stories, Borges calls out the stigma and shame that prevents us from prioritizing our well-being. This is an often hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking guide for anyone feeling overwhelmed. As a therapist, I'll recommend this book to my clients to help them cope with stress and manage their emotions between sessions. It's so entertaining and informative they (okay, I) won't put it down. --Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP, clinical psychologist and writer for Psychology Today and Psychotherapy Networker Magazine