Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

Another wonderful post from ourbetterhealth.org. Great to know that something we love doing is very healthy for our brain and body!

Our Better Health

Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney’s office don’t get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list.

The founder of  BiblioRemedy isn’t a licensed therapist, nor is she currently an English teacher, although she did work as one for 10 years in France, and has spent years shelving books at the library and in bookstores.

Courtney is a kind of book whisperer.

For as long as she can remember she’s had a knack for matching people with books that fit with their intellectual interests. But some clients want more when they make an appointment with her at her office in Lexington, Kentucky.

What they seek is a kind of bibliotherapy. It’s a growing trend where people tell empathetic listeners like Courtney their goals or problems. Courtney then suggests books that can help them clarify their…

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12 thoughts on “Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

  1. David R. Dowdy

    Reading:

    1. Allows one to take a break from their own worries.

    2. Keeps one from doing things they ought not do such as watching too much TV and over eating.

    3. Helps prevent one from getting caught up in situations that aren’t good for them.

    4. Gives one confidence in social groups.

    5. Helps one better their speaking ability.

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  2. After my first break-up, I stumbled upon a lot of Throne of Glass graphics around tumblr. It motivated me to read the book. I don’t know how and why, but I felt better afterwards. Needless to say, I read the first 4 books in a week. I haven’t even started the Mortal Instruments series that time. But I started it anyway because everyone on Goodreads was talking about it. I just felt so good afterwards???

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