Slow down, sit quietly & feel better with books.

Since 2012, Tolstoy Therapy is where I’ve shared my stories of living well with books – and using bibliotherapy to guide me through anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and the other twists and turns of life. Take a look around the book blog and find healing, beautiful books that feel like a warm hug, best enjoyed with a good cup of tea.

Beautifully illustrated Little Women book with flowers and cup of tea
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Find gentle comfort in my books

Retreat into my new book, Your Life in Bloom: Finding Your Path and Your Courage, Grounded in the Wisdom of Nature.

I’m also the author of Mountain Song: A Journey to Finding Quiet in the Swiss Alps, a book about my time living alone by the mountains.

Feel better with bibliotherapy

Heal with books for bibliotherapy, or the practice of reading to feel better.

A Seven-Day Reset to Gently Rebalance Your Life

Feeling a little lost right now and looking for some comfort and guidance forwards? Shape the story of your life with gentle recalibration, soothing self-care rituals, and wisdom from the authors and characters who have been there before. Hit reset, get back on the right track, and take the time you deserve to spend on you.

My favourite beautiful books

Retreat into the most beautifully written, illustrated, and printed books for some soothing self-care.