'Lost Connections' by Johann Hari
“We are all born with genetic inheritance – but your genes are activated by your environment. They can be switched on, or off, by what happens to you.” – Johann Hari, Lost Connections.
This week’s book recommendation is the touching, ‘Lost Connections’ by Johann Hari.
This book was recommended to me during a monthly book club. At first, I asked if it could be compared to Matt Haig’s ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’, to which my friend felt it was much deeper and more personal. This was a big one for me, because I found Haig’s memoir to be incredibly honest and vulnerable.
Here’s the Amazon synopsis:
Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.
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