I hear a voice, don't you? It sounds like my own, but it also sounds like a family member, a teacher who didn't believe me, a partner who spoke as he walked away. It is the voice of a threatening boss who said something that was untrue, and a celebrity who admitted a shocking failing.

We listen to them all the time even when we don't hear them. (Tweet This)

This is a great book. A book that cannot, no should not, be rushed. It talks about things we've heard, and things we should have been taught.

Because knowing which voices to listen to and which to hear but still put away is probably our biggest lesson of all. (Tweet This)

I had a friend decades ago, who was outgoing and the centre of every party. She could tell the most outrageous of lies without batting an eye and bend the truth with the skill of practise. We weren't friends for long, but I remember her well. I heard her voice, I didn't trust my gut, I didn't listen to the warning of the adult in my life. And it all turned to crap. The details aren't important. I'm sure you've had someone just like that in your life too.

Chatter gives you the tools to identify the importance of all the voices we've heard along our way. The sounds that come from a television and what they are trying to convince you, the placebos that work because we want to believe, the green spaces that filter into our minds and can truly make us better. All important so that we can choose which ones to let in.

It combines stories of everyday people (some of whom you probably know) with scientific research written in an understandable way. It addresses psychological pain as real as the physical kind and how we can recognize both for the value they bring to our growth.

This is a book to have on your shelf whether you are a student of psychology, now or always, and for everyone who wants to understand their day and the people around them better.

Pick it up! It's definitely worth it.

Stay well, stay kind. (this book will help)