You May Also Like

anthony bourdain talks vegan burgers

Why Anthony Bourdain isn’t sold on the Impossible Burger

horoscope health wellness full moon

Get ready for full-moon magic this week (AKA sexytimes ahead…)

Chopped romaine lettuce hosts e. coli outbreak

Everything you need to know about the E. coli outbreak on romaine lettuce

How to upcycle your candle vessel into a mug

Upcycle your empty candle vessels using this genius, functional hack

verb dry shampoo

This dry shampoo has a 2,000 person waitlist

Milk Makeup's new mascara uses CBD oil

Is CBD oil the vegan ingredient your mascara needs for lust-worthy lashes?

J.K. Rowling turns to this reading-related self-care practice when she’s feeling down


Thumbnail for J.K. Rowling turns to this reading-related self-care practice when she’s feeling down
Pin It
Photo: Facebook/@JKRowling

J.K. Rowling isn’t one to steer clear of mental-health issues. She’s been open with her fans about her struggles with depression, and now she’s offering some guidance about her go-to self-care practice for when she’s feeling down.

Many of Rowling’s fans grab their prized stack of Harry Potter books whenever they’re going through a tough time and need something to boost their mood, and when one reader asked Rowling what has a similar Patronus effect—a protective spell, for all muggles out there—for her, the author shared that she’s into biographies. Why? Not so shockingly, it’s for one super-smart and empowering reason.

“To tell you the truth, when I’m really stressed or overwhelmed, I turn to biographies of people who’ve led turbulent lives. I find it soothing and inspiring to read about people who’ve endured and overcome.” —J.K. Rowling

“To tell you the truth, when I’m really stressed or overwhelmed, I turn to biographies of people who’ve led turbulent lives,” she tweeted to a fan. “I find it soothing and inspiring to read about people who’ve endured and overcome.”

So the next time you’re feeling low and need some help gaining perspective, send an owl to get you some reading material (or, er, place an Amazon Prime order) about someone you really admire who has overcome similar trying obstacles. Armed with the inspo to prevail over any bump in the road, you’ll be as unstoppable as a Golden Snitch.

This is the one thing Olivia Culpo does every morning for an instant mood boost. Or, find out why crying to sad music could actually make you feel happier.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Corn leads to the most weight gain of any veggie

Here’s why you might want to enjoy this beloved summer vegetable in moderation

verb dry shampoo

This dry shampoo has a 2,000 person waitlist

How to upcycle your candle vessel into a mug

Upcycle your empty candle vessels using this genius, functional hack

California bill would ban conversion therapy

Conversion therapy will be illegal for *all* ages if California’s history-making bill passes

Jo Encarnacion Next Gen of Wellness

The holistic health coach who’s proving you can be a mom *and* prioritize self care

anthony bourdain talks vegan burgers

Why Anthony Bourdain isn’t sold on the Impossible Burger