The Surprising Truth of Why We Are Drawn to Self-Help

Jessica Böhme, PhD
Journal of Journeys
6 min readFeb 19, 2024

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And Why it Doesn’t Actually Help

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash and all

Stepping into my friend’s apartment was like entering a batter of sophistication meets simplicity. High white ceilings, minimalist furniture. However, it was the secondhand bookshelf that got my attention. Stacked with probably over 200 books, meticulously organized by genre. Academic tomes lined one section, reflecting her work interest…

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Jessica Böhme, PhD
Journal of Journeys

professor 🔬| founder & director of IPeP (Institute for Practical ekoPhilosophy) 🌎 | artist 🎨 | author of three books 📚 jessicaboehme.com 👩🏻‍🎤