Category Archives: Psychology

What the BookLife Prize judge thinks of From Depression to Contentment

Idea/Concept: Condemning pharmaceutical approaches in handling depression, this practical guide to self-healing presents a commendable alternative to traditional medicine. With a strong case against accepted notions about treating sadness and despondency with drugs, the book adheres to a do-it-yourself plan … Continue reading

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Interviewed from the male perspective

Only… the interviewer was a nice young lady, Lana Turner. I don’t know why she does things from the male perspective, but don’t mind either. Almost everyone seems to like my interviews, but there is at least one exception — … Continue reading

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What point is there in living if humans have destroyed the planet and there’s nothing good left in it?

This was a question on Quora. Please read my answer.

Posted in compassion, environment, philosophy, Psychology

Quora answer on choosing to be childfree

Please read my answer to the question: “Should couples stop having more kids to protect the planet?”

Posted in environment, philosophy, Psychology

Yvonne Rowan reviews From Depression to Contentment

Are you steeped in depression? Feeling sad, but don’t know why? Plunged into a seemingly endless grief? What if you met someone whose greatest joy in life (yes, greatest joy) is to take you gently by the hand and lead … Continue reading

Posted in Bob's Books, Health, Psychology, reviews

White crocodiles

Yesterday, I had a sore throat, and a slightly runny nose. I actually decided not to go on my regular bike ride. Today, it’s gone. Everything is fine. Why? I used the guided imagery script I have for dealing with … Continue reading

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Dealing with difficult kids: a podcast

A week ago, Aimee Cabo interviewed me on “The Cure” radio show. She, her husband Dr. Boris Nikolov and I had fun talking about a range of issues more or less connected to difficult kids, which is of course the … Continue reading

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From Depression to Contentment, reviewed by Hendrika de Vries

In all my over thirty years of practicing psychotherapy I have read and recommended many self-help books, but seldom have I found one that speaks to me with the spiritual wisdom of Bob Rich’s From DEPRESSION to CONTENTMENT. Here is … Continue reading

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Featured in a podcast

“As We Get Older” is featuring me in a podcast. Bob Pessemier asked excellent questions, and I hope I’ve given excellent answers. The topic is depression, which is a growing global epidemic. You can listen by following this link

Posted in Bob's Books, Interviews of me, Psychology

Interview on The Authors Show

Don McCauley interviewed me for a 15 minute podcast, which was only available for 24 hours, on 23rd July, 2019. So, I have reproduced the questions, and my script for the answers, here. You start your book by saying, “Diagnosed … Continue reading

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