This book will not cure depression, anxiety, etc., but when you feel down it will help you feel better. I'm glad Bro. McLean revealed that he suffers from clinical depression - it helps me feel less alone. The song "You Need Pills" made me laugh and laugh, because I believe as Latter-day Saints we feel guilty when we need medication, feeling like if we have faith we would be healed. I commend Bro. McLean on this marvelous little book, CD, and starting me on my Mission to be happy!
I have needed this book and the accompanying for so long. Okay, it's just a book but it has been life-changing for me. I am serving in a super draining church calling and the concept presented in the song "Toodle-loo" was EXACTLY what I needed to hear for my life. But mainly, it just describes what we all need to do on our personal Missions to Be Happy and being happy is so much more fun than being unhappy. I've struggled with thinking I was the only one who had these issues and for an amazing guy like Michael McLean to take these on was so freeing. I'm so grateful that I found it.
Brother McLean tackles hard-core mental health issues in a very artistic and down-to-earth manner. In this uniquely inspirational "handbook" for Souls, who are "Sick and tired of being sick and tired," McLean uses personal commentary, poetry, and music performed in contemporary genres. I especially like the song "Pills", which gives enlightenment for those of us struggling with clinical depression.
The accompanying CD, is music meant to communicate his message of joy while listening in the car, working out, or on your MP3player...This is NOT traditional LDS gospel you listen to on your way to church meetings, or when you're doing everything possible to entice a spirit of peace during conflict.
Michael puts happiness in terms we can all relate to and HOW TO get there. First and foremost is to be happy with yourself! It's not selfish to say that. You can't pass along what you don't have. Michael has set a revolution for happiness in motion. Who doesn't need that stimulus package in all ths worldy stife! Just like you always remember your elementary school teacher's names...you remember songs in the same way. They move you, they teach you and you hum them all day long. Michael will help us understand the language of joy is actually not spoken but shared when you find your own internal happiness.