Mollie Player has a goal. She wants to help ordinary people do life better.

Her plan is simple. Step one: Read good books. Step two: Test their advice. Step three: Share with uncautious abandon.

Her blog, Suddenly Awesome, is unapologetic self-improvement advice for the self-obsessed. There, she writes about the books, tips and spiritual practices that make her otherwise ordinary life suddenly awesome.

Her spiritual memoirs include You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends, The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation, and What I Learned from Jane.

Her self-help books include The Emergency Diet: The Somewhat Hard, Very Controversial, Totally Unheard of and Fastest Possible Way to Lose Weight and The Naked House: Five Principles for a More Peaceful Home.

Blog Categories

Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.

There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Only one blog talks about whether or not they work. With ratings. (Take that, God.)

I Suspect Inner Peace Is Just a Myth. Here Are Interviews With People Who Disagree.

Some people are such show-offs. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth listening to.

Depression, Begone! (Thanks. You’re Wonderful.)

It’s a great time to try to get suddenly awesome. So many teachers. So many books.

I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.

Suddenly Awesome Miscellany

Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.