Book Reviews and Recommendations- 2014

If you know me, you know I love to read!

I’m constantly recommending books to friends, colleagues and patients.

For your convenience, I’ve listed them below with a short synopsis of why I think they’re so great!

Enjoy!

1. The Boy Who Was Raised by a Dog

Dr. Bruce Perry, a child psychologist writes about his innovative methods for helping treat children that  have faced unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents’ murder and victims of family violence. He explains what happens to the brain when children are exposed to extreme stress and he tells their stories of trauma and transformation by helping them ease their pain and allowing them to become healthy adults.

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2. The Alchemist

Is a remarkable tale about a magical journey and the quest to fulfill one’s destiny. It is a beautifully written story that will inspire the reader to follow one’s heart and be passionately committed to claiming the life of their dreams….. today!

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3. Healing the Shame

John Bradshaw defines the source and manifestation of toxic shame and provides practical tools– affirmations, visualizations, inner voice and feeling work that helps release shame that binds us to our past.

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4. Facing Love Addiction

Pia Mellody wrote this book for those who always seem to choose people to love who apparently cannot or will not “‘love them back.” She defines love addiction as “when one person loves another with compulsive intensity and in ways that are not in the best interest of either person.” There are case histories as well as her own personal experiences that clarify the distinctions between codependence and co-addiction,  shows that our childhood experiences do have an impact on our relationship choices and positive steps to begin recovery. Click here to buy.

5. The Fire Starter Sessions

Danielle LaPorte makes one thing very clear, YOU can make it happened! The book is a permission slip to discover what you want and to go for it.

There are sixteen segments that ask important questions to push you to rethink your assumptions about what makes you happy.

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6. The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls writes about her immediate family growing up all over the United States and provides a fascinating first-hand experience describing the dysfunctional, abusive, yet loving relationship she had with her parents. She describes the amazing journey and her remarkable resiliency to discover a healthy balanced life.

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7. Half Broken Horses

Jeannette Walls brings the story of her grandmother and the history behind her mother’s upbringing living on a ranch in Arizona.

Readers will be mesmerized by mixture of wonder ad chaos, pride and pain but more importantly the resilience of the Walls kids.

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