BOOK REVIEW, FOCUS ON YOU, INTERGENERATIONAL REPARENTING

Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky highlights the challenges faced by those providing services to the traumatized and provides a practical approach to recovery: or Trauma Stewardship. A must read.

BOOK REVIEW, STORYTELLING

The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton

Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, a renowned cell biologist, describes new scientific discoveries about epigenetics, the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning where the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts!

BOOK REVIEW

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel

Dan Siegel explains why teenagers behave the way they do, why it's okay, more importantly, how we can behave as parents!

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J Cohen

Playful Parenting is a surprisingly powerful approach to creating better relationships and cooperation.

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

The Power of Showing Up by Siegal and Bryson

Starting and ending on hope, this parenting book explains the why and how of showing up is the only thing a parent needs to do.

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Parenting from the Inside Out by Siegel and Hartzell

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell is a handbook for all parents, a must read!

BOOK REVIEW, FOCUS ON YOU

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

The concept of nonviolent communication is powerful. It's all about being conscious of the impact of our messages. The key is to listen with curiosity.

BOOK REVIEW, LOVE FIRST, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

Prolific education and parenting author Alfie Kohn argues that there is a better way to parent than using rewards and punishments.

BOOK REVIEW, FOCUS ON YOU, UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

Complex PTSD by Pete Walker

A wonderful book that describes CPTSD and how to heal from its devastating effects on daily life.