I love to read and often recommend books to the people I work with.
Reading can teach us things – opening our minds to new concepts or ideas – but it also offers us a space to connect with ourselves and others.
- Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love by Amir Levine
- Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine
- Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff
- Shame and guilt by Jane Middelton-Moz
On my list
- Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche by Robert Johnson
- Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg
- In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine
- The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting by Alice Miller
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
- Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
- About 30+ other books waiting in my e-reader.
I’ve found some of these through my own interest and an Amazon search, some have been recommended by colleagues and some have even been recommended by clients.
Rotating these more ‘serious’ books with books for pleasure is important, so have a look at my personal favorites here:
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- The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness by Paulo Coelho