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Take Care of Your Self

Self-help is a notoriously garbage category, so I wanted to share some of the books I have on my “approved” list as we enter into gifting season. These books are rooted in strong data and credible expertise, without being so heavy and academic that they are unintelligible. 

If you are looking for information on psychology or want to be more well-read on topics pertaining to your own mind, here are some books and authors I recommend:

by Dr. Edith Eger

by Dr. Harriet Lerner 

by Michael White

by Melody Beattie

by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

by Viktor Frankl

by Mark Manson

by Sharon Begley

by Dr. Barry Schwartz, Ph. D.

by Dr. Ramani S. Durvasula, Ph.D.

For more socially acceptable books to gift that still capture the crux of the ideas above, but are easier to read, go with these:

by Abby Wombach

by Dr. Edith Eger

by Don Miguel Ruiz

by Brene Brown

by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah

Psychological ignorance runs amok in our culture. The best way to prevent yourself from being a victim of it, is to be curious about your self and your mind.

Or to quote one of my

🔔 You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: 🔔

[Read in a sing song voice]

For why nervous system regulation matters and why it’s probably the reason your family get together is so painful, see the aforementioned list of books above.

I’m signing off for 2022 and will be back in your inbox next year.

Happy Merry AllTheThings. 


PS: When you think about strength this holiday season, I want you to consider that it takes more courage to feel a feeling (or even identify and admit to having one) than it does it avoid it.

If you have to choose between the two, go with the courageous choice. 

Or risk becoming .