Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art – James Nestor Breath

This is a great book to learn about the connection between breath and health. Nestor participates in his own research, presents others research, and does a deep dive into the history of breath. Please see the links below for more information.

Transcending Trauma – Frank Anderson

Please take a look at the book, Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems by Frank Anderson.  “Complex PTSD, in its most basic form, is a relational violation that disrupts our sense of trust and safety in the world and limits access to our Self-energy. Healing relational trauma puts us back in touch […]

What is so bad about inflammatory foods?

Harvard Health Publishing: Harvard Medical School put out an article about inflammation and a list of foods that with inflammation. Inflammation is known to cause mental health problems and disease in the body. Please go directly to the article with the information provided below. “What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated […]

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

I wanted to share this book. I have had it a long time and often pick it up off the shelf and open to a page to see what message I need to hear.  The book is called The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Here are a couple quotes […]

The Book Of Awakening – Mark Nepo

I wanted to share this book with all of you.  It is called The Book Of Awakening: Having the life you want by being present to the life you have, and it is by Mark Nepo with the forward written by Jamie Lee Curtis. My client recently talked about this book and recommend it. After taking […]

Untamed – Glennon Doyle

Untamed by Glenn Doyle…another book to add to my summer reading list! “It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is to one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.” Check out her website for the book: Home Page

This Is Your Mind on Plants -Michael Pollan

Look what came in the mail yesterday! So excited to read his latest book. This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan Please check out his website for more information!

Prevalence of LGBTQ Youth Considering Suicide

The Trevor Project recently published the results of a survey that examined the prevalence of LGBTQ youth that consider suicide. NPR published the results of the survey and I wanted to share them with you. What they found:  45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. Nearly 1 in 5 transgender […]

Why Victims of Child Abuse Don’t Tell

I came across this great resource on Dr. Lacter’s website. The title of the resource is Fear of the Consequences of Disclosure, Actual, Anticipated, or Threatened by Abuser(s) that Cause Disclosure to Be Consciously Withheld and/or that Cause Abuse Memories to Be Dissociated. She gathered these resources to help victims from blaming themselves for not […]

The Importance of Pleasure

So many of my clients are victims of mental, verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse. Often part of the healing process is reconnecting with the body and defining pleasure. In my office I often hear “What is pleasure,” “I can’t feel my body,” and “I feel so numb.” When there is an assault to the body […]