Katie’s Bookshelf: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin’s “The Four Tendencies” divides people into categories based on how they are motivated. The Upholder is motivated both internally and externally, the Questioner is internally, the Obliger is externally, and the Rebel is neither. Her recommendation is to determine which category you fit into and work with yourself and not against. Of courseContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Lost Connections by Johann Hari

Author Johann Hari of “Lost Connections,” uses his past experience with anxiety, depression, and medications as the catalyst to explore what really works. Hari’s central theme is around disconnection. That when people are challenged by anxiety and depression, it’s not just a faulty chemical imbalance in the brain, it’s something much bigger that we areContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Lost Connections by Johann Hari”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by David Treleaven

David Treleaven’s book, “Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness,” advocates for Mindfulness teachers to recognize the importance of understanding trauma from a biology, interpersonal, and systemic perspective, guide students safely through practices, and continuing to partner with other trauma professionals in their community. He puts a large emphasis on understanding the ongoing traumas that those who are in marginalizedContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by David Treleaven”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

Judith Herman’s “Trauma and Recovery” is a go-to book for understanding chronic or complex trauma. Her book focuses on the repeated traumas that some people go through including war, captivity, and childhood trauma to name a few. Written in the 90s, her work still stands as powerful information in understanding how these types of traumaContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman”

Katie’s Bookshelf: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

In his book, “A Whole New Mind,” author Pink explores how we are moving into the “Conceptual Age” from the “Information Age” where right-brain qualities will dominate. He theorizes that due to abundance of materials, automation of processes, and finding cheaper labor overseas, our society will need to depend on qualities such as creativity andContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink”