Katie’s Bookshelf: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements written by Don Miguel Ruiz is a personal-growth book that outlines 4 principals to guide your life by.  This book was written to help the reader pull themselves out of their own limiting beliefs that create suffering.  Oftentimes, we become stuck in our own beliefs about a situation.  The Four Agreements thatContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk is THE book on how trauma affects the mind and body.  Van Der Kolk is highly revered in the mental health field and has significant experience with trauma.  Being that this book is written by a Psychiatrist, one would think that it would be heavyContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson is a book written for parents or anyone who may be around a child from the age of birth to 12.  Dr. Daniel Siegel is known in the psychology field by his research of the brain; integrating the different parts and using tools to developContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson”

Katie’s Bookshelf – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell takes a look at highly successful individuals or groups of people and explains the life events and circumstances that helped them achieve greatness.  Gladwell showcases Canadian hockey players, Jewish attorneys, The Beatles, and Bill Gates to name a few.  The book discusses a setContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell”

Katie’s Bookshelf – Room by Emma Donogue

I just finished reading “Room” by Emma Donogue. As a warning, this book is not easy to read because of the subject matter. It is narrated by 5 year old, Jack, who has been held in captivity his entire life. Jack lives with “Ma” who was kidnapped when she was 19 years old. Jack describesContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf – Room by Emma Donogue”