Katie’s Bookshelf: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown is one of her earlier works but such a “go to.”  It’s a book on letting go of our perceptions and “shoulds” of who we are supposed to be and cultivating who we are.  Much of Brown’s work focuses on shame, vulnerability, authenticity, and empathy.  One of herContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater

“Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life” by Judith Hanson Lasater is the book for bringing Yoga off the mat with you.  Lasater has such a wealth of knowledge and wisdom on all things yoga.  She breaks each chapter down to principles of Yoga such as courage, fear, suffering, empathy, love, truth, andContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater”

Katie’s Bookshelf: A Symphony in the Brain by Jim Robbins

“A Symphony in the Brain” by Jim Robbins provides a history and background of Neurofeedback training.  He begins with more primitive research and experiments on the brain, to the first training sessions with cats and seizures, to how it looks today.  Robbins explains what Neurofeedback(sometimes referred to as Biofeedback) addresses in our brains, conditions itContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: A Symphony in the Brain by Jim Robbins”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz covers the basics of the therapeutic model that works with our internal parts.  Schwartz developed the model to help us understand our inner workings better and as a way to “be curious” about all of our parts instead of judging and shaming. This concept ofContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz”

Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle is a book that explores this concept of epigenetics and how we may carry our ancestors stressors and traumas in our genes.  The book does a good job of explaining how this happens and provides someContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn”