Summer is in full swing where I am. I am just trying to stay cool and enjoy the summer months. I have even had time to read some fiction for fun. If you are looking for something new to read, we have some great choices for July’s edition of What Your Therapists Are Reading! Aging, being broke, birth and a fiction by Yalom. I hope you enjoy this months list!
Written by a medical doctor who describes the challenges people face as they age and the inadequacies of our current care system. Found the question “what does your best day look like?” a perfect starting point when having the difficult discussions with your aging person or even a question to have prepared for myself. You can connect with Christine Burrell Townsend, LCSW, ACSW at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John
Recharge your business practices or get going with your million dollar idea by harnessing the money you already have, utilizing your skills, and building a grassroots foundation. Motivation is provided through the stories of others who have made themselves successful with limitations. You can connect with Autumn Hahn, LMHC, CHt at www.clearmindgroup.com
Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond by Nancy Bardacke, CNM.
It applies the popular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. It’s got me thinking way past that part of life to all sorts of ways that we can lean in to experiences, get curious about situations that may be uncomfortable, and derive more presence and pleasure from anything we go through. You can connect with Abby Thompson, MA, MFTi #76200 at www.abigailcthompson.com
It is gripping, Yalom is one of my favorite authors and therapists so I think I picked it up because of my admiration for him. It is fiction and a wonderful combination of therapy talk and make believe. I love it. You can connect with Barkha Bajaj, MA, MA at www.aksfoundation.org
We do this every month, so make sure you stop by to get the lasts books that therapists around the world are reading. We have been at this for awhile now, so feel free to catch up on What Your Therapists Are Reading in the links. There will be something for everyone! December 2015 (has all 2015 links), January, February, March, April, May and June.
Jessica Fowler, LCSW
*Please note that this blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. If you need assistance please contact a local therapist.