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Book Review: To Heal A Wounded Heart

“No early trauma defies our capacity for healing we can find our way back to the tender part of us most affected by suffering, eased in an upwelling of curiosity and compassion, we can find our way to a new psychological outcome,” writes...

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Book Review: Insane Consequences

I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America.
In the book, author DJ...

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Book Review: Stonewall Strong

For many gay men, trauma is a recurring theme in life. The legacy of gay men, writes  John-Manuel Andriote in Stonewall Strong: Gay Men’s Heroic Fight For Resilience, Good Health, And A Strong Community, has been one of tremendous strength and resilience.
“Too many of us...


Book Review: Still Alice

Still Alice is a novel, not a work of nonfiction. Yet it probably offers one of the most accurate and gripping accounts of the experience of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease ever written.
At first, Lisa Genova, a Harvard PhD in neuroscience, self-published her book. Her story...

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Book Review: Running On Empty No More

In her first book, Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect, Jonice Webb introduced what was then a groundbreaking concept for many: It’s not that your parents didn’t love you, it’s just that they didn’t respond enough to your emotional needs.
In her new...

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Book Review: Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain

Author Doris Cohen’s subtitle for Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain is “Discover the Secret Language of the Night.” This is an appropriate way to look at dreaming, I think. Reading the book has given me much better insight into dreams and their...

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Book Review: Dancing With Your Baby

“Because dancing with a baby is so instinctive, compelling, and carefree, we likely aren’t aware of its importance,” writes Sue Doherty in her new book, Dancing With Your Baby: The Science of Nurturing Infant and Caregiver through Music and Movement.
Throughout the book, Doherty explores...

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Book Review: You're the Only One I Can Tell

When women bring up a problem they are having, men tend to jump in with ideas about how to solve it, whereas other women are more likely to commiserate. Different approaches to “troubles talk” account for some of the most common frustrations and misunderstandings...