"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~Dr. Seuss
Another month, more great books to tell you about! I have realized I have so many books that I've bought over the years, but have not gotten around to reading, so I am grateful for this book club to inspire me to read these books and share the great ones with you!
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown: This is a perfect example of a book that I bought years ago, started to read and then never finished. What a shame, because it was excellent and I wish I had read it sooner! In this book, Brene Brown discuses the idea of vulnerability and how this impacts so many factors in our lives. This may seem like something that is basic or that we already know about ourselves, but the way in which she talks through vulnerability, shame, parenting and so much more is really enlightening. I love that she has conducted her own research to come up with the conclusions she discusses in her book and I think this information is something we can all benefit from! I highly recommend this book to everyone!
- The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry, MD and Maia Szalavitz: WOW! I can't believe I had never heard of this book until I attended a training on trauma a few months ago. This book is so informative and heartbreaking all at the same time. The authors share stories of children Dr. Perry has worked with over the years who have experienced trauma in their lives. He explains about the impact trauma has on individuals and what can be done to help those who have experienced trauma. The book provides so much information about trauma and the ways in which trauma impacts the brain, which I think is fascinating even for those that are not in the medical or mental health field. Be prepared to be shocked and saddened by some of the things the children in this book have been through, but you'll be impressed by the work Dr. Perry has done in his career to help these traumatized children.