Tried and True Resources
There are so many helpful books, apps, websites, and organizations that I often recommend to supplement the work I do with clients. Here are a few of my favorite items that have played a role in my own mental health.
Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine Pittman and Elizabeth Karle
Imagine having some go-to ways to calm down, quiet your mind, relax, and manage your anxiety. Guess what, you already have the capability right there in your amazing noggin’! That’s right, your brain has been holding out on you! This book shows you how to unlock your hidden talents in an educational and practical way.
Happiest Toddler On The Block by Harvey Karp
Your toddler is a tiny cave person with a primitive perception of the world. It isn’t personal when they yell, stomp, throw things, and explode in a fit of rage. So breathe, and BUY THIS BOOK. NOW. Dr. Karp explains the role of brain development and why trying to be rational with your kid is not working.
His Happiest Baby On The Block book is also excellent for navigating the first year of life.
Waking Up by Sam Harris
Can you tell I’m a big fan of the brain? You should be, too. It holds your power. And a lot of research has gone into figuring out just how to access all of its wonder. In this book, Sam Harris, neuroscientist and my longtime intellectual crush, shares his personal experience with meditation and evidence for why it works. Spoiler alert: There’s no bull s*** or magical thinking required.
I also recommend his podcast, blog, and meditation app. Visit samharris.org for all things Sam.
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