While therapy is an important vessel for change, what we do outside of the therapy room is just as essential to our healing process and growth. The way we treat our bodies, how we talk to ourselves, the people we surround ourselves with, the food we eat, and the media/literature that we consume are all important for our development. With summer around the corner, it is almost time for lazy days at the beach or outside. With that being said, here is a list of book recommendations for you to take with you:
For Trauma: The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
For Self-Love: Loving Bravely by Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD
For Vulnerability: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene' Brown
For Love: All About Love by Bell Hooks
For Antiracism: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluto
For Feminism: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
For Self-Development: You are the One by Kute Blackson
For Good Mood Food: This is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo, M.D.
I hope you all have a lovely summer ahead!
Love & Light,