What Happened To You? {If you read one book this winter, make it THIS one!}

What Happened To You?

What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry M.D., Ph.D and Oprah Winfrey

What is the last book you read that you couldn’t stop talking about?! 📖🗣⁣
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It is this book for me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁣
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In fact, if you have talked to me in person during the last month, you probably have heard about it on more than one occasion, sorry, but not really! 🤷‍♀️🙌⁣
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What Happened To You came highly recommended by some of my very trusted book sources and seriously did not disappoint. I alternated reading and listening to this one on audiobook format because I really had a hard time putting it down. Simply put, the concepts in this book truly are life changing and I try not to say that unless I am talking about Brenè…or Nedra…or well, you get the point! 🙏⁣⁣

Whether you have experienced childhood adversity or not, this book is revolutionary. The idea of looking at someone (or yourself) and instead of saying “what’s wrong with them?!” changing the narrative to “what happened to them?” can change so much. 💖⁣
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I am a big believer in therapy and because of certain circumstances, I am grateful to say it has been a part of my life from a fairly young age (although it was definitely not as normalized as it is now!) ⁣
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I think there can be a bit of a misconception that therapy (and probably personal development in general) somehow can seem a bit…selfish? But really, it is exactly the opposite! 💥⁣
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Spending time processing your own experiences (past and present) can not only help yourself heal, but ultimately can help you understand and better interact with the world (and people) around you. And this book connects so much with that idea. ✨⁣
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When we realize “huh, maybe that’s why I respond that way in certain situations!!” it also helps us understand why someone else might respond or act the way they do as well. In fact, this idea ultimately helps us have more compassion and empathy, which in today’s divided and challenging world, there just can’t be enough of. 💕⁣

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Kindle Book Deals! {January 27th, 2021}

kindle book deals

Kindle Book Deals | January 27th, 2021

Some of my very favorite books are kindle book deals today, so I knew I had to share them in their own special blog post. I love stocking up on ebooks so I always have something to read. Although I am a big Libby app user, it is always nice to have something to read that is available at any time, without needing to wait.

Good Morning Monster

Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner

*You can read my full review HERE

Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

*You can read my full review HERE

I'm Fine and Neither Are You

I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

*You can read my full review HERE

Jennifer Hillier

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

*You can read my full review HERE

A Woman is No Man

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

*You can read my full review HERE

Megan Goldin

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

*You can read my full review HERE

Are any of these books on your reading list? I would love to hear!


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