breath, the new science of a lost art
This book by James Nestor helped me understand the foundation of why and how I breathe is incredibly important. When I fall back into old patterns and feel lost on where to start again, I now go to my breath. The perfect breath is 5.5 seconds in and 5.5 seconds out. It gives me my reset button.
will I ever be good enough? healing the daughters of narcissistic mothers
This book by Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D., helped me understand the root cause of why I have a deep desire to be seen, heard and liked by others. It helped me to break my need for others' approval and making decisions based on what I thought was expected of me. It helped clear out “noise” so I could start to hear my voice. I was able to let go the desire to have to prove:
My self worth to someone else
That I was right and they were wrong
I’m worth the effort to change.
Keep in mind that my path to healing with this book was in conjunction with therapy sessions.