My September 2022 Reading

On Audible

I was skeptical at first. I love turning pages and literally tucking into a great read with comfy pajama pants. That’s really hard to do when you are the single mom of three little ones. Audible has been my bestie during meal prep and cleanup!

Listen to Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell on Audible.

The Story We Tell Ourselves

Linguistic theory tells us that the words we use impact the thoughts we have. Humanity has taught us that the thoughts we have influence the decisions we make. It stands to reason that the way we describe our childhood, and how we were raised, impacts how we parent our children. But not all of us take the time to truly analyze how we describe that childhood and that leaves us vulnerable to perpetuate trauma. If you are looking for tangible strategies for breaking generational curses, this is the book for you.

Pick your preference

Every book I want to read is not on Audible. Our weekly trips to the local library are as much for me as it is for the JSquad. Here’s a book you can find at the library, bookstore, or on Kindle.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.

Creative Healing

Healing is exceptionally hard work. We all can’t afford to work through trauma with a therapist. But that doesn’t mean we need to resolve ourselves to a half-life. This book helped me find my way back to my creativity, my very first love.

Articles and such

I often come across interesting articles way after their publication date. I just don’t always have the mental energy to deep dive into a topic of interest. Here you will find articles I’ve picked up during internet surfacing (usually for other things) that I have found interesting, thought-provoking, or inspirational.

I have been exploring consistency in my current blog series. I originally approached this concept through my professional lens but as I dug a little deeper I have realized the many imolications in my personal life. This article was what got me thinking along that track. Eric Holtzclaw is clear and concise in this article about consistency.