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Fairy Lights

The

Reading Corner

If you love to read and/or are simply looking for direction with your current phase of life, self help books are wonderful to assist  personal growth. Books are gems of valuable insights! They are vehicles to newfound wisdom; from another’s perspective, life journey, or researched based findings and antidotes. Below I have included a few of my favorite reads.

Self Worth:

Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown

Will I ever Be Good Enough by Karyl McBride

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Romantic Relationships 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John M. Gottman Phd

Hold Me Tight  by Dr. Sue Johnson

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by Dr. John M. Gottman

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

Parenting 

The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Untangled by Lisa Damour, Ph D

Self Development 

The Second Mountain by David Brooks

Atomic Habit by James Clear

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz 

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness and Empowerment

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach Ph D. 

A New Earth Awakening to you Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Trauma 

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk

What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry, MD, Phd and Oprah Winfrey

Antidotal Reading 

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

More of Myself by Alicia Keys

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Other Resources

  24 Hour Hotlines:

Runaway Hotline, National - 1- 800- 786- 2929

Child Abuse Hotline, LA County - 1- 800- 540- 4000

Child Abuse, National - 1- 800- 422- 4453

Elder Abuse, Adult Protective Services - 1- 800- 992- 1660

Domestic Violence Hotline, LA County - 1- 800- 978- 3600

Domestic Violence Hotline, National - 1- 800- 799- 7233

    (TTY speech impaired/ hearing) - 1- 800- 787- 3224

Sexual Assault Hotline - 1- 800- 656- HOPE (4673)

Gay/ Lesbian National Hotline - 1- 888- 843- 4564

 

  Community Services:

CA Youth Crisis Line - 1- 800- 843- 5200

AI- Anon/ Alateen - 1- 800- 344- 2666

LA County Social Services - Dial 211 (local services)

                                              www.211losangeles.org

  Informative Websites:

National Institute of Mental Health 

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health

Sucide Prevention 

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention

https://988lifeline.org

NEDA- National Eating Disorders

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

Love Language Quiz: 

https://5lovelanguages.com/quizzes

  Ted Talks: 

A New way to think about the Transition to Motherhood by Alexandra Sacks

https://youtu.be/jOsX_HnJtHU

 

The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship by Esther Perel

https://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

 

How to gain Control of your free time by Laura Vanderkam 

https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_vanderkam_how_to_gain_control_of_your_free_time?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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