The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

A pioneering researcher and one of the world s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat one in five Americans has been molested one in four grew up with alcoholics o

Rising Strong

The physics of vulnerability is simple If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new

The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain, says Dr Judith Orloff But for empaths it goes much further We actually feel others emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without th

Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love

The story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him Zack McDermott, a 26 year old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed, Truman Show style, as part of an audition for a TV pilot Every pass

It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression Anxiety Chronic Pain Phobias Obsessive thoughts The evidence is compelling the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life

Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the oldest old those eighty five and up In 2015, when the award winning journalist John Leland set o

With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

For readers of Atul Gawande and Paul Kalanithi, a palliative care doctor s breathtaking stories from 30 years spent caring for the dying.Modern medical technology is allowing us to live longer and fuller lives than ever before And for the most part, that is good news But with changes in the way we