Books are one of our favorite ways to continue to learn and grow. Here are some our favorite to help support you in your journey.
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Of course, you can always check out these books in your local library for F R E E (did you know that some libraries even have free audio-books and e-books?).
Written by Jasmine Cepeda, a Latinx social worker in NY, this book is a perfect introduction to parental wound healing for latinx adults. Not only does it give a great overview of the complexities of relationship with our latina moms but it also contains reflection prompts meant to help you reflect and do your own inner work.
Written by a licensed therapist, this book explores the complexities behind setting boundaries, taking into account how societal "norms" place barriers to healthy boundaries. This book is for those who want to learn more about boundaries: why they are so hard to set and how to get the work started. This book makes you feel seen and encourages self-compassion through the journey.
When I hear my clients say things like, " I don't know why I feel unworthy", " I don't want to leave this relationship because who will love me", " I am sick of being sick and tired of feeling this way" I immediately recommend "The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales" by Marcia Grad. This book is good at supporting you in embarking in this self exploration/ self-love journey. Therapy is about helping you take charge and discover who you are meant to be on your own.
If you are learning how to break generational cycles and heal gerational wounds: this is the book for you. This book is a great guide to mindfulness and being present-- to disengage from the lie that you must be productive to be valuable.