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Ana Recommends: Attached

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A. Ana says: This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about adult attachment styles and how to work on changing destructive relationship patterns. I am recommending this book because I feel...[ read more ]

Sebastino Recommends: Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones James Clear Sebastino says: This book is for anyone looking for practical, methodical, and encouraging ways to create new habits, improve existing habits, or change habits that are no longer serving you. It is also for anyone looking to try something new but not knowing...[ read more ]

Shayne Recommends: The Neurobiology of ‘We’

The Neurobiology of 'We': How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are Daniel J. Siegel M.D Shayne says: This book is for those who enjoy the science of the brain, the neurobiological response of emotional trauma, and the ways that we can transform as we heal. Dan Siegel explains the difference between the mind and...[ read more ]

Shayne Recommends: The Wisdom of Anxiety

The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry and Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal Sheryl Paul, MA Shayne says: This book is recommended for those who struggle with chronic anxiety. Sheryl (author) normalizes anxiety and provides reframing of how we see anxiety. Anxiety, in this culture, is often demonized, but Sheryl suggests that it also can serve as a...[ read more ]

Shayne Recommends: Codependent No More

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself Melody Beattie Shayne says: For those who often "lose themselves" in relationships. This book deconstructs controlling patterns that play out in enmeshed relationships and those who find themselves people-pleasing. This is a book of empowerment and freedom. It provides psycho-education and tools for people who find themselves...[ read more ]

Shayne Recommends: Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life Susan David, PhD Who should read this book? This book is for those who want to understand how to navigate their emotions and normalize negative emotions. Why Shayne recommends this book: I recommend this book especially for those who tend to struggle with harsh "inner critics". It will...[ read more ]

3 Steps to Self-Compassion

“God, you can be so stupid sometimes.” “Why would he be attracted to YOU?” “You’re just going to screw this up.” These are things you would probably never say to someone else because they're such mean things to say. But how often are saying things like this to yourself? Are you one of the many with a harsh inner critic...[ read more ]

5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To make matters worse, you may then...[ read more ]

Coping With the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Life

It’s the beginning of May and so far 2020 has been a lot to deal with.  We are beginning week 8 of the Shelter-in-Place order in Illinois, and for many, the novelty is wearing thin outside of the understandable health and economic concerns.  The good news is that the social distancing and shelter in place efforts are working and we...[ read more ]

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

What does it mean to have a healthy self-esteem? Some people think it means you are okay with how you look. Other people think you must accomplish something big in your life to have a good self-esteem. But the reality is, having a healthy self-esteem means you like and appreciate yourself faults and all. A good self-esteem can be the...[ read more ]

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