Recommended Readings & More
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma
This book helped me personally and professionally. It puts in perspective how traumatic experiences really impact our day to day lives on a holistic scale. Mind you, this holds some intensity, however it is extremely worthwhile for those on the journey towards healing.
The Outliers: The Story of Success
This was the first reading I voluntarily gravitated towards during my grad school years. It is full of inspiring stories and insights about perseverance. He breaks down theories we can incorporate in our lives. It is a great read that gets you thinking about the world and yourself.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
This book explains the development of racial identity and provides innovative ways to begin conversations about race. The author argues that straight talk about racial identities is essential to enable communication across racial and ethnic divides. This is an important read extremely relative to our time.
This app is one I have referred to many of my clients who are beginning their mindfulness routine. It's a good mid-day check in and supports you in practicing different techniques for grounding and mindfulness.
Ted Talk by Justin Baldoni: Why I am done trying to be "man enough"
This Ted Talk offers a strong reminder on the need for breaking male stereotypes in society. As a man, it is important to know where we need growth in our emotional awareness, how to be better partners and overall human beings. Justin Baldoni shares his insights powerfully here.