Here's my second installment of books I've finished over the last few months. I tend to have four or five books going at a given time, so I've decided to order them by the date that I first finished reading them.
(Click here for my first instalment)
Mark Goulston's Talking to Crazy: How to deal with the impossible and irrational people in your life.
I ordered this book as an audiobook because it was cheaper than the real thing. I put the disc in old personal mp3 CD Player and carried it around the house while cleaning, out for walks with the dog, and for trips to the grocery store. It's been a good book for me because it says lots of things I already know in a tone that makes self-improvements sound achievable. Although its title suggests that it's about talking to other people, ultimately it's about improving yourself and your own communications with people. FINISHED READING MAY 11, 2016
I bought In An Unspoken Voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness when I was in Victoria back in March. I'd been moved by a workshop with an occupational therapist who recommended two other Peter A. Levine books, but I decided to choose the "magnum opus" instead. It was an excellent read, despite the fact that I am not the book's intended audience. FINISHED READING MAY 16, 2016
Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence is one of those texts that can safely claim the "influential book" mantle. Essentially a compilation of various psychological and sociological studies, the text makes the case for the importance of emotions in all decision-making. I will keep this book on hand for a long time and regularly return to its appendices.. FINISHED READING JUNE 1, 2016
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