Books related to the brain and/or trauma:
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon
- This book details in non-clinical language the amazing science of love, attachment, and even intuition. The authors comment about the impact of love on development, from the growth of an individual to that of a society. A very fascinating and important read.
The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog (and Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook) by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
- This book is as much riveting as it is heart-wrenching. It is hard to put down because of it’s dually well-crafted and intense nature. At the same time, it clearly presents how the brain is impacted in traumatic events and how the power of human relationships may provide healing. Reading this is immensely helpful to understanding trauma.
Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen
- Provides an excellent collection of short stories that spur meaningful conversation, thought, and art. She also has a collection entitled My Grandfather’s Blessings, which similarly provides quick and delectable reading for those who prefer or need quicker chapters.