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Recommended Reading

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Welcome to the group! I'm posting books that I highly recommend to anyone working on their mental health and self-healing.


Please let me know if there are other books you would like me to add to this list!



"The Drama of the Gifted Child" by Alice Miller is a profound exploration of the emotional experiences of gifted children and the impact of early childhood trauma.


Here are 10 lessons from the book:


1. Early Childhood Trauma: Many gifted children experience emotional trauma in early childhood, often stemming from emotional neglect, abuse, or unrealistic parental expectations.


2. Emotional Repression: Gifted children often learn to repress their emotions as a coping mechanism to survive in dysfunctional family environments. This repression can lead to a sense of emotional numbness and disconnection later in life.


3. External Validation: Gifted children may seek external validation and approval to compensate for the lack of emotional support and nurturing in their early years. They may become overachievers in an attempt to win the love and acceptance they crave.


"Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers" by Karyl McBride is a book that delves into the complexities of relationships between daughters and narcissistic mothers.



Here are 10 lessons from the book:


1. Understanding Narcissism: The book educates readers about narcissism and its impact on family dynamics, particularly the mother-daughter relationship.


2. Recognizing Narcissistic Traits: McBride helps readers identify narcissistic traits in their mothers, such as emotional manipulation, lack of empathy, and a constant need for admiration.


3. Healing from Childhood Wounds: Readers learn that healing from the wounds inflicted by a narcissistic mother requires acknowledging the pain and addressing its impact on self-esteem and emotional well-being.


If you are interested in reading one of these books or another one you recommend in or book club and haven't voted yet please do before 3pm today here! We start our new book next Wednesday April 17!

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