5 Books That Make Me Feel Like I'm Not Crazy
Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

I thought I was well-versed on personality issues, but Susan Cain’s brilliant book made me go “Aha!” over and over again. Our culture has an extroverted bias, but Quiet reminds me that there are other people out there like me, that the world needs us, and that we aren’t crazy. More info →
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The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

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My first year of motherhood wasn’t anything like what my friends told me to expect or what I read about in the baby books. I wondered if I was just doing it all wrong–until I read The Out -of-Sync Child. More info →
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

I knew I’d rather walk short distances than drive, and preferred bustling downtowns and first-ring suburbs to the car-dependent exurbs, but I couldn’t put my finger on why until I read Jane Jacobs’ classic. Jacobs helped me understand the nagging feelings I’d always had about the way we structured–or failed to structure–our living spaces here in America. More info →
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Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way

Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way

What keeps me from getting my writing done? Me. I resonated with so much of what Pressfield had to say about the many forms the Resistance takes, and how to combat it. I recognized myself over and over in these pages–and I’d thought I was the only one. More info →
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A Circle of Quiet (The Crosswicks Journals)

A Circle of Quiet (The Crosswicks Journals)

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I’ve adopted Madeleine L’Engle as an honorary mentor. Anyone who can coin a phrase like “the tired thirties” and admit that her kids told her to sit down at the typewriter and write when she got cranky is worth listening to. I suspect our brains work the same way (except for the part where hers cranks out gorgeous fiction and mine is terrified of the genre).

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