Archive for Book Reviews – Page 2

Book – “Almost Alcoholic Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking A Problem?”

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If you’re an adult child of a long line of alcoholics like me who has long questioned your relationship to alcohol and whether alcoholism is inevitable for you or if you’re slowly becoming an alcoholic just-like-you-father/mother, then you might find this book reassuring. It provides enough case examples that just about any reader can find [...]

Book – Making a Change For Good, A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline by Cheri Huber

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I’ve been borrowing books from my local library lately.  (I make good use of their online database, reserving books from across their member branches, which the librarians kindly set aside for quick pick-up - an email comes when the book is ready.  The only thing that could make it even easier would be a drive-thru window!  But then I wouldn’t [...]

New Book & Exceprt – “Life Lessons for The Adult Child” by Judy Klipin

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I’m excited to share this book excerpt from Life Lessons for the Adult Child:  Transforming A Challenging Childhood with you all.  Judy was kind enough to show me her rough manuscript of this book before it was published — and now the book exists…in print!…for all to read. You may remember reading my interview with [...]

Book – “Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children”


It’s never too late to be a loving parent to yourself, to your children–no matter how darn old you are or might feel.  Got it?  That means:  invest in yourself now, you’re worth it. (That’s my Assertive Care parenting voice (well, it’s meant to be) which I learned from the book.) I found out about  Growing [...]

Book – Peering into those Scary Places Inside Us (with Kindness!)

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"If we have not set up the target, it cannot be hit by an arrow. This is to say that each time we retaliate with aggressive words and actions, we are strengthening the habit of anger." These aren't my words, I wish they were.  But these thoughts are:  How to I take part in conflict? [...]