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Quiet by Susan Cain I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It offers facts and information about the differences between introverts and extroverts and some of the misunderstanding about both.  A must read for anyone who struggles with the present day expectations of ‘speak first, think after’ and ‘stand out to get noticed’. I personally often wonder whether, in some cases, anxiety is a direct result of the over stimulation in life to those who think more deeply and therefore need more time to process and respond.
Losing a Parent by Fiona Marshall I found this book to be written in an easy to read style with so many insights that resonate with people who are experiencing not only this type of loss but also many other types of loss.
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye by Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair The focus of this book is dealing with sudden death. It is written and organised in such a way that it could be either read cover to cover or used as a reference point and dipped into using one of the many different headed chapters and paragraphs. A Silent Sorrow by Ingrid Kohn, MSW & Perry-Lynn Moffitt, with Isabelle A Wilkins MD This book focuses purely on pregnancy loss. It covers the emotional issues and also includes advice on a more practical level. The book also touches on how pregnancy loss is often not spoken about as much as other types of loss.
Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown  I think this is  one of the best books I have ever read, not only content wise but also the layout of the whole book.  In the book, the author delves deeply into what makes us human, our human emotions, how we name those emotions and how we understand them (and sometimes not understand them), then how we communicate with others.


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Grief is not a condition which you ‘get over’ like an illness, but a life experience; it demands a long-term response and cannot be hurried through or swept away.”
Fiona Marshall, Losing a Parent
“If someone does not recognise my worth, that does not negate my value”
ipsay Counselling
“Empathy is the medicine the world needs.”
Judith Orloff, MD, The Empath’s Survival Guide