These are some of my favorite items.

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Self-Help psychology related

Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to Your Inner Child
by Margaret Paul

“Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings—the feelings of the “inner child”—so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.”

No matter your age or situation, I believe this book is beneficial for anyone looking to feel better about themselves and improve relationships with others. Lots of examples of all types of relationships and improved ways to communicate. 

Healing Your Aloneness: Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child
by Margaret Paul and Erika J. Chopich

Reconnect with your Inner Child to short-circuit self-destructive patterns, resolve fears and conflicts, and build satisfying relationships. “Healing Your Aloneness outlines a self-healing process that can be used every day to restore a nurturing balance between loving Adult and loved Inner Child.”

This book was actually written before Inner Bonding but I think that reading them in this order is a better way to go. Healing Your Aloneness goes deeper into the background and how-to of inner child work. 


Self-help home related

The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time
by Lisa Woodruff

Lisa Woodruff is a professional organizer, blogger and podcaster. She has written several books on organizing. This is not just another one-size-fits-all book on organizing. She looks at the four main phases of life that relate to organizing and gives concrete steps on what could work best for you. What I really like about Lisa, especially on her podcasts, is that she says, if it works stick with it, but gives other ideas if it doesn’t. Her blog and podcast are both available for free at 

How ADHD Affects Home Organization: Understanding the Role of the 8 Key Executive Functions of the Mind
by Lisa Woodruff

Another great book from Lisa Woodruff. This is the first really clear explanation that I’ve read about ADHD and the eight executive functions that it affects. She gives clear suggestions on how to get organized despite the challenges of ADHD based on her experience as a professional organizer and mother of two children with ADHD.



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