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The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabury is a parenting book with a unique view on the parent-child relationship apart from the traditional “DIY disciplinary” books that have been on shelves for so many years. Continue reading “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD”

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I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway by Tracy McMillan

In I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway, Tracy McMillan tells the story of her life while strangely and paradoxically telling important aspects of my own story too. It’s like magic! Except it’s not…because like I say in my About Cassandra Kali page, a lot of us who grow up in dysfunctional situations can find all kinds of similarities in our dysfunctional stories from childhood. Continue reading “I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway by Tracy McMillan”

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is Cheryl Strayed’s personal memoir of her experience hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in the summer of 1995. Cheryl shares with her readers the physical, emotional, logistical, and spiritual challenges she faced while hiking from Mojave, California to the Oregon-Washington border.  Flashbacks throughout the book tell readers about the life situations that ultimately brought Cheryl to the decision to hike the trail.

The term “Adult Child of an Alcoholic” is never used in the book.  However, Cheryl Strayed is definitely a member of the club. Continue reading “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed”