Gabor Maté CM is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician. He has a background in family practice and a special interest in childhood development and trauma, and in their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health, including on autoimmune disease, cancer, ADHD, addictions, and a wide range of other conditions.
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A comprehensive resource for helping children understand and cope with illness, death, and loss. Offering practical and compassionate approaches to initiating conversations about these difficult topics, this must-have book is perfect for parents, teachers, and counselors. With honest insights and life-affirming tools, it teaches us how to positively impact a grieving child's present and future.
Gabor was fortunate to read an early copy of #GivingHope by @elenalistermd1 and Michael Schwartzman. This valuable book provides the tools to support children's resilience in the face of life's challenges. – source
Explore the atrocities committed by the Nazis beyond the Holocaust in The Scourge of the Swastika. Lord Russell of Liverpool, a member of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, offers a first-hand account of the torture, murder, and execution committed by the Third Reich throughout occupied Europe. Learn how these actions were not only immoral, but illegal, in this bestselling and sensational historical account.
I began to read it, saw photographs of the horrors of the concentration camps and the extermination details in Eastern Europe. – source
This classic novel follows the adventures of Don Quixote, an aging man who becomes entranced by romances of chivalry and sets out to become a knight errant. Alongside his clever squire, Sancho Panza, Quixote embarks on a journey full of wild and fantastical twists, including tilting at windmills, battling friars, and distorting the Spanish landscape. Often hailed as the first modern novel, Don Quixote is a brilliant satire of popular literature and a fascinating exploration of the relationship between two men.
I read Don Quixote as a child and then, reread many times as an adult. And he’s my favorite character. – source
Join Christopher Robin and his charming companions on a timeless adventure that has touched hearts for almost seven decades. With the delightful illustrations of Ernest H. Shepard, A.A. Milne's enduring tale of friendship and whimsy has enchanted readers of all ages.
One of the seminal books of my childhood. What struck me about Pooh, of course, was that there was this bear of little brains who was so much wiser than everybody else. – source
Discover the enduring effects of childhood trauma with this wise and profound book. Learn why many successful people struggle with feelings of emptiness and alienation through the experiences of millions of readers. Author Alice Miller delves into how we learn to hide our true selves and adapt to meet our parents' expectations, even in the face of abuse. Miller believes that this adaptability is what allowed us to survive. Yet, surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps readers reclaim their lives by uncovering their crucial needs and their own truth.
All about the fact that stuff happens to us as children, negative things happen. Then, we adapt to those things by taking on certain defensive ways of being. And then, we live the rest of our lives from those defensive modes. – source
Discover the path of dharma, the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness with the widely praised translation of the classic Buddhist text, The Dhammapada. Eknath Easwaran's sublime rendering is accessible to readers new to Buddhism while providing fresh insights and practical applications for those familiar with the text. The introduction offers a penetrating and clear overview of the Buddha's teachings, while chapter introductions place individual verses into the broader Buddhist canon. Easwaran's storytelling skills bring young Siddhartha's heroic spiritual quest to life, making this faithful rendition a transformative read for all.
The Buddhist collection of sayings. And it begins with, basically, the idea that we create the world with our minds. – source
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