Home » Reading Room » The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of your Emotions

The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of your Emotions

Title: The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of your Emotions

Author: Dr. Lynda Madison and Josee Masse

My Take on this Title:

Boy, I could have used this book when I was a young girl. It would have helped when my grandfather became sick and passed away or when friends didn’t treat me right or when I had feelings that I just didn’t understand and was too afraid to share with others.

Not only does this book explain where feelings come from and how they affect our mind and body, but they give a girl tools, like questionnaires or strategies, to use when figuring out what she is feeling and what do those feelings mean. I especially appreciated the section called “Why Do You Cry?” and the suggestion that crying shouldn’t replace talking about your feelings or taking actions that might help.

Lastly, this book adeptly addresses some feelings that could be scary like “I’m so jealous”, “I feel out of control”, “I’m so lonely”. It even gives you scripts of what to practice saying when you lose your cool and need to apologize and tips for staying positive when you’re feeling down.

This book could save young girls (ages 8-12) from a lot of confusion and angst, as well as kick start some crucial conversations that might otherwise not happen.

Kindle Format:

About @susanharkema

Susan is the creator of MyHealthVoice.com, built upon her 20+ years in healthcare and her experiences as a caregiver and patient. She is a writer, speaker and advocate for people living with chronic or life limiting illness as well as their family and professional caregivers. Learn more - www.myhealthvoice/susanharkema/.

Check Also

The Medical Mentor

-*+Title: The Medical Mentor: Get the Health Care You Deserve in Today’s Medical System Author: Bob …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *