The Pandemic Brain and Reading. Read below my "short-short" audiobook review of Viola Davis's memoir, "Finding me". I have to admit that during the pandemic, I have to re-train myself to focus my attention. In my quest, I am switching between audiobooks and traditional paperback books. In my intention to focus my attention, I am intentionally (whoa, that's a whole lot of intentions) reading or listening to at least 1-2 books a week. I am sharing some of my love for books and "micro-reviews" on Instagram.
The Purpose of Short-Short Reviews. The short-short reviews serve the purpose of (1) introducing very busy pandemic brains to books that I love, (2) holding myself accountable to the reading process, and (3) leaving breadcrumbs of the books that shape my thinking and authorial voice. Below, is my micro-review of my latest summer read. Grab the book!
You can get the audiobook version of "Finding me" by Viola Davis here.
Final Thoughts. I strongly recommend this book for readers who are interested in Black women's narratives and for people who want to understand more about trauma and processes of healing. Finally, this book is a resilience story that centers domestic violence, healing, and Black women's success stories. You can find all of my book recommendations at my Amazon shop.
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~Not your mother's therapist, or your brother's life coach.
A Boss Chick's Guide to Mindfulness Meditation:
Every Boss Chick needs this workbook. I've compiled a sweet and simple guide to mindfulness meditation with Black women at the center of this practice!
Readers will learn:
In the workbook, I combined everything I've learned over the years as a therapist, who embraces psycho-spiritual psychology, with my research knowledge of Black women to bring you a methodology to begin your personal journey with mindfulness meditation. Trust and believe, if you read my book, "Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry: A Mosaic for Writing Our Daughter's Body" (Routledge Press), you already know how mindfulness meditation influenced my research and creative writing process as well.
Grab your favorite pen, light a candle, and start your mindfulness meditation journal today with me, Dr. V!
"I simply want to help Black people reclaim healing practices that are natural to who we are and not depended on Western pharmaceuticals and the oppressors interpretations of indigenous knowledge."
~Empress Dr. V
Activist Scholar. Cultural Worker. Healer. Mother.
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