At some point, while recovering, victims will need to take command of the ship and make a hard turn in another direction to begin again. I have and feel like I am a stronger person, but recovery is still an ongoing process. Speech pediments, insomnia, stress, and negativity are among some of the things that have plagued me in the past. I have been fortunate to beat those things back and keep them at bay. I am far from perfect and have had a flashback and a slip up here and there. It’s nowhere near what it was right after my divorce.
I have had help on my journey back to my true self, the real Angie B. Besides the obvious counseling, I started doing an enormous amount of reading. It was mostly to educate myself about narcissistic abuse, but a good bit of my book haul is about positive thinking and looking ahead. My reading was/is a good mixture of educational, spiritual and inspirational. With that, I want to share a list of books I have read that motivated me, encouraged positive thinking and inspired me during my abuse recovery….see below.
The Power of Affirmations: 1000 Positive Affirmations, by Louis Stapley
300 Affirmations: Plus the Essential Techniques to Accelerate Your Results, by Darren Cottingham
Attitude is Everything (CD), by the late Keith Harrell
Second Chances, by Pat Smith
Unlimited, by Zehra Mahoon
How to Pray That God Listens, by Zehra Mahoon
Faith Habits, by Derron E Short
Every Day Isn’t Perfect: Volume I, by Dr. K.L. Register
Every Day Isn’t Perfect: Volume II, by Dr. K.L. Register
Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse, by Shannon Thomas LCSW
Now Is Your Chance: A 30-Day Guide to Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology, by Niyc Pidgeon
I will update this list as I read more books.