Gabor Mate. Need I say more?
In the realm of Hungry Ghosts.
A must read for everyone, including those contemplating parenthood either biologically or thru adoption.
An insightful book that sheds light on the demons of our past (childhood), present (who we have become) and future (our children we are trying to do our best by).
Forgiveness and/or understanding. Many many Aha! moments.
Empathy and concern and sadness for those caught in addiction....be it shopping, alcohol, narcotics or food
New understanding of the roots of addictive behaviors...
As the co author of Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers with Gordon Neufeld, Gabor reiterates the importance of attachment parenting and connecting with your kids.
Describing his early childhood, Gabor sheds light on my own mother's beginnings....
I cannot emphasize enough what an amazing read this book is. I haven't even finished it yet.