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Sam Kriviak


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My Bookshelf


  • Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté
    Understanding and healing ADD/ADHD


  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté
    Understanding and addressing the underlying causes for addictions

Child Development & Emotional Development

  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel 
    Promoting healthy child development and emotional regulation

  • Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel 
    Understanding adolescent brain development

Building Your Toolkit

  • Tapping In by Laurel Parnell
    Self-soothing and emotion regulating techniques for trauma and anxiety

  • Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper
    How to use yoga to address and heal trauma

  • Just Breathe by Mallika Chopra
    Easy ways to begin practicing mindfulness and meditation

  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
    A Buddhist approach to coping with hard emotions

The Mind-Body Connection

  • When the Body Says No by Gabor Maté
    ​​The link between mind and body and the impact of stress on illness and health

  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
    The impact of trauma on the mind and body

Other Topics

  • Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
    Finding pleasure and sustainability in activism

  • Belong by Radha Argrawal
    Building community and fulfilling connections

  • All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga
    A hopeful and resilient exploration of the impact of colonialism, especially on Indigenous youth suicides

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Picture Books for Kids
(and Adults)

Sex and Gender

  • Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth
    A sex-positive, inclusive introduction to sexuality

  • The Gender Book by Mel Reiff Hill and Jay Mays
    An accessible, inclusive introduction to gender


  • The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
    A beautiful book about grieving and remembering

  • The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
    On healing from grief and reconnecting to happiness


  • Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley
    Positive representation of men and boys' emotions

  • When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland
    Healthy ways to cope with sadness

  • Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt
    A story about getting out of your comfort zone and coping with fear and anxiety

  • Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna
    Explores the role of fear and how scary things can get easier over time

Other Topics

  • Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
    A funny book about using an old, not so good approach to try to deal with problems

  • On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
    A celebration of each person's value, impact, and importance

  • It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
    Promoting acceptance and pride in differences

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