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Our
Playlists

 A note from our Co-Founder Bridget Caragher

 

In the emotional days after I lost a close loved one, I started a playlist titled "Grieving (and their name)." I slowly added songs that reminded me of them, songs that felt like grief, and songs I discovered that made me feel less alone in all of my feelings. If you are like me and you enjoyed the recently popular show "Shrinking" on Apple TV... you will remember the scenes where they show characters "grieving hard" to music for a few minutes a day... and that is me!

I know and believe in the importance of "feeling our feelings." Keeping things inside, avoiding, numbing, and staying busy is not sustainable for our bodies and hearts. Sometimes, something like a playlist, can be the route to feeling. It can be the way to feel connected to our experiences, to release, and to feel less alone. 

Because we believe in sharing and experimenting with creative ways to feel... we made some playlists for us all! Check out our Green Door Spotify account for playlists for grief, for anger, for when you want to practice self-love, and more! 

Books
We
Love

On Self-Compassion, Shame Resilience, and Vulnerability...

  • "Self-Compassion" and the work of Dr. Kristin Neff

  • "Daring Greatly"/ "The Gifts of Imperfection"/ "Braving the Wilderness"/"Rising Strong" and more from the work of Brené Brown

  • "Already Enough" by Lisa Olivera

On Stress and Self-Care...

  • "Burnout: The Secret to Unocking the Stress Cycle" by Amelia and Emily Nagoski

  • "Real Self-Care" by Pooja Lakshmin

On Embodiment...​

  • "The Wisdom of Your Body" by Dr. Hillary McBride

  • "The Body is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor

On Grief...

  • "Its Ok That You're Not Ok" and "How to Carry What Can't Be Fixed" the work on grief by Megan Devine

  • "Grief is Love" by Marissa Renee Lee

On Family and Relationships...

Also...

  • "No Bad Parts" by Richard Schwartz

  • "Radical Acceptance" and the work of Tara Brach

  • "The Confidence Gap"/"The Happiness Trap" and the work of Russ Harris

  • "Decolonizing Therapy" and the work of Jennifer Mullan

  • "Atlas of the Heart" by Brené Brown

On Poetry...

If you're looking for a book on a certain topic... don't hesitate to e-mail us! We love sharing our book recommendations!

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