Washuta's self-reflection in this compilation of her own stories incorporate a variety of provocative experiences, such as sexual trauma, her identity as an American Indian, mental illness, post-grad confusion, and more. While this is an emotion-filled read, Washuta's writing brings to attention the importance of conversations and contemplation around mental health, sexualized violence, and ethnic identity. Her text stands out with its blunt style and raw rehashing of a traumatic past, leaving readers aware of the reality of such struggles as a female minority.
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ISBN: 9781597099691
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 12th, 2014

Patti Smith's memoir, a collection of mystical childhood memories, includes a combination of sketches, photographs, and poetic writing depicting her interpretations as a child "woolgatherer." Through her almost spiritual prose, she depicts her young curiosity about her surrounding environment, with descriptive passages and images of nature within her reach. The collection includes brief accounts of simple yet significant memories of Smith's, and highlights recurring imagery that holds great depth and emotion for her as both a child as well as an adult today.

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ISBN: 9780811219440
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Published: New Directions - November 28th, 2011

One of the first to specialize in energy medicine, medical intuitive Caroline Myss shares her experiences in coming to understand the power of faith in self-healing through the seven chakras. Each chapter focuses on a different chakra and the corresponding illnesses or mental patterns that reside in these areas. Myss adds accounts from patients and her personal growth to emphasize the power of thought in the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. Anatomy of the Spirit is a great read for those unfamiliar with the chakras, as it allows for a thorough understanding of the seven points of the body, but is also insightful for any mindful, meditative reader.
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ISBN: 9780609800140
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Published: Harmony - August 26th, 1997