Panoramic Counseling Blog

Childhood Interrupted- Raising Kids During a Pandemic: A Book Review

I'm always excited to review books that can be used as resources for my clients and their parents. Today, I'm excited to share some of the insights that I gained from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's latest book, Childhood Interrupted- Raising Kids During a Pandemic. I see a lot of adolescents at my therapy practice and many of the parents of these...[ read more ]

The To-Do List Formula: A Book Review

Nerd Alert! I LOVE to-do lists. As a person prone to anxiety, I tend to gravitate towards things that help me to keep balance and a sense of control in a hectic world. With that being said, I am excited to share about a great little book I read this morning: The To-Do List Formula, by Damon Zahariades. Insights Gained...[ read more ]

Book Review: Little & Lion

It has been a while since I've come across a novel that focuses so strongly on a variety of mental health and social topics, which is why I'm excited to share about Little & Lion, by Brandy Colbert. Mental Health Themes Bipolar Disorder: One of the main characters, Lionel, has been diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder after a misdiagnosis for...[ read more ]

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: A Book Review

Due to the circumstances, I'm reading more than ever before. With that being said, I seldom come across a book that I would consider to be life-changing. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim is one of those exceptions and I'm excited some insights that I gained from his book with you. What is...[ read more ]

The Energy Bus: A Book Review

To begin, I need to share a bit of background on why I chose The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon as my read of the week. In general, I tend to be skeptical about self-help books... ok, I'm downright cynical; in fact, downloaded and returned this book in the library app twice before opening it. I'm glad that I pushed...[ read more ]

Why Won’t You Apologize? A Book Review

Today, I’m excited to share the key insights from one of the best books I’ve read this year, Why Won’t You Apologize? By Harriet Lerner. “We are imperfect human beings and prone to error and defensiveness. So the challenge of offering a heartfelt apology permeates almost every relationship. We take turns at being the offender and the offended until our...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: James Taylor

Today, I'm excited to share about James Taylor's memoir, Break Shot: My First 21 Years. Though I've never heard Taylor's music, I really enjoyed the audiobook version, as it's read by the author and includes relevant music by James Taylor throughout. What sets this memoir apart from others that I've read is the fact that it covers the author's life up to...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability: Quotes from Brene’ Brown (Part 2)

Brene’ Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability is a 6 session presentation that I listened to on Audible. Her work is so impactful that I’m simply sharing the quotes and notes that I took as I listened. For part 1, click here. "Shame is the threat of being unloveable." "Shame is highly, highly correlated with addiction, depression, suicide, bullying, aggression, violence,...[ read more ]

This is Just my Face–Try Not to Stare: A Book Review

This Memoirs of Mental Health series has become one of my favorite sections of my website. I’ve always been a memoir junkie and I’ve been really inspired to see how some of my favorite celebrities are using their platforms to share about their mental health struggles and victories. I’ve loved Gabourey Sidibe since her debut role in Precious and I...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability: Quotes from Brene’ Brown (Part 1)

Brene’ Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability is a 6 session presentation that I listened to on Audible. Her work is so impactful that I’m simply sharing the quotes and notes that I took as I listened. Social media can create the shame-based fear of being ordinary. “I think we’re tired of being afraid.” “I work really hard just to wake...[ read more ]