Here are a few books I highly recommend checking out.  Reading is not only a great way to practice self-care, but it can also directly teach us new techniques on how to manage our situation. As a bonus, also included a YouTube music playlist for you to check out at the end.


When To Say Yes, How To Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Dr Henry Cloud & Dr John Townsend

The Gift of Being Yourself

The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David Benner

The Verbally Abusive Relationship

How to Recognize It and How to Respond by Patricia Evans

The Verbally Abusive Relationship


With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God by Skye Jethani, Larry Wayne

Changes That Heal 

Four Practical Steps to a Happier, Healthier You by Henry Cloud

The Cry of the Soul

How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God

The Verbally Abusive Relationship

Abba’s Child

The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

5 Love Languages for Men

Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great by Gary Chapman

Codependent No More

How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

The Verbally Abusive Relationship

The Gifts of Imperfection

Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Self-Love Workbook for Women

Release Self-Doubt Build Self-Compassion and Embrace Who You Are by Megan Logan

Self love workbook for women

Whole Again

Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering You True Self After Toxic Relationship and Emotional Abuse by Jackson Mackenzie

Whole Again

The Return of the Prodigal Son

A Story of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Self love workbook for women


It has been researched and proven that music helps various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and trauma. Here is a playlist that can help you get started.  Enjoy.