Books Reviewed By Kenny Weiss!

These are some of my favorite books. They played a huge role in my journey to overcome The Worst Day Cycle and achieve Emotional Mastery! I want to share them with you because...

These are some of my favorite books. They played a huge role in my journey to overcome The Worst Day Cycle and achieve Emotional Mastery! I believe all of the great knowledge, skills, and tools found in these books are essential to achieving emotional mastery. I want to share them with you because...

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1. Facing love addiction by Pia Mellody

πŸ“š The Book in 3 Sentences

  • Pia Mellody is internationally recognized as an expert and authority in codependence, addiction, and childhood trauma. Suppose you have been curious as to why "opposites attract,' this book describes why. Most often, it is that a love addict and love avoidant have found each other. However, it also shows that while a person might have recovered from codependence, they can still become enmeshed with their partner or avoid love altogether. This book will take your understanding of relationships to a whole new level.

πŸ““ Impressions

  • My personal belief is that this second of her three books, quite literally, should be required reading for every adult if they want any chance of having a successful relationship with themselves or a significant other. I would even go so far as to say that no adult should ever even go on a first date before reading this book. These dynamics are so prevalent in the typical relationship model we have all been taught to pursue that they feel healthy and normal when they are highly dysfunctional and the source of most everyone's relationship difficulties.

πŸ“• Who Should Read It?

  • The person who is stuck romanticizing and fantasizing about the perfect partner or on the polar opposite side, those that have completely given up on finding love. These are two of the many hallmark signs of love addiction and love avoidance.

πŸ“˜ How the Book Changed Me

  • I will never forget the day I started reading this book. I could not put it down and nearly read it straight through. For the first time in my life, I understood what caused the back and forth closeness and distance I saw in all of my relationships and everyone else's, how nearly every model we have ever seen of a relationship through tv, movies, love songs, and novels were actually advocating and training all of us to pursue a dysfunctional form of love. We are not actually pursuing love but intensity. That "butterfly feeling." I saw for the first time what true love, intimacy, and connection could look and feel like. I also felt tremendous sadness that so few of us have ever been taught any of this and that lack of information was creating the divorce epidemic. If only we knew that everything we saw in our parents and the media left us with virtually no chance to find and create the love we deserve and long for.

πŸ“— My Top 3 Quotes

  1. It is often said that we are either addicts or codependents. Still, I believe that most of us are addict-codependents, experiencing addictions to relieve the pain of our untreated codependence.
  2. These two fearsβ€”of abandonment and intimacyβ€”bring up the agonizing and self-defeating dilemma of the love addict. Love addicts consciously want intimacy but can't tolerate healthy closeness, so they must unconsciously choose a partner who cannot be intimate in a healthy way.
  3. Love avoidants don't share who they are realistic. Instead, they conduct life from behind protective walls, and, like unseen puppeteers, they continually try to control the choices of other people with whom they seek relationships.


2. Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

πŸ“š The Book in 3 Sentences

  • Pia Mellody is internationally recognized as an expert and authority in codependence, addiction, and childhood trauma. In my research, Pia offers the most thorough and complete understanding of Codependence available. She is the only person I have seen who recognizes the two subtypes (on one side, the over-empowered/falsely empowered, and the polar opposite, the under-empowered) of codependence, and this understanding is key. The under-empowered is the classic example of codependence we think of. Feeling less than, needless and wantless, too dependent, chaotic, an inability to say no, lacking boundaries, give themselves away and caretaking. The less known sub-type of codependence is the falsely empowered. This side of codependence is seen as the model for a successful adult in our society when it is just as dysfunctional. They are arrogant, grandiose, ant-dependent, avoidant, achievement-oriented, invulnerable, perfectionist, walled-off, and controlling. If you think you might or know that you are struggling with codependence, this is a must-read.

πŸ““ Impressions

  • My personal belief is that this first of her three books quite literally should be required reading for every adult if they want any chance of having a successful relationship with themselves or a significant other. This book is that important.

πŸ“• Who Should Read It?

  • Any person who wants their life to be filled with inner joy, peace, calm, consistency, and connection. In the event, your romantic life has included a divorce, a narcissist, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Constant fighting, breakups, chaos, and confusion. FInally, if there was any dysfunction or trauma in your childhood.

πŸ“˜ How the Book Changed Me

  • This book gave me the first glimpse into why my life and relationships were so chaotic and dysfunctional. For the first time in my life, my childhood, my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors made sense. This book showed me that we are all raised co-dependently. Nobody escapes childhood without this affliction, and therefore I was not alone, bad, or worthless. I was just like everyone else. Because of this book, I now know what healthy relationships look like, how to create them within myself and others, and how to live in adult maturity and moderation. I can actually contain myself and not be affected by others' thoughts or feelings. This book gave me the first taste of my own personal empowerment.

πŸ“— My Top 3 Quotes

  1. "We got the idea that the way our families behaved toward us was correct, and our caregivers were good. This meant by unconscious deduction that since we weren't happy or comfortable with some things that went on, we were not "good." Also, we apparently couldn't please our parents by being what we were naturally. This delusion that the abuse was normal and we were "wrong" locks us into the disease of codependence with no way out."
  2. "I have come to believe that dysfunctional, less-than-nurturing, abusive family systems create children who become codependent adults. In addition, our culture's inherent belief that a certain kind of parenting is normal contributes to the difficulty of facing codependence."
  3. "The term abuse is much broader than most people think. It includes more than the overt physical beatings, injuries, and sexual incest or molestation we commonly associate with the terms. Abuse also takes emotional, intellectual, and spiritual forms. In fact, when I talk about abuse, I now include any experience in childhood (birth to age seventeen) that is less than nurturing.

3. The Intimacy Factor by Pia Mellody

πŸ“š The Book in 3 Sentences

  • Pia Mellody is internationally recognized as an expert and authority in codependence, addiction, and childhood trauma. Intimacy is the foundation of any healthy and lasting relationship. This book provides the tools to achieve that. Tools none of us have seen modeled by our parents or taught in school

πŸ““ Impressions

  • My personal belief is that this third of her three books, quite literally, should be required reading for every adult if they want any chance of having a successful relationship with themselves or a significant other. I would even go so far as to say that no adult should ever even go on a first date before reading this book. To achieve the love we desire, we need to know what true intimacy is and exercise boundaries. Without these two fundamental skills, deeply loving relationships are not possible. This book gives you those skills and tools.

πŸ“• Who Should Read It?

  • Those who recognize their childhood were less than perfect and left them with an unclear example of true intimacy, connection, love, and boundaries. It would also be a great benefit for those who are codependent, have been with a narcissist, have a history of tumultuous or chaotic relationships, and have often felt broken-hearted or disillusioned by love.

πŸ“˜ How the Book Changed Me

  • This book was the final piece to the puzzle in Pia's trilogy of books. It brought home the concepts of intimacy and boundaries and gave me concrete examples of how they can be sought out, achieved, and put into practice in my relationships. Like most of us, I never saw a consistent, authentic expression of intimacy and boundaries in my childhood, so I had no frame of reference to guide me. This became the guide and the teaching my parents couldn't provide since society and their parents had never taught them.

πŸ“— My Top 3 Quotes

  1. Achieving Intimacy is like tuning in a radio station. At first, there is a lot of buzzing and indistinguishable noise; then, you find the signal and can hear it clearly. If you continue to turn the dial, however, you lose the signal.
  2. By recovering from the psychological damage that keeps us from intimacy, we learn to experience renewed self-esteem, personal power, and faith, which gives us the ability to have intimate relationships.
  3. The truth about self and respect for the truth of others are the portals through which true intimacy and spirituality enter. No intimate relationship is possible without them.

4. You Can heal your life by Louise Hay

πŸ“š The Book in 3 Sentences

  • Louise Hay was a metaphysical teacher and the best-selling author of more than 20 books. She is considered by many to be the best teacher for those looking to find lasting self-esteem and self-love. This book is her seminal work and shows you just how to accomplish both. Her heart-centered and loving writing style walks you down the path to begin loving yourself authentically and shows. You that your thoughts and feelings about yourself determine your health. She offers the reader a detailed process to heal their inner pain.

πŸ““ Impressions

  • I have never encountered a book wherein, just the first sentence, I could literally feel a person's kindness, love, and heart jump off the page. Yet, in all of her work, I am always swept away at how I have a visceral reaction that leaves me with a sense of warmth, safety, and comfort.

πŸ“• Who Should Read It?

  • I believe this book is the single greatest book ever written on how to develop self-love and self-esteem. In part because of the visceral feeling that emanates from the book and her process and method, this book is a must for any person wanting to develop authentic self-love and esteem. This book would also be great for those who struggle with health issues. Modern science is finally beginning to come around to what many have known for a very long time; our emotional condition determines our health. This book provides you a detailed symptom list of many illnesses and health issues and how those conditions are directly tied to creating your health problems.

πŸ“˜ How the Book Changed Me

  • This book really helped me as a coach. Learning about the power of mirror work and passing that skill onto my clients has made a dramatic impact on their lives. It has also allowed me to help clients improve their health. Her detailed list of how emotions lead to specific illnesses and diseases provided me with a tool to share with them. In every case, the client overcame their health problem when we worked on the underlying emotion that created it. It personally helped me in these areas as well.

πŸ“— My Top 3 Quotes

  1. The abundance of the universe is available to everyone
  2. True prosperity begins with feeling good about yourself
  3. Relationships are always a mirror of ourselves. What we attract always mirrors either the qualities we have or the beliefs we have about relationships. You could not attract them or have them in your life if the way they are didn't somehow complement your own life.
  4. The way we were treated when we were very little is usually the way we treat ourselves now.

5. The Biology Of Belief by Bruce Lipton

πŸ“š The Book in 3 Sentences

  • Dr. Bruce Lipton is a research scientist and former professor. His research, along with others, radically changed our understanding of life. For example, science shows that genes and DNA do not control us or predetermine our outcomes. Instead, DNA is controlled by input from outside the cell, mainly the environment in which the cell is living. This means that the emotions and feelings of those in our environment have the greatest impact on our health, relationships, and well-being and influence who we become and whether we suffer or flourish in life.

πŸ““ Impressions

  • My lasting impression was coincidentally sadness. We have so much incontrovertible proof now that emotions and childhood are at the root of illness, disease, our thoughts, behaviors, and the lives we live as adults. Yet, the medical community, drug companies, and the media refuse to let go of outdated information and hold onto disproven beliefs. That truth only underscores how impactful the hurts we experience in childhood force us to hold onto our pain and denial.

πŸ“• Who Should Read It?

  • This book is for the personal growth junky who likes to dive deep into the what, why, and how our lives are the way they are. While it is heavy in science, it is done in a relatable way to digest the scientific jargon. This is also for the person who has been chasing recovery in the mainstream ways, and their life is not improving. That is because most of that information is based on old or outdated science that this book exposes.

πŸ“˜ How the Book Changed Me

  • I had always had an instinct that our feelings and childhood drove our behavior and outcomes and not our thoughts or genetics. Along with a few others, this book confirmed those instincts and backed them up with scientific proof.

πŸ“— My Top 3 Quotes

  1. Inappropriate unconscious control of emotions can easily make a healthy body diseased.
  2. You can repeat the positive affirmations that you are lovable over and over or that your cancer tumor will shrink. But if, as a child, you heard over and over that you are worthless and sickly, those messages programmed into your subconscious mind will undermine your best conscious efforts to change your life.
  3. Genes are not destiny! Environmental influences, including nutrition, stress, and emotions, can modify those genes without changing their basic blueprint.
  4. My research offers incontrovertible proof that biology's most cherished tenets regarding genetic determinism are fundamentally flawed.
  5. From the moment of conception, the experience in the womb shapes the brain and lays the groundwork for personality, emotional temperament, and the power of higher thought.
  6. I had come to question not only Darwin's dog-eat-dog version of evolution but also biology's Central Dogma, the premise that genes control life. But, unfortunately, that scientific premise has one major flaw - genes cannot turn themselves on or off. Instead, something in the environment has to trigger gene activity.
  7. In other words, when it comes to genetic control, "it's the environment, stupid."

Book Recommendations

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Loving What Is by Byron Katie


The Emotionally Abusive Relationship by Beverly Engel


Scattered Minds by Gabor Mate


Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline


Facing Co-Dependence by Pia Mellody


Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody


The Intimacy Factor by Pia Mellody


You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay


When The Body Says No by Gabor Mate


In An Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

COMPLEX PTSD- From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle


The Law of Attraction by Abraham Hicks

Your Journey to Success by Kenny Weiss