Amanda Blake | Nonfiction, 2018
Because of some jaw-dropping experiences in which I discovered that my body held wise answers to puzzling situations in my life, I began to seek a person or book to help me notice and read more clearly the wisdom of my body sensations. I have to say, I don’t think such a resource exists. Your Body is Your Brain came highly recommended, and it did not match my request. However, I was able to glean a modicum of answers to the question I am pondering. Particularly useful is chapter three, “Embodied Self-Awareness.” Also, the author’s many case studies about how individuals were unaware of their bodies gives clues about how to be more attuned. Most of the book, however, addresses how to use your body, not how to read your body. Amanda Blake excels at this. She takes a magnifying glass to leadership and writes about how your body can help you with courage, compassion, credibility, composure, confidence, collaboration, and other important characteristics. If you are interested in that topic, you may find this book delightful and insightful.