This journey is yours.  Enjoy each and every step!

These resources are a sprinkling of  support for you in your quest for a more balanced life.  Please check back, as I frequently add new information.

Couples and Relationships
Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008. An excellent introduction to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.
Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.
Dr. Sue Johnson, 2013. The latest scientific research on how and why we love.
The official website for Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Contains links to the scientific research on the efficacy of this therapy.
University of Ottawa, Canada.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
Hardcover by Brene Brown, 2012.
The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are.
Daniel Siegel, M.D., 2012.
Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope.
Robert D. Enright, Ph.D., 2001.


Healing from an Affair
After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful.
Dr. Janis Abrams Spring and Michael Spring, 2012.
“Not Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity.
Shirley P. Glass, PhD with Jean Coppock Staeheli, 2003.
Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On – Together or Apart.
Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D., Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D., and Kristina Koop Gordon, Ph.D., 2007.
How To Help Your Spouse Heal from an Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful.
Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT, 2010.


Depression, Anxiety, and other Mental Health Concerns – National Institute of Mental Health homepage, where you can search for the topic of interest (depression, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, etc.). This is a major clearinghouse of excellent – A good source for scholarly information for those who enjoy research findings. Registration is required, but free.
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder From Childhood Through Adulthood.
Edward Hallowell. 1995. How to understand and manage adult ADD.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger and Impulsiveness.
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., 1999.
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You.
Elaine N. Aron, 1999.
Wherever You Go, There You Are.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005.
The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living.
Russ Harris, 2008.
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation.
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., 2010.
Managing Pain Before It Manages You.
Margaret A. Caudill, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, 3rd Edition, 2009.
Packed with important information and practical tips, by a pioneer in the holistic management of persistent pain.


Emotional & Social Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Matters More than IQ.
Daniel Goleman, 2006.
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships.
Daniel Goleman, 2007.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.
Brene Brown, 2010.


Men’s Issues
Iron John: A Book About Men.
Robert Bly, 1990.
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine.
Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, 1990.
The New Male Sexuality.
Bernie Zilbergeld, Ph.D., 1999.


Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds.
2nd Edition. Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, 1998.
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive.
Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, 2003.
The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection.
Brene Brown, 2013.


Parenting our 4 Legged Ones
Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog: A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training Program Paperback.
Available on Amazon.
Julie A. Bjelland, 2010.
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training Paperback
Available on Amazon
Karen Pryor, 2006.


Substance Abuse
National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline
Loosening the Grip: A Handbook of Alcohol Information.
11th Edition, Jean Kinney and Gwen Leaton, 2014.
BUZZED: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy.
Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D., Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D., Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D., Updated 4th Edition, 2014.


Successful Aging
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development.
George E. Vaillant, M.D., 2002.
From AGE-ING to SAGE-ING: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older.
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller, 1995.


Other Links of Interest

Online article about EFT:
Dr. Sue Johnson’s 2-page summary of her book, Hold Me Tight

Videos about EFT and the power of emotions:
Brene Brown on the healing power of vulnerability and shame

Dr. Sue Johnson illustrates the first steps of the Emotionally Focused Therapy process:



Rumi:  Poetry of Love

KarmaTube – Watch. Be Inspired. Act.

Works & Conversations

Rebelle Society


To give me feedback on these or other resources, feel free to email or call me at 925-520-5263.