The 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

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown, 2012.

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships by Dr. Sue Johnson, 2013. The latest scientific research on how and why we love.

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are by Daniel Siegel, M.D., 2012. The official website for Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Contains links to the scientific research on the efficacy of this therapy. University of Ottawa, Canada.

Healing from an Affair

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Dr. Janis Abrams Spring and Michael Spring, 2012.

Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope by Robert D. Enright, Ph.D., 2001.

Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On – Together or Apart by Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D., Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D., and Kristina Koop Gordon, Ph.D., 2007.

“Not Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P. Glass, PhD with Jean Coppock Staeheli, 2003.

Anti-Racism Education

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, 2020.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nihisi Coates. 2015.

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi, 2019.

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Sadd, 2020.

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, 2019.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, 2020.

Depression, Anxiety, and Other Mental Health Concerns

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder From Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell, 1995. How to understand and manage adult ADD.

Managing Pain Before It Manages You by 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.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., 2010

The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: How to Harness Your Sensitivity Into Strength in a Chaotic World by Julie Bjelland, 2019.

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Russ Harris, 2008.

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, 1999.

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005. 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 information.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman, 2005.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown, 2010.

Men's Issues

Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly, 1990.

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, 1990.

The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld, Ph.D., 1999.


Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, 2003.

Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds 2nd Edition by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, 1998.

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection by Brené Brown, 2013.

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel, 2012.

Substance Abuse

Alcohol Explained by William Porter, 2015.

BUZZED: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D., Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D., Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D., Updated 4th Edition, 2014.

The Sober Diaries: How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living by Clare Pooley, 2017.

Successful Aging

Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult Development by George E. Vaillant, M.D., 2002.

From AGE-ING to SAGE-ING: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller, 1995.

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