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Book Recommendations

Aging:
1) Cozolino, Louis J.  (2008).  The Healthy Aging Brain: Sustaining Attachment, Attaining Wisdom (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). 
2) Richmand, Lewis. (2012).  Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.
3) Vaillant, George E.  (2003). Aging Well:  Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development.

Addiction and Recovery:
1) Anonymous.  (2002).  Alcoholics Anonymous:  The Big Book, 4th Edition.
2) Beattie, Melody.  (1986).  Co-dependent No More:  How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself. 
3) Carnes, Patrick J.  (2001).  Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sex Addiction.
4) Carnes, Patrick J.  (2012).  A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps:  The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery.
5) Carnes, Patrick J. (2009).  Recovery Zone, Vol. 1:  Making Changes That Last.
6) Herzenak, Joe. (2007).  Why Don't They Just Quit?:  What Family and Friends Need to Know about Addiction and Recovery.
7) Manejwala, Omar. (2013).  Cravings:  Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough.
8) Mate, Gabor and Peter A. Levine.  (2010).  In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction.
9 ) Roth, Geneen.  (2003).  Breaking Free From Emotional Eating.
10) Roth, Geneen.  (1991).  When Food is Love.
11) Tuohy, Cynthia Moreno.  (2014).  Rein In Your Brain: From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery.
12) Williams, Rebecca E.  (2012).  The Mindfulness Workbook For Addiction:  A Guide To Coping With the Grief, Stress and Anger That TriggeAddictive Behaviors.
13) Woititz, Janet. (1990).  Adult Children of Alcoholics

Journaling:
1) Cameron, Julia.  (2002).  The Artist's Way
2) Robinson, K. (2014).  How To Keep A Journal In A Way That Improves Every Aspect Of Your Life.

Marriage and Romance:
1) Chapman, Gary D. (2010).  The 5 Love Languages:  The Secret to Love that Lasts.
2) Colwell, Julia B. (2014).  The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship.
3) Gottman, John, Gottman, Julie Schwartz and Joan Declaire.  (2006).  Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage:  America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship.
4) Johnson, Sue.  (2008).  Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Mindfulness:
1) Chodron, Pema. (1997).  When Things Fall Apart.
2) Chodron, Pema.  (2001).  Start Where You Are:  A Guide to Compassionate Living.
3) Hanson and  Mendius (2010).  Buddha’s Brain.
4) Kabat- Zinn, Jon.   (1990).  Full Catastophe Living
5) Kornfield, Jack (2009). The Wise Heart:  A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology.
6) Reynolds, David K. (1984).  Playing Ball on Running Water. 
7) Siegel, Daniel J. (2010).  Mindsight.
8) Thich Nhat Hahn (2007). Living Buddha, Living Christ.

Parenting:
1) Biringen, Zeynep.  (2004).  Raising a Secure Child: Creating Emotional Availability Between Parents and Their Children.
2) Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish (2012).  How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.
3) Gottman, J.,  DeClaire, J., and D. Goleman (1997). The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.
4) Levine, Peter and Maggie Kline.  (2008).  Trauma-Proofing Your Kids:  A Parents' Guide For Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience.
5) Linn, Susan.  (2009).  The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World.
6) Siegel, Daniel.  (2011).  The Whole-Brain Child.
7) Siegel, Daniel and Tina Payne Bryson. (2014). No Drama Discipline.
8) Siegel, Dan and Mary Hartzell.  (2004).  Parenting From the Inside Out.
9) Wurtele, Sandy K. and Feather Berkower.  (2010).  Off Limits:  A Parents' Guide For Keeping Kids Safe From Sexual Abuse.

Trauma and Recovery:
1) Herman, Judith.  (1997).  Trauma and Recovery:  The Aftermath of Violence.
2) Levine, Peter.  (2008).  Healing Trauma:  A Pioneering Program For Restoring The Wisdom of Your Body.
3) Levine, Peter and Maggie Kline.  (2008).  Trauma-Proofing Your Kids:  A Parents' Guide For Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience.
4) Scaer, Robert. (2012).
8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance.

Young Adults/Teens:
1) Covey, Sean.  (2006).  
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make:  A Guide For Teens.
2) Covey, Sean.  (2014).  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
3) Goulston, Mark and Philip Goldberg.  (1996).  Get Out of Your Own Way:  Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior.
4) Schab, Lisa.  (2013).  The Self-Esteem Workbook For Teens.
5) Spezzano, Charles.  (1992).  What To Do Between Birth and Death:  The Art of Growing Up.

Death and Dying:
1) Byock, Ira.  (1998).  Dying Well.
2) Halifax, Joan and Ira Byock.  (2009).  Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death.
3) Kessler, David.  (2000).  The Needs of the Dying: A Guide For Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter.
4) Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth.  (1993).  On Death and Dying.
 

Suicide:
1)
Read this first!
2) Quinnette, Paul G. (1992).  Suicide: The Forever Decision.
3) Ellis, Thomas E.  (1996).  Choosing to Live:  How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy.
4) Blauner, Susan Rose.  (2002).  How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying To Kill Me.
5) Conroy, David L. (2006).  Out of the Nightmare:  Recovery From Depression and Suicidal Pain.

 

 



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