Recommended Reading

Grief and Loss

Forever-Ours-Book

This is a beautiful book about the death of loved ones and their everlasting presence in our hearts.

"Forensic pathologist Janis Amatuzio has performed thousands of autopsies. She chose her line of work in part because it allowed her to help unravel the mystery of each person s death. She found that by listening and talking to the loved ones of the deceased, she could offer them some sense of closure. In the course of her work, she has heard extraordinary stories from grieving loved ones, patients near death, police officers, clergy members, and colleagues stories of spiritual and otherworldly occurrences concerning the transition between life and death."


Parenting

How-to-talk-so-kids-will-listen-book

If you are struggling with parenting your child, read this book!

The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.

How-to-talk-so-teens-will-listen-book

If you are struggling with parenting your teen, read this book!

The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence. Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships.

Between-parent-and-child-book

A great book on parent-child communication and how to parent in an emotionally intelligent way.

Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children. Dr. Ginott’s innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too.

The-explosive-child-book

A helpful book for learning to manage and parent children who struggle with low frustration tolerance and inflexibility.

The groundbreaking “New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children,” The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., has been updated and revised to include the latest research. Dr. Greene is the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach to the treatment and study of children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.


Mindfulness and Relaxation

The-power-of-kindness

This books provides you with clarity on how to have more compassion for yourself and others. A key reminder in this book is that kindness involves being both kind to others and kind to yourself.

The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.

Buddhas-brain-book

A great book to help you understand the benefits for mindfulness practices from a neuroscientist’s perspective.

Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states.


Self Development, Insight and Growth

Strengths-finder-2.0

Learn about your strengths so you can build on them.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents.

Who-moved-my-cheese

A great book on dealing with change.

Written by Spencer Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager, this enlightening and amusing story illustrates the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected change. Who Moved My Cheese? is often distributed by managers to employees as a motivational tool, but the lessons it teaches can benefit literally anyone, young or old, rich or poor, looking for less stress and more success in every aspect of work and life.


Cutting and self-injury

Helping-teens-who-cut

This is a great book for understanding why your child is injuring them self. It also provides parents with clear ways to help your child find healthier coping skills.

Discovering that your teen “cuts” is absolutely terrifying. Is your teen contemplating suicide? How can you talk to him or her about this frightening problem without making it worse or driving a wedge between you? Dr. Michael Hollander is a leading authority on self-injury and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).


Marriage and relationships

The-5-love-languages

A helpful book for exploring how we communicate, express and receive love. This book helps couples to learn how to express love in the way their partner best receives love.

For use in schools and libraries only. Outlines five expressions of love--quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch--and explains how to identify and communicate effectively in a spouse's "love language.

The-seven-principles-for-making-marriage-work

This book gives you foundational guidelines for improving and enhancing your relationship.

John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

10-lessons-to-transform-your-marriage

Read about other couples and their struggles and learn steps you can take to avoid the same struggles in your relationship.

In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washington— made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predict—with more than 90 percent accuracy—whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods.


Bullying

Please-stop-laughing-at-me

This is a book written by a survivor of bullying and her lessons on how to transcend the trauma of being a victim of bullies.

This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned—and even physically abused—by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community.

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