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 Recommended Reading

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  1.  Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

  2.  What To Say To Yourself When You Talk To Yourself by Shad Helmsettetter

  3.  Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

  4.  Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin

  5.  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

  6.  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

  7.  Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff

  8.  The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

  9. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  10. The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker

Self Exploration

  1. The Self Esteem Workbook

  2. The 52 List Project

  3.  The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Adult Children of Substance Abusers

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

  2. Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden

Boundaries & Codependentcy Codependent

  1. Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

  2. Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

  3.  Where to Draw the Line by Anne Katherine


Dysfunctional Families

  1.  Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

  2.  If You Had Controlling Parents by Dan Neurharth

  3.  Running on Empty by Jonice Webb

  4. Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal from Lost Nurturance, Protection, and Guidance

  5. Narcissistic Parents. The Complete Guide for Adult Children


  1. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

  2. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

  3. After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring

  4. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love Hardcover – April 8, 2008 by Dr. Sue Johnson EdD



  1.  The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel

  2.  Get Out of my Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony Wolf

  3. Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! by Michael Bradley

  4. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

  5. Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls 

  6. Angry Parent Angry Child: Anger management strategies

Depression/Anxiety/Mental Health

  1.  Feeling Good by David Burns

  2.  Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

  3. Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety

  4.  DARE: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by Barry McDonagh


For Women

  1.  Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

  2.  Why Does He Do That? Inside the mind of angry and controlling men By Lundy Bancroft

  3.  The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

  4.  The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

  5.  Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

  6.  I Don’t Want to Talk about It by Terrence Real

  7.  Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It 

  8. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

  9. A Women's Worth


Trauma and Healing

  1.  Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

  2.  The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van der Kolk

  3.  You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

  4.  Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine



Grief/Perinatal Loss

  1.  Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis

  2.  Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore

  3. I was Not Ready to Say Goodbye

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