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Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12Chapter 13 - Chapter 14 - Chapter 15Chapter 16 - Chapter 17 - Chapter 18Chapter 19 - Chapter 20 - Chapter 21Chapter 22 - Chapter 23 - Chapter 24
 

Chapter 1: A Place to

Books

  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go / Dr. Seuss / Published 1990

Chapter 2: Gifts and Assets

Books

  • Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior / E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan / Published 1985

  • Negative Self-Talk and How to Change It / S. Helmstetter / Published 2019

  • Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything / B. J. Fogg / Published 2019

Tools

  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive / K. Neff & C. Germer / Published 2018

 

Chapter 3: Digs and Sketchy Bits

Books

  • What the Dormouse Said / Collected by A. Gash / Published 1999

  • P.S. I Love You: When Mom Wrote She Always Saved the Best for Last / Compiled by H. J. Brown Jr. / Published 1990

  • The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up / B. T. Greive / Published 2000

  • Character in a Jar Game / B. A. Lewis / Released 2008

  • Mastering Sixteen Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient People / K. McRae / Published 2019

  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book / D. Mudrow / Published 2013

  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy / D. Burns & W. Morrow / Published 1999

Chapter 4: Choices

Books

  • Flourish / M. Seligman / Published 2011

  • Twelve steps and traditions / Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. / Published 1983

  • Happier: Learn the secrets to daily joy and lasting fulfillment / T. Ben-Shahar / Published 2007

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World / J. Salatin / Published 2012

  • Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway / S. Jeffers / Published 2006

Online Resources

  • bestlifeonline.com

  • psychcentral.com/

  • thehealthy.com/ Look for: Quotes to see your relationship differently

 

Chapter 5: Learning your ABCs

Books

  • Beck, A. (1967). Depression. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, PA.

  • Ellis, A. (1977). Rational-emotive therapy: Research data that supports the clinical and personality hypotheses of RET and other modes of cognitive-behavior therapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 7(1), 2-42.

Online Resources

  • psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-cognitive-distortions/

Chapter 6: your brains. Plural

Tools

  • DAILY VAGUS NERVE EXERCISE: A self-help guide to stimulate vagal tone, relieve anxiety and prevent inflammation / E. Williams / Published 2019

Online Resources

  • thebestbrainpossible.com/how-your-thoughts-change-your-brain-cells-and-genes/

  • huffpost.com/ - Look for Hacking into Your Happy Chemicals Blog Entry

  • finerminds.com

Chapter 7: Sound the alarm

Books

  • Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10-Week Program for Healing after Trauma / S. H. Block & C. B. Block / Published 2010

  • Behavioral Activation for PTSD: A Workbook for Men / L. Campbell & K. A. Kermath / Published 2018

  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror / J. Herman / Published 1992

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich / T. Ferriss / Published 2009

  • Online Resources

  • freedomk9project.com -Look for: Trauma

Chapter 8: How the Reptile became unruly

Seminars

Books

  • The Words Hurt: Helping Children Cope with Verbal Abuse / C. Loftis / Published 2006

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma / P. Walker / Published 2013

Online Resources

Chapter 9: living out the legacy

Books

  • Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grownup’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents / N. W. Brown / Published 2001

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions / C. K. Germer / Published 2009

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are / B. Brown / Published 2010

  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict / The Arbinger Institute / 2008

  • Learned Optimism: How to Change your Mind and Your Life / M. E. P. Seligman / Published 2006

  • Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior / E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan / Published 1985

Online Resources

 

Chapter 10: Redefine and Reconnect

Books

  • I Thought it Was Me (But it Isn’t): Making the Journey from What Will People Think to I Am Enough / B. Brown / Published 2007

  • How to Be Content: An Inspired Guide to Happiness / A. K. Unger / Published 2018

  • Kids/Teens

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day / J. Vorst / Published 1972

Online Resources

  • coachmindy.com/ See: Healing and Reparenting Your Inner Child

  • lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/ See: Dariush Mozaffarian

  • niklasgoeke.com/blog/

Chapter 11: Making a Plan

Books

  • The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want / S. Lyubomirsky / Published 2008

  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life / B. Burnett & D. Evans / Published 2016

  • Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose / M. Eberlin / Published 2019

Tools

  • The Designing Your Life Workbook: A Framework for Building a Life You Can Thrive In / B. Burnett & D. Evans / Published 2018

 

Chapter 12: Taking the Leap

Books

  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway / S. Jeffers / Published 1987

  • Happier: Learn the secrets to daily joy and lasting fulfillment / T. Ben-Shahar / Published 2007

  • Fear Is a Choice: Tackling Life's Challenges with Dignity, Faith, and Determination / J. Conner & T. Y. Brooks / Published 2020

Chapter 13: Because

Books

  • How to Train a Wild Elephant& Other Adventures In Mindfulness: Simple Daily Meditation Practices for Living Life More Fully& Joyfully / J. C. Bays / Published 2011

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Context: Past, Present, and Future / J. Kabat-Zinn / Published 2003

  • Listening to the body: Understanding the language of stress-related symptoms / W. F. Sieber / Published 2019

  • Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior / C. Trungpa / Published 1984

  • 12 Simple Secrets of Happiness / G. Eckeren / Published 2000

  • Whose mind is it anyway? Get out of your head and into your life / L. Esile & F. Esile / Published 2016

Online Resources

Chapter 14: Paws for Mindfulness

Books

  • Learning to breathe: A mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotion regulation, attention, and performance / P. C. Broderick / Published 2013

  • All I Really Need to Know I Learn In Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things / R. Fulghum / Published 1988

  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go / Dr. Suess / Published 1990

Online Resources

Chapter 15: on becoming a scientist

Books

  • The How of Happiness: A new Approach to Getting the Life You Want / S. Lyubomirsky / Published 2008

  • Science of A Happy Brain: Thriving in the Age of Anger, Anxiety, and Addiction / J. Kumar / Published 2019

  • Office spa: Stress relief for the working week / D. Zeer / Published 2002

  • The Brain: The Story of You / D. Eagleman / Published 2017

Online Resources

Chapter 16: your emotions

Courses

  • Conscientious eating: Mental health, inflammation and the aging brain / M. Kuhn / Published 2018

Kids/teens

  • A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries / D. Alber  / Published 2019

  • The shyness & social anxiety workbook for teens: CBT and ACT skills to help you build social confidence / J. Shannon / Published 2012

  • Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger / J. Halloran / Published 2018

  • Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad / S. Snowden & A. Hill / Published 2018

  • When I am Angry: Kids Books about Anger, ages 3 5, children's books (Self-Regulation Skills) / M. Gordon  / Published 2019

  • Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf) / R. Vail & Y. Heo / Published 2015

  • When My Worries Get Too Big / K. D. Buron / 2006

  • Panic Survival Guide For Kids / T. Klasser-Rothman / Published 2007

  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety / T. Chansky / Published 2004

  • My Anxious Mind / M. A. Tompkins & K. A. Martinez / Published 2009

  • Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens / E. Hipp / Published 1985

  • Is Worry Worrying you? / F. Wolff / Published 2005

  • Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression / L. M. Schab / Published 2008

  • Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure / L. E. Shapiro / Published 2008

  • Hot Stuff to Help Kids Worry Less / J. Wilde & J. Wilde / Published 2008

  • When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens / B. Cobain / Published 1998

  • The Kissing Hand / A. Penn / 1993

  • An Elephant in the Living Room: A Leader's Guide for Helping Children of Alcoholics / J. M. Hastings & M. H. Typpo / Published 1984

  • Raising Drug-Free Kids: 100 Tips for Parents / A. Solter / Published 2006

  • Addiction Proof Your Child: A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies / S. Peele / Published 2007

  • Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens / S. Van Dijk / Published 2011

Books

  • How to Break up with Your Phone / C. Price / Published 2019

  • How to make yourself miserable: A vital training manual / D. Greenberg & M. Jacobs / Published 1987

  • Twelve steps and traditions / Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. / Published 1983

  • Chronic anxiety: Powerful treatment methods to break the anxiety cycle / D. Carbonell / Published 2018

  • The anxious thoughts workbook: Skills to overcome the unwanted intrusive thoughts that drive anxiety, obsessions & depression / D. A. Clark / Published 2018

  • The Distracted Mind: How to Focus When Technology Hijacks Your Brain / L. Rosen & A. Gazzaley / Published 2015

  • The complex PTSD workbook: A mind-body approach to regaining emotional control & becoming whole / A. Schwartz / Published 2016

  • Brain lock: Free yourself from obsessive-compulsive behavior / J. M. Schwartz / Published 1996

  • The shyness & social anxiety workbook for teens: CBT and ACT skills to help you build social confidence / J. Shannon / Published 2012

  • Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear / M. M. Antony & R. P. Swinson / Published 2008

  • Overcoming burnout: How to renew enthusiasm for work / B. Potter / Published 2005

  • Stop the anger now: A workbook for the prevention, containment, and resolution of anger / R. Potter-Effron / Published 2001

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy / S. Sandberg / Published 2017

  • When living hurts: Directives for treating depression / M. D. Yapko / Published 1988

  • Learned Optimism: How to Change your Mind and Your Life / M. E. P. Seligman / Published 2006

  • Writing to Heal: A guided journal for recovering from trauma & emotional upheaval / J. W. Pennebaker / Published 2001

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma / P. Walker / Published 2013

Online resources

Tools

  • How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook / L. Crutchley & O. Burkeman / Published 2015

  • The Depression Workbook for Teens: Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated / K. Hurley / Published 2019

  • Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety / S. J. Gillihan / Published 2016

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook / E. J. Bourne / Published 2015

  • The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution / D. A. Clark & A. T. Beck / Published 2011

  • The anxious thoughts workbook: Skills to overcome the unwanted intrusive thoughts that drive anxiety, obsessions & depression / D. A. Clark / Published 2018

  • Anger Management Workbook for Men: Take Control of Your Anger and Master Your Emotions / A. Karmin & N. R. Hydes

  • Stop the anger now: A workbook for the prevention, containment, and resolution of anger / R. Potter-Effron / Published 2001

  • The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day / P. A. Freedman / Published 2018

  • Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10-Week Program for Healing after Trauma / S. H. Block & C. B. Block / Published 2010

  • The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole / A.  Schwartz & J. Knipe / Published 2017

  • Writing to Heal: A guided journal for recovering from trauma & emotional upheaval / J. W. Pennebaker / Published 2001

 

Chapter 17: your body and immune system

Online resources

Articles

  • Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve / J.A. Bravo et al. / Published 2011

  • The Gut Brain Connection: How Gut Health Affects Mental Health / S. McQuillan / Published 2018

Kids/teens

  • Go Away Monster / Game

  • There's a Nightmare in my Closet / M. Mayer / Published 1992

  • Goodnight Moon / M. W. Brown / Published 1947

  • The Sleepbook for Tired Parents / R. Huntley / Published 1991

 

Chapter 18: Your fun

Books

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich / T. Ferriss / Published 2009

  • The healing power of humor: Techniques for getting through loss, setbacks, upsets, disappointments, difficulties, trials, tribulations, and all that not-so-funny stuff / A. Klein / Published 1989

  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession / D. J. Levitin / Published 2007

  • Reasons to be happy at the beach / S. Gringas / Published 2003

  • Into Nature: A Creative Field Guide and Journal—Unplug and Reconnect with What Matters / A. Totten & A. Frey / Published 2018

  • The Wonders of Nature / B. Hoare / Published 2019

  • Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book) / J. W. Watson / Published 2010

  • The Sense of Wonder / R. Carson / Published 2011

  • Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song / L. Beletsky / Published 2006

  • You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss / R. Borucki / Published 2017

  • How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals / S. Montgomery / Published 2018

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World / J. Salatin / Published 2012

  • How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain / G. Berns / Published 2013

  • Little Kids First Big Book of Pets (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) / C. Hughes / Published 2019

  • A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion / M. Ricard / Published 2016

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends (Chicken Soup for the Soul) / J. Canfield / Published 2012

  • Happy Puppy Handbook: Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training / P. Mattinson / Published 2014

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World / J. Salatin / Published 2012

  • Art therapy: Hands-on approaches to assessment, diagnosis and treatment / E. G. Horovitz / Published 2019

Online Resources

Articles

  • Effects of Meditation versus Music Listening on Perceived Stress, Mood, Sleep, and Quality of Life in Adults with Early Memory Loss: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial / K. E. Innes et al. / Published 2016

  • 10 unexpected ways knitting can change your life / A. Lackovic / Published 2017

  • Brody: The health benefits of knitting / J. Brody / Published 2016

Kids/teens

  • Little Kids First Big Book of Pets (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) / C. Hughes / Published 2019

  • Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book) / J. W. Watson / Published 2010

 

Chapter 19: Your Spirit

Online Resources

Kids/teens

  • Learning to breathe: A mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotion regulation, attention, and performance / P. C. Broderick / Published 2013

  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: 25+ Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Focus and Peace | Yoga Stories for Kids and Parents / Argo Brothers & U. Klepinina  / Published 2018

  • Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety / D. B. Pincus / Published 2012

  • The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition (American Girl Library) / V.  Schaefer & J. Masse / Published 2012

  • The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are / K. Bluth & K. Neff / Published 2017

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day / J. Vorst / Published 1972

  • My Feet Aren't Ugly / D. Beck / Published 2007

  • Cool, Calm, and Confident: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills / L. M. Schab / Published 2009

  • GirlWise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control / J. DeVillers / Published 2002

Tools

  • Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace / P. Collard / Published 2014

  • Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life (Daily Mindfulness, Daily Gratitude, Mindful Meditation) / R. Gunatillake / Published 2018

  • Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder / V. Gibbs / Published 2017

  • The Mind-Body Peace Journal: 366 Mindful Prompts for Serenity and Clarity (Volume 5) (Gilded, Guided Journals) / S. E. Johnson / Published 2019

  • Checklist Notebook, Simple To-Do Lists with 3 Top Priorities, 120 Pages: To Do Check Lists for Daily and Weekly Planning, Undated Chaos Coordinator Note Book Organizer / Sweet Life Press / Published 2020

  • Creative Journaling: A Guide to Over 100 Techniques and Ideas for Amazing Dot Grid, Junk, Mixed Media, and Travel Pages / R. Day / Published 2020

  • The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: A Workbook to Harness Your Strengths in Every Part of Life / A. Cassil / Published 2020

  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive / K. Neff & C. Germer / Published 2018

  • The Self Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem Paperback / B. Markway & C. Ampel  / Published 2018

Articles

  • Why the average American hasn't made a new friend in 5 years / Z. Gervis / Published 2019

  • 83 Benefits of Journaling for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress / C. E. Ackerman / Published 2019

  • Writing your way to happiness  / T. Parker-Pope / Published 2015

  • The Health Benefits of Journaling / M. Purcell / Published 2018

  • How to make your home thyroid friendly / M. Shomon / Published 2019

  • The Healing Power of Touch / Harvard Men’s Health Watch / Published 2017

  • Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits / Mayo Clinic Staff / Published 2018

  • 10 unexpected ways knitting can change your life / A. Lackovic / Published 2017

  • Brody: The health benefits of knitting / J. Brody / Published 2016

Books

  • The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature / M. Graziano / Published 2018

  • The Gift of Friendship / B. Coleman / Published 2005

  • 12 simple secrets of happiness: Finding joy in everyday relationships / G. Van Ekeren / Published 2000

  • The anatomy of loneliness: How to find your way back to connection / T. Swan / Published 2018

  • Uninvited: Living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely / L. TerKeurst / Published 2016

  • Selma / J. Bauer / Published 2003

  • Writing to Heal: A guided journal for recovering from trauma & emotional upheaval / J. W. Pennebaker / Published 2001

  • Smyth, J. & Lepore, S. J. (2002). The writing cure: How expressive writing promotes health and emotional well-being. American Psychological Association: Washington, D. C.

  • In praise of slowness: How a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed / C. Honore / Published 2004

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing / M. Kondo / Published 2011

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World / J. Salatin / Published 2012

Online Resources

butterfly.ucdavis.edu/

physicianhealthprogram.com/ Look for: Journaling and Clarity

psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201303/the-power-touch

amtamassage.org/
 

Chapter 20: Your Character

Online Resources

Books

  • Raising self-reliant children in a self-indulgent world: Seven building blocks for developing capable young people / H. S. Glenn & J. Nelsen / Published 2000

  • Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? / T. S. Geisel & A. S. Geisel / Published 1973

  • The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World / D. Tutu /Published 2014

  • Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness / R. Hanson & F. Hanson / Published 2018

Articles

  • The Structure of Gratitude / D. Brooks / Published 2015

  • Stressful life events, personality, and health: An inquiry into hardiness / S. C. Kobasa / Published 1979

  • Kids/teens

  • What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Character / B. A. Lewis  /Published 2005

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens / S. Cpvey / Published 1998

Tools

  • Character in a Jar Game / B. A. Lewis / Released 2008

  • My Pocket Positivity: Anytime Exercises That Boost Optimism, Confidence, and Possibility / C. E. Ackerman  / Published 2018

  • Fuck This Shit Show: A Gratitude Journal for Tired-Ass Women (Cuss Words Make Me Happy) / Crazy Tired Beetches  / Published 2018

  • The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness / Modern Kid Press  / Published 2019

  • Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal: Questions, Prompts, and Coloring Pages for a Brighter, Happier Life / L. Deschene / Published 2017

  • The 5 Minute Gratitude Journal for Teens: A Daily Journal to Help Kids and Teens Start and End the Day with Gratitude, Positive Thinking & Mindfulness / TAGA Journals / Published 2019

 

Chapter 21: red flags

Articles

  • 14 Signs of Psychological and Emotional Manipulation: How to spot a manipulator / P. Ni / Published 2015

  • Books

  • He's just not that into you: The no excuses truth to understanding guys / G. Behrendt & L. Tuccillo / Published 2004

  • Your boss is not your mother: Breaking free from emotional politics to achieve independence and success at work / B. DesRoches / Published 1995

  • Walking on eggshells: Navigating the delicate relationship between adult children and parents / J. Isay / Published 2007

  • The dance of anger: A woman's guide to changing the patterns of intimate relationships / H. Lerner / Published 2005

  • Surviving a borderline parent: How to heal your childhood wounds & build trust, boundaries, and self-esteem / K. Roth & F. B. Friedman / Published 2003

  • Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist GuideYou Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce / D. Mercer & M. K. Pruett / Published 2001

  • Codependent no more: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself / M. Beattie / Published 1986

Kids/teens

  • The Words Hurt: Helping Children Cope with Verbal Abuse (Let's Talk) / C. Loftis / Published 1995

  • My Body Is Private / L. Girard / Published 1984

  • Just Say No / Golden Books / Published 1990

  • Your Body Belongs to You / C. Spelman / Published 1997

 

Chapter 22: Relationships that Work

Books

  • The Wisdom of Listening / Editor M. Brady / Published 2003

  • Boundary Issues: Using Boundary Intelligence to Get the Intimacy You Want and the Independence You Need in Life, Love, and Work / J. Adams / Published 2005

  • Men are from Mars, women are from Venus: A practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships / J. Gray / Published 1992

  • Getting the love you want: A guide for couples / H. Hendrix / Published 1990

  • Infidelity: A survival guide / D. Lusterman / Published 1998

  • Simply said: Communicating better at work and beyond paperback / J. Sullivan / Published 2016

  • 4 essential keys to effective communication in love, life, work--anywhere!: Including the "12-Day communication challenge!" / B. C. Leal / Published 2017

  • How to talk to anyone: 92 little tricks for big success in relationships / L. Lowndes / Published 2003

  • I hear you: The surprisingly simple skill behind extraordinary relationships / M. S. Sorensen / Published 2017

  • Just listen: Discover the secret to getting through to absolutely anyone paperback / M. Goulston / Published 2015

  • How to win friends & influence people: The only book you need to lead you to success / D. Carnegie / Published 1981

Tools

  • Getting the love you want: A guide for couples / H. Hendrix / Published 1990

  • Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships K. Mates-Youngman  / Published 2014

  • One Question a Day for You & Me: Daily Reflections for Couples: A Three-Year Journal / A. Chase / Published 2017

  • The Big Activity Book For Couples / LoveBook / Published  2015  

  • Redefining Work-Life Balance: One-Minute Tools to Manage Stress, Achieve More & Enjoy Life Every Day / J. Bird / Published 2019

  • Work Sucks!: An Adult Coloring Book to Relieve Work Stress: (Volume 1 of Humorous Coloring Books Series by Mark Thompson) / M. Thompson & Coloring Tiger / Published 2019

Online Resources

thehealthy.com/ Look for: Quotes to see your relationship differently

defeatingdivorce.com Look for: Fun communication skills for couples to practice

Chapter 22A: Being the Red Flag

Books

  • Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships / R. E. Alberti & M. L. Emmons / Published 1970

  • Boundaries: Where you end and where I begin / A. Katherine / Published 1991


Chapter 23: Communicating Well

Books

  • The book of virtues: A treasury of great moral stories / Editor W. J. Bennett / Published 1993

  • Beyond consequences, logic, and control: A love-based approach to helping children with severe behaviors / H. T. Forbed & B. B. Post / Published 2010

  • How to behave and why / M. Leaf / Published 1946

  • What do you stand for? For teens: A guide to building character / B.A. Lewis / Published 2005

  • Emily Post’s the guide to good manners for kids / C. P. Post &P. Post / Published 2004

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma / P. Walker / Published 2013

  • Divorce Poison / R. Warshak / 2002

Online Resources

Tools

  • My Stress Free Journal for Moms: A Guided Gratitude Journal for Moms Who Need to Relax, Reconnect, and Laugh at Your Life / Just Mom Journals Media / Published 2020

  • Chat Pack: Fun Questions to Spark Conversations / Question Guys / Published 2007

  • The Complete Book of Questions: 1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion / G. D. Poole / Published 2003

  • The Questions Book: 300 questions to get people talking / J. Nyquist / 2019

Kids/teens

  • Growing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to Making and Keeping Friends / E. Kennedy-Moore & C. McLaughlin / Published 2017

  • A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles (Revised): Dealing with fights, being left out & the whole popularity thing (American Girl: a Smart Girl's Guide) P. K. Criswell & A. Martini / Published 2013

  • The Kids' Book of Questions / G. Stock Ph.D. / Published 2015

  • Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four: A picture book story about blending children from two families to one / M. Ashworth  / Published 2016

  • My Family Is Changing: A Drawing and Activity Book for Kids of Divorce / T. McConaghie / Published 2020

  • Why Do Families Change? (Just Enough: Difficult Topics Made Easy) / J. Roberts & C. Revell  / Published 2017

  • The Great Big Book of Families / M. Hoffman & R. Asquith  / Published 2011

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-reliant Children / W. Mogel / Published 2001

  • Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents / D. D. Gray / Published 2002

  • A Mother For Choco / K. Kasza / Published 1992

  • I Don't Have Your Eyes / C. A. Kitze / Published 2003

  • Adopting the Hurt Child / G. Keck & R. M. Kupecky / Published 1995

  • The Out-of-Sync Child / C. S. Kranowitz / Published 1998

  • The Explosive Child / R. W. Greene / Published 1998

  • The Invisible String / P. Karst / Published 2000

  • Mom's House, Dad's House / I. Ricci / Published 1980

  • How to Make and Keep Friends / D. Shea & D. Briggs / Published 2016

  • Teen Spirit: One World, Many Paths / P. Raushenbush / Published 2004

  • Bringing Up Parents: The Teenager's Handbook / A. J. Packer / Published 1992

Chapter 24

Articles

  • Sex Robots and the End of Civilization / G. Geher / Published 2019

  • Nature declining at 'unprecedented' rate, UN study warns / Irish Examiner, Press Association / Published 2019

  • 5G Danger: Hundreds Of Respected Scientists Sound The Alarm About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go Up Nationwide / M. Snyder / Published 2019

  • Piles of poop, litter on trails, trampled wildflowers. In the social-media era, Washington’s public lands are being trashed. What can be done? / T. Wood / Published 2019

Books

  • The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World / D. Tutu /Published 2014

Online Resources