Resources

Books

Spirituality/Healing

  •  "Legacy of the Heart: Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood" by Wayne Muller
    • Provides meditations, exercises, and information on how to heal from the pain in our life. Great insights on many of the dysfunctions and defenses we learn from our childhood pain and how to develop positive resources.  Addresses topics ranging from almost all issues/areas of life that we struggle with (pain, intimacy, shame & judgment, control, drama). One of my favorite books to aid in healing and recovery.
  •  "Radical Acceptance" by Tara Brach
    • Full of essential tools for any and everyone to use in daily life to make contact with our pain, learn to heal, and not control, cling to or resist pleasure and pain in our lives (as everything is impermanent). A powerfully transforming book and a wonderful resource for learning self-compassion and mindfulness.
  • "True Refuge" by Tara Brach
  • "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown
Recovery
  • "Codependent No More" by Melody Beattie
  • "Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps"  Melody Beattie
  • "The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents" by Melody Beattie
  • "A Course in Weight Loss" by Marianne Williamson
  • "Breaking Free from Emotional Eating" by Geneen Roth
  • "Feeding the Hungry Heart" by Geneen Roth
  • "Trauma & Recovery" by Judith Herman
  • "Waking the Tiger" by Peter Levine
  • "Joyous Sexuality" by Mic Hunter
  • "Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual & Relationship Recovery" by Patrick Carnes
Love/Relationships
  • "The Path to Love" by Deepak Chopra
  • "Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love"  Wendy Maltz
  • "The 5 Love Languages" Gary Chapman
  • "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail" John Gottman
  • "All About Love" by Bell Hooks
Other
  • "Power vs Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior"  David Hawkins
  • "Asses & Angels" by Gail Black  
    • A personal story of a local woman from NY Lake Erie region who overcame domestic violence in multiple relationships in her life, in addition to persevering through many other great trials.  Full of humor, descriptive storytelling, and inspirational strength.

Websites

Love & Relationships

John Gottman's website: 
Eating Disorders
Guided Meditations & Self-Help Podcasts


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