Suggested Reading and Other Resources

​Here is a list of books and resources that are my go to referrals, of course there are many more than this and I will add more, from time to time. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a one size fits all book that can cover each specific person's experience. That said, this list of books covers some core human issues. I hope that you can find something you need for your well being in each of them.  - Julie

Books

(All excerpts about books are from the publisher)

The Self Esteem Workbook by Glenn Schiraldi

This classic is still the most comprehensive guide on the subject and the only book that offers proven cognitive techniques for talking back to your self-critical voice.
Learn step-by-step techniques to help you:

    - Handle your mistakes and respond well to criticism
    - Foster compassion for yourself and others
    - Set up and achieve goals that will enrich your life
    - Use visualization for self-acceptance

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

The author of the bestselling Facing Codependence unravels the intricate dynamics of toxic love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love. In this revised and updated edition of Facing Love Addiction, internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody clearly outlines the debilitating ′toxic′ patterns played out by love addicts and the unresponsive love avoidants to whom they are painfully and repeatedly drawn.

Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw

"I used to drink," writes John Bradshaw,"to solve the problems caused by drinking. The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed." Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to superachieve that breaks down the family and destroys personal lives. This book has helped millions identify their personal shame, understand the underlying reasons for it, address these root causes and release themselves from the shame that binds them to their past failures.

Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems and Revolutionizing Your Relationship by David Schnarch

Dr. David Schnarch, world-renowned sex and marital therapist (author of Passionate Marriage) offers a groundbreaking approach to resolving sexual difficulties and the relationship problems they cause. By showing couples how they can turn their worst sex and relationship disasters into personal growth and spiritual connection, Dr. Schnarch offers couples the best sex of their lives. In addition to taking an unflinchingly honest, realistic, and erotic approach to sex, Dr. Schnarch reveals the complicated emotional interactions hidden within couples' most private moments. Resurrecting Sex speaks of compassion, partnership, generosity, and integrity in adult sexual relationships, offering hope to millions of people -- golden-anniversary marriages, newly formed couples, and singles alike -- who are struggling with sexual difficulties.

Earn What you Deserve by Jerrold Mundis

A revolutionary guide to earning power and personal budgeting shows readers how to spend wisely, streamline their finances, and develop a budget that puts their money where they want it to go.

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About it by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.

The Art of Being by Erich Fromm

Fromm examines the true paths--as opposed to false directions--that will lead us to self-knowledge and enlightenment and offers another way to self-awareness and well-being, one based on psychoanalysis and self-awareness through meditation..

Real Meditation in Minutes a Day: Enhancing Your Performance, Relationships, Spirituality, and Health by Joseph Arpaia M.D. and Lobsang Rapgay PhD with Dalai Lama (Foreword)

Just as exercise improves the body, meditation improves the mind. It restores memory, enhances creativity, and leads to clearer thinking. And, much like exercise, most people have a hard time getting motivated to do it, much less stick with it — until now. Real Meditation in Minutes a Day teaches anyone, anywhere, to make meditation’s countless benefits part of everyday life. Authors Joseph Arpaia and Lobsang Rapgay, both experienced practitioners, have developed an innovative new way of teaching meditation. They explain it here using plain, non-religious language that encourages and affirms all readers.

Other Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

 

Stand In Balance Equine Therapy

Working with horses is an experiential, holistic (hands on, mind, body, spirit) form of learning that helps participants increase self-awareness, work through emotional blocks, and gain powerful tools for change.

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