Mental Health Links
Below are suggestions for books, blogs and general information I found helpful.
Chödrön, Pema. When Things Fall Apart. Heart Advice for Difficult Times. (1997) Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications. The author shows how moving towards painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open our hearts in unimagined ways.
Feiler, Bruce. Life Is In The Transitions. Mastering Change At Any Age. (2020) New York: Penguin. An excellent read on how to navigate life’s biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill.
Frankel, Victor E. Man’s Search for Meaning. (1959) Boston: Beacon Press. “One of the greatest books of all time,” an autobiographical account of life in 4 different Nazi death camps and how the author survived.
Hahn, Thich Nhat. Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. (1991) New York: Bantam. Simple, gentle, wise readings.
Hanson, Rick PH.D with Mendius, Richard, MD. Buddah’s Brain. (2009) Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. An interesting and easy read about the functionings of our brain integrated with core precepts of Buddhism.
James, John W and Friedman, Russell. The Grief Recovery Handbook. (2009) New York: Harper-Collins. A program for moving beyond death, divorce and other losses.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go There You Are Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. (1994) New York: Hyperion. Reminds us to be conscious of our life on a daily basis.
Lesser, Elizabeth. Broken Open. How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. (2005) New York: Random House, Inc. Truly remarkable book, beautifully written with great wisdom and heart.
Walkup, Jim. I Do. (2019) CA: Althea Press. An extremely smart and helpful guide to transitioning from being single to getting married. All of the important questions and issues you want to discuss before walking down the aisle.
Elizabeth Lesser. Make a commitment to meditation and live a more peaceful, vibrant and generous life.
Mark Manson. Author, Thinker, Life Enthusiast
The Pema Chödrön Foundation. Author, spiritual thinker, Buddhist.
Daily OM. Features a universal approach to holistic living for the mind, body, and spirit and supports people who want to live a conscious lifestyle.
- ACT Companion
- DBT Coach
- Down Dog
- Insight Timer
- Smarter Thinking
In Person with Susan
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Interview on WGSN-DB Going Solo Network.
Between You and Me…
We all experience stressful periods. Times of major life transitions disrupt our equilibrium and ability to cope effectively given new situations and circumstances. Our life story is seldom linear, what we expect, and it’s almost always complex. These are the times we need a helping hand.
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In Part I of “Divorcing A Narcissist” I describe the character traits of an individual diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. As a reminder, these are people who have an overblown sense of importance, lack empathy and compassion, are manipulative, fantasize...
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