Coupling & Relationships

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Susan Johnson
  • The 5 Languages of Love, by Gary Chapman
  • Not Just Friends: Protecting Your Relationship from Infidelity & Heal the Trauma of Betrayal, by Shirley Glass​


Healing & Families

  • ​The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner
  • Healing the Shame that Binds You, by John Bradshaw
  • Cinder Edna, by Ellen Jackson (children's book)
  • Maxing Out: Why Women Sabotage Their Financial Security, by Colette Dowling


Transitioning

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold Kushner
  • Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life, by Christopher Reeve
  • Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, by Ken Wilber
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love, by Melba Colgrove


Creating & Thinking Outside the Box

  • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional & Personal Life, by Benjamin Zander
  • The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron
  • 5 Minds for the Future, by Howard Gardner
  • Integral Life Practice, by Ken Wilber​


Emotions, Meditation & Mindfulness


  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Daniel Siegel
  • Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
  • Social Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
  • Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations & Practices for Calming the Body & Mind, by Mary Nurriestearns

Creating Choices

Books & Movies

Movies

  • Inside Out -- must-see movie for adults and children of all ages
  • Pay It Forward -- a young boy attempts to change the world
  • The Visitor -- grace, pure grace
  • August Rush -- a boy hears the music and follows his dream
  • Mamma Mia! -- total chick-flick, girl-fun!
  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- change can absolutely happen, sometimes when you least expect it
  • Groundhog Day -- second chances -- just watch it, again


Addictions


  • Runaway Bride -- adult child of an alcoholic learns what kinds of eggs she likes
  • Thank You for Sharing -- stars Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins & Pink; friends undergo a 12 step process to recover from sexual addiction