Here is an incomplete, ever-growing list of books, articles and other resources by category. Please feel free to e-mail me your recommendations.
- Ideal Divorce Solution Family Law Center Not all relationships can be mended. If divorce becomes inevitable, collaborative divorce can help you avoid the expense and additional emotional pain of litigating in court. Headed by attorney Douglas Memmott, Ideal Divorce Solution offers resources and a methodology for ending a marriage with minimal conflict and cost.
- Hobbs, Angela. (2003). The Sick House Survival Guide: Simple Steps to Healthier Homes. New Society Publishers. Gabriola Island, BC: Canada. A book and website about creating a healthy house for people coping with environmental illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, electrical hypersensitivity and chemical sensitivities. Not intended as medical advice. Available at http://www.sickhousesurvival.com.
Grief and Loss
- Bowlby, J. (1980). Attachment and loss, Vol. III: Sadness and depression. New York: Basic Books.
- Kubler-Ross, E. (1969). On death and dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy, and their own families. New York: Touchstone Books.
- Romanyshyn, Robert (1999.) The soul in grief: Love, death and transformation. Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd.
- DeDonato, Colette. "An open and shut marriage: married, but still looking, sort of." February 3, 2008, The New York Times. An excellent article about desires and complications in handling attractions to people outside a committed relationship.
- Helping Yourself to a Good Night's Sleep. A website of the National Sleep Foundation that reviews many factors that affect sleep. Other pages on this site provide information about sleep disorders.
- Jordan, Meredith (2004). Embracing the mystery: The sacred unfolding in ordinary people and everyday lives. Biddeford, Maine: Rogers McKay Publishing. This lovely book's title tells the story. It's written by a therapist and spiritual director who writes movingly from personal experience. The link enables you to buy the book and takes you to a very interesting website.
- Rodriguez, Connie (2003). Sacred portals: Pathways to the Self. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse. This book is about opening doors of the psyche to awaken inner knowing. It teaches about fine-tuning one's perceptual states of consciousness to accommodate the sacred in universal energy fields. Dr. Rodriguez is an experienced therapist and a friend with whom I shared many conversations about subtle energy fields. The link to her book also takes you to Dr. Rodriguez's beautiful website.
Stress and Work/Life Balance
- Overwork in America: When the Way We Work Becomes Too Much. A link to the news release of this study by Families and Work Institute.
- Overwork in America: When the Way We Work Becomes Too Much. A link to the 12-page executive summary of this study.
- Overwork in America: How Overwork Are You? Self-administered quiz.
- Bond, J. T., Galinsky, E., and Hill, E. J. (2004). When Work Works: Summary of Families and Work Institute Research Findings.
- Stress Reduction Basics. An online stress reduction guide.
Although it's not my calling to work in this area, I admire those who do and who take on the challenge of writing about it and provide therapy for healing trauma issues.
- Bass, Ellen and Davis, Laura (1994 ). The Courage to Heal, 3rd Ed., Revised and Expanded: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: Perennial.
- Herman, Judith. (1997). Trauma and recovery. New York: Basic Books. An intense book written in non-technical language by a psychiatrist about the experience of being traumatized and attempting to recover.
- Karriker, Wanda. (2004). Morning, come quickly. Catawba, NC: Sandime, Ltd. A book for survivors by someone who dares to take on the difficult work of helping people recover from severe trauma and abuse.
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