Resources and Recommended Readings

Here are some reading materials that I find very insightful for developing mindfulness, dealing with life transitions, and holistic health intervention.

The Mindful Way through Depression. Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness.
– Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Untethered Soul. The Journey Beyond Yourself.
– Michael A. Singer

Practicing The Power of Now. Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now.
– Echhart Tolle

Calming Your Anxious Mind. How mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear, and panic.
– Jeffrey Brantley, MD

Creating True Peace. Ending violence in yourself, your family, and your community, and the world.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

The Pathway. Follow the Road to Health and Happiness.
– Laurel Mellin

Healthy Aging. A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being.
– Andrew Weil, M.D.

Spontaneous Happiness.
– Andrew Weil, M.D.

Loving What Is. Four questions that can change your life.
– Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell

The Zen of Listening. Mindful Communication In the Age of Distraction.
– Rebecca Z. Shafir, MA. CCC

EMDR: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma.
– Francine Sharpiro

Recommended readings for couples:

Passionate Marriage. Keep Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships.
– David Schnarch, Ph.D.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
– John M. Gottman, Ph.D.

Hold Me Tight. Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
– Dr. Sue Johnson

Recommended readings on blended family and step parenting:

Step Parenting. Everything You Need to Know to Make it Work.
– Jeannette Lofas

How to Win as a Step-Family. Second Edition.
– Emily B. Visher, Ph.D., and John S. Visher, M.D.

Recommended readings on child development, adolescent and teen issues:
Our Babies, Ourselves. How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent.
– Meredith F. Small

Real Boys. Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood.
– William Pollack, Ph.D.

The Drama of the Gifted Child. The Search for the True Self.
– Alice Miller

Against the Stream. A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries.
– Noah Levine

Informative Websites:

Washington Rehab Centers and Addiction Resources,

EMDR Resources: