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 for sex and sexuality:

Girls & Sex, Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

-Peggy Orenstein.

Come As You Are.

– Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

The Sexual Healing Journey, 3rd Edition.

– Wendy Maltz

Love’s Not Color Blind. Race and Representation in Polyamourous and Other Alternative Communities.

– Kevin A. Patterson, M.ED.

Body – to – Body Intimacy. Transformation Through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology.

– Stella Resnick

Sexual Awareness. Your Guide to Healthy Couple Sexuality. 5th Edition.

– Barry McCarthy & Emily McCarthy

Black Sexualities. Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies.

– Juan Battle & Sandra L Barnes

Sex, God, & The Conservative Church. Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy.

– Tina Schermer Sellers, Ph.D.

The Heart & Soul of Sex. Exploring The Sexual Mysteries.

– Gina Ogedn, Ph.D.

The Ultimate Guide to Kink. BDSM, Role Play and The Erotic Edge.

– Tristan Taormino

Informative Websites:

Center for Sex Positive Culture

EMDR Resources: