Helpful Books

Scroll through my suggested readings and authors from which I enjoy learning:


On being connected and compassionate with an intimate partner

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (2008) Dr. Sue Johnson

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships (2013) Dr. Sue Johnson

An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us (2014) Jennifer Fitzgerald and Veronica Kallos-Lilly

What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal (2012) John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

Enduring Desire: Your Guide to Lifelong Intimacy (2011) Michael E. Metz and Barry W. McCarthy

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (2003) Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD


On being connected and compassionate with children and youth

Respectful Parents Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Co-operation (2006) Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (2013) Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (2003) Daniel J. Siegel MD and Mary Hartzell MEd

Raising and Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting (1997) John Gottmann with Joan DeClaire

Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relatinships (2003) Rick Hanson PhD, Jan Hanson LAC, Ricki Pollycove MC


On being connected and compassionate with yourself

 Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (2011) Kristin Neff PhD

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life (2010) Brene Brown Phd LMSW

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (2003) Tara Brach PhD


On being connected and compassionate mindfully

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence (2013) Rick Hanson PhD

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel and Live and How You Can Change Them (2012) Richard J. Davidson PhD

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (2012) Daniel J. Siegel MD

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (2007) Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life (2011) Susan M. Orsillo PhD and Lizabeth Roemer PhD

Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss (2005) Sameet M. Kumar, PhD

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (2013) Jon Kabat-Zinn
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