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Often when we're in distress or seeking change of some kind, we go in search of other peoples' experience or ideas with the hope of finding a new perspective, learning new skills or discovering strategies for easing our struggle.  With this in mind, I share here a selection of books/articles/opinion pieces/resources for you to explore.  Bear in mind that I don't necessarily endorse or espouse all that these resources contain, but I have found them thought-provoking and informative resources for non-clinicians.

DEPRESSION

 

The Noonday Demon  Andrew Solomon

I Don't Want to Talk About It  Terrence Real

 

Darkness Visible  William Styron

An Unquiet Mind  Kay Redfield Jamison

 

COUPLES

 

How Can I Get Through to You  Terrence Real

HOLD ME TIGHT   Sue Johnson

MATING IN CAPTIVITY   Esther Perel

 

HEALING

Broken Open  Elizabeth Lesser 

 

Radical Acceptance  Tara Brach

Trauma and Recovery  Judith Herman

 

The Courage To Heal  Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

 

Allies in Healing  Laura Davis

 

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

 

Drinking: A Love Story  Caroline Knapp

 

Lit  Mary Karr

 

The NIght of the Gun  David Carr

TRAVELING MERCIES  Anne Lammott

 

The Fix  Addiction & Recovery Website

THE SOBRIETY COLLECTIVE    Addiction & Recovery Website

 

PARENTING

Parenting from the Inside Out  Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell

 

Everyday Blessings  Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Becoming Attached  Robert Karen

 

MINDFULNESS

A Path with Heart  Jack Kornfield

 

The Wisdom of No Escape  Pema Chodron

 

When Things Fall Apart  Pema Chodron

 

The Places That Scare You  Pema Chodron


Full Catastrophe Living  Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

THERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH

Couch  New York Times Opinion Page

 

The Psych Report  Online magazine about contemporary behavioral science

 

Psychotherapy Networker  Monthly magazine aimed at therapists but accessible for others

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE    Organization dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence

 

My mission in life is not merely to survive,

but to thrive;

and to do so with

some passion,

some compassion,

some humor,

and some style. 

 

Maya Angelou

 Tell me,

what is it

you plan to do

with your one wild

and

precious life? 

Mary Oliver