Recommended Reading

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Books that will help you on your healing journey.

Trauma & Personal Growth

The Body Keeps the Score

One of the most popular books explaining how our bodies hold trauma and how we can began to heal our nervous system.

Rewire Your Brain

A simple explanation on neuroplasticity – how our brains are able to be rewired to reduce distress and improve our quality of life.

Codependent No More

The primer on codependence (or only valuing ourselves based on how we can help care for others).

What Happened to You?

A great introduction to how our brains are impacted by trauma and how resilience and healing can offer hope.

The Happiness Trap

Life is hard, so just ‘being happy’ isn’t always reasonable.  This book uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques to reduce the influence of thoughts that keep us from doing what matters.

The Illustrated Happiness Trap

For those who aren’t big into reading, the illustrated version takes the same information and presents it with cartoons!

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl found meaning in life while imprisoned at Auschwitz and other concentration camps.  An amazing story of the ability for humans to find great purpose in life despite horrifying circumstances.

Grief & Loss

Grief One Day at a Time

A daily quote, reflection, and mantra on all aspects of the grieving and mourning process.

Motherless Daughters

A collection of anecdotes from daughters that lost their mothers at all all developmental stages.  This book also includes sections covering loss due to mental illness, substance use, or un-involvement.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

An easy to read explanation of all of the Gottman Method principles – it is also full of great activities to do with your partner, and quizzes to identify areas of strength!

The 5 Love Languages

Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gift Giving, Acts of Service, Physical Touch – how do you show love? We may not be speaking the same language as our partner!

What Makes Love Last?

An application of the Gottman Method principles to a relationship that has suffered infidelity.

Not "Just Friends"

How to protect your relationship from the risk of an affair – when “friends” become more than friends.

How to Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair

A great resource to for the partner that has done the betraying, with tangible suggestions for how to increase safety and rebuild trust.

Web Links & Apps

Center for Loss & Life Transition Email List

By subscribing to this email list, you’ll receive a daily email with the daily quote and mantra about the grieving and mourning process.

blank slip of paper with an envelope

Future Me Letters

This website will let you write a letter to your future self – choose to have it delivered after a certain time or on a certain day.  This is a great opportunity to offer encouragement to the future you!

Insight Timer

This app has THOUSANDS of free guided meditations and visualizations.  Sort by topic or the amount of time you have.  There is something for everyone here!

Online Journal with Penzu

A free, customizable online journal –  protected by passwords and can even remind you to help build a regular habit.  It can be a lot easier to journal regularly if you only need your phone handy!

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