This page contain a list of books, articles, and online talks and videos to be utilized as supportive tools toward developing a greater understanding and perspective of relationships, sexuality, mindfulness, addiction, parenting, and personal growth.  This page will constantly evolve as new resources become available.  Enjoy at your leisure! 

healthy relationship

ebook - Developing Habits for Relationship Success ~ Dr. Brent J. Atkinson (recommended for all clients) 

article - The Four Qualities of a Conscious Relationship 

article - The Happy Couple 

book - Mating in Captivity ~ Esther Perel

book - Mindful LovingHenry Grayson

book - Hold me Tight ~ Sue Johnson

book - Wired for Love ~ Stan Tatkin

video - Thich Nhat Hanh on the Four Mantras

video - The Anatomy of Trust ~ Brené Brown

Podcast - Dating Den with Dr. Rick Hanson

video - Four Minutes of Eye Contact Increases Intimacy

Healthy Sexuality

website - OMGYes

article - An Interview with Dr. Brent Atkinson:  The Brain and Intimacy

article - Attachment and the Dance of Sex ~ Dr. Sue Johnson

Ted Talk - Rethinking Infidelity ~ Esther Perel

book - Slow Sex Nicole Daedone

book - Resurrecting Sex ~ Dr. David Schnarch

book - Come As You AreEmily Nagoski

book - She Comes FirstIan Kerner

Audio book - Enlightened Sex ~ David Deida

Ted Talk - The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship ~ Esther Perel

Ted Talk - The Truth About Infidelity, Intimacy, & Love ~ Esther Perel

Ted Talk - Orgasm:  The cure for hunger in the western woman ~ Nicole Daedone

Ted Talk - What Young Women Believe About Their Own Sexual Pleasure - Peggy Orenstein

Video - How to OM (Orgasmic Meditation) - Book, Slow Sex (above) recommended prior to this practice

Article - Scents & Sensibility - Psychology Today, Elizabeth Svoboda

Website - Slutbot - Learn How to Talk Dirty to Improve Intimacy

Podcast - On Being “Eroticism is the Antidote to Death,” with Esther Perel

Article - Why are Young People Having so Little Sex - Kate Julian

Ted Talk - The Keys to a Happier, Healthier Sex Life - Emily Nagoski



article - Exercising Your Brain

book - Anger:  Wisdom for cooling the flames ~ by Thich Nhat Hanh

bookThe Mindful Brain ~ by Dr. Daniel Siegel

bookFull Catastrophe Living  ~ by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Thich Nhat Hanh

practice - Shamatha-Vipashyana/Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation ~ Pema Chödrön

app - Headspace -Meditation

Addiction and recovery

Ted Talk - Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong ~ Johan Hari

Ted Talk - The Power of Addiction and the Addiction to Power ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

video - Attachment, Disease, & Addiction ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

Podcast - New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction ~ Tim Ferriss & Dr. Gabor Maté 

article - The Opposite of Addiction is not Sobriety, it is Human Connection

article - Congress Passes a Bill to Address Addiction as a Health Problem

article - Facing Addiction in America 

book - In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

book - Beyond Addiction ~ Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke, & Stephanie Higgs

book - The Biology of Desire ~ Marc Lewis

Article - The Psychopharmacology of Everyday Life ~ Jamieson Webster

Personal Growth and neurobiology

video - Happiness

article - Tapping

article - 16 Ways to Increase Neuroplasticity and why that's Important

article - The Three Faces of Victim - an Overview of the Drama Triangle

article - The Disease of Being Busy

Facebook post - The Wrong Emotion ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Ted Talk - The Power of Vulnerability ~ Brené Brown

video - The Backwards Brain Bicycle 

Tedx Talk - The Transformational Life ~ Robb Smith

Ted Talk - The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage ~ Susan David

Podcast - Spiritual Success Summit

Ted Talk - Listening to Shame ~ Brené Brown

Article - Vagus Nerve is the Key to Well-Being ~ Edith Zimmerman

Video - What Was Revealed in Dallas ~ Nic Askew

Book - Wait, What? - James E. Ryan

Podcast - Press Play - Ted Hour Radio

Understanding Trauma

Article & Video - Childhood Trauma, the Real Cause of Our Anxiety, and our “Insane” Culture ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

Video - Polyvagal Theory: How your body makes the decision ~ Stephen Porges

Book - The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel van der Kolk

Birth, Parenting, and family

book - Ina May's Guide to Childbirth ~ Ina May Gaskin

book - Parenting from the Inside Out ~ Dr. Dan Siegel

book - The Developing Mind ~ Dr. Dan Siegel

book - Becoming Attached ~ Robert Karen

book - Attached ~ Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

book - Brain Based Parenting ~ Dan Hughes

book - Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child - Dr. John Gottman

book - Raising Cain ~ Dan Kindlon & Michael Thompson

article - The Family Stories that Bind Us

documentary - What Babies Want

documentary - The Business of Being Born

movie - Men, Women, and Children

website (+ resources) - Step Family Relationships ~ Dr. Patricia Papernow

Article - Inside a European Adventure Playground

Article - How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

Website - Sex Positive Families

resources for Women

book - Circle of Stones ~ Judith Duerk

book - Women Who Run With the Wolves ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

podcast - Self-care, A Woman’s Guide ~ Nadine Artemis on Rewild Yourself

Resources for Men

article - Men and Touch

article - Men and Loneliness

documentary - The Mask You Live In

On Grieving 

book - The Wild Edge of Sorrow ~ Francis Weller

Children's books

Zen Ties - Jon J Muth

The Three Questions - Jon J Muth

Stone Soup - Jon J Muth

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

What Makes a Baby - Cory Silverberg

Sex is a Funny Word - Cory Silverberg

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