Here is our list of preferred books and apps to support you in working with a variety of issues that you might be dealing with in your journey right now. If you click on the title, it will take you straight to Amazon or the App Store so you can look at the book or app to see if it is a good fit for you. At the bottom of the list are also some websites that we have found helpful.
Books for Adults:
The Anxiety Workbook This book helps you in working with and through anxiety.
Stop Walking on Egg Shells by Paul Mason If you have a difficult significant person in your life, this book empowers you with information to understand that person and how to manage that relationship.
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix This book helps you understand ways in which your relationship is a re-creation of early life experiences in an attempt to have a successful "do-over". It takes the intensity out of on-going fights when you realize that your relationship is trying to give you an opportunity to grow.
The General Theory of Love by Tomas Lewis, M. D. and Fari Amini, M.D. This book talks about the brain structures involved in intimate relationships. Understanding relationship through the brain function builds compassion and patience for the way we relate.
Mindsight by Daniel Siegel This book is written by a learning expert in mindfulness. Daniel Siegel covers a number of different life challenges and explains how the brain functions (in an easy to understand way) during each of these challenges and ways to work through them.
Rising Strong by Brene Brown This book is about rising to emotional challenges.
Conscious Men: Mastering the New Man Code for Success and Relationships by John Gray This book is about the modern man and how to work with the differences between men and women more successfully. It illuminates the underlying biological reasons for differences, which makes them easier to work with and accept.
Unpacking Bill Wilson's 1956 Letter on Sobriety by Allen Berger, Ph.D
Beyond Logic, Consequences and Control: A Love Based Approach by Heather Forbes and Brian
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera
Brain Storm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel
I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature by Jennifer Ward
Children's Mental Health Books:
Those are MY Private Parts by Diane Hansen
My Body Is My Private (Albert Whitman Prairie Books) by Linda Walvoord Girard and Rodney Pate
Stress and Anger Regulation:
Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer and kerry Lee MacLean
Anh's Anger by Gail Silver and Christiane Kromer
On My Way To A Happy Life by Deepak Chopra and Kristina Tracy
Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja
Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids by Maud Roegiers
Silence by Lemniscates
Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books) by Kerry Lee Maclean and Kerry MacLean
Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean
Stinkin' Thinkin' Stinks by Bill King
The Kids' Guide To Staying Awesome and In Control by Lauren Brukner
Meditation Is An Open Sky by Whitney Stewart
Good Morning Yoga by Marian Gates
Anti-Bullying / Building Tolerance to Differences:
Play Free (Magic Friendships #3) by Mason, McNall, Suarez, Max and Keating, Lisa
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud and David Messing
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others by Bob Sornson, Maria Dismondy and Kim Shaw
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies by Howard Binkow and Susan F. Cornelison
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) by Derek Munson and Tara Calahan King
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'neill and Laura Huliska-Beith
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) By Nancy Carlson
Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy and Kimberly Shaw-Peterson
Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book) by Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin and Glin Dibley
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger
Being Scared / Having Courage:
Sometimes I'm Scared by Jane Annunziata, Marc, Ph.D. Nemiroff and Bryan Langdo
Chester the Brave by Audrey Penn and Barbara Leonard Gibson
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes, Sasha J. Mudlaff and Cary Pillo
What Does Dead Mean?: A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying by Caroline Jay Jenni Thomas and Unity-Joy Dale
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings Series) by Marge Heegaard
Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris and Jan Ormerod
The Forever Dog by Bill Cochran and Dan Andreasen
Dinosaurs Divorce (A Guide for Changing Families) by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown
Moody Cow Learns Compassion by Kerry Lee MacLean
Meditation Apps for Adults:
Headspace This is a meditation and mindfulness app that helps you establish a foundational set of skills so you can begin a meditation and mindfulness practice in a way that is not overwhelming.
Breathe (Meditation and Thought/Feeling Tracking App)
Insight Timer (Meditation Timer with Journal)
More Language Of Letting Go: Meditations for Recovery from Codependency This app offers a daily message that can serve as a reminder to support you in working on letting go of people pleasing, enabling or co-dependent behaviors. Some of the information might also be new or give you a new perspective on something you already knew.
The Meditation Podcast
Meditation Apps For Kids:
Headspace for Kids
Websites For Kids:
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Zen Den (Teaching Mindfulness)
YouTube Channel: WatchWellCast (how to deal with teen issues for teens 12-16)
Relaxation CDs For Kids:
Magic Island: Relaxation For Kids
I Can Relax!
Calm And Clarity For ADHD, Hyperactive Or Busy Kids!