GOOD READS (or listening...)

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ANYTHING BY ESTHER & JERRY HICKS

These books explain the Universal Law of Attraction and how to apply it so that you can deliberately create and draw to yourself the life you desire.  An understanding of the Law of Attraction helps to explain such things as why "good" things happen to "bad" people and why "bad" things happen to "good" people; why people who work hard may have little and people who work little may have a lot; and why we keep getting more of what we don't want no matter how hard we try.  If we were to think of life as a game, then we need to know the rules of the game to play it well.  These books teach you the rules so that you can play the game of life well, have fun, and get what you want out of life.  These books are my first go to these days.

ANYTHING BY BRENE BROWN

Brene Brown is an LCSW who does research on shame and vulnerability.  She has the 2nd most watched TED Talks.  She helps us to realize what true courage is, the gift of vulnerability, and the difference between shame and empathy.   She also help us to be kinder to ourselves and recognize true strength.  She spreads the love with a lot of humor and great storytelling!

TED TALK:  THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY

TED TALK:  LISTENING TO SHAME

 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

ANYTHING BY ESTHER & JERRY HICKS

Learn how to bring out the best in yourself and in others.  Uncover false premises that many of us have been living our lives by that don't serve us.  Find out what the best thing a parent can do for their children.  Find out how to help children be happy, create lives they will love living, and to inspire children to action. 

These books are for children and younger teens (but adults may enjoy them too),

This is a book with downloadable guided meditations on wellbeing, finances, relationships, and health.

ANYTHING BY ADELE FABER & ELAINE MAZLISH

The book titles say it all!  Even if we didn't have ideal parents, we can learn to be a more ideal parent to our children (and to ourselves).

GARY CHAPMAN

What is your child's love language? 

 

RESOURCES FOR COUPLES

ANYTHING BY ESTHER & JERRY HICKS

ANYTHING BY SUE JOHNSON

GOTTMAN'S 4 HORSEMEN IN RELATIONSHIPS

ANYTHING BY ESTHER PEREL

BRENE BROWN 

The book The Vortex, in particular, covers relationships.

Sue Johnson uses Attachment Theory to help couples understand the "dance' they get into with each other so that couples can stop pushing each other away and, instead, soften and reach towards each other.

Dr. Gottman's years of researching couples uncovered 4 main destroyers of healthy communication.

The presence of any of these 4 is a redflag that the relationship could be headed for a breakup unless something is done to change how a couple interacts with each other during conflicts.  

Esther Perel focuses on human sexuality and the sexual dynamics in relationships. 

See Brene Brown's TED Talks in the "Good Reads" section above.