Recommended Books

Mindfulness, Meditation and Related topics:

The Mindfulness Solution:  Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems by Dr. Ronald Siegel

Mindsight:  The New Science of Personal Transformation by Dr. Daniel Siegel

Self Compassion:  The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook:  A Proven way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer

Self Compassion Step by Step (audio book) by Kristen Neff

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion:  Free Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer

Radical Self-Acceptance by Tara Brach

Couples and Relationships:

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

Authentic Soulmates: Tips on the Journey to Intimacy by Tammy Summers, M. Ed., LPC

Not “Just Friends”:  Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P. Glass, PhD

The Rough Patch:  Marriage and the Art of Living Together by  Daphne de Marneffe PhD

The Neurobiology of We:  How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain interact to Shape Who we Are(audio course) by Dr. Daniel Siegel

Wired for Love : How Understanding your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style can help you Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT

Wired for Dating:  How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style can help you Find your Ideal Mate by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT


How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk by by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish 

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka  

The Yes Brain:  How to Cultivate, Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture you Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

No Drama Discipline:  The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Parenting From the Inside Out: How Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help Raise Children who Thrive by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel

The Power of Showing Up:  How Parental Presence Shapes Who our Kids Become and How their Brains Get Wired by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance by Rosie Molinary

The Sweet Spot:  How to find your Groove at Home and Work by Christine Carter, PhD

In Praise of Slowness:  Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore

Online Resources

Gift of Rest Handout

Dr. Dan Siegel’s Healthy Mind Platter explaining daily mental activities to create well-being\

Dr. Dan Seigel’s Wheel of Awareness meditation

Mindful self-compassion meditations  by Kristen Neff or Christopher Germer

Introductory Podcast about Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff

Free mediation downloads at The Mindfulness Solution

Free Guided Meditations by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Dr. Dan Siegel’s Mindsight Institute

Easy to read and apply articles about Mindfulness and Health at Greater Good:  The Science of a Meaningful Life

The Center for Mindful Eating

Mindfulness Research Guide provides evidence base for Mindfulness interventions is the official site of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Health and Wellness tips to combine mindfulness with physical wellness