Recommended Books


 

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The Power of Kindness:
The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life

by Piero Ferrucci
This is a wonderful, refreshing read.  We can never know or learn too much about compassion and kindness.  Most of us think of kindness as something that we give to others, when actually kindness is two-fold and we are the beneficiaries too.  When we extend kindness out, it boomerangs back.
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Radical Acceptance:
Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

by Tara Branch
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The 5 Love Languages:
The Secret to Love That Lasts

by Gary Chapman
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Communication Miracles for Couples:
Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict
by Jonathan Robinson
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Anger: Wisdom
for Cooling the Flames

by Thich Nhat Hanh
 I love this book.  If you have issues with anger or know someone who does, this is a must read.
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Flow:

The Psychology of Optimal Experience
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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Man’s Search For Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl
This is one of my favorite books.  Viktor Frankl was in Auschwitz and transcended this horrific experience by giving meaning to his life. “He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how…” Nietzsche
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Getting the Love You Want:
A Guide for Couples
by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.
Great read for couples who are trying to learn to communicate and understand the dynamics of their relationship with themselves and with their partner.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
I suggest everyone read this book.  It is comprehensive in the way it addresses all of the areas of one’s life in a step-by-step fashion.  I am truly a believer that we are the sum totol of our habits.
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
The Road Less Travelled:
A New Psychology of Love,
Traditional Values and
Spiritual Growth

by M. Scott Peck
This book is a great starter book for people who are beginning the search for their true selves.
Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life
Calling in “The One”:
7 Weeks to Attract the Love
of Your Life

by Katherine Woodward Thomas
A good read for those who are ready for love.  Great guide to help you understand what may be holding you back from being in a relationship.  Very helpful in examining your approach to love.