Resources & Links

Fortunately, we live at a time when noone should ever have to suffer alone nor in silence. If you are going through a difficult period in your life, please feel free to peruse this list of various resources and recommended book recommendations. If you are looking for something you can't find here, please feel free to give me a call for additional referrals or recommendations at (503) 450-9902.


Crisis Lines: Multnomah Co. 503-988-4888
Washington Co. 503-291-9111
Portland Women's Crisis Line 888-235-4888


Dougy Center: Center for Grieving Children & Families
Urban Mamas
Geneen Roth (author/workshops) - Emotional Eating Issues
Cancer as a Turning Point (free events)
National Institute of Mental Health
Elder Hope: Support for Caregivers
For Those Caring for Someone with Depression
Joyful Heart Foundation For Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Mend (for parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death


"The purpose of a book is to serve as an axe for the frozen sea within us." - Annie Dillard

Living, Loving, & Learning, Leo Buscaglia
Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
The Dance of Anger, Harriet Lerner
Owning Your Own Shadow, Robert A Johnson
I Don't Want To Talk About It, by Terry Real- an excellent book on men and depression
A Gradual Awakening, Stephen Levine
The Places that Scare You, Pema Chodron
Gods In Everyman: Archetypes That Shape Men's Lives, Jean Shinoda Bolen
Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places, James Hollis
Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Facing the Lion, Being the Lion: Facing Inner Courage Where It Lives, Mark Nepo
Soul On Fire: A Guide to the Journey Beyond Anxiety, S.C. Papenfus
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness, Mark Epstein
Boundaries of the Soul, June Singer

The Eden Project, James Hollis
The New Rules of Marriage, by Terry Real
The Relationship Cure, John Gottman
Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch (* excellent book for ALL couples in relationships)
Resurrecting Sex, David Schnarch
Simple Loving, Janet Luhrs
And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives , John and Julie Gottman
Reclaiming Eros, Suzanne Blackwood, Margaret Wade
Getting The Love You Want, Harville Hendrix
Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity, Shirley Glass
We, Robert A Johnson
Sacred Sexuality, Michael Mirdad
Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart by John Welwood
Why Talking Is Not Enough, Susan Page

From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller
Aging: The Fulfillment of Life, Henri Nouwen
The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife, James Hollis
Close to the Bone: Life Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning, Jean Shinoda Bolen
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Elisabeth Kubler Ross
A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis
Living Your Unlived Life: Coping With Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purpose in the Second Half of Life, Robert A. Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl
Still Here: Embracing Age and Change, Ram Daas
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Barbara Sher
The Art of Possibility, Rosamund and Benjamin Zander
Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building A New Life, Abigail Trafford
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, Irwin Yalom
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children , Ross W. Greene
The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals To Strengthen Family Ties, William Doherty
The Blessings of A Skinned Knee, Wendy Mogel
I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood, Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nob
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Mary Pipher
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompso
The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Famliies, Mary Pipher
Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders, Mary Pipher
Parenting From the Inside Out: How A Deeper Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children, Shmuley Boteach

The Courage to Heal - A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Laura Davis and Ellen Bass
Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child, Laura Davis
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse, Mike Lew
Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences, Peter Levine
Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal, Belleruth Naparstek

A Creative Companion, SARK
A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life, Nina Wise
If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland
Fools Gold, SusanWooldridge
The Art Spirit, Robert Henri
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield
The Creative License, Danny Gregory
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
Bird By Bird, Anne Lamott
Life, Paint, & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression, Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley
Writing Down the Bones / Wild Mind, Natalie Goldberg
This Time I Dance, Tama Kieves
The Guerilla Art Kit: Everything You Need To Put Your Message Out in the World, Keri Smith

The Winged Energy of Delight: Poems from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, edited by Robert Bly
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, edited by Robert Bly
Risking Everything, edited by Roger Housden
Dancing with Joy: 100 Poems, edited by Robert Bly
Even in Quiet Places, William Stafford
The Gift, Hafiz
Selected Poems, Mary Oliver
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon, Pablo Neruda

Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung
C.G. Jung: Wounder Healer of the Soul: An Illustrated Biography, Claire Dunne
An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-43, Etty Hillesum
The Bread of Angels, by Stephanie Saldana
Midnight Musings of a Family Therapist, Carl Whitaker
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia, ELizabeth Gilbert
Operating Instructions: A Journal of my Son's First Year, Anne Lamott
Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic, Martha Beck
Night, Elie Wiesel
The Golden World, Robert A Johnson (CD only)
Life? or theatre?, Charlotte Solomon
Spilling Open, Sabrina Ward Harrison
The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon, Dan Eldon

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