Recommended Reading

Who Switched off my Brain?, by Dr. Caroline Leaf, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in 2009. Dr. Leaf uses neuroscience and Scripture to explain how thoughts become toxic and take over our thinking. She describes how to overcome this destructive pattern. 

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Madness by Marya Hornbacher (Mariner Books, 2009). This is a well-written account about the author’s struggle with bipolar disorder. It gives candid insight into the difficulty of living with bipolar disorder and is helpful to people who struggle with the disorder and provides helpful insight for people living with and loving someone with the disorder. 

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Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D. (Workman Publishing, 2005). This is a fabulous, interesting, funny and compelling book that describes the value of physical exercise in promoting health, both physical and mental health. Read it and you will be caught up in their enthusiasm. It may just change your life!!

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Spark, The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, M.D. (Littlebrown and Company, 2008). Want to know how you or your children can learn more efficiently and retain what they learn? This book is an excellent presentation of research about the value of exercise and how it affects the learning process. 

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Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser. Transforming the Difficult Child brings to life a new way of shifting intense children to a solid life of success. The Nurtured Heart Approach puts a refreshing spin on both parenting and teaching and reveals new techniques and strategies that create thoroughly positive behaviors. This is the newly updated 2016 revision.

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How Are You Peeling? Foods with moods by Saxton Freymann Ages 4-8

Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A book about feelings by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda Ages 2-6

The Color Monster: A story about emotions by Anna Llenas Ages 3-7

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud Ages 4-9

Brave Parenting by Krissy Pozatek, LICSW

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The 5 Languages of Love by Gary Chapman

Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Geringer Woititz, Ed.D.

Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaeffer

Eating in the Light of the Moon, how women can transform their relationships with food through myths, metaphors, and storytelling by Anita Johnston, PhD.

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb