Learning lessons in life is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.

-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
What lenses are you looking through?


  • Co-Dependency Families with Severe Mental Illness or Addiction
    • Breaking Free of Co-Dependence by Barry K. Weinhold
    • CoDependent No More by Melody Beattie
    • The New Co-Dependency by Melody Beattie
    • The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder by Randi Kreger
    • Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How To End the Drama and Get On With Life by Markalis Fjelstad
    • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship With A Narcissist by Ramani Durvasula
    • Who’s Pulling Your Strings: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life by Harriet B. Braiker
  • Co-Dependency In Church Families for Employees and Members
    • Freedom from Codependency: A Christian Response by Philip A. St. Romain
  • Compassion and Self Compassion
    • Love Your Enemies by Sharon Salzberg
    • Self-Compassion: the Proven Power Of Being Kind To Yourself by Kristin Neff
  • Learned Resilience
    • Resilient: How to Grow An Unshakeable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
  • Mindfulness
    • Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart by Tara Bennett-Goleman
    • Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee Maclean (mindfulness for children)
  • Secondary Growth from Trauma
    • Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Embracing The Imperfect and Loving Your Flaws by Tomas Navarro
    • Madness and Creativity by Ann Belford Ulanov
  • Shame
    • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown
    • I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene’ Brown
  • Trauma in the Body
    • The Body is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
    • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
    • Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of Contentment, Calm and Confidence by Rick Hanson
  • Trauma from the Church
    • Healing Spiritual Abuse: How to Break Free from Bad Church Experiences by Ken Blue
    • Freedom from Codependency: A Christian Response by Philip A. St. Romain
    • Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
  • Trauma from Domestic Violence
    • Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
    • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
  • Trauma : General
    • The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Patrick Carnes
    • Traumatic Stress by Bessel A. van der Kolk
  • Trauma from Mother
    • Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters by Susan Howard

  • Secondary Trauma Therapists and other Listening Professionals
    • Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
    • The Age of Overwhelm by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

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