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READING LIST

Business:

100 Ways to Motivate Others – by Steve Chandler
Business is a Contact Sport – by Tom Richardson, Augusto Vidauretta
Diamond Cutter – by Gese Michael Roach
Fierce Conversations – by Susan Scott
Lynchpin – by Seth Godin
QBQ! – by John Miller
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen R. Covey
The Leadership Pipeline – by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, and James Noel
The One Minute Manager – by Ken Blanchard

Families:

Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families– by John and Linda Friel
Families: Applications of Social Learning to Family Life – by Gerald Patterson
Going Home Without Going Crazy: How to Get Along With Your Parents & Family (Even When They Push Your Buttons)
Stepwives:   Ten Steps to Help Ex-Wives and Step-Mothers End the Struggle and Put the Kids First

Grief and Loss:

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child – by Dougy Center Staff (Editor)
After He’s Gone: A Guide for Widows and Divorced Women – by Barbara Tom Jowell, Donnette Schwisow
After Suicide – by John H. Hewett, Wayne E. Oates
After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again: A Parent’s Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child– by Elizabeth Mehren
Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief – by Pauline Boss
Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss – by Granger E. Westberg
The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses– by John W. James, Russell Friedman

Parenting:

Backtalk:  4 Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids – by Audrey Ricker
Emotional Intelligence:  Why It Can Matter More Than IQ – by Daniel Goleman
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Screamfree Parenting:  The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool
Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage – and Let Go of – Your 13-18 Year Olds
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self – by Alice Miller
The Optimistic Child:  A Proven Program to Safeguard Children From Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience – by Martin Seligman

Personal Action:

Awaken the Giant Within:  How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! – by Anthony Robbins
Codependent No More:  How To Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself – by Melody  Beattie
Eat That Frog!:  21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time – by Brian Tracy
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In – by Groger Fisher and William Ury
Life Strategies:  Doing What Works, Doing What Matters – by Phillip C. McGraw Ph.D
Man’s Search For Meaning – by Viktor E. Frankl
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen R. Covey
The Emotionally Abused Woman:  Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself – Beverly Engel
The Journey:  A Practical Guide to Healing Your Life and Setting Yourself Free – by Brandon Bays
The Self-Talk Solution – by Shad Helmstetter

Relationships (Couples):

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful – by Janis A. Spring
Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work – by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning and Kim Paleg
Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again – by Michele Weiner-Davis
Rekindling Desire:  A Step-by-Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages – Barry and Emily McCarthy
The Dance of Intimacy:  A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships – by Harriet Lerner
Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life – by Abigail Trafford

Relationships (General):

Emotional Blackmail:   When The People In Your Life Use Fear, Obligation And Guilt To Manipulate You – by Susan Forward, Ph.D
Networking – The Art Of Making Friends – by Carole Stone
Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In – by Groger fisher and William Ury
Rebuilding:  When Your Relationship Ends – by Bruce Fisher
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts And Emotions – by Christopher Germer Ph.D, and Sharon Salzberg

Spiritual Fulfillment:

How To Practice:  The Way To A Meaningful Life – by Dalai Lama
The Heart Of The Budda’s Teaching – by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Last Lecture – by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

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