Recommended Websites and Publications

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The latest recommendations for books, CD’s and educational programs

On doctors and medicine

  • Angell, Marcia. The Truth about the Drug Companies : How They Deceive Us and What to Do about It. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005.
  • Ryan, Cornelius, and Kathryn Morgan Ryan. A Private Battle.
  • Cassell, Eric J. Talking with Patients. Vol. 1.
  • Cassell, Eric J. Talking with Patients. Vol. 2.
  • Dossey, Larry. Meaning and Medicine : A Doctor’s Tales of Breakthrough and Healing. New York: Broadway Books, 1997.
  • Dossey, M.D., Larry. Healing Words- The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine.
  • Gawande, Atul. Complications : A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science. New york: Picador, 2003.
  • Groopman, Jerome. How Doctors Think. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
  • Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV. New York: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1994.
  • Older MD, Jules. Touching is Healing..
  • Remens Naomi, Kitchen table Wisdom.

Meditation/ and mindfulness based-stress reduction

  • Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola. Mindfulness in Plain English. Somerville: Wisdom Publishing, 2002.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Guided Mindfulness Meditation (Compact Discs). Louisville: Sounds True, 2005.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindful Meditation : Cultivating the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind. Riverside: Nightingale-Conant, 1995.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living : Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York: Broadway Books, 1996.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are : Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion P, 1995.
  • Kornfield, Jack. The Inner Art of Meditation.
  • Lad, Vasant. Strands of Eternity.
  • LeShan, Lawrence. How to Meditate.
  • Books or CDs by Pema Chodron

On healing after cancer or dealing with chronic illness

  • Boyd, Jeffrey H. Being Sick Well : Joyful Living Despite Chronic Illness. New York: Baker Books, 2005.
  • Burns MD, David D. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.
  • Siegal, M.D., Bernie S. Love, Medicine, and Miracles: Lessons Learned About Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients.
  • Orloff, Judith, and Dean Ornish. Dr. Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.
  • Orloff, Judith. Second Sight. New York: Hachette Book Group USA, 1997.
  • Orloff, Judith, and Judith Orloff. Awakening Second Sight. Danbury: Sounds True, Incorporated, 1997.
  • Turner, Ph.D., Kelly. Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds. HarperOne, 2015.

On happiness

  • Gwadat, Mo.  Solve for Happy: engineer your path to joy.simon and Schuster. 2017
  • Ben-Shahar, Tal. Happier : Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, The, 2007.
  • Cutler, Howard C. The Art of Happiness : A Handbook for Living. New York: Riverhead Books (Hardcover), 1998.
  • Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Somerville: Wisdom Publishing, 2001.
  • Salzberg, Sharon. Lovingkindness : The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Minneapolis: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 1997.

On Women’s wellness

  • Stoppard, MD, Miriam. Woman’s Body: A Manual for Life.
  • Moore, Donnica. Women’s Health for Life.

On Men’s wellness

  • Moore, Robert, and Douglas Gillette. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover : Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine. New York: Harper San Francisco, 1992.

On sexuality/ intimacy for men and women who seek meaning in relationship

  • Gottman, John. The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.
  • Love, Patricia, and Jo Robinson. Hot Monogamy : Essential Steps to More Passionate, Intimate Lovemaking. New York: Tarcher, 1998.
  • McCarthy, Barry W., and Emily J. McCarthy. Rekindling Desire : A Step by Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages. New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2003.
  • Moore, Thomas. Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
  • Moore, Thomas. Soul Mates : Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994.
  • Five Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness. New York: Random House Group, 2000.

Spiritual development and consciousness

  • Chopra, Deepak, and Deepak Chopra. Creating Affluence : Wealth Consciousness in the Field of All Possibilities. Grand Rapids: Amber-Allen, Incorporated, 1993.
  • Chopra, Deepak, and Deepak Chopra. The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents : Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment. New York: RH Audio, 1997.
  • Chopra, Deepak, and Deepak Chopra. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success : A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. Grand Rapids: Amber-Allen, Incorporated, 1994.
  • Chopra, Deepak. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success : A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. Grand Rapids: Amber-Allen, Incorporated, 1994.
  • Chopra, Deepak. The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire : Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence. New York: Harmony, 2003.
  • Mass, PH.D., Caroline. Anatomy of the Spirit.
  • Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Chicago: New World Library, 2004.
  • Ortner, Sherry B. Sherpas Through Their Rituals. New York: Cambridge UP, 1978.
  • Glassman, Bernard, Rick Fields, and Roshi Glassman. Instructions to the Cook : A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters. Danbury: Sounds True, Incorporated, 1997.
  • Saigyo. Mirror for the Moon
  • Hoffmann, Yoel. Radical Zen- The Sayings of Joshu.
  • Movie:  What the Bleep do we know: Down the rabbit Hole.

On Parenting/ Childrearing/ handling changes,  loss, death of loved ones

  • Caplan, Theresa, and Frank Caplan. The Early Childhood Years : The 2 to 6 Year Old.
  • Bennett, William J., Chester E. Finn, and John T. Cribb. The Educated Child : A Parents Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1999. New York: Bantam, 1984.
  • Armstrong, Thomas. The Radiant Child. New York: Quest Books, 1985.
  • Clark, Lynn. The Time-Out Solution : A Parent’s Guide for Handling Everyday Behavior Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1989.
  • Coburn, Karen L. Letting Go : A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.
  • Danesi, Marcel. Cool : The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence. New York: University of Toronto P, 1994.
  • Gottman, John M., Joan DeClaire, and Daniel P. Goleman. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child : The Heart of Parenting. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • Faber, Adele, and Elaine Mazlish. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. New York: Avon Books, 1998.
  • Fassler, David G., and Lynne S. Dumas. Help Me, I’m Sad : Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression. New York: Penguin Group Australia, 1919.
  • Hotchner, Tracy. Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Seligman, Martin E., Karen Reivich, and Lisa Jaycox. The Optimistic Child : Proven Program to Safeguard Children from Depression and Build Lifelong Resistance. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
  • Parents’ Guide to Raising a Gifted Child : Recognizing and Developing Your Child’s Potential from Preschool to Adolescence. New York: Random House Group.
  • Phelan, Thomas W. Surviving Your Adolescents : How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13 to 18 Year Olds. Danbury: ParentMagic, Incorporated, 2003.
  • Pickhardt, Carl E. Keys to Developing Your Child’s Self-Esteem. Danbury: Barron’s Educational Series, Incorporated, 2000.
  • Vinton, Elizabeth C. How to Set Limits. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, The, 1997.
  • Wright, Mama Ruth. Old Fashioned Baby Care.
  • Shalov, Jeanette. You Can Say No to Your Teenager : And Other Strategies for Effective Parenting in the 1990’s. New York: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated, 1992.
  • Warner, Judith. Perfect Madness : Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. New York: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks), 2006.
  • White, Burton L. The First Three Years of Life. New York: Prentice Hall Books, 1990.
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.

On Death and dying

  • Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie : An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.
  • Chast, Roz. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant. Bloomsbury USA, 2014. (Dr. Olson’s Comments)
  • Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal. Metropolitan Books, 2014. (Dr. Olson’s Comments)
  • Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. Boston: Macmillan Company, Incorporated, 1970.
  • Miller, Sukie, and Doris Ober. Finding Hope When a Child Dies : What Other Cultures Can Teach Us. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
  • Remen, Rachel. Kitchen table Wisdom. Riverhead Books, 1996.
  • Gwadat, Mo.  Solve for Happy: engineer your path to joy.simon and Schuster, 2017.

Healthy Aging/ Age management/Lifestyle/Nutrition

  • Anderson, Scott C. The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, food and the New science of the brain Gut Connection, National Geographic.2017
  • Bredesen, Dale E. The End of Alzheimer’s: the first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.Penguin Random house 2017.
  • Weil, Andrew. Eight weeks to Optimum Health. New York: Knopf, 1997
  • Weil, Andrew. Healthy Aging : A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being. New York: Knopf, 2005.
  • Roizen, Michael F. Realage : Are You as Young as You Can Be? New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
  • Holick, Michael. The UV Advantage. Danbury: Ibooks, Incorporated, 2004.
  • Perlmutter, David. Grain Brain. Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

Personal/Psych development / healing childhood wounds/behavior change

  • Kalsched, Donald. The Inner World of Trauma. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Miller, Alice. Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries.
  • Miller, Alice. The Drama of the Gifted Child : The Search for True Self. New York: Basic Books, 1994.
  • Woodman, Marion. The Pregnant Virgin : A Process of Psychological Transformation. New York: Inner City Books, 1985.
  • Whitfield, MD, Charles L. Healing the Child Within.
  • Asper, Kathrin. The Abandoned Child Within : On Losing and Regaining Self-Worth. Trans. Sharon E. Rooks. Grand Rapids: Fromm International Corporation, 1993.
  • Bowlby, John. The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. New York: Routledge, 1979.
  • Jung, C G. Aspects of the Feminine.
  • Jung, C G. Four Archetypes.
  • Duerk, Judith. I Sit Listening to the Wind: Woman’s Encounters Within Herslef.
  • Duerk, Judith. Woman’s Journey to Herself.
  • Estes, Clarissa P. Women Who Run with the Wolves. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.
  • Estes, Clarissa P. Women Who Run with the Wolves. Danbury: Sounds True, Incorporated, 1994.
  • Norcross, John C. Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions.
  • Waldman, Mark R. Neurowisdom.
  • Brack Tara, Radical Acceptance

Yoga/meditation/the chakras

  • Anodea, Judith. Eastern Body, Western Mind : Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self. New York: Celestial Arts, 2004.
  • Dechanet, O.S.O., J.M. Yoga in Ten Lessons.
  • Kripalu yoga:
    Seth, Suman. Practical Yoga. IBH.
  • Yogananda, Paramhansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. New York: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1993.
  • Vithaldas, Yogi. The Yoga System of Health and Relief from Tension.

Menopausal Recommendations

Self-Development and Neurocognitive Training: 2016-17 programs

This year I continued my exploration of processes and programs that enhance neurocognitive development and help change negative beliefs that interfere with wellness and being the best you can be. I discovered, evaluated, and can recommend the following 3 programs:

  • – CEO John Assaraf and his team programs on weight loss, self- development, and business and wealth development.
  • – Run By Nick and Jessica Ortner, very helpful for post-traumatic stress and reprocessing.
  • – Working to improve quality of life in general, and life coaching.
  •– This site is run by Mark R Waldman who is an expert on neuroscience and behavioral changes.