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Meditation Links I Love:

Kristen Neff’s Compassion Meditation

Dan Siegel “Wheel of Awareness”

Books I Like To Recommend:


For Couples:

Hold Me Tight, by Susan Johnson

The Neurodharma of Love, by Rick Hanson

Mating In Captivity, by Esther Perel
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, Dr. Pat Love
What Matters Most:  Living a more considered Life, James Hollis
Receiving Love, Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved, Harville Hendrix & Helen Hunt
The Exquisite Risk, Daring to live an authentic life, Mark Nepo
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman
Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, John Gottman
Anger, Tich Nat Hanh
The Essential Difference:  The truth about the male & female brain, Simon Baron-Cohen

Love 2.0 by Barbara Fredrickson

For Individuals:

7th Habit, Miguel Ruiz
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Finding Meaning in the Second half of Life:  How to finally really grow up, James Hollis
Why Good People Do Bad Things:  Understanding our darker selves, James Hollis
Younger Next Year for Men, Chris Crowley
Younger Next Year for Women, Chris Crowley
The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz
When the body says No,Gabor Mate
Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
The Book of Secrets, Deepak Chopra
Why do I love these people?  Understanding, surviving and creating your own family, Po Bronson
Life Lessons:  Two Experts on death and dying teach the mysteries of life and living, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
The Five Things we cannot change:  and the happiness we find by embracing them, David Richo

Leadership/ Career

Strength Finder 2.0, Tom Rath
Strengths-Based Leadership, Tom Rath & Barry Conchie
Talk Inc, Boris Groysberg & Michael Slind
Mindsight:  the new science of personal transformation, Daniel Siegel, MD
The Neurobiology of “WE”, Daniel Siegel, MD
The One Who is not Busy:  Connecting with work in a deeply satisfying way, Darlene Cohen
Primal Leadership:  learning to lead with Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

Helpful Assessment Tools for Your Career:

Myers Briggs Click here to find out more.

Kiersey Temperament Sorter (watered down MBTI) Click here to find out more  The assessment can be found within the book Please Understand Me II – Temperament Character Intelligence by David Keirsey.

Strengths Finder has an assessment tool that can be really helpful on line. When you buy the book, there is a code for access at the back. Find out more here


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Mental Health Emergency Services

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Richmond:  604 244-5562

Fraser Health:  1 877-384-8062

Specialized Resources Available for You or Your Loved One

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 604 – 434-3933

Al-Anon Anonymous 604 688 – 1716

Vancouver Coastal Health Eating Disorder Program (all ages) VCH, 604 – 675-2531

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) 604 – 8784575

Anorexia & Bulimia Anonymous (ABA) @Avalon Recovery Society 604 – 913 – 0477

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