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Books, Helpful Information & Links


Relationships & Communication

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Shelia Heen

The Tao of Negotiation by Joel Edelman and Mary Beth Crain

The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix

The Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner

“Rule #27 – Lower Your Defensiveness”

The New Rules of Marriage by Terrance Real

“Five Losing Strategies and Five Winning Strategies”

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner

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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding the Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring

Surviving Infidelity by Rona B. Subotnik and Gloria G. Harris

“Communication Myths”

How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To by Janis A. Spring

The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons

Conscious Uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas


The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children by Shefali Tsabary

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Joan Declaire et al

“The Five Key Steps for Emotion Coaching”

Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Between Parent and Child by Haim G. Ginott

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera

Self-Development & Personal Growth

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown

The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self by Jean Shinoda Bolen


Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

How to Be an Adult: A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual Integration by David Richo

Co-Dependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Take Care of Yourself by Melody Beattie

Mindfulness & Spirituality

Wherever You Go There You are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron


8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness by Manuela Mishke Reeds

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

Helpful Info


Excellent app for Meditation, Sleep & Relaxation (annual fee)

Larimer County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Free consultation and low cost trainings for local businesses and entrepreneurs

Mindfulness Exercises offers free meditations, articles and videos on a variety of topics


Tara Brach’s website – Free guided meditations and online classes

Psychology Today – Helpful articles

National Institute of Mental Health – Information and research on mental health

American Psychological Association Help Center – Articles and information

Source Point Community Acupuncture – Fort Collins Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

SummitStone Health Partners – Fort Collins behavioral health prevention and treatment services

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