Books and Videos

MENTAL HEALTH- DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

HEALING YOUR SOUL

  • TRANSFORMATION SOUP: HEALING FOR THE SPLENDILY IMPERFECT by SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy
  • GO ONLY AS FAST AS YOUR SLOWEST PART FEELS SAFE TO GO: TALES TO KINDLE GENTLENESS AND COMPASSION FOR OUR EXHAUSTED SELF by Robyn Posin, PhD.
  • WOMEN, FOOD, AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING by Geneen Roth.
  • THE TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOUR LIFE FALLS APART by Daphne Rose Kingma.

FINDING YOUR TRIBE

  • WOMEN WHO RUN WITH WOLVES by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD.
  • THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON by Elaine Aron, PhD.
  • CARRY ON, WARRIOR: THE POER OF EMBRACING YOUR BEAUTIFUL MESSY LIFE by Glennon Melton Doyle.
  • DARING GREATLY: HOW THE COURAGE TO BE VULNERABLE TRANSFORMS THE WAY WE LIVE, LOVE, PARENT AND LEAD by Bréne Brown, PhD.

COUPLES/MARITAL COUNSELING

TRAUMA

MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION AND RELAXATION

  • MEDITATION FOR POSTRAUMATIC STRESS, HEALING TRAUMA, SELF-SOOTHING TREATMENT FOR PTSD HELPS COUNTER NIGHTMARES AND FLASHBACKS, GUIDED MEDITATION AND IMAGERY WITH HEALING WORDS AND SOOTHING MUSIC By Belleruth Naparstek From Health Journeys
  • THE MINDFULNESS SOLUTION: EVERYDAY PRACTICES FOR EVERYDAY PROBLEMS By Ronald D Siegel
  • THE ART OF EMOTIONAL HEALING: OVER 60 SIMPLE EXERCISES FOR EXPLORING EMOTIONS THROUGH DRAWING, PAINTING, DANCING, WRITING, SCULPTING, AND MORE By Lucia Capacchione
  • OVERCOMING TRAUMA THROUGH YOGA: RECLAIMING YOUR BODY By David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper

SELF-CARE/ SELF-LOVE JOURNALS

  • BLACK GIRLS HEAL COLORING BOOK: MINDFULNESS COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK By Shena Tubbs
  • LOVE BEGINS HERE: A SELF CARE JOURNAL FOR BLACK WOMEN- GOOD WAY TO TRACK MOODS, GRATITUDE AND MINDFULNESS FOR HEALTHIER LIVING By Custom Journals
  • THE SELF LOVE WORKBOOK: A LIFE- CHANGING GUIDE TO BOOST SELF-ESTEEM, RECOGNIZE YOUR WORTH AND FIND GENUINE HAPPINESS By Shainna Ali PhD
  • INNER PEACE: A GUIDED MEDITATION JOURNAL FOR BEGINNERS By Jordana Reim
  • BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU: A SELF LOVE GUIDE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR By Adeline Bird

SEX/INTIMACY/SEXUALITY

Free webinar – How to Want Sex More (or help your partner to) WITHOUT feeling pressure or obligation. In 60 minutes:

  • Make it easier to access your desire for intimacy
  • Change the dynamics with your partner so that intimacy can be fun and easy for both of you
  • Create an intimate life that you can enjoy, without having to think about it

Free 10 min overview of the Intimacy With Ease Method – what it takes to become an easily intimate couple
Free Quiz – How healthy is your sex life? Answer 30 questions and get an idea of which areas need improvement and some steps to take to do that.
A free guide: Talking to your partner about your sexual concerns
The Better Sex Podcast – a weekly show featuring a variety of expert guests and topics

Intimacy and desire; Awaken the passion in your relationship. By Dr. David Schnarch – This is an approachable book that addresses sexual desire issues between partners.
Arousal; The secret logic of sexual fantasies. by Michael Bader – This is a fascinating theory about what our fantasies and preferences reveal about us.
Sex matters for women; A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self. by Sallie Foley, Dennis Sugrue and Sally Cope – This is the most comprehensive book addressing women’s issues in sexuality.
Guide to getting it on. by Paul Joannides – This is an extremely well-written and entertaining book with explicit discussion of sexual techniques and practices.
Coming home to passion; Restoring loving sexuality in couples with histories of childhood trauma and neglect. by Ruth Cohn – This book explores the impact of childhood issues on sexuality and offers a practical path to recovery.
Resurrecting sex: Solving sexual problems and revolutionizing your relationship. by Dr. David Schnarch – He offers a groundbreaking approach to resolving sexual difficulties and the relationship problems they cause. By showing couples how they can turn their worst sex and relationship disasters into personal growth and spiritual connection, Dr. Schnarch offers couples the best sex of their lives.

What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure. Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that’s largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the “orgasm gap” by talking candidly with our girls from an early age about sex, bodies, pleasure and intimacy.
A couple’s guide to the clitoris – This is a great video all about the clitoris with great information about where to find it and how to stimulate it during sex or masturbation. It’s produced by Dr. Paul Joannides, author of the Guide to Getting It On.
The truth about unwanted arousal – Sex educator Emily Nagoski breaks down one of the most dangerous myths about sex and introduces us to the science behind arousal nonconcordance: when there’s a disconnect between physical response and the experience of pleasure and desire.
The secret to desire in a long term relationship. In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.