Resources

Meditation links

Basic breath meditation

Basic 10 minute breath meditation I recorded that you can download:

Recommended Mindfulness Apps

These apps are available for download to your smartphone from Google Play or Apple App Store:

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Headspace

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Insight Timer

Audio Dharma

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Sound Cloud


Recommended Books

The Will Power Instinct
by Kelly McGonical, Ph.D. Health / Sports Psychologist

Dr. McGonical is brilliant – she combines information with motivation and seamlessly weaves in all the latest research with tangible examples from the studies she cites.
 

Hands Free Mama
by Rachel Macy Stafford

Rachel’s writing regularly makes me cry. She describes her own personal experience working through unmanageable emotions and choosing to be present as opposed to a slave to her biology or the templates of her past. I tried to friend her on Facebook and got a message that she reached the maximum number of friends. That says it all.
 

Wise Mind Living
by Erin Olivo

This is DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) as it applies to daily life for all beings, no matter what your DSM- V diagnosis is. Dr. Olivo is engaging and personable as she imparts her wisdom.
 

Wise Heart
by Jack Kornfeld

Jack Kornfeld is my hero. This book is a primer on Buddhist Psychology. Beautifully written and filled with personal and patient stories to illustrate his teachings.
 

Self Compassion
by Kristin Neff

Dr. Neff teaches you how to be kind and gentle to yourself in this book. She has researched this extensively at the University of Texas at Austin. While many of us were trained to have harsh inner voices to teach self-discipline, Dr. Neff reveals that a voice that is nurturing and kind is a much more effective means to inspire change.
 

Mindsight
by Daniel Siegel

It’s all about integration. This book contains brilliant and exciting therapy stories which demonstrate the use of mindfulness techniques for dramatic change and healing.
 

Hardwiring Happiness:  The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
By Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson is a gentle genius. He teaches about the neuroscience of stress, mindfulness and how it is possible to change the wiring of our brains so that we move toward feeling contentment more naturally. The science is lay person friendly and easily absorbed. This is a wonderful book for people who are actively working on themselves.         

 

 

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
— Hungarian Pastry Shop Bathroom Wall