There is a lot to Mental Health
Here are some Favorite Writings

There are literally thousands of books and articles about mental health, and the link between the mind and the body. I have chosen some of the more practical ones based on the most common needs that I see in people who visit my office. These books can help you learn more about the connection between the mind and body and how that plays out in everyday life as well as in stressful situations.

Marriage and Relationships

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last
by John Gottman
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Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
by Harville Hendrix
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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by Sue Johnson
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Managing and Understanding Emotions

The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
by Joseph LeDoux
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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
by Daniel Amen
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Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
by Geneen Roth
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Medical: Cancer and Heart Disease

Close to the Bone: Life Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning
by Jean Bolen
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Reversing Heart Disease: A Vital New Program to Help, Treat, and Eliminate Cardiac Problems without Surgery
by Julian Whitaker
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Attention Deficit Disorder

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
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Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward Hallowell and John J. Ratey
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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chodron
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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
by Henri Nouwen
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The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom
by Henri Nouwen
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How Good Do We Have to Be? A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness
by Harold S. Kushner
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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
by John J. Ratey
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Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients
by Bernie Seigel, MD
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Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life
by Jasmin Lee Cori
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Guided Imagery for Self-Healing: An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness
by Martin Rossman
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