This section presents an annotated list of recommended books related in some way to the content of this website. It is updated when we become aware of something that may be of interest to you.
If you’re looking for a way to help your teen manage stress, anxiety and the conflicting, unsettled feelings that inevitably arise in adolescence, this is the book to give them.
A growing body of scientific research is showing clear, measurable, positive effects that come from practicing mindfulness. Millions of Americans (and millions more around the world) are trying mindfulness, learning how to use it and are reaping the benefits. It works. The number of people practicing mindfulness is growing by leaps . . .
Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy and Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick with Diane Eyer (2003). Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How our children really learn—and why they need to play more and memorize less. USA: Rodale. ISBN 1-59486-068-8
The authors, both of whom are mothers and professors of psychology, provide a wonderfully written discussion of early brain, cognitive and social development and how these relate to the many products and programs purported to enhance development. The information is accurate and . . .
Emmons is one of the foremost scholars working on the emotion of gratitude. This book is written for general readers and presents research findings and ideas from numerous thinkers and writers, together with simple, clear practical suggestions for enriching life through building feelings of gratitude. It is something of a thoughtful “how to” book on gratitude. Readers . . .
In this book psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky draws on her own research and that of others to present a very positive and practical guide for people interested in taking simple concrete steps to enhance their daily happiness. She works from the premise that about 50% of our sense of happiness (how happy we feel) is . . .