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“There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so....”

– William Shakespeare


Perfectionism Related Resources

Self Improvement/Shame/Vulnerability Related Resources


Trauma Related Resources

Chemical Addiction Related Resources



Websites is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Near Me Directory

Drug Treatment Center Finder: Their mission is to create and share informational content and resources that help anyone struggling with addiction find the help they need to live a fulfilling, sober lifestyle.

Comprehensive guides and tools for tobacco cessation

Other California Rehab Centers and Addiction Resources

Information and answers for people fighting addiction



QUITZA The Social Quit Smoking AppA global gathering of people who are quitting smoking while supporting each other online.


TED TALK -  Addiction by Gabor Mate



Lessons from the Mental Hospital | Glennon Doyle Melton | TEDxTraverseCity









Chasing the Dragon 

Social Dilemma



I Am Sober




Adult Children of Alcoholics/Codependency Related Resources



Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Codependent No More and Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More Workbook by Melody Beattie

Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics by Robert Ackerman

Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships by Kelly McDaniel and Sarah Boggs 

Loving Someone in Recovery by Beverly Berg


Stuart Saves the Family

Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating Related Resources


Dysfunctional Parent/Child Relationships & Personality Disorder Parents Related Resources


“The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your relationships.”


Grief Related Resources


How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Pamela D. Blair and Brook Noel 


Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O’Rourke

Opening Our Hearts Transforming Our Losses by Al-anon Family Groups 

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert , Chuck DeKlyen , Taylor Bills 

“The Five Invitations,” a book by Frank Ostaseski




Happiness/Life Purpose Related Resources


Anxiety/Depression Reducing (Including Mindfulness) Related Resources


Life Coaching/Motivational Related Resources



Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins 

Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins

You’re Best Life Yet: A Journey of Purpose and Passion by Marcia Ullett

Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson

Fearless Living by Rhonda Britten

It's Time, No One's Coming To Save You by Mary Goldenson

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work by Marilee G Adams

Relationship Improvement/Couples Related/Sex Related Resources



Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levi

Loving Bravely by Alexandra H. Solomon

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary D Chapman

Lessons of Lifelong Intimacy: Building a Stronger Marriage Without Losing Yourself—The 9 Principles of a Balanced and Happy Relationship by Michael Gurian

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Steven Stosny and Patricia Edd Love 

Why Marriages Succeed and Fail by John Gottman


Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John C. Maxwell

The Laws of Love by Chris Prentiss

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Sex Happens: The Gay Man's Guide to Creative Intimacy by Arlen Keith Leight

The Joy of Gay Sex: An Intimate Guide for Gay Men to the Pleasures of a Gay Lifestyle by Charles Silverstein and Edmund White

The Naked Truth About Men (and Romance) by Kathryn Foster

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman by Ian Kerner

Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.  

Not "Just Friends": Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P. Glass

Getting Past the Affair by Snyder, Baucom, and Gordon

Tools/Other Relationship Related Resources 



Sexual Orientation (Kinsey Scale) And Sexual Attraction (Purple/Red Scale)

On-Line Sex Quiz:

Cubid’s Closet: On-line Sex Store


Secret Desires: On-line Sex Store

Forest Trees

Sexuality Related Resources


Danish Girl

Other Sexuality Based Resources

Sexual Orientation (Kinsey Scale) And Sexual Attraction (Purple/Red Scale) On-Line Sex Quiz


Rainbow Depot- On Line Sex Store


Cubid’s Closet-  On-line Sex Store


Secret Desires- On-line Sex Store



Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman


The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier


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Documentary - Race to Nowhere

Documentary -  Ivory Towers

Documentary - Most Likely to Succeed

Parenting Related Resources


Equality Related Resources


Health and Wellness Related Resources


The Courage to Thrive by Dr. Stephen Trudeau 

Wellth: How I learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

Rethink Food: 100+ Doctors Can't Be Wrong by Amy-Lee Goodman and Shushana Castle

When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate