Pamela Weintraub, in Psychology today brings up the importance of self talk in taking a step back and listening to ourselves first person to fight off anxiety and negative thoughts. published May 4, 2015

Melli O’Brian writes about mindfullness and how to focus on things that really matter.


Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana. A brilliant, elegiac, elegant book which states the case for the power of mindfulness, thinking less, and focusing more.

Altered Traits by Daniel Coleman and Richard J Davidson
An overview by two masters in the Bhuddist Mindfulness and Meditation world who have been working judiciously compiling research for the last 40 years. Quite simply, this book shows how one can change the physiology of one’s brain and enjoy peace of mind through a meditation practice.

Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker. A powerful, well documented and timely book about the limitations of psychiatric medication. Not that such medication doesn’t help at all, it some cases it can. But such medications are often dangerously oversubscribed, and the author uses the psychiatry fields’ own research to make a powerful case.

The Power of Now by Eckhardt Tolle. Quite simply, the most important book on mindfulness in the last 30 years, this book changed the way I viewed psychological practice—and life. It is a blueprint for greater mental health, peace of mind and equanimity which has not been equalled.

The Boy Crisis by Warren Farrell and John Gray. This the book is important in that it rather dramatically and substantively lays the groundwork for why our boys and young men are being left behind in current times. The book is illuminating and alarming, but not without suggested solutions.