Just as we need a diet of healthy nourishing food for our physical wellbeing, we need healthy nourishment for our minds and spirits. What follows are books and websites that offer information, inspiration, and life practices that can strenghten, heal and sustain us through the everyday and traumatic bumps, bruises and injuries we all experience.  


 "The Cow in the Parking Lot:  A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger"  by S. Edminston and L. Scheff  -- an excellent comprehensive overview of anger and how to manage it effectively

"Nonviolent Communication: A Language of LIfe" by Marshall Rosenberg -- communication strategies and basic philosophy for living peacefully.

Parenting from the Inside Out:  How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children who Thrive" by Daniel Siegel --a must for every parent!

"True Refuge" and "Radical Acceptance" by Tara Brach -- how to access a deep wisdom we each possess and achieve peace

"The Emotional Life of Your Brain" by Rihard Davidson -- strategies based on research in neuroscience.

"Hardwiring Happiness" by RIck Hanson -- a great program for emotional management grounded in neuroscience

Websites -- free downloads of inspirational talks and guided meditations -- great deal of information including the "Wheel of Awareness Pratice"- good introduction to meditation -- The Center for Compassion and Altruism Reserch and Education -- highlights reserch of Richard Davidson -- a wealth of information and suggestions -- a publishing company with many free podcasts and informational programs and a wealth of audio programs and books for sale