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Grief
On Grief and Grieving:  Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard (Author), Sylvia Boorstein (Foreword)

Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet 
by Gary Kowalski


Personal Growth
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz 

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz 

Work as a Spiritual Practice: A Practical Buddhist Approach to Inner Growth and Satisfaction on the Job by Lewis Richmond

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"  by Marianne Williamson 

Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings by L. Grabhorn

The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown


Mental Health
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns 

When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life by David D. Burns M.D. 

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne

Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers 

Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns, MD

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Beyond Blue by Therese Borchard

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Attacking Anxiety & Depression: A Self-Help, Self-Awareness Program for Stress, Anxiety & Depression [Audio CD] from Inc. Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin Seligman

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman 

Relationships
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman  

Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work by David Burns, MD.

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman

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

Emotional Fitness for Couples: 10 Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship by Barton Goldsmith

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahams Spring and Michael Spring

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life by Susan Anderson

Codependent No More: How To Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melodie Beattie 

Boundaries by Drs. John Townsend and Henry Cloud

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody

Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody and Andrea Wells Miller

Love is a Choice Workbook: Recovery for codependent relationships by Dr. Robert Hemfelt and Dr. Frank Minirth

Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth and Paul Meier M.D

Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change by Robin Norwood

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life by Susan Anderson 

Work 
Dealing with People You Can't Stand:  How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst by Brinkman and Kirschner

Work as a Spiritual Practice: A Practical Buddhist Approach to Inner Growth and Satisfaction on the Job by L. Richmond 

Wealth
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter 

How to Invest $50-$5,000 by Nancy Dunnan 

Parenting
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Joan Declaire and Daniel Goleman 




Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
-Albert Einstein