Learning to live a more relational life requires resources. Follow the tabs for a list of links for books and articles to explore specific topics. The tab for Websites is a list of pages (unrelated to Life Weavings, LLC) offering support, encouragement and information for specific issues. Life Weavings, LLC does not endorse all information found on these sites. They are for purposes of personal growth and exploration. If there is other information you’d like, please send a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Books, Articles, and Websites
– follow along in the readings and explore new ideas for living an integrated life
“The Four Agreements” – Don Miguel Ruiz
- Short and to the point, this is the primary book for the first set of podcast episodes, going through underlying agreements or ways of looking at the world that we’ve passively accepted, and how to overcome them.
“Radical Acceptance” – Tara Brach
- A profoundly important guide to living in the moment, pausing in the present, and appreciating the lack of shaming judgment that such stillness brings. The past still matters and we are still aware of moving into the future, but doing so from a solid ground of reflection and humility will bring peace rather than anxiety over what could have been or what should happen. A powerful help for any struggling through depression, anxiety and for any wishing to live a fuller life.
“Care of the Soul” – Thomas Moore
- An exploration of life and the difficulties we all deal with, through the lens of mythology.
- Written by the current Dalai Lama, a step-by-step discussion of Buddhist meditation practices.
“Constructive Psychotherapy” – Michael J. Mahoney
- Fundamental to my own therapeutic practice, this is a great overview of constructive therapy, including mindfulness exercises and forms for therapists in their practice.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change – Steven Hayes, Kirk Strosahl, Kelly G. Wilson
- This second edition is a fantastic overview of ACT, both its philosophical premises and how it’s used in therapy. While mostly for therapists, the information shared here can be beneficial for anyone interested in a greater understanding of human psychology.
“The Undiscovered Self” – C.G. Jung
- Essays on the nature of the self and the difficulty of managing the pull between individualism and social cohesion.
“Fierce Conversations” – Susan Scott
- Written primarily for the business leader, the principles within are excellent for all of us as we seek to increase the quality of our dialogue and pursue greater authenticity in our relationships.
“The Developing Self” – Daniel Siegel
- Exploring the science behind attachment and how relationship is the fundamental means of living and expressing our lives. Includes a great deal of discussion about neurology and offers clear explanations of the current state of research. This is a great book for therapists as well as anyone interested in a greater appreciation for how relationship guides our lived experience.
Mental Health Support
NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness)
Navos (central Washington state)
Brain Pickings : philosophy of everyday life
aasect (American Association of Sexuality, Educators, Counselors and Therapists)
NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom)
More than Two: Franklin Veaux’s Polyamory Site
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science : information on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and RFT (Relational Frame Theory)
Science of Us : Science of human behavior
Nautilus : science, culture and philosophy
Real Atheology : philosophy of religion
Positive Discipline: Creating Respectful Relationships in Homes and Schools