Resources and Reading
I have been asked for tips on coping for adults and for families; you can find them below! These are for information only and are not mental health treatment; if you need counseling, please contact a professional in your area.
Community Resources in Our Area
Resources for All-Too-Common Life Challenges
From time to time, I like to recommend books I have found interesting! Perhaps you will as well. These are not professional recommendations.
Mark McConville, Ph.D.'s recent release, Failure to Launch, offers parents helpful insights in guiding their adolescent and emerging adult children through the challenges of maturation. Dr. McConville teaches, tells stories and is a person sympathetic to the struggles of parents as well as their children.
John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., the world-famous researchers on what makes relationships thrive, have released Eight Dates, a self-help guide for couples through the preliminary self-reflection and relationship-nurturing conversations for eight dates. From what trust and commitment mean, to how to have more fun, to our hopes, fears and dreams for the future, these eight in-depth conversations are for every couple.
Often characterized as children's books - although definitely not just for children - are Kobi Yamada's wise books, all enriched by Mae Besom's imaginative and evocative illustrations: What do you do with a Problem? What do you do with a Chance? and What do you do with an Idea? There are other books by this author as well, but these are the three on my shelf!
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." - Pope John XXIII
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." - Albert Einstein