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Perfectionism Resources

Books

Overcoming Perfectionism by Ann Smith

Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study (Studies in Jungian Psychology) by Marion Woodman

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham

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

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't) - The Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power by Brene Brown


Videos

Dr. Brené Brown on Faking It, Perfectionism and Living Wholeheartedly | Super Soul Sunday | OWN

Ted Talk By Reshma Saujan On Teach Girls Bravery Not Perfection

 

Special Class Aims To Tackle Stress With Holiday Baking - Pie Therapy Film Clip: As Seen on CBS Health Watch country wide

 

 

 

 

Trauma Resources

Books

Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones by Laurie Kahn

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA by Pete Walker

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD: A Workbook Integrating Skills from ACT, DBT, and CBT by Sheela Raja

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine

The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel VanDerKolk


Videos

Spotlight - www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587

Dysfunctional Parent / Child Relationships / Personality Disordered Parents

Books

Mothers Who Can’t Love:  A Healing Guide For Daughters by Susan Forward

Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier

Let There Be Light! Scapegoat of a Narcissistic Mother "My Story” by Lisa Duvall


Web Resources

http://www.daughtersofnarcissisticmothers.com

http://scapegoatsofanarcissisticmother.blogspot.com


Videos

The Perfection Movie

Self-Improvement / Shame / Vulnerability Related Resources

Books

Rising Strong:  The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brene Brown

Letting Go of Shame by Ronald T. Potter-Efron

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

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

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)- The Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power by Brene Brown (www.brenebrown.com)

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren (www.postsecret.com)

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff


Videos

Ted Talk – Listening to Shame by Brene Brown

Ted Talk - The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

Brené Brown: The Biggest Myth About Vulnerability | Inc. Magazine

Top 10 Rules For Success by Iyanla Vanzant

Spiritual Healing Resources

Books

Dying to Fit In: A Near-death Experience to Heaven, Hell and the In-between by Erica McKenzie

The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace by Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills

Happiness / Life Purpose Related Resources

Books

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Enjoy Life Healing with Happiness by Lynn D. Johnson

What Happy People Know by Dan Baker

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks


Websites

40 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Happier: https://www.psysci.co/40-scientifically-proven-ways-happier

Mindfulness Related Resources

Books

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression by Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson

It's the Thought That Counts by David Hamilton

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Tolerance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Joe Dispenza

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story by Dan Harris

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
by Gabrielle Bernstein


Website

Try The Minimalist Challenge

Relationship Improvement / Couples Related Resources

Books

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John C. Maxwel

The Laws of Love by Chris Prentiss

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married by Linda and Charlie Bloom

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Steven Stosny Ph.d, and Patricia Edd Love

Sex Happens: The Gay Man's Guide to Creative Intimacy by Arlen Keith Leight

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary D Chapman

The Naked Truth About Men (and Romance) by Kathryn Foster

Not "Just Friends": Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P. Glass

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller


Videos

Video on Mating in Captivity: Attachment Security & Erotic Life in Couples

Life Coaching / Motivational Related Resources

Books

Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson

Fearless Living by Rhonda Britten

It's Time, No One's Coming To Save You by Mary Goldenson

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work by Marilee G Adams

You’re Best Life Yet: A Journey of Purpose and Passion by Marcia Ullett

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins

Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work by Marilee G Adams


Video

Tony Robbins: I AM NOT YOUR GURU | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHMZf3qwsQ

Addiction Related Resources

Books

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

The Sober Truth by Lance Dodes, MD and Zachary Dodes

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett Johnston

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

Blackout: Remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola


Videos

TED TALK -  Addiction by Gabor Mate

Lessons from the Mental Hospital | Glennon Doyle Melton | TEDxTraverseCity

Chasing the Dragon


Websites

StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.

Comprehensive guides and tools for tobacco cessation - http://tobaccofreelife.org/

Best Mattress Reviews: Researching how people sleep, and we’ve collected some great information about how drug addiction and recovery can affect a person’s ability to get healthy, restorative sleep.

Drug Treatment Center Finder: Their mission is to create and share informational content and resources that help anyone struggling with addiction find the help they need to live a fulfilling, sober lifestyle.

Adult Children of Alcoholics / Codependency Related Resources

Books

Codependent No More and Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More Workbook by Melody Beattie

Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics by Robert Ackerman

Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships by Kelly McDaniel and Sarah Boggs

Loving Someone in Recovery by Beverly Berg

Grief Related Resources

Books

How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove

Opening Our Hearts Transforming Our Losses by Al-anon Family Groups

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert , Chuck DeKlyen , Taylor Bills

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Pamela D. Blair and Brook Noel

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman

The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O’Rourke

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

 

Eating Disorder / Disordered Eating Related Resources

Books

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi

Overcoming Bulimia Workbook: Your Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Guide to Recovery by Randi McCabe, Tracy McFarlane and Marion Olmsted

Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaefer

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me by Jenni Schaefer

Do I Look Fat in This? by Rhonda Britten

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession by Jane Hirschmann

Almost Anorexic by Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D. and Jenni Schaefer

Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever by Karen R. Koenig

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi


Videos

The Lady Stripped Bare | Tracey Spicer | TEDxSouthBankWomen

Documentaries From Director Darryl Roberts
America The Beautiful 1 - Is America Obsessed with Beauty
America The Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments
America The Beautiful 3 - The Sexualization Of Our Youth

Health and Wellness Resources

Books

The Courage to Thrive by Dr. Stephen Trudeau

Wellth: How I learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

Rethink Food: 100+ Doctors Can't Be Wrong by Amy-Lee Goodman and Shushana Castle

When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate


Videos

What the Health - movie on Netflix

Discover the Healing Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest in The Sacred Science

Under Our Skin


Web Resources

www.TheTruthAboutCancer.com

Parenting Related Resources

Websites

Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2018: An unbiased scholarship guide that would be valuable for students and parents in your community. This guide breakdowns the best scholarship platforms and instruct users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible. You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here: http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/


Videos

Documentary - Race to Nowhere

Documentary - Ivory Towers

Documentary - Most Likely to Succeed

 


Other California Rehab Centers and Addiction Resources

DrugRehab.com - Information and answers for people fighting addiction

www.Treatment4addiction.com

http://www.withdrawal.net/resources/withdrawal/santa-monica-ca/

https://healthfinder.gov/

FOR LOS ANGELES SPECIFIC TREATMENT CENTERS
https://www.addictioncenter.com/rehabs/california/los-angeles/

FOR SANTA MONICA TREATMENT CENTERS SPECIFICALLY
http://www.treatment4addiction.com/rehab/california/santa-monica

FOR FOOD RELATED ADDICTION SPECIFICALLY
http://www.nutritionsecrets.com/truth-about-food-addiction-other-eating-disorders/

PRACTICAL DRUG, DEVICE, & HEALTHCARE SAFETY INFORMATION
RxDangers.com

QUITZA The Social Quit Smoking App - A global gathering of people who are quitting smoking while supporting each other online.
https://quitza.com

 


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