Self-Help References

Self-Help References include the following textbooks which can also be partially accessed on Google Books.

"50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus" by Tom Butler-Bowdon, 2003

"Animal Happiness: A Moving Exploration of Animals and Their Emotions" by Vicki Hearne and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007

“Boost Your Self-Esteem” by John Caunt, Kogan Page Publishers, 2002

“Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise” by Robert E. Thayer, Oxford University Press US, 2003

"Creating A World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism" by Muhammad Yunus, PublicAffairs, 2008

“The Everything Stress Management Book: Practical Ways to Relax, Be Healthy, and Maintain Your Sanity” by Eve Adamson, Everything Books, 2001

“Faith and Health: Psychological Perspectives” by Thomas G. Plante and Allen C. Sherman, Guilford Press, 2001

"Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" - by Susan Jeffers, 2004, Ballantine Books

"How to Be an Activist" - by Elizabeth May, Sierra Club, 1996

“How to Be Happy Everyday: By the Happiest Man in America,” J. P. Gus Godsey and Dennis McCafferty, Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 2005

"How to Get Any Job with Any Major: Career Launch & Re-launch for Everyone Under 30, Or, how to Avoid Living in Your Parent's Basement" by Donald Asher, Ten Speed Press, 2004

“How to Make the Most of Your Workday” by Peg Pickering and Jonathan Clark, Career Press, 2001

“I'll Sleep When I Die: How to Achieve Twice as Much with Half the Stress” by Adam Worgan, Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2004

“It's All in Your Head: Change Your Mind - Change Your Health” by Mark C. Pettus and Mark Liponis, Capital Books, 2006

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Hyperion Press, 2008

“The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Rebalance Your Emotional Chemistry and Rediscover Your Natural Sense of Well-being” by Julia Ross, Penguin, 2002

"Neighborhood Power: Building Community The Seattle Way" - by Jim Diers, University of Washington Press, 2004

"Permission to Succeed: Learn How and Why to Give Yourself Permission to Succeed" - by Noah St. John, HCI, 1999

“The Resilient Spirit: Transforming Suffering Into Insight and Renewal” by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Da Capo Press, 1997

"The Third Force: The Psychology of Abraham Maslow" by Frank G Goble, 2004

“Where Is God When It Hurts?: A Comforting, Healing Guide for Coping with Hard Times”by Philip Yancey, Zondervan, 1997

"Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling" by Michele Weldon, Hazelden, 2001

"Writing and Being: Embracing Your Life Through Creative Journaling", by G. Lynn Nelson, New World Library, 2004

Self-Help Helpers

Very important instructors are the books you read and the friends who listen and encourage (accountability partners.)

But don’t neglect the contribution of companion animals. There are so many healthy reasons why humans benefit from other-than-human critters.

Quote from Mary Shelley, Author of "Frankenstein":

. . . nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose . . .