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Midlife Transition
Coaching & Self-Coaching
General Self-Help
Positive Psychology
Career
Relationships
Spirituality & Meditation
Men’s Studies

 

Midlife Transition

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up – James Hollis, PHD – A terrific Jungian analyst’s take on midlife crisis.

Listening to Midlife: Turning Your Crisis into a Quest – Mark Gerzon – A good overview of the process, including research, personal stories, and expert quotes.  Worth reading.

How to Survive Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from The Midlife Wives Club – Gay Courter & Pat Gaudette – Lots of personal stories and advice for women.  The book recommends that women get support from their forum, which is linked below.

Midlife Club Online Forum – Started out as a forum for women whose men are going through crisis, but is now open to both men and women seeking support.  The book above is based on the forum experience.

 

Coaching & Self-Coaching

4 Gateways Coaching: A Guidebook for Evoking Archetypal Wisdom – Tom Daly -For those wishing to coach, an alternative approach to traditional models.

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream – Paulo Coelho

The Clean Collection – Very interesting website about using metaphors to coach. Link is to a case study, but the whole site is worth exploring.

Shadow Work – Site about splitting out personality parts to work with the shadow, the part we hide, repress or deny.

 

General Self-Help

What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD) – Excellent for explaining and demonstrating how we create our reality. Mind blowing.

Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth – Robert A. Johnson – Best book I’ve read about dreamwork. One gem I got from this was to perform a small ritual to honor your dream and create movement.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom – A dying man talks about what’s really important.

The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living – HH The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD – One of the few books that truly made a difference in my life.

The Work of Byron Katie – some extraordinary videos of people being coached to transform their self-limiting beliefs.

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life – Byron Katie

SelfGrowth.com – Huge, well-organized list of links for self improvement.

Parenting Without Power Struggles – Susan Stiffelman’s site – conscious parenting that works

 

Positive Psychology

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

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being – Martin Seligman

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want – Sonja Lyubomirsky

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work – Shawn Achor

Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents – Kristine Carter – A positive psychology approach to parenting

Authentic Happiness Questionnaires – Free tests to measure your happiness and identify your strengths

Realise2 Strengths Assessment – Discover and use your highest strengths to feel more energy and satisfaction.

The Behavior Wizard – A quick guide to adding a good habit or get rid of a bad one

 

Career

What Color is My Parachute? – Richard Nelson Bolles, book and great website

The Princeton Review’s Career Quiz – 5 minute free quiz and lists of professions to accompany results

 

Relationships

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert – John M. Gottman, PHD and Nan Silver – the most-recommended work by positive psychologists

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition – Harville Hendrix, PHD – Highly recommended for couples, with great exercises.

The 5 Love Languages – What makes you feel most cherished by your partner?  Find out here.

 

Spirituality & Meditation

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation – Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhist meditation manual.

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life – Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhist meditation manual.

The Song of the Bird – Anthony de Mello – Beautiful parables by a Jesuit with Eastern leanings.

Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals – Jamie Sams & David Carson (book and cards) – A devination / intuition guide.

The Book of Runes, 25th Anniversary Edition – Ralph H. Blum – Great devination / intuition guide.

 

Men’s Studies

A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men’s Support Groups – Bill Kauth – Best book on creating a men’s group.

The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition – Coleman Barks, editor and translator – Fabulous spiritual poetry by a 12th century Sufi mystic.

The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology – Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade, editors – Poetry for men.

The Mankind Project – an international organization of men’s initiation and ongoing dupport

The Men’s Leadership Alliance – A men’s retreat for leadership and emotional transformation.

MenStuff – Extensive information and links about men’s resources.

MenWeb – More information and links about men’s resources.