"When one door closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see
the one which has been opened for us."
Links to Resources on the Web
www.postpartum.net The official website of Postpartum Support International, an organization which supports women through postpartum depression. There are some excellent resources under the headings "Postpartum Resources for Moms & Families" and "Resources for Fathers."
- Surviving the First Year of Parenthood While Growing Deeper in Love by Beth Moscov, LMFT. This is one of my favorite articles on the challenging transition couples make when their first child is born.
- www.alcoholics-anonymous.org Alcoholics Anonymous on the Web. General information and resources for people wishing to end their addiction to alcohol.
www.al-anon.alateen.org Al-Anon & Alateen offer support for family members and friends of those who abuse alcohol and/or drugs.
Links to Local (Bay Area) Resources
www.handsupport.org HAND of the Peninsula is an organization that supports parents who have experienced the death of a baby before, during or after birth. HAND stands for Helping After Neonatal Death.
www.womensrecovery.org A wonderful program for women who want to break free from substance abuse addiction. Both inpatient and day programs are available for teens through adults (women only). Located in Burlingame, CA.
Books on Parenting
The Tao of Motherhood, Vimala McClure
Kids Are Worth It, Barbara Coloroso
The No-Cry Sleep Solution, Elizabeth Pantley
Giving the Love that Heals: A Guide for Parents, Harville Hendrix
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help your Children Live Together So You Can Live, Too, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood: Coping With Stress, Depression & Burnout, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
Surrendering to Motherhood, Iris Krasnow
This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression, Karen R. Kleiman MSW & Valerie D. Raskin MD
Books on Healing from Abuse
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child, Laura Davis
Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest & Other Sexual Abuse, Mike Lew
Outgrowing the Pain: A Book For and About Adults Abused as Children, Eliana Gil
Outgrowing the Pain Together: A Book for Spouses & Partners of Adults Abused as Children, Eliana Gil
I Can't Get Over It, Aphrodite Matsakis
Books on Relationships
Who Moved my Cheese? Spencer Johnson, MD
Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss, PhD
There is Nothing Wrong With You: Going Beyond Self-Hate, Cheri Huber
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Dayna Reader, LMFT