"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."

-Helen Keller



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."
  • www.survivorsofsuicide.com  For those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
  • 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

  • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way, M. Gary Neuman
  • 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

  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, Harville Hendrix
  • The Dance of Intimacy, Harriet Goldhor Lerner, PhD
  • The Dance of Anger, Harriet Goldhor Lerner, PhD
  • Surrendering to Marriage, Iris Krasnow
  • Permanent Partners: Building Gay & Lesbian Relationships That Last, Dr. Betty Berzon
  • The Intimacy Dance: A Guide to Long-Term Success In Gay & Lesbian Relationships, Dr. Betty Berzon

Other Books

  • 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



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