On this page, you will find some resources I came across – such as books, movies, videos, and others, some are free, some are not – that you might find helpful. If you decide to purchase some of these resources, please know that I do not benefit from your purchase.
Reading I recommend:
Need some support or inspirational reading? The books below might help:
Not sure if you want kids? Check out this book to gain clarity!
Here are some resources to learn about emotions and how they impact our daily lives: a book for children based on the movie Inside Out and the movie itself. You can also find the movie on Amazon Prime.
Self-care and relaxation are so important!! Here are some ideas:
Relax your mind with adult coloring books.
Relax your senses using aromatherapy and essential oils. Take a relaxing bath. Listen to soothing music.
Are you catching yourself spiraling into worry and negative thinking or negative self-talk? The thoughts we think can have a big impact on how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world and set us up for expectations that will ultimately become self-fulfilling prophecies. If you think of your mind as a garden, you will more than likely not want to plant and nurture weeds in your garden, but beautiful flowers, aromatic herbs, fruit trees, and delicious vegetables. Nurture those positive thoughts with the affirmations below:
Improving couples relationships
The four communication mistakes that destroy your relationship and what to do about them:
Emotional bank account
Bids for connection
Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships
According to Annuity.org financial abuse occurs in up to 98% of abusive relationships and is one of the top reasons that it is difficult for people to leave. Unfortunately, many people do not even recognize financial abuse as abuse. To address this prevalent issue and provide the necessary education on this topic, Jazmin from Annuity shared some great resources. Thank you, Jazmin!
Drug Addiction Resources
If you or a loved one struggles with addiction, check out the resources below where you will find a plethora of information and guidance on how to get help:
Many thanks to Granite Recovery Centers for sharing these resources and for the meaningful work that you do!
Signs and symptoms of drug addiction
How to tell if a person is on drugs – this is a really helpful resource to know when you or a loved one should get help. (Thank you, Angel, for sharing!)
Other types of addictions – learn from Addiction Experts
(Thank you, Angel, for sharing these valuable resources!!)
Drugs and Alcohol Treatment is available!!
Miracles Recovery Center generously shared their resources page with us. Their blog is also a great resource for understanding drug and alcohol addictions. If you live in Florida and struggle or have a friend or family member struggling with addictions, they can help!!
Also check out https://cascobayrecovery.com/ for great resources, help and support for all those impacted by addictions, including children, parents, and spouses. Thank you, Molly, for sharing this great resource.
resource shared by West Wind Recovery
Northern Illinois Recovery Center explains why it is not safe or effective to do it alone.
Free by the Sea helps you find freedom from addiction
Navigating separation and divorce with children
How to talk to kids about separation and divorce
How to tell the kids
More about supporting children through divorce
Here is a resource shared by a law firm. (Thank you, Anthony with http://www.milavetzlaw.com/.)
Even though they are operating in Minnesota, I love the fact that they support their articles with links to studies and research that are not limited to the state they are practicing in: Children and divorce
Have you utilized lots of self-help resources and you are still struggling? Enlist the help of a therapist! Whether that’s me or someone else, you’ll be glad you did! Life can be hard, but you don’t have to struggle alone! There is an easier way!