Resources
Changing or Returning to a Career

The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. Alboher, M. (2012). New York: Workman Publishing.

Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who want to Return to Work. Cohen, C.F. and Rabin, V. S. (2007). New York: Business Plus.

Off-ramps and On-ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success. Hewlett, S.A. (2007). Boston, MA: Harvard Business School.

Lean In. Sandberg, S. (2013). New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Sorry, But Women Have Misunderstood Feminism.Levenstein, L. (2012, July 1). Greensboro News and Record.

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. Slaughter, A-M. (2012, July/August). The Atlantic.

Time Management and Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Allen, D. A. (2001). New York: Penguin.

The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems. Covey, S. R. (2011). New York: Free Press.

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Done. Gawande, A. (2010). New York: Picador.

Time Management for the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule – and Your Life. Morgenstern, J. (2004). New York: St. Martin’s Press

Personal Growth

Finding Your Own North Star. Beck, M. (2001). New York: Three Rivers Press.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Brown, B. (2010). Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Brown, B. (2012). New York: Gotham.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Cain, S. (2012). New York: Crown Publishers.

Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution. Hamilton, D.M. (2013). Boston: Shambhala Press.

The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best. Jahnke, C. K. (2011). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Feel the Fear … and Do It Anyway. Jeffers, S. (2006). New York: Ballantine.

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. Judith, A. (2004). New York: Celestial Arts.

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization. Kegan, R. and Lahey, L. L. (2009). Boston: Harvard Business School Publication.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. Kleon, A. (2012). New York: Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. Kleon, A. (2014). New York: Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction. Shafir, R. Z. (2006). Wheaton, IL: Quest Books.

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict. The Arbinger Institute (2008). San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Meditation and Spirituality

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate. Greenland, S. K. (2010). New York: Free Press.

Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution. Hamilton, D.M. (2013). Boston: Shambhala Press.

Living Buddha, Living Christ. Hanh, T. N. New York: Riverhead Press.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Kabat-Zin, J. (1994). New York: MJF Books.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Kabat-Zin, J. (2005). New York: Bantam Dell.

Enneagram Spirituality: From Compulsion to Contemplation. Zuercher, S. (1992). Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press.

And here’s a great website with credible research and relevant resources for “the science behind a better life”:
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/

For a short, energizing look at meditation, its benefits, and importance:
https://www.ted.com/talks/andy_puddicombe_all_it_takes_is_10_mindful_minutes

Wonderful, free resources for audios of guided meditation from UVA’s Mindfulness Center:
http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/general-med/wellness/the-mindfulness-center/resources/audio-recordings

Positive Psychology and Happiness

The Role of Positive Emotions in Positive Psychology: The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions. Barbara L. Fredrickson. Am Psychol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 June 24. Published in final edited form as: Am Psychol. 2001 March; 56(3): 218–226.
PMCID: PMC3122271

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive. Fredrickson, B. (2009). New York: Crown Publishing.

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become. Fredrickson, B. (2013). New York: Hudson Street Press.

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). New York: Penguin Press. Dr. Lyubomirsky presents years of research on habits that lead to lasting happiness in a book that’s highly readable and accessible.

Positively Happy: Routes to Sustainable Happiness (The Positive Psychology Workbook Series). Lyubomirsky, S. and Kurtz, J. (2013). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Resources for learning more about self-compassion: www.self-compassion.org

Barbara Fredrickson’s lab at UNC-CH: http://www.unc.edu/peplab/home.html

UPenn’s Positive Psychology Center’s website with lots of free resources about nearly everything Positive Psychology-ish; https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/resources?field_resources_category_tid_1=136&sort_by=created&sort_order=DESC

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Professional organizer: http://simplifiedlivingtoday.com/

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