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  • Afton's Blog

  • Recommended Readings

    • Personal Growth

      • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

      • I thought it was just me (but it isn't) -Brene Brown

      • Daring Greatly-Brene Brown

      • Boundaries – by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

      • The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh 

      • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation –Daniel J. Siegel  

    • Couples

      • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman

      • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Susan Johnson

      • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman  

    • Grief: Pet Loss

      • Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet-Gary Kowalski

      • I Will See You in Heaven-Jack Wintz

      • Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet-Gary Kurz  

      • Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish-Mark R. Levin

    • Grief: Pregnancy and Infant Loss

      • Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy – by Pam Vredevelt

      • Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love –Anna Whiston-Donaldson

      • Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength-Christa Black Gifford

      • I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy- Angie Smith  

    • Trauma

      • The Body Remembers-Babette Rothschild 

      • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

      • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy -Francine Shapiro

  • Suggested Videos

Brene Brown:

The Power of Vulnerability 

Listening to Shame 



Kristin Neff:

The Space Between Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion

Dan Siegel:

How to Change the Brain 

  • Crisis & Support Hotlines

988 The Mental Health Version of 911


Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Reporting Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Child or Adult: 1-800-922-5330

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