Books, Websites about personal growth, skills for living well, how to get help for family members and more.



The Miracle of MIndfulness by Thich Nhat Hahn

This was my introduction to the practice of mindfulness, and continues to hold a dear place in my heart.  Beautiful and simple with easy to do activities for incorporating present moment awareness into daily life.

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Cabat Zinn

A powerful book, cleanly illustrating how living in the present moment can be transformative.  Jon Cabat Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a program which has been empirically validated time and time again proving that mindfulness practice really works.

Getting Unstuck by Pema Chodron

This author does a brilliant job of helping us work with urges through recognizing, refraining and resolving to act for ourselves and others with compassion.  She teaches us how to cultivate acceptance of our irritability, insecurities and other simply human traits.

Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself by Patricia Lynn Reilly

This book is just as it sounds - a guide for women to explore their relationship with self and not only unhook from that harsh inner critic, but learn to love and care for themselves as they would do for another.




This site offers tons of information for those wanting to know more about Borderline Personality Disorder.  Information for families is solid and covers advice for child, siblings, parents and partners with BPD.



Alternative Healing Services in Roanokeevery service listed here is one that I have personal experience with and offer my highest recommendation based on quality of service, professionalism and wholistic view of healing.


Roanoke Accupuncture Clinic  - these are highly skilled practitioners who offer affordable care in a warm, comfortable clinic right in downtown Roanoke.  

Evelyn Urquhart    - Evie is certified in Barrat Breathwork and can help you unwind, relax and let go of physical trauma through her artful practice and teaching on how to breathe.  She will lead you with her gentle nature and compassion, helping you reach your healing goals through the miracle of breath.

more to come!