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Favorite Quotes

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“There is no truth. There is only perception.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm. Keep in mind that forgiving is not
for others. It is for you. Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering without anger. It
frees up your power, heals your body, mind and spirit. Forgiveness opens up a
pathway to a new place of peace where you can persist despite what has happened
to you.”

Les Brown

“Out partners do not belong to us; they are only on loan, with an option to renew-or
not. Knowing we can lose them does not have to undermine commitment; rather it
mandates an active engagement that long-term couples often lose. The realization
that our loved ones are forever elusive should jolt us out of complacency, in the most
positive sense.”

Esther Perel

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

Stephen Hawking

“To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence, as to talk well.”

John Marshall

“They don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”


“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

Mary Tyler Moore

“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J.K. Rowling

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

Robert Anthony

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Karl Jung

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Don’t believe everything you think.”


“Dear Algebra,

Please stop asking us to find your X. S/he’s never coming back, and don’t ask Y!”


“Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“You do not have to define yourself by how others perceive you.”

Jodi Zentner

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

Carl Rogers

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”

Oscar Wilde

“I would rather offend with the truth, than please with adulation.”


“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”


“My greatest challenge is living up to my own counsel.”

Jodi Zentner

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Favorite Books

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How To Fall In Love With Anyone

Mandy Len Catron

Len Catron writes from a personal perspective on love, loss, relationships, and family. We see more than a glimpse of her pain, as her first connection to another unravels until it finally ends. She then moves on, sharing with every detour and bump on the road, the unconventional manner in which she finds the man she shares her life with today. Could just 36 increasingly personal questions be the key to finding meaningful love? Read her book and explore for yourself.



The ADHD Effect on Marriage

Melissa Orlov

ADHD is difficult enough for the individual. However, when a partner is added, both can be equally affected. Orlov addresses ADHD and marriage after personally seeing how it can negatively impact the individual as well as the couple. She offers validation and answers in a situation that can be frustrating at best, and hopeless at its worst. Reading this book is only the beginning in finding solutions. The rest is determined by the amount of work both decide to put in.



The Happiness Trap 

Russ Harris

This book is about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and dealing with depression, anxiety, and pain. It presents a mindfulness approach that can help with one’s negative thoughts and feelings. This is not about “fighting” the thoughts, but finding a way to accept and diffuse them. Harris offers simple exercises along with education on the theory for guiding through this process.




Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the 516KIKFY-6L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Daughters of
Narcissistic Mothers

Karyl McBride Ph.D.

Having a mother that often criticizes you, doesn’t support you, or behaves as if her problems are the only topic of conversation, is frustrating to say the least. It may not be because you are doing something wrong. Could it be that your mother is a Narcissist? Find out and understand more by reading Dr. McBride’s book.




Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Sari Solden

Being a wife, mother, and daughter; and having a career, can all be difficult enough without the challenge of an attention deficit. Maybe you have, or think you have, the symptoms that are consistent with this diagnosis. If so, reading this book can help you consider new ways to validate and understand yourself.




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Janis Abrahms Spring

When the crisis of infidelity strikes you there may be a way to not only survive and maintain your relationship, but you may also find a way to strengthen it.





Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Lovecover-art-whyhimher_hc

Helen Fisher

Dr. Fisher was asked by the people of to come up with a questionnaire to guide singles into understanding who they fit with. So began her research and the culmination of and her book. Do the questionnaire, find out your primary and secondary relationship personality type and read the book. You may never look at yourself, and a potential partner, the same way again!





If Love is a Game, These are the Ruleslovegame_large

Cherie Carter-Scott

A relationship primer in ten easy (ok…almost easy) rules.









He’s Just Not That Into You

Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo

This is not the movie! A funny and relevant book to offer you support and insight in not fooling yourself that he’s something that he’s not.





Daring-GreatlyDaring Greatly

Brene Brown

Being vulnerable does not show that you are weak.  On the contrary, vulnerability shows the courage the take risks.  If you haven’t seen this video it’s a must!  After watching this video you will surely want to read more in this amazing book.