Remembering the good within you: Two exercises by Sharon Salzburg
Richo, D. (2002). How to be an adult in relationships: The five keys to mindful loving. Shambhala Publications.
In this book, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships—one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the concept of mindfulness, How to Be an Adult in Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life.
Menakem, R. (2017). My grandmother’s hands: Racialized trauma and the mending of our bodies and hearts. Central Recovery Press.
In this groundbreaking work, Menakem examines the damage caused by racism from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until we learn to heal the generational anguish deeply embedded in all our bodies.
Gillis Chapman, S. (2012). The five keys of mindful communication: Using deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals. Shambhala Publications.
Chapman highlights five key elements of mindful communication—silence, mirroring, encouraging, discerning, and responding—that make it possible for us to listen more deeply to others and to develop greater clarity and confidence about how to respond.
Image adapted from a larger painting by Joyce Huntington