The following books may help you along your wellness journey, both physical and emotional. 

For parents of teen girls:

  • Under Pressure, Lisa Damour, Ph.D
  • Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
  • The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures and Conflicting Expectations, Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D, with Rachel Kranz
  • Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

     For teen girls:  I suggest parents review books first to gauge appropriateness for your child

    • The Confidence Code for Girls, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
    • The Mindful Teen, Dzung X. Vo, FAAP
    • SEX, Second Edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties, Heather Corinna

     For adults interested in meditation, mindfulness, and finding inner truth:

    • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W
    • Positivity: Discover the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.
    • Discover Meditation: A First Step Handbook to Better Health, Doriel Hall
    • Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide To Meditation Practice, edited by Jean Smith

    Physical Health:

    • Prime Time Health: A Scientifically Proven Plan for Feeling Younger and Living Longer, William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN
    • The Inflammation Solution: When Everything Works and Nothing Hurts, William Sears, MD
    • The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up To 15 Pounds In 21 Days, Sara Gottfried, MD
    • Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.
    • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan
    • The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, Dan Buettner
    • Superfood Cookbook: Delicious Vegetarian Superfood Salads for Easy Weight Loss and and Detox, Alissa Noel Grey
    • The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life, Dawn Jackson Blatner
    • The Paleo Vegetarian Diet: A Healthy Guide for Weight Loss and Healthy Living, Dena Harris