Recommended Reading - Dr. RBF
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Recommended Reading for Your Journey

Recommended Reading for Optimal Performance

  • The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
  • Stealing Fire by Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
  • Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
  • Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done by Ian Ayres
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
  • Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Recommended Reading for Neuroscience

  • Behave by Robert Sapolsky
  • Incognito by David Eagleman
  • Waking Up by Sam Harris
  • How Emotions are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
  • Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson
  • The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
  • Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Gabor Maté

Recommended Reading for Leadership

  • Leadership on the Line by Ron Heifetz
  • Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan
  • The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger L. Martin
  • The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No by William Ury
  • An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

Recommended Reading for Anxiety / Depression

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
  • Calming your Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley
  • Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub
  • The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy Scott
  • Surviving your Borderline Parent by Kimberlee Roth and Freda Friedman
  • Difficult Mothers by Terri Apter
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Recommended Reading for Meditation / Mindfulness

  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Child’s Mind by Christopher Willard
  • How to Stop Losing your Sh*t with Your Kids by Carla Naumberg

Recommended Reading for ADD / ADHD

  • Healing ADD by Daniel Amen
  • The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John Taylor
  • That Crumpled Paper was Due Last Week by Ana Homayoun
  • All Dogs Have ADHD by Kathy Hoopman

Recommended Reading for Couples

  • The Power of Two: Secrets to a Strong and Loving Marriage by Susan Heitler
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
  • The Mindful Couple by Robyn Walser and Darrah Westrup
  • We Love Each Other But…. by Ellen Wachtel
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • Marriage in Motion by Richard Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
  • Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
  • The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy
  • The Monogamy Myth by Peggy Vaughn
  • What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage by Amy Sutherland
  • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Recommended Reading for Parents

  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, PhD.
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon, PhD and Michael Thompson, PhD.
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, PhD.
  • Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.
  • Partnership Parenting by Kyle Pruett, MD. and Marsha Kline Pruett
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gotteman, Ph,D.
  • And Baby Makes Three by John Gottman, PhD. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.
  • Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Seigel, MD.
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Coleman and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
  • Real Boys by William Pollack, PhD.
  • Emotionally Intelligent Parenting by Aurice Elias, PhD, Steven Tobias, PhD, and Brian Friedlander, PhD.

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