Recommended Books and Websites

  • A Year to Live by Stephen Levine
    This book provides ways to access a meaningful life no matter how long we have to live.

  • All I Want is a Good Night’s Sleep by Sonia Ancoli-Israel
    The book provides proven strategies for improving sleep and sleep habits from a world-renowned expert.

  • Comfortable with Uncertainty: Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chodron
    This book contains Buddhist approach to challenges we face daily.

  • Cancer as a Turning Point by Lawrence LeShan
    This publications suggests using cancer as an opportunity to find your song to sing.

  • Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life after Cancer by Glenna Halvorson-Boyd and Lisa K. Hunter
    This book suggests that balance is not static, it requires movement and flexibility.

  • Feeling Good by David Burns
    This book provides a cognitive behavioral therapy approach to dealing with depression, especially helpful for learning to recognize and challenge your automatic negative thoughts that tend to maintain depressed moods. Also by David Burns:

    • The Feeling Good Handbook
    • Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work
    • When Panic Attacks
    • Ten Days to Self-Esteem
  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer from the American Cancer Society

  • Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know by Lori Hope
    This book discusses how to be supportive for family and friends of people with cancer.

  • How to Say No without Feeling Guilty: and Say Yes to more Time, more Joy, and what Matters Most to You by Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch
    Actual phrases that we can use in common situations to say no in a nice way.

  • Make Health Happen: Training Yourself to Create Wellness by Erik Peper, Katherine Gibney and Catherine Holt
    Chapter by chapter, this workbook teaches mind/body relaxation, guided imagery and other exercises for healing.

  • Here For Now: Living Well With Cancer Through Mindfulness by Elana Rosenbaum
    This book is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

  • Managing Mental Health After a Cancer Diagnosis by the Georgetown University School of Nursing.

  • Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
    A self-guided workbook based on cognitive behavior therapy for depression.

  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Self-help for depressive symptoms based on a mindfulness approach.
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshemann and Matthew McKay

  • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning

  • The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Chad LeJeune

  • Meditation Podcasts:
    Free meditation podcasts and online meditation course