This Isn't What I Expected by Karen Kleiman, LCSW and Valerie Raskin, MD

The Postpartum Husband by Karen Kleiman

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

When Words Are Not Enough by Valerie Raskin, MD



Boundaries, by Henry Cloud, PhD & John Townsend, PhD

How To Be An Adult in Relationships, by David Richo

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman, PhD  (poster link)

Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson, PhD

Wired for Love, by Stan Tatkin, Psy.D.

Your Brain on Love (audiobook), by Stan Tatkin, Psy.D.


Cultivating well-being

Thoughts Without A Thinker, by Mark Epstein, MD

Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart, by Mark Epstein, MD

Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Guided Mindfulness Meditations by Jon Kabat-Zinn (available on CD)

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chödrön


female sexuality

Come as You Are, by Emily Nagoski



Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Myla Kabat-Zinn

Touchpoints series, by T. Berry Brazleton, MD

Your ____ Year Old series, by Louise Bates Ames, PhD

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, by Anthony E. Wolf

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, by Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, by Rosalind Wiseman

Untangled by Lisa Damour, PhD

Video interview with Rick Hanson, PhD on navigating conflict with your teenager/young adult child:




Links on the web:

Perinatal Mental Health:

Postpartum Depression Screening Tool: EPDS

Colorado Department of Public Health Pregnancy-related Depression Webpage

Postpartum Support International:

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Womens Mental Health:

FDA's New Pregnancy and Lactation Medication Guidelines Announcement and Interpretation

PPD Act, an Apple-platformed app-based study of perinatal depression: see


Breastfeeding and Medications:


Mother to Baby:


cultivating well-being

Dr. Kristen Neff on Self-Compassion: www.


Podcast: OnBeing (favorite episodes of mine: Brené Brown on vulnerability, Jennifer Michael Hecht on suicide, Thupten Jinpa translator for the Dalai Lama, Sylvia Boorstein on what we nurture)



National Institute of Mental Health page

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance page

Screening questionnaire