Recommended Reading

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult wellness, including the Adult Faith & Wellness Notebook and the accompanying Facilitator's Guide. 

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A story of life reflection and the value of a good friend.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A inspiring story of personal value and the importance of those who love us. A good read to help one appreciate!

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A book that examines the attributes of a fulfilled human being and the factors that contribute to emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
This book includes the Dalai Lama's perspective on life outlook and purpose and lends a new way to look at life and joy. It gives a unique Eastern view on attitude and outlook.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
This book clearly explains the the Taoist view using characters from the popular A.A. Milne stories about Pooh Bear and his friends.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A short novel depicting a story of a young girl coming into her own and showing the importance of religion, guidance, and belief.

Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
A collection of personal essays and inspirational stories about spirituality in the life of the popular author, Sue Monk Kidd.

Stages of Faith by James Fowler
A work about the staged development of spirituality and faith throughout a life time. An interesting way to understand the interaction of religion and psychology.

Sprituality & Aging by Robert Atchley
A book that examines the meaning of being and how the experience of aging relates to ones spirituality and wisdom.

The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck
A combination of psychology, spirituality and philosophy, this work discusses value and how to live a healthy spiritual life.

A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God Later in Life by Jane Thibault
A book about God's love and how to be more receptive to that love in one's life. A good book for those searching for "something more" later in life.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
This book describes how life is a journey and about how the second half of life can hold spiritual richness. It discusses how growth and opportunity fit into life.

Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul
A collection of short stories that lend valuable lessons on the importance of health of the body and soul.

Rest & Play

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Utilizing old fashioned common sense, Carnegie goes into how futile and destructive worry can be in life. A way to get perspective on how to deal with problems and what to emotionally invest in.

The Promise of Sleep by William Dement & Christopher Vaughn
A book about the importance of sleep and the current research behind sleep disorders and the benefits of sleep. It also provides information on how to reclaim a healthy sleep pattern which is vital to reducing stress and revitalizing health.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
This book offers a fun, bizarre, and original way to look at the chaos of life and the images around us everyday. A funny, interesting read that gives a new perspective.

Emotions

Living Compass Advent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Advent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Advent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

Living Compass Lent Daily Devotional
This 30-page booklet (newly created each year) contains readings and reflections for each day of Lent, which connect the Scriptures of the week to a life of wellness in the 21st century. These booklets can be used by individuals as a spiritual practice, in a small group setting, or by an entire parish. The booklets will be available on this website several weeks before Lent each year. Booklets are shipped in packs of 25.

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
A book about how attitude is so important in life and in handling stress and your emotions. Equips readers with techniques to get through emotionally tough times.
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman
Tips from the authors own experiences handling her anger. Give advice on how to identify anger in yourself, understand its causes, and draw on words of wisdom and spirituality to get through it.
Letting Go of Anger: How To Get You Emotions Under Control by Annie Chapman on Amazon

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
A book that shows readers the ways in which we can take control over our emotions and, ultimately, over the feelings we experience throughout life. About adopting an attitude of confidence and control versus victimization. A book about how to become more positive about life.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer
A book that examines self-esteem and how we sometimes manage to get in our own way. A great approach for looking at where your life can be improved and resource for tools to overcome your personal emotional challenges in life.
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Based on brain and behavioral research, this book looks into why successful individuals have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves areas of life such as self-awareness, altruism, empathy, and several others. A great way to think about emotions in your own life.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ on Amazon

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), the authors show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction on Amazon

Grief Recovery
This book has helped millions of people recover from grief as it helps readers make a series of small actions towards healing.

Relationships

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
For partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship.
Getting the Love You Want- Purchase on Amazon

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Through stories from her marriage therapy practice, the author gives illuminating advice and practical exercises that will help readers learn to nurture, protect and grow their adult intimate relationship.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
An interesting and revolutionary way to view how you communicate with others around you, especially with a life partner. A valuable resource in understanding more about yourself and your loved ones.

Bridges Not Walls by John Stewart
A book that clearly explains the basic facets of interpersonal communication. Lends insight into how you communicate with others and understanding more about why we say the things we do to one another.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny & Others
Lends tools for communicating when emotions are running strong and the conversation is important to your relationship. A good way to discover how you communicate with loved ones.

You Just Don't Understand! by Deborah Tannen
A sociolinguists take on the language differences of men and women. Understanding each others intentions and the reasons why we may communicate in different styles.

That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
A view into why conversation breaks down and how there are many different types and styles of communication among us. Insight into these moments and styles can help to smooth communication in your life and with your loved ones.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick
By a counselor and social worker, this book goes into what behaviors hurt and can damage a relationship, how to confront that situation, and how to get out when you feel trapped.

Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle
Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. In this book, Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation.
Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle on Amazon

The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship by Dr. Judy Kuriansky
A book helpful for all levels of couples - from those who have never dated anyone else before to those who have dated quite a bit but now want to learn more about their relationship. A great way to understand others and how you interact with them!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to A Healthy Relationship on Amazon

How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette by John Van Epp, Ph.d
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this book will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. How to understand others, yourself, and the nature of relationships in order to have greater success in love.
How To Avoid Falling in Love With A Jerk or Jerkette on Amazon

Care for Body

The Insomnia Workbook
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need.
The Insomnia Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
A new way to view growing older as a gift and ways to make your older years as balanced and healthy as they have ever been. A perspective that shows that these years could be the best and the healthiest, spiritually and otherwise, of your life.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister on Amazon

The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson
A very well-written book about the history of the importance of walking, from strolls that inspired great novels to migrations that changed the lives of ancient peoples. A great idea for an exercise habit that is as inspiring as it is simple!
The Lost Art of Walking by Geoff Nicholson on Amazon

Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide To All The Healing Benefits of Exercise by Ted Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Move Yourself on Amazon

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. An inspiring work to get you motivated to exercise!
Spark by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman on Amazon

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, the author offers an inspiring tale that may encourage readers to start running themselves!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers on Amazon

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
This book demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.
The Relaxation Response on Amazon

Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
A beginners guide to understanding how stress works, why does it occur? Easy and humorous tips for getting your stress under control and being able to view life's troubles with greater positivity and control.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin on Amazon

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A book about how meditation can be a very important practice in its own right. How to go about meditation and what the practice of it could mean for you and your life. A great way to improve your stress release methods!
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Vocation

For Richer, Not Poorer by Ruth L. Hayden
Nationally recognized educator and author, Ruth Hayden shows couples how to improve their relationship by learning how to permanently resolve one of the biggest issues in any marriage - Money.
For Richer, Not Poorer- Purchase on Amazon

Making the Most of Your Money by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bestselling author Jane Bryant Quinn starts out by helping you determine exactly where you stand on money matters and explaining basic money management techniques. Next, Quinn offers comprehensive discussions about insurance needs, home ownership, college funding, investment planning, and retirement. A useful series of appendices provides additional information on insurance, college, bonds, pensions, and more.
Making the Most of Your Money- Purchase on Amazon

Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives.
Personal Finance for Dummies- Purchase on Amazon

You Can Do It (Even if Others Say You Can't) by John Mason
Change your way of thinking and you can change your life. This book offers readers inspirational truth in bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and apply to life's issues, big and small. It powerfully shows that the past does not equal the future and readers can live fruitful and fulfilling lives when they step forward in faith, believing that God will provide the means to accomplish the impossible.
You Can Do It on Amazon

Organization

Getting Things Done by David Allen
This best selling book helps individuals and companies take a look at how they can be more efficient and be successful in reaching their goals. Highly recommended.

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach
Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! This book uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Overwhelmed by being or feeling disorganized? This book gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional!
Get It Together Girl! by Karyn Beach on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Spirituality

www.volunteermatch.org
This website will help you find just the right place to volunteer.

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies itself can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.circleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

The Five Love Languages
A great way to find out more about how you communicate with loved ones and how to be more understanding of how others communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Wome's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Features news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice.
Fitness Magazine

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Thier products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day.
MeYou Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts.
American Council on Exercise

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page.
The New York Times Health

Nicotine Anonymous
For those looking for support and tips in quitting their use of cigarettes. Stop the destructive habit today!
Nicotine Anonymous Online

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrition Source

Creating a Life of Balance

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

College Savings Plans
A network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon