Recommended Reading and Sites

A running list of things you might like to read and sites you will want to visit.


Childhood Disrupted

Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents’ chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical “fingerprints” on our brains.

The Body Keeps the Score

  • Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.             Bessel A. van der Kolk


  • Founder, John Yacenda, a mentor from my University of Phoenix era, overcame the effects of a massive stroke, his recovery being described as wholly miraculous.  His doctors were baffled by his will and ultimate triumph through his deep and abiding faith.  For John, his mission is a paragon of giving back by fulfilling Unmet Dreams.