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- Connection Parenting Book List -

Connection Parenting Book List
Ok, so we already have an extremely complete collection of links to books that are consistent with Connection Parenting principles. Pam and I have read every single one of these books and vetted them all for consistency with her body of work and my work in Emotional Intelligence. No sense in duplicating this list here when that work has been done in depth already. Sorted by category: Pregnancy, Birth & Bonding, Parenting & Optimal Nurturing, Behavior & Discipline, Education & Activities, Communication & Relationships, Personal Growth, Magazines & Periodicals: Connection Parenting Book List

Here is a youtube link to a free 55 minute keynote address given by Pam Leo:

"Healing The Feeling Child"

This talk is essentially Chapter 3 from her Connection Parenting book.

The Liedloff Continuum Network
The official website for readers of Jean Liedloff's acclaimed book, "The Continuum Concept"

The book: "The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost" by Jean Liedloff

"Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear" by Pam Leo

The Consciously Parenting Project
This is the web site of our dear friend and ally, Rebecca Thompson - author, speaker, and the founder and Executive Director of The Consciously Parenting Project

Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence by Lawrence J. Cohen

I'm including these next two books under the Parenting heading even though I also list them just below under the Personal Development heading, because one essential aspect of effective parenting is doing your own inner work so you can demonstrate this way of being for your children. Ideally we do this before we have kids but often they show up in our lives and their presence is when we suddenly discover we have a ton of inner work to do. Both of Peter Walker's books are absolutely consistent with Pam's work in "Healing the Feeling Child" and my work in Emotional Intelligence. No matter who you are and what is going on in your life, these are two remarkably valuable books.

"The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness out of Blame"
by Peter Walker

"Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma"
by Peter Walker

- Self-Help, Personal Development, Relationship Management -

"Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma"
by Peter Walker

"The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness out of Blame"
by Peter Walker

"Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment"
by Martin E. P. Selgman, Ph.D.

"The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships"
by John M Gottman, Ph.D.

"The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence"
by Gavin de Becker

"You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation"
by Deborah Tannen

"That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships"
by Deborah Tannen

- Managing Narcissists, Cluster-B, and Other Types of High Conflict Personalities -

Language - Definition of Terms: Getting a Sense of Cluster B Disorders

Patricia Evans' essential foundation:
"Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You"

Bill Eddy's remarkable work on High Conflict Personalities: - Essay Collection - by Bill Eddy

Bill Eddy's Web Site: "The High Conflict Institute"

His book on divorce:
"Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder"
by Bill Eddy

His book on HCPs in the Workplace: "It's All Your Fault at Work!: Managing Narcissists and Other High-Conflict People"
by Bill Eddy

His book on Social Media: "BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns" by Bill Eddy

His book on Co-Parenting: "The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Reclaim Your Life One Week At A Time"
By Megan Hunter MBA, Andrea LaRochelle RFM, Bill Eddy

- Business and Work -

"Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business"
by Richard Pascale, Mark Milleman, Linda Gioja

"Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution"
by Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson

- Politics and Activism -

"Practical Politics For Bold Women: Proven Methods To Organize And Be Heard"
by Natasha Chart
Are you one of the growing number of women who feels betrayed by political parties and mainstream feminist organizations who can no longer define what a woman is, let alone represent women’s interests?
Practical Politics for Bold Women is for women’s rights campaigners who want to be heard, but may not be sure where to start.
If you’ve ever gotten anyone else to agree to work with you towards a common goal, this book lays out steps you can take to build towards political achievement and influence.

"The Authoritarians"
by Bob Altemeyer
This website places at your disposal a free ebook entitled The Authoritarians. Bob wrote this book in 2006 when a great deal seemed to be going wrong in America, and he thought the research on authoritarian personalities could explain a lot of it. (The book is set in that era, but you will have no trouble finding present-day examples of what the experiments found back then.)
He also has an edited version specifically about Trump that he wrote with John Dean, and the image above is the cover for that. His original book as a free PDF download. The new version you will need to buy. (It's worth it.)

- Building (or finding) Healthy Community -

"Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities"
Paperback - 2003 by Diana Leafe Christian (Author), Patch Adams (Foreword)

"Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community"
Paperback - May 1, 2007 by Diana Leafe Christian (Author)

- Diet, Nutrition & Health -

"The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability"
by Lierre Keith

Zerocarbzen: Eat Meat - Drink Water
Esmée La Fleur's wonderful resource site about the zero carb way of life

Diabetes Warrior
Steve Cooksey - successfully managing Type 2 Diabetes through diet alone - without meds or insulin

Primal Body, Primal Mind
the web site of Nora Gedgaudas, and I highly recommend her book too:

"Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life"
Paperback - Deluxe Edition, May 27, 2011 by Nora T. Gedgaudas (Author)

"The Carnivore Diet"
the recent book by Shawn Baker, MD - Shawn is not only a doctor, he's a world-class competitive weight-lifter.

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Paperback - Jan 6, 2015 by Nina Teicholz
Also an essential video from Nina about how we got into the dietary and nutritional mess we are in:
The Science and Politics of Red Meat in 2021

Ivor Cummins on calcium scores and the root causes of CVD, Part 1
Ivor Cummins - Part 2 - Healing CVD

L. Amber O'Hearn is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with low-carb, ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Professor Tim Noakes in his recent trial. Amber has been eating a plant-free diet since 2009. Her web site is:

- DIY - Alternative Building -

Geothermal Greenhouse Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20 F (the record low is -40 F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth's stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow warm weather produce - citrus, figs, pomegranates - in the snow. Interviewed by Kirsten Dirksen.

The Natural Home - passive solar and high thermal mass

Cordwood Masonry - Rob Roy's site also includes links to books on his Megalith building and moving tech. Build your own henge! ;)

Cob, Strawbale and many other styles and types
Architect, designer, and builder Sigi Koko:

Earthbag Building

Whole Tree Architecture - Roald Gundersen, AIA
including Passive Solar Cold Climate Greenhouses - Roald Gundersen, AIA

- Holistic Management - Complex Systems Decision-Making -

Savory Global
Allan Savory's web site and global organization

"Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making" - 2nd Edition
by Allan Savory

Joel Salatin & Polyface Farms

- Environmentalism -

"Bright Green Lies exposes the hypocrisy and bankruptcy of leading environmental groups and their most prominent cheerleaders. The best-known environmentalists are not in the business of speaking truth, or even holding up rational solutions to blunt the impending ecocide, but instead indulge in a mendacious and self-serving delusion that provides comfort at the expense of reality. They fail to state the obvious: We cannot continue to wallow in hedonistic consumption and industrial expansion and survive as a species. The environmental debate, Derrick Jensen and his coauthors argue, has been distorted by hubris and the childish desire by those in industrialized nations to sustain the unsustainable. All debates about environmental policy need to begin with honoring and protecting, not the desires of the human species, but with the sanctity of the Earth itself. We refuse to ask the right questions because these questions expose a stark truth—we cannot continue to live as we are living. To do so is suicidal folly. ‘Tell me how you seek, and I will tell you what you are seeking,’ the German philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said. This is the power of Bright Green Lies: It asks the questions most refuse to ask, and in that questioning, that seeking, uncovers profound truths we ignore at our peril.” -- Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of America: The Farewell Tour

THE BOOK and the FILM:
"Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement
Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It (Politics of the Living)"

by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert

- Climate Change -

Peter Sinclair - Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Skeptical Science - Debunking Climate Change Denial

Spencer Weart and the History of Climate Change

"The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth"
Paperback - July 13, 2010, by Dianne Dumanoski

"Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change"
by William R. Catton, Jr.

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