Recommended Books

Mating in Captivity
By Esther Perel

A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

The Erotic Mind
By Jack Morin

The Erotic Mind explains the many paradoxes of erotic life, such as: why we're most excited when we must overcome obstacles; how anxiety, guilt, and anger -- generally thought to have a negative impact on sexual arousal -- often turn out to be aphrodisiacs; how we use unresolved issues from our early lives to intensify passion; and why the best sex is dynamic and unpredictable, rather than static and safe. 

The Gifts of Imperfection
By Brené Brown

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

The State of Affairs
By Esther Perel 

An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to make of this time-honored taboo...

Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth

In Women Food and God, Geneen Roth begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.

The Drama of the Gifted Child
By Alice Miller

This book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual's management of repressed anger and pain.

The 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married 
By Dr Guy Grenier 

From having kids to careers, from sex to spirituality, and everything in between, Dr. Grenier concentrates on essential topics, and offers guidelines and instructions that will allow couples to confidently assess the strength of their relationship.

The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today’s modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. 

The Five Love Languages
By Gary Chapman

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages?  Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

I Don't Want to Talk About It
By Terrence Real

This groundbreaking book is the “pathway out of darkness” that these men and their families seek. Real reveals how men can unearth their pain, heal themselves, restore relationships, and break the legacy of abuse. 

​The New InterCourses
By Martha Hopkins

 Including histories of aphrodisiacs, couples' anecdotes, and tantalizing photography, this 10th-anniversary edition of this beautiful and innovative cookbook features more than 55 new, couple-tested recipes and a completely revised appendix.