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Psychology and Self-Help


Single Girl’s Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Step-Mother with Humor and Grace CBA 7779

by Sally Bjornsen. Narrated by Eileen Gruhn.

2 cassettes.

A humorous, honest, and empathetic resource for the novice step-mother. Includes advice from the Seattle author on step-kids, ex-wives, holidays, and romance in spite of it all. Includes lists of resources.


The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome CBA 7510

by Harriet B. Braiker. Narrated by Kate Fleming.

4 cassettes.

A guide for those who feel trapped by constantly pleasing others at their own expense. 2001.


The Delany Sisters’ Book of Everyday Wisdom CBA 7625

by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, and Amy Hill Hearth. Narrated by Jacky Kennedy.

1 cassette.

Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany, both over 100 years old, answer questions posed to them by readers of their first book, "Having Our Say". 1994.


Brave New Girls: Creative Ideas to Help Girls Be Confident, Healthy, and Happy CBA 7091

by Jeanette Gadeberg. Narrated by Katharine Donnelly.

2 cassettes.

Guide for helping girls deal with the problems of growing up. Discusses what's on girls' minds - family, relationships, money management, body image, sexual harassment - and challenges them to take the initiative to stand up for themselves. 1997.

Healing Conversations: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say CBA 7466

by Nance Guilmartin. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

3 cassettes.

Helps the reader face uncomfortable situations where they are at a loss for words and step into someone else's shoes so that they can offer, ask for, or receive comfort. 2002.

For Mothers of Difficult Daughters: How to Enrich and Repair the Relationship in Adulthood CBA 7522

by Charney Herst and Lynette Padwa. Narrated by Andrea Lewis.

4 cassettes.

A family therapist and clinical psychologist offers a program of advice for mothers on how to repair their relationships with their adult daughters. 1998.


The Taming of the Chew: A Holistic Guide to Stopping Compulsive Eating CBA 7502

by Dorothy Lamothe. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

3 cassettes.

Psychologist and doctor of holistic health Denise Lamothe presents a program to combat overeating, showing compulsive eaters how to take control of their dependence on and obsession with food. 1998.


Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life CBA 7318

by Gregg Levoy. Narrated by Alis Parris.

5 cassettes.

Describes the myriad ways individuals are directed to follow their authentic true work and provides psychological, spiritual, and practical guidance. 1997.


Elder Rage or Take My Father...Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents CBA 7842

by Jacqueline Marcell. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

6 cassettes.

A television executive relates her experiences with her elderly parents who suffered from dementia and shares information on caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Includes a resource list and an addendum entitled "A Physician's Guide to Treating Dementia" by Rodman Shankle, MS MD. Some strong language. 2001.

Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer CBA 7294

by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell. Narrated by Peter Szalai.

3 cassettes.

Draws on anecdotes, crew diaries, contemporary material, and interviews with some of today's leaders to illustrate Shackleton's leadership tactics. 2001.

Talking to Alzheimer’s: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friend CBA 7832

by Claudia Strauss. Narrated by Ann Lewis.

2 cassettes.

Practical suggestions to help enjoy meaningful interactions with an Alzheimer’s patient and end visits feeling that the bond between the two of you is alive and well. Topics include preparing for a visit, tips on carrying on a conversation, handling difficult situations, and helping children visit. 2001.


First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple CBA 6924

by Cameron West. Narrated by Ed Kennedy.

4 cassettes.

A candid memoir by a psychologist about his development of Dissociative Identity Disorder, the experience of living with multiple personalities, and his treatment. 1999.


Religion and Philosophy



The 15-Minute Miracle Revealed CBA 7517

by Jacquelyn Aldana. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

2 cassettes.

The author asserts that her fill-in-blanks journaling process will increase your sense of well-being and help you attract love, money, miracles, and more. 2003.


The New Ethics: A Tour of the 21st-Century Moral Landscape CBA 7777

by Anita Allen. Narrated by Jacky Kennedy.

6 cassettes.

A University of Pennsylvania law professor examines the changing world around us and the way we make choices. 2004.

Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing CBA 7565

by Michele Borba. Narrated by Gretchen Harmon.

5 cassettes.

The author uses the idea of Moral Intelligence to conceptualize and teach values, character, and what she sees as the seven essential virtues: empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance, and fairness. 1998.

The Private Adam: Becoming a Hero in a Selfish Age CBA 7531

by Schmuley Boteach. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

4 cassettes.

A rabbi reflects on the image of heroes in contemporary culture and celebrates selfless individuals who struggle to do right in their daily lives. 2003.


Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing CBA 7645

by Charles Johnson. Narrated by Pete Mesling.

2 cassettes.

Essays by a Seattle author on the connection between Buddhism and creativity, and of the role of Eastern philosophy in the quest for a free and thoughtful life. 2003.


Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us CBA 7432

by Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker. Narrated by Shelley McIntyre.

4 cassettes.

An exploration of the Christian doctrine of atonement, drawing on the Bible, the Confessions of St. Augustine, and a wide array of stories about family violence, sexual abuse of children, racism, homophobia, and war. 2001.

Sacred Passage: How to Provide Fearless, Compassionate Care for the Dying CBA 7568

by Margaret Coberly. Narrated by Ann Lewis.

3 cassettes.

A nurse draws on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and 30 years of her personal experience to offer practical advice on the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of caring for the dying. 2002.

Today I Am a Boy: The Bar Mitzvah Journey of a Grown Man CBA 7252

by David Hays. Narrated by Jacky Kennedy.

4 cassettes.

At the age of sixty-six, Hays joined a synagogue, borrowed a Hebrew primer from his grandson, and joined a class of twelve-year-olds studying for their bar mitzvahs. 2000.


Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains Are Linked to the Universe CBA 7255

by Melvin Morse. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

3 cassettes.

The authors explore the links between science and mysticism as they assert the existence of an area of the brain that is the biological link to the universe and show how it has been used to achieve healing, personal peace, and transcendence. 2000.


Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist’s Journey from Near Death to New Life CBA 7408

by Lewis Richmond. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

3 cassettes.

The author sees his overcoming a swift and devastating brain injury as only the beginning of a journey to recovery. The 52-year-old Buddhist teacher discusses his road not only back to wellness, but to rebirth and transformation. 2002.


Mormon Country CBA 7646

by Wallace Stegner. Narrated by Floyd Hutton.

5 cassettes.

Stegner, a resident of "Mormon Country" for 15 years, tells the Mormon’s story of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West. 1942.

Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Papal Elections CBA 7669

by Greg Tobin. Narrated by Eileen Gruhn.

3 cassettes.

Each rule for selecting the Pope is examined and the history behind the conclave and the key issues that will shape the future of the Catholic Church are explored. 2003.

Reflections of a Pioneering Priest CBA 7406

by William Treacy. Narrated by Jess Ramaker.

3 cassettes.

The author recounts experiences during his 60 year ministry as a Catholic priest in the Pacific Northwest. With Rabbi Raphael Levine, he began a local interfaith discussion television program and established a camp where people of all faiths and races convened. 2001.


Different Seasons: Twelve Months of Wisdom and Inspiration CBA 7516

by Dale Turner. Narrated by Tim Clifford.

3 cassettes.

Seattle Times religious columnist Dale Turner shares a selection of inspirational articles from his fifty years as a Congregational minister. 1997.

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