About Miriam
  • Even if we never meet, I want to share with you some resources that mean a lot to me—and to my clients.

  • We all have the aptitude to change our lives and reach our potential.

Below, find a list of the products I recommend* and work with in my family counseling practice and speaking engagements.

Family Ties That Bind

Improve your personal relationships Most people’s lives are complicated by family relationships. Birth order, our parents’ relationship, and the “rules” we were brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members. Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better relationships. This easy-to-read, practical book explains how families function and what you can do to change the way you act in your family and with other people.

The Eight Concepts

"The Eight Concepts" is a clear and concise description of the basic concepts of Bowen family system theory. Beginning with the fundamental concept of the nuclear family as the emotional unit, the other concepts -- differentiation of self scale, triangles, cutoff, family projection process, multigenerational transmission process, sibling position, and emotional processes of society -- are explained as they evolve out of the fundamental concept of the emotional unit.

EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIPS

Turn any Relationship into an Extraordinary Relationship "A refreshing alternative to common self-help approaches." --Michael E. Kerr, M.D., Director, Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D.C. and coauthor with Dr. Murray Bowen of Family Evaluation After food, water, and shelter, relationships are the most important factors in determining your quality of life.

ScreamFree Parenting

ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It's about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids' behavior . . . for their benefit.

MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud.

THE DANCE OF ANGER

"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to", writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers.While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless.

THE DANCE OF INTIMACY

In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

By melding love, science, and religion into a primer on personal growth, M. Scott Peck launched his highly successful writing and lecturing career with this book.

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES

Folklore, fairy tales and dream symbols are called on to help restore women's neglected intuitive and instinctive abilities in this earthy first book by a Jungian analyst. According to Estes, wolves and women share a psychic bond in their fierceness, grace and devotion to mate and community.

FIRE IN THE BELLY: ON BEING A MAN

The new male that Keen envisions is neither devoted careerist nor self-absorbed New Age guy nor cool, detached "post-modern man." He is husbandman and steward of the earth--strong, vulnerable, with a capacity for moral outrage, empathy and wonder--whose right livelihood is consonant with ecological awareness.

IRON JOHN: A BOOK ABOUT MEN

Today's sensitized male may be in touch with his "feminine" side, but, writes poet Bly, this "soft male" possesses little vitality and is hobbled by grief and anguish. To achieve real masculinity, Bly argues, men must cultivate a fierce tenderness to be found neither in the macho/John Wayne model nor in the "interior feminine."

BOUNDARIES

In order to call themselves good Christians, many people have drawn overly flexible boundaries (unwilling to say no, always accommodating others' needs) or overly rigid boundaries (to the point of being righteous and judgmental). Psychologists and inspirational speakers Cloud and Townsend show readers how to set reasonable boundaries in order to follow the true path of Christianity.

Kindle

"What's clear, however, is that if you're looking for a standalone e-reader (i.e., a portable replacement for physical books), this is the go-to, standard-setting device." - Engadget

If you'd like more information, please call or email me today. You can also read my blog for a more in-depth, anecdotal approach to these topics.

* Full disclosure: these are affiliate links. However, as a matter of course, I do not recommend any products I have not personally read and used in my practice and found to be useful, engaging, and informative.