Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read. ~ John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach
John Ratey (2008). Spark: the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. New York: Little-Brown.
Candace Pert (1997). Molecules of emotion: why you feel the way you feel. New York: Scribner.
Jeffrey Schwartz & Sharon Begley (2002). The mind and the brain: neuroplasticity and the power of mental force. New York: ReganBooks/HarperCollins.
Andrew Weil (2005). Healthy aging: a lifelong guide to your physical and spiritual well-being. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Don VerHulst (2008). 10 Keys that cure: bible truths for better health today. self-published.
James Prochaska, John Norcross & Carlo DiClemente (1994). Changing for good: a revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward. New York: William Morrow.
Bill O’Hanlon (1999). Do one thing differently: ten simple ways to change your life. New York: William Morrow.
John Medina (2008). Brain Rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school. Seattle: Pear Press.
Personal and Child Protection
Michael Asken (2010). Warrior mindset: mental toughness skills for a nation’s peacekeepers. Milstadt, IL: Warrior Science Publications.
Gavin de Becker (1999). Protecting the gift: keeping children and teenagers safe (and parents sane). New York: The Dial Press/Random House.
Gavin de Becker (1997). The gift of fear: survival signals that protect us from violence. Boston: Little Brown & Co.
Tom Patire (2003). Tom patire’s personal protection handbook: absolutely everything you need to know to keep yourself, your family, and your assets safe. New York: Three Rivers Press.
Tim Larkin & Chris Ranck-Buhr (2009). How to survive the most critical 5 seconds of your life. Sequim, WA: TFT Group/Straitview Publishing.
Dave Grossman (2009). On killing: the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society. New York: Back Bay Books/Little Brown & Co.
Dave Grossman & Loren Christensen (2012). On combat: the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict in war and peace. Milstadt, IL: Human Factor Research Group/Warrior Science Publications.
Dave Grossman & Gloria DeGaetano (1999). Stop teaching our kids to kill: a call to action against TV, movie & video game violence. New York: Crown Publishers. (*This also applies to child protection)
Henry Cloud & John Townsend (1998). Boundaries with kids: when to say yes, when to say no, to help your children gain control of their lives. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell (1997). The five love languages of children. Chicago: Northfield Publishing.
Life & Financial Management
Dave Ramsey (2003). The total money makeover: a proven plan for financial fitness. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Dave Ramsey (1999). More than enough: proven keys to strengthening your family and building financial peace. Viking Penguin.
Thomas Stanley & William Danko (1996). The millionaire next door: the surprising secrets of america’s wealthy. Atlanta: Longstreet Press.
John Maxwell (1997). The success journey: the process of living your dreams. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Daniel Lapin (2002). Thou shall prosper: ten commandments of making money. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Timothy Ferriss (2007). The 4-hour workweek: escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich. New York: Crown Publishers.
Phil McGraw (2008). Real life: preparing for the 7 most challenging days of your life. New York: Free Press.
John Miller (2001). QBQ: the question behind the question. Denver: Denver Press.
John Miller (2006). Flipping the switch: unleash the power of personal accountability using the QBQ. New York: G.P. Putnam.
Ken Blanchard (2007). Leading at a higher level: blanchard on leadership and creating high performing organizations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Subir Chowdhury (2005). The ice cream maker: an inspiring tale about making quality the key ingredient in everything you do. New York: Currency/Doubleday.
Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul & John Christensen (2000). Fish: a remarkable way to boost morale and improve results. New York: Hyperion.
Larry Winget (2007). It’s Called Work for a Reason. New York: Gotham Books/Penguin.