“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”


-J.R.R. Tolkien


Good Quotes


"We are not what happened to us, we are what we wish to become." - C.G. Jung

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." - T.S. Eliot


"'Once you get over the fear, then it's a cinch," she said.  And then she leaped into a mountainous and unexplored region of her heart."  - Monique Duval 


"Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity." - James Hillman


"If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor."

                       - Eleanor Roosevelt

Good Books


Iron John by Robert Bly

A book for men on making contact with their inner "wildman".

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Moore & Gillette

Discovering and differentiating the healthy and unhealthy masculine archetypes


Women That Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

A book of stories to help women make contact with their inner "wildwoman".  


A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Sequal to Power of Now.  Deeply spiritual and present.   


Creatures of a Day, Love’s Executioner, The Gift of Therapy by Dr. Irving Yalom

Great books about psychotherapy


The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung

A series of essays about our lives and society from the great Carl Jung


What Makes Love Last by John Gottman

About the science of relationships.


Life's Missing Instruction Manual by Joe Vitale

Great insight on a variety of topics related to life


True Strength by Kevin Sorbo

Wonderful personal story of overcoming illness and learning to be himself without having to be "perfect"


The Persistance of Yellow by Monique Duval

Motivational collection of poems or "recipes for life"


Unafraid by Adam Hamilton

Approaching the topic of anxiety from a rational, inclusive and spiritual framework


Talking To Strangers by Malcom Gladwell

Examines some psychological reasons as to why we often have a hard time making sense of other people, and how we can learn to better understand ourselves and others


The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Amazingly deep and archetypal stories of overcoming addiction, fear, selfishness and greed. On a deeper level they are about the individuation of both the individual and the world.  



David C. Eshleman, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Finding Balance


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