General Resources


Agrawal, Radha (2018). Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live a More Connected Life

Brown, Brene, (2012). Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brown, Brene (2015). The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brown, Laura (2015). Not the Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships after Childhood Trauma

Cameron, Julia (2016). The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

Frederickson, Barbara (2015). Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Gottman, John & Gottman, Julie (2019). Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Gottman, John & Silver, Nan (1999). Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Hari, Johann (2018). Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

KIngma, Daphne Rose (1998). The Future of Love: The Power of the Soul in Intimate Relationships

Kingma, Daphne Rose (2012). Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Survive the Ending of Yours

Leonard-Curtin, A. & LeonardCurtin, T. (2019). The Power of Small: Making Tiny but Powerful Changes when Everything Feels Too Much

Uemura, Anne. (2016). Listen to the Cries of Your Heart: the ChildHeart Path to Your Inner Child

Williamson, Marianne (2004). The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life


Ali, S. (July 12, 2018). What You Need to Know about the Loneliness Epidemic. Psychology Today.

Brody, J. (Dec. 11, 2017). The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health. The New York Times.

Gulyas, A. (May 11, 2018). A Response to Mavis Tsai’s TEDx Talk: Create Extraordinary Interactions. https://www.

Hafner, K. (Sept. 5, 2016) Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness. The New York Times.

Jones, D. (Jan. 9, 2015). The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. The New York Times.

Keimowitz, A. (March 9, 2018). I Felt Despair About Climate Change— Until a Brush With Death Changed My Mind.

Weiss, R. (Sept. 30, 2015). The Opposite of Addiction is Connection. Psychology Today.

West, B. (Dec. 4, 2018) Connection is a Core Human Need, but We are Terrible at it.

Videos and Podcasts:

Create Extraordinary Interactions | Mavis Tsai | TEDxEverett

How to have extraordinary conversations - Mavis Tsai at Seattle Live

Big Waves Strong Boat (23) Mavis Tsai

Why 'Live with Awareness. Courage and Love' Meetups?