SNAP! From Chaos to Calm

Helping you move out of emotional chaos and into a state of calmness, my SNAP Method introduces evidence-based mindfulness practices that are easy to learn, remember, and do anywhere, even in the heat of the moment.

SNAP! is for time-constrained people who desperately need new responses to life stressors while still juggling their daily worlds of family, work, relationships, health, and home.

SNAP! From Chaos to Calm suggested mindfulness reading

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Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To

Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos

At one point in my life, I was so stressed that I began manifesting symptoms of a stroke. It was at this point I realized I needed to change my life and find better ways of managing the challenges I would inevitably face.

Now it’s time to share the methods I learned with you.

Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos suggested mindfulness reading

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Visit Kristin Neff’s website to see an extensive list of research studies and articles with links to each paper.


The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions suggested mindfulness reading

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive suggested mindfulness reading

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself suggested mindfulness reading

Self-Compassion For Dummies - Steven Hickman

Hickman, Steven (2021). Self-Compassion For Dummies. For Dummies; 1st edition.

Bennett-Goleman, T. (2001). Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Brach, T. (2003) Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam.

Brown, B. (1999). Soul without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within. Boston: Shambala.

Brown, B. (2010). The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Feldman, C. (2005). Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World. Berkeley: Rodmell Press.

Gilbert, P. (2009). The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges. London: Constable.

Goldstein, J., & Kornfield, J. (1987). Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation. Boston: Shambhala.

Graham, L. (2013). Bouncing Back : Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Graham, L. (2018). Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Hanh, T. N. (1997). Teachings on Love. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.

Hanson, R. (2009). Buddha’s Brain : The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Hanson, R. (2013). Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. New York : Crown Publishing.

Kornfield, J. (1993). A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam Books.

McGonigal, Kelly (2016). The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It. Avery.

Rosenberg, M. (2003). Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Encinitas, CA: Puddledancer Press.

Salzberg, S. (1997). Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Boston: Shambala.

Salzberg, S. (2005). The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love and Compassion. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.


Chris Germer :

Tara Brach :

Jon Kabat-Zinn :

Paul Gilbert :

Brené Brown :

Christine Tomasello : (Expert on the Enneagramand other great methods to help people be the best they can be.)

Dharma Seed: Free meditations, teachings, recordings from retreats.

Merry Woodfuff, MA ACC: : San Diego Life coach who teaches the MSC 8 week course and the MBSR 8 week course in the Rancho Bernardo area, and runs retreats.

Dr. Dan Siegel:


WHEN THINGS FALL APART – Read by Pema Chodrun.

BE HERE NOW – Ram Dass. Tons of great articles.

INSIGHT TIMER – A must for guided meditations from all different people in all different lengths of time. There are also affinity groups if you would like to connect to other like-minded people.

OMVANA – a very cool app with guided meditations and music that you can customize to each track.


If this is the content you are reading when you scroll through your e-mail inbox every day, you will be putting healthy stuff in your brain!

J.O.T. FROM RICK HANSON – [email protected]

(This is a must! And you will also get receive information about upcoming seminars and retreats, in addition to learning about plus his Foundations of Well-Being on line course, which is excellent.)


(Everything from courses, to articles, videos, etc).

SOUNDS TRUE – [email protected]

(They have everything from video, audio, classes, products, and festivals).

NICABM – [email protected]

(They run courses for clinicians, but anyone can take them. I’ve taken many of their courses. If you purchase the course instead of watching it at the time it is streaming live, you can keep it forever in your video library).

MINDVALLEY ACADEMY – [email protected] (They are the largest publisher of self-help publications, and they constantly run free on line seminars or webinars).

en*theos – The Optimizer – [email protected]

(They have set up an intentional community of spiritual people and meditators and offering programming and e-mail groups).

THE SHIFT NETWORK – [email protected]

(They are all about world peace. They provide incredible video interviews of the peace makers of our day).