Resources for Further Learning

Here are some additional sources of information that I think you might find useful and helpful. Please feel free to contact me when you find others from which you’ve learned or benefited via my contact page.

I first came to see Vicki after finding myself overwhelmed by emotions
surrounding the loss of two people very dear to me, while at the same time going through other life changes including retirement. Vicki was able to guide me to a better perspective of my responses to loss and change, which has had a profound impact on the way I feel about myself, my reactions to others, and my responses to the world around me.
— client: Name Withheld

I highly recommend this website for anyone who identifies as a Highly Sensitive Person. Dr. Elaine Aron is the psychologist who identified this trait and coined the term.


This blog and website is quite helpful for highly sensitive people. It is very helpful to read about ways to cope with life as an HSP.



This is a wonderful website for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People.

I like this website because it’s about simplifying our lives both materially and psychologically.

Both of these above sites have good articles on a variety of issues.

Books I Like:

General Life Satisfaction

The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

Slow Is Beautiful by Cecile Andrews

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*** by Mark Hanson

The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama

How To Be Miserable by Randy J. Paterson, Ph.D

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Year of Living Consciously by Gay Hendricks

The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama

Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef

Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Highly Sensitive People

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine Aron, Ph.D

The Highly Sensitive Person In Love by Elaine Aron, Ph.D

The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron, Ph.D

The Highly Sensitive Workbook by Elaine Aron, Ph.D

The Highly Sensitive Persons Survival Guide by Ted Zeff, Ph.D


How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando

Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself by Victoria Secunda

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman

It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine

Coping With Aging

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity Of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Haggerty

Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.

The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Jeff Johnson, Ph.D and Paula Forman, Ph.D

Leap! What Will We Do With the Rest of Our Lives by Sara Davidson

Painful Life Events

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron


The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D

Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D and Elizabeth M. Karle, MLIS

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.
— Gabriel Garcia Marquez