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Research by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S. 

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Psychology, Self-Help, Self-Therapy, Self-Improvement, Practical Wisdom
Mental Self-Help, Lifestyle, Practical Living, Biblio-Therapy



These are books I am reading, studying, using or have read that are in my home library in Red Bluff, California or from books borrowed from local public or university libraries. 



Biel, Andrew.  Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More.  By Andrew Biel, LMP.  Illustrations by Robin Dorn, LMP.  Boulder, Colorado, Books of Discovery, 1997, 2005, 3rd Edition.  Index, glossary, 422 pages.  ISBN: 9780965853453.  VSCL.  A very good resource and reference tool written by an experienced massage therapist.  A good book for learning palpatory and anatomy skills.  


Calais-Germain, Blandine.  Anatomy of Movement.   By Blandine Calais-Germain.   Seattle, Washington, Eastland Press, 1985, 1993.  Translated from the French by Nicole Commarmond.  Index, 289 pages.  ISBN: 0939616173.  VSCL.   


Chaffee, John, Pd.D..  The Thinker's Way: 8 Steps to a Richer Life (Think Critically, Live Creatively, Choose Freely).  Boston, Little, Brown and Co, c1998.  Index, recommended reading, 420 pages.  ISBN: 0965681076.  VSCL. 


Chaffee, John, Ph.D.  Thinking Critically.  Boston, Wadsworth Pub., 2012.  10th Edition.  Index, glossary, 575 pages.  ISBN: 9780495908814.  John Chaffee, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at The City University of New York, where he has developed a Philosophy and Critical Thinking program.  VSCL. 


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Ellis, Albert (1913-2007), Ph.D.   Very influential American psychologist.  Formulator of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). 


Ellis, Albert.  The Albert Ellis Reader: A Guide to Well-Being Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.  Edited by Albert Ellis and Shawn Blau.  New York, Citadel Press, Kensington Pub., 1998.  Index, bibliography, notes, 375 pages.  ISBN: 0806520329.  VSCL.  


Ellis, Albert.  The Myth of Self-esteem: How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life Forever  By Albert Ellis.  Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, 2005.  Index, 344 pages.  ISBN: 1591023548.  VSCL. 


Ellis, Albert.  A New Guide to Rational Living.  By Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper.  Third Edition, Thoroughly Revised and Updated for the Twenty-First Century.  Hollywood, CA, Melvin Powers Wilshire Book Company, 1961, 1997.  Index, bibliography, 283 pages.   ISBN: 0879800429.  VSCL. 


                    Albert Ellis Ph.D., 1913-2007          Albert Ellis, Ph.D., 191302007



Grudin, Robert.  Time and the Art of Living.  New York, Ticknor and Fields, 1982.  189 pages.  ISBN: 0899197892.  VSCL. 


Toward a Psychology of Being.  By Abraham Maslow.  Reprint of 1962 First Edition.  Martino Fine Books, 2011.  228 pages.  ISBN: 978-1614270676.  VSCL. 


Jamison, Kay Redfield, M.D.  Exuberance: The Passion for Life.  Vintage, 2005.  Detailed notes, index, 416 pages.  ISBN: 9780375701481.  VSCL.


Jung, Carl Gustav.  Psychological Reflections: A New Anthology of His Writings, 1905-1961.  Selected and edited by Jolande Jacobi in collaboration with R. F. C. Hull.  Princeton University Press, Bollingen Series XXXI, 1970.  Sources, 379 pages.  ISBN: 0691017867.  VSCL.  


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Maturana, Humberto R. and Varela, Francisco J.  The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding.  Boston, Shambhala, 1987.  Revised Edition, 1998.  Index, glossary, 269 pages.  ISBN: 9780877736424.  VSCL.   


McConkey, James.  The Anatomy of Memory.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1996.  509 pages.  ISBN: 0195078411.  VSCL. 


Norcross, John C.  Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions  By John C. Norcross, Ph.D.  Contributors: Kristin Loberg and Jonathon Norcross.  Simon and Schuster, 2012.  272 pages.  ISBN: 978-1451657616.  VSCL. 


Qigong (Chi Kung, Tao Yin, Chinese Yoga): Lessons, History, Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Research


Robbins, Anthony.  Awaken the Giant Within.  Free Press, 1992.  Index, 544 pages.  ISBN: 98-0671791544.  VSCL. 


Rogers, Carl R.  On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy.  By Carl R. Rogers.  Introduction by Pete D. Kramer.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1961, 1995.  Index, bibliography, 420 pages.  ISBN: 039575531X.  VSCL. 


Touching, Touch, Hands, Fingers


Wilbur, Ken.  Integral Life Practices: A 21st Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.  By Ken Wilbur, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard, and Marco Morelli.  Integral Books, 2008.  Index, 416 pages.  ISBN: 1590304675.  VSCL. 


Wilbur, Ken.  The Spectrum of Consciousness.  By Ken Wilbur.  20th Anniversary Edition.  Wheaton, Illinois, Quest Books, The Theosophical Publishing House, 1977, 1993.  Bibliography, index, 362 pages.  ISBN: 0835606953.  VSCL. 


Well Being: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Fitness 


Willpower, Behavioral Change: Quotes, Sayings, Notes


Wilson, Frank R.  The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language and Human Culture.  New York, Vintage Books, 1998.  Notes, bibliography, 397 pages.  ISBN: 0679740473.  VSCL. 


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" "Exuberance" derived from the Latin exuberanceex, "out of," + uberare, "to be fruitful, to be abundant"― is as its core a concept of fertility.  Exuberance in nature is defined by lush, profuse, riotous growth; it is an overflowing, opulent, and copious abundance.  ... In our time, "exuberance" usually denotes a mood or temperament of joyfulness, ebullience, and high spirits, a state of overflowing energy and delight.  It is more energetic than joy and enthusiasm but less intense, although of longer duration, than ecstasy.  The origins of the concept of exuberance in the cyclic fertility of nature, now largely forgotten, remain critical to understanding it as a primitive life force vital to survival."
-  Kay Redfield Jamison, M.D.  Exuberance: The Passion for Life


"The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the hidden side of things.  The bequeathed to us one of most beautiful words in our language― the word 'enthusiasm'― en theos― a god within.  The grandeur of human actions is measured by the inspiration from which they spring.  Happy is he who bears a god within, an who obeys it."
-  Louis Pasteur






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