Reading Resources for Patients and their Families

Cardiac Health Information


Abramson, Beth. Heart Health for Canadians: The Definitive Guide.  Ontario: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. , 2013.

Casey, Aggie, Herbert Benson and Ann MacDonald. Mind Your Heart: A Mind/Body Approach to Stress Management, Exercise and Nutrition for Heart Health. New York:Free Press, 2014.

Casey, Aggie, Herbert Benson and Brian O’Neill. Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Gretsky, Walter. On Family, Hockey and Healing. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2001.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Canadian Family Guide to Stroke Prevention, Treatment and Recovery: Adapted for Canada for by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Toronto: Random House Canada, 1996.

Heller, Maria. The DASH Diet Action Plan: Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Without Medication. New York: Gran Central Life & Style, 2011.

Rippe, James, M. Heart Disease for Dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2004.

Taylor, Jill Bolte. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. New York: Viking, 2009.


Mind Care & Stress Management

Ben-Shahar, Tal. Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Benson, Herbert and Miriam Z. Klipper. The Relaxation Response. San Francisco: Quill, 2000.

Benson, Herbert and Eileen M. Stewart. The Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress Related Illness. New York: Fireside, 1993.

Berger, Janice with Harry Hall. Emotional Fitness: Discovering Our National Healing Power. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2005.

Borysenko, Joan. Inner Peace for Busy People: 52 Simple Strategies for Transforming Your Life. Carlsbad, California: Hay House, 2003.

Boroson, Martin. One Moment Mediation. New York: Winter Road Publishing, 2009.

Burns, David, D. The Feeling Good Handbook, rev. ed. New York, Plume, 1999.

Burnham, Bob, Jeff McCallum, Rosemary Sneeringer and Kathryn Bartman. Change One Belief – Inspirational Stories of How Changing Just One Belief Can Transform Your Life. Coquitlam, B.C.: Expert Author Publishing, 2012.

Caudill, Margaret. Managing Pain Before It Manages You. New York: Guilford Press, 2008.

Cousins, Normand. Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit. New York: Dutton, 1990.

Crowley, Chris & Lodge, Henry. Younger Next Year. New York: Workman Publishing, 2007.

Craze, Richard. Teach Yourself Relaxation, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009.

Davis, Martha, Elizabeth Eshelman, and Matthew McKay. The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger, 2008.

Diener, Ed, and Robert Biswas-Diener. Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2008.

Dossey, Larry. Prayer is Good Medicine.  San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1996.

Emmons, Robert A. Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make you Happier. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

Funk, Mary Margaret. Tools that Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life. New York: Continuum, 2004.

Grenville-Cleave. Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide. London: Totem Books/Icon Books, 2012.

Halcrow, Barbara. Spiritual Intelligence: How Your Spirit Will Lead You to Health, Happiness and Success. Coquitlam B.C.: Expert Author Publishing, 2011.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindful-ness. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. New York: Delta, 2005.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Keating, Thomas. Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimensions of the Gospel. New York: Continuum, 2006.

Kuntz, Ted. Peace Begins With Me. www.peacebeginswithme.ca. 2009

Lyubomirsky, Sonia. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Mate, Gabor, MD. When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress. Toronto: Random House, 2004.

McKay, Matthew, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning. Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life, 4th ed. Oakland, Calif.: new Harbinger, 2007.

Ornstein, Robert and David Sobel. Healthy Pleasures. Cambridge, Mass: Perseus, 1989

Paterson, Randy, J. The Assertiveness Workbook. New Harbinger Publications, 2000.

Peale, Norman V. Positive Imaging: The Powerful Way to Change Your Life. New York: Ballantine Books, 1996.

Remen, Rachel Naomi. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. New York: Riverhead Books, 2006.

Rosenberg, Marshall. Non-Violent Communication: A language of life: Life changing tools for healthy relationships. Encinitas, Ca.: Puddledancer Press, 2003.

Seligman, Martin. Authentic Happiness. New York: Free Press, 2004.

Seligman, Martin. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being. New York: Free Press, 2011.

Sobel, David and Robert Ornstein. The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook/ The Mind and Body Health Handbook. Los Altos, Calif.: DRX, 1996.

Stahl, Bob and Elisha Goldstein. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. Oakland, Calif.: New Harbinger, 2010.

Wiseman, Richard. 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot. New York: Borzoi Books, 2009.

 

Caregiver Resources

Meier Hamilton, Jane. The Caregiver’s Guide to Self Care. West Conshohocken, Penn.: Infinity. 2011

Rubenstein, Nataly. Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide. Minneapolis: Two Harbours Press, 2011.

Samples, Pat, Diane Larsen, Marvin Larsen. Self Care for Caregivers: A Twelve Step Approach. Centre City, Minn.: Hazelden. 1993

Siegel, Bernie S. Help Me to Heal: A Practical Guide for Patients, Visitors and Caregivers. Carlsbad, Calif.: Hay House, 2003.

Stall, Robert S., M.D. Caregiver’s Handbook. Buffalo, New York: Geriatric Press, 2002

West, Suzanne. Soul Care for Caregivers: How to Help Yourself While Helping Others. New York: Herman Sue Media, 2013

North Shore Community Resources’ Caregiver Support Program: 604-985-7138 www.nscr.bc.ca

Online Resources:

www.heartandstroke.ca

www.heart.org

www.cardiachealth.ca

www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/materials_for_patients.htm

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/heart

www.bhf.org.uk

www.heartresearchcentre.org

www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/heartdisease/heart-attack/coping-emotions

Seniors’ Health: http://phac-aspc.gc.ca

Ratings of Health Web Sites: www.healthratings.org