Dry: A Memoir

Additional Resources

Life Without Ed

Cultivating Lasting Happiness by Terry Fralich, LPCC
The definitive practical guide to understanding mindfulness and integrating it into your life. Terry Fralich has created a path for developing the awareness and skills to minimize suffering and maximize positive states - all to enhance well being.

SuperBetter  by Jane McGonigal
In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain.

Conquering Shame and Codependency  by Darlene Lancer
A nationally recognized author and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you, and lead to healthier relationships.

How To Be An Adult: A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual Integration  by David Richo

Using the metaphor of the heroic journey--departure, struggle and return--the author shows readers the way to psychological and spiritual health.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  by Brene Brown

Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques  by Margaret Wehrenberg

​A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress.

The Gift of Maybe: finding hope and possibility in uncertain times  by Allison Carmon

In the face of uncertainty, Maybe opens your mind and heart. It creates a little space for hope. It allows you to take a deep breath, stay in the present, and forge your own path.

The Conquest of Happiness  by Bertrand Russell

The author attempts to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies.

Be Here Now  by Ram Dass
With over 150 pages of metaphysical illustrations and practical advice on how to implement a yogic regiment, it is sure to enrich your emotional, physical, and spiritual life.

Yoga For Anxiety
Be Here Now

Trauma, PTSD & Veterans' Issues

Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Eating in the Light of the Moon

Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing - Other Resources

Eating in the Light of the Moon  by Anita A. Johnston, PhD.

By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.

Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders  by Aimee Liu

Aimee Liu, who wrote Solitaire, has extensively researched the origins and effects of both anorexia and bulimia, and dispels many commonly held myths about these diseases with the persuasive conclusion that anorexia is a result of personality.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Cultivating Lasting Happiness

The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World  by Alan Downs
The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior.

Mayo Clinic Handbook of Happiness
The Chemistry of Joy
Veterans Crisis Line
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Conquering Shame and Codependency
American Psychoanalytic Association
Better Than Before
The Conquest of Happiness
The Gift of Maybe

OpenCounseling  A directory of non-profit counseling centers that helps you find the best counseling option for your budget.

Minneapolis VA Healthcare System  An affiliated teaching hospital that provides primary, specialty, mental and behavioral health, and extended care and rehabilitative care to over 80,000 veteran patients.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

MN Trauma Project

Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
A memoir written by American writer Augusten Burroughs (Running With Scissors) that describes the author's battle with alcoholism.

Yoga for Anxiety  by Mary Nurrie Stearns, LCSW, RYT
Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. This book offers meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity.

The Chemistry of Joy  by M.D. Henry Emmons and Rachel Kranz
This book offers a unique blend of Western science and Eastern philosophy to show you how to treat depression more naturally and effectively, and what you can do TODAY to create a happier, more fulfilling life for yourself.

The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living  by Amit Sood

​Happiness is a habit. For some of us, that habit is a natural inclination; for others, it is a learned behavior. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness combines wisdom from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to help you choose contentment.

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives  by Gretchen Rubin

The author tackles the critical question: How do we change?  The answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma  by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times Science bestseller

We Have to Talk: healing dialogues between men and women  by Samuel Shem & Janet Surrey

“We have to talk.” For many men, these are the four worst words in the English language, especially when they're uttered by a female partner. But it doesn't have to be that way, argue Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey in their pathbreaking and practical book.

The Velvet Rage
Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
The Body Keeps The Score

Gratitude HD - Moving Art  by Louie Schwartzberg

This inspirational video was well received at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed.

American Psychoanalytic Association​

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

National Center for PTSD
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Veterans Crisis Line

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too byJenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book that has given hope and inspiration to thousands who are dealing with eating disorders.

Free & Low Cost Counseling

Free guided meditations  provided by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

A series of free meditation guides available in both English and Spanish that can be played online, downloaded from iTunes or viewable in written form.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
Cabot Psychological Services

LGBTQ Issues

MN Trauma Projecct
We Have To Talk

Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing - Books

The Gifts of Imperfection
How To Be An Adult

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Trauma and Sleep Guide

Helpful guide with detailed information on how trauma can affect sleep.

Beyond Trauma: a healing journey for women  by Stephanie Covington

​An evidence-based, twelve-session program created by Dr. Stephanie Covington, pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. 

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition  The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.

Louie Schwartzberg
Beyond Trauma

Eating Disorders