Self Improvement Books

Tiffany Werhner's Bestselling Book "There's a Light Within You That Never Goes Out" Throughout her journey as a Psychological Specialist in Correctional Facilities and in Private Practice, she had some clients that survived severe and horrifying rapes and childhood sexual abuse and incest. Some of the clients that confided in her she could not even believe were still alive. So she held a private "Survivor Group" and they have all come so far in their journeys of recovery. This book is something that will not only grab your attention, but hopefully encourage the public to take the "stigma" AWAY from seeking professional mental health help. It is never too late to seek help. There is no shame in seeking to find the light within you that never goes out.


Recommended by Tiffany

"Unbroken" by Madeleine Black

 Violently gang-raped when she was thirteen years old, and raped three  more times before the age of eighteen, Madeleine has experienced more  trauma in her life than most ever will.Living in a state of shock  and self-loathing, it took her years of struggle to confront the buried  memories of that first attack and begin to undo the damage it wrought,  as men continued to take advantage of her fragility in the worst  possible way.Yet, after growing up with a burden no teenager  should ever have to shoulder, she found the heart to carry out the best  revenge plan of all: leading a fulfilling and happy life. But the road  to piecing her life back together was long and painful. For Madeleine,  forgiveness was the key. True forgiveness takes genuine effort. It takes  a real desire to understand those who have done us so much harm. It is  the ultimate act of courage.In Unbroken, Madeleine tells  her deeply moving and empowering story, as she discovers that life is  about how a person chooses to recover from adversity. We are not defined  by what knocks us down - we are defined by how we get back up.

"Missing" by Marnie Grundman

 Runaway Advocate and Expert Marnie Grundman is the author of MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost. Marnie  has been featured on major Television and radio shows such as Breakfast  Television, Global News, The Marilyn Denis Show, Young Justice with  Zach Rhoads, NewsTalk 1010, Wise  Women Canada, CJAD, Experience 50, Lifeology with James Miller and the  National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.   

Once upon a time I was a missing child, a  child of the streets. I began running away at the age of five after my  mother dropped me out of a two-story window for financial gain. Two  broken arms later I was sent to live with my grandparents ... the  creators of my mother. I spent the rest of my childhood running, for the  last time at the tender age of 13 - this time for good. 

Missing:  A True Story of a Childhood Lost is a story of a young girl's survival,  a woman's surthrival. It is a story of suffering, of rising up against  all odds and discovering an appreciation of life. 

Go to Marnie's website Click Here

"Relentless" by Kellie Springer

 What does forgiveness look like?  In Relentless, Kellie Springer's  memoir, she shares her very human experience on the path to forgiveness  for the abuses she suffered as a child.    She explores the depth of  trauma and the long journey to healing, self-awareness, and  self-compassion. This is one of the best self improvement books and readers will be captivated by her candid story,  anxiously accompanying Kellie through her walk of personal growth, and  finally celebrating her realization of compassion and forgiveness.    In  telling her story, Kellie seeks to inspire others to own their stories  and the truths that lie within themselves, in order that they may live  from a place of authenticity.  "I don't know how my story will end but  nowhere in my text will it ever read...'I gave up.'"  ~ Anonymous 

Purchase Kellie's Book, "Relentless" here!

More Exceptional Authors

"Caston's Revenge" and "The Unknown" by Matthew M Melillo

These days, I find as a therapist that there are so many people that want to write about several different topics such as: their personal experiences, their life, their studies, or their fantasies. DID YOU KNOW that written emotional disclosure may be most effective when individuals are instructed to write about the same traumatic or stressful event at each writing session, a finding that is consistent with exposure-based treatments?  Writing fiction doesn’t have to be a struggle or only for those looking to escape. It can be a chance to let your mind play and explore new and different ideas.  The creativity of taking yourself out of the world as it is and dropping yourself into another one can have mental benefits, and it’s up to you to experience them.  With a day job, and he works hard at it, Matthew also enjoys writing and publishing fiction Novels.  He takes his writing seriously and gives it the time and consideration it deserves…but how does he do it with a wife 3 kids, AND a full time job as Finance Director at Lokey Nissan??  He claims that it is exhausting at times, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.  Day jobs last until you quit or retire, but a writing career can last your entire life and the writing itself can last for infinity. There is a quote that says that “A writing career can last your entire life and the writing itself can last for infinity.”  It can be done. And Matthew Melillo is living proof of this, and how if there is a will there is a way.  Check out two amazing fiction novels recommended by Tiffany by Matthew Milello!  

Review Matthew's website, read reviews, and purchase his books here!

"Depression, Oil Trading & A Mind At War With Itself", by Jonathon Ford

From a largely joyless childhood in the UK, Jonathan shares his troubled  family life, with an alcoholic father and domineering mother, through  the school and college years and to the present day. He chronicles his  agonizing struggles with severe depression and anxiety that caused  massive marital strife with his two American wives plus career upheaval,  almost resulting in suicide. His mental illness could not have made him  more unsuited to his chosen career as an oil trader during which he  suffered many failings, disappointments and betrayal that threw him into  deep despair and his life into turmoil and, ultimately, near financial  ruin.  His unfailing love for his four children from two difficult  marriages shines through the darkness and has been the principal factor  behind his survival. Jonathan offers valuable insight into the murky  world of oil trading, supported by his first-hand knowledge of the  industry, gained whilst working notably for Vitol and BP, as well as a  trader's perspective on the Enron era, sprinkled with eye-opening,  fascinating, and often amusing anecdotes. 

Purchase Jonathon's book here!

"From Anger To Enlightenment" by Robert Palasciano

Inspirational Speaker, Author & Life Coach  Rob Palasciano is a missionary disciple from  the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and a student of the School of  Missionary Discipleship. He is also a trauma survivor armed with the  power of God’s Hope, and on a mission to share this Hope with those who  need it even more than he does. Twenty five years ago, on the 333rd  day of the year, a gunman took his life away and God gave it back to  him. Rob was shot twice in a bank robbery and for a short time was  pronounced clinically dead, but God allowed him to live. In Heaven, Rob  was blessed by Mary, the Holy Mother of God with a divine gift and given a life-long mission. During the next 77 days in the Surgical Intensive  Care unit at Winthrop Hospital, it was God’s Hope that gave Rob the  strength to overcome the brutal pain. Even today, it is the Light of His  Hope that helps him battle the emotional and physical pain of that life  changing day. This is his purpose, to share Hope and Faith through his  story as a testament to God, so that others might be healed. Like many  others, Rob is called to be a witness, a tool for God to work through.  He offers his testimony to honor Jesus Christ, through whom all things  are possible, and as proof that God walks beside us, each and every day. His book, From Anger To Enlightenment, A Survivor’s Story of Faith,  is the culmination of how, through the Spirit of The Lord, he turned  his pain and anger into understanding and forgiveness for the man who  shot him. This gripping true story is about Hope, Faith, Anger and Guilt. It’s also about God, Heaven, and the most powerful healing medicine…Forgiveness! It teaches survivors and their families how to heal the emotional scars caused from the effects of Trauma Induced Stress. It includes a 5 STAGE HEALING GUIDE to a peaceful beginning of a new life, free of pain and anguish.  

Read more about Robert and his mission, as well as purchase his book HERE!

Sign Up To Get A Free Guide On Managing Your Anxiety