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To make it easier for you to get to what is most interesting or important to you, the information is organized by categories: General Interest, Single, Involved, and Married.  Enjoy!

Books by Karen Jones:

Men are Great: How to Build a Relationship that Brings out the Best in Both of You.  To buy, click here.  To find out more, click here.

The Surefire Guide to Getting What You Need From Men.  Learn how to get what you need from men.  For more info, click here.

Ask the Coach - Women's Relationship Questions Answered.  This is a compilation of two years of the Ask the Coach newsletters, and contains 34 questions - and answers - to women's most pressing issues with men.  For more info, click here.

General Interest

For anyone wanting to either work on their own relationship with their father, or help someone else work on the relationship with their dad, this is the book to get!  It's an amazing book by Linda Nielsen, Ed.D., an amazing, dedicated professor, author, daughter, wife and (step)mother.  Click on the book's title to go to her website to read about/order her book: Embracing Your Father - How to Build the Relationship You've Always Wanted With Your Dad

Most recent fave, and a fabulous read: Happy for No Reason, by Marci Shimoff (of "The Secret" fame). Worth it!

Latest gem: "Seducing the Boys Club" by Nina DiSesa is a great read.  Learn what one very successful woman did to navigate the male-dominated world of advertising - and have men be some of her biggest supports on her climb to the top!  Very fun, and packed with valuable tips and coaching: Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top to read more.

Recommended Reading: Click on the title of the book you want, and you will go directly to Amazon.com so you can read more about it, and then order it, if you like it.

The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life
John Assaraf

The best book I've read to date to teach the powerful principles of how to work with the mind to create the life we want. 


Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting
Lynn Grabhorn

This book will help you understand, and work with, the Law of Attraction in creating the life you really want.

Write it Down, Make it Happen
Henriette Klauser

Great ideas and exercised for keeping yourself connected to, and attracting, what you desire.

What Men Really Want
Herb Goldberg, Ph.D.

This one is a must-read.  Excellent insight into men.

Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

One of the first personal development books I ever read, and it is still, in my opinion, one of the best tools to help you in being able to, as it states, "feel the fear and do it anyway".

A Return to Love
Marianne Williamson

A wonderful reminder of the power, and importance, of staying connected to what matters.

Men Like Women Who Like Themselves
Steven Carter and Julia Sokol

From the authors of "What Smart Women Know", a good resource for learning more about what works with men, and why. 

Ask and It Is Given
Esther and Jerry Hicks

If you want to get a very clear connection to the power of the Law of Attraction, these two people are the pre-eminent sources of information and guidance. 

Your Heart Knows the Answer
Gail Harris

This is a wonderful book full of gentle, compassionate guidance - and has great exercises - to help you get in touch with the intuitive, wise inner you. 

The Millionaire Course
Marc Allen

A great spiritual guide to creating exactly the life you want - without becoming a stress case.  A fabulous book - easily one of my faves in recent memory.

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Assessments: These will help you learn more about yourself, which will, in turn, help you end up in the right relationship for YOU!


    This website has several assessments that will help you learn more about yourself - Martin Seligman, Ph.D., renowned psychologist and author of "Learned Optimism" is the creator of this website.  In particular, do the "Signature Strengths Survey" to find out what those are.

Clean Sweep

    From Coachville.com, and created by Thomas J. Leonard, this is a great assessment of your overall life.  It will undoubtedly inspire you to move closer to a life that supports you completely.


Personal development trainings: These are links to organizations that provide personal development trainings, all of which I have either participated in, or people whose opinion I value have recommended them.



If you have attended a seminar that you feel should be added to this list, please let me know.

A great site for loads of personal growth resources is Selfgrowth.com. Here's the link:

For Single Women

Recommended Reading: Click on the title of the book you want, and you will go directly to Amazon.com so you can read more about it, and then order it, if you like it.

Mars and Venus on a Date
John Gray

This is a great book for getting specific guidance about how to be most successful at dating, from a man's perspective.

Keeping the Love You Find
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

This is the single woman's version of the very popular and fabulous "Getting the Love You Want", a book that has been helping couples be successful for many years.  This book is a must if you want to figure out what your patterns are in mate selection, and how to turn them into a healing journey.

Virtual Foreplay: Making Your Online Relationship a Success
Eve Eschner Hogan

This will help you navigate the online dating scene successfully. 

The Surrendered Single
Laura Doyle

Although you may find yourself resisting some of her advice, it works.

Finding the Love of Your Life
Neil Clark Warren, Ph.D.

Founder of eHarmony.com, this man will give you advice about how to, as the title says, find the love of your life.

Men are Like Fish
Steve Nakamoto

He'll tell it to you straight, from a man's point of view.  He's the "Answer Man" on iVillage, by the way. 

Are You The One For Me?
Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D.

This book is very helpful for discovering old negative patterns in relationships with men, and contains exercises and other tools to help you get beyond them.


Relationship Readiness Review

    This is from the Relationship Coaching Institute, and will help you discover where you are, and where you need to go, to be ready for a fulfilling, committed relationship.


Where to meet men:

www.8minutedating.com They run the best speed dating events, from all reports.
www.tableforeight.com/boston/index.htm If you are interested in a more intimate experience, try this!

Online dating sites (I highly recommend this way of meeting/screening potential dates...and what a quick way to connect to abundance!):

Chemistry.com - 3 months-for-the-price-of-1 special!

Match.com - click here

HowAboutWe.com - focused on shared activities

eHarmony.com - click to go to their site


Free sites:

Plenty of Fish - www.pof.com

OKCupid - www.okcupid.com


If you know of a site that you have had good results with, please let me know, and I will add it to the list.


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For Involved Women

Recommended Reading: Click on the title of the book you want, and you will go directly to Amazon.com so you can read more about it, and then order it, if you like it.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
John Gottman, Ph.D.

Excellent, simple and clear; how to have the best marriage possible.  I highly recommend it.

Getting to "I Do"
Patricia Allen and Sandra Harmon

Very helpful in guiding you through deepening your relationship, and understanding what will make him most responsive to you.

Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others
John T. Molloy

Lots of research about what makes men commit.  Interesting material.

Women Men Love - Women Men Leave
Drs. Connell Cowan & Melvyn Kinder

This is one of the best books I've ever read for getting clear perspective and information about what makes men ready and willing to commit.

Mars and Venus Together Forever
John Gray, Ph.D.

All about how to create and sustain the kind of relationship you really want to have with your man.


Check back later!

Websites:  these sites offer great resources for building better relationships.


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For Married Women

Recommended Reading: Click on the title of the book you want, and you will go directly to Amazon.com so you can read more about it, and then order it, if you like it.

Passionate Marriage
David Schnarch, Ph.D.

Excellent guidance for creating a deeper, more intimate connection with your husband. 

The Sex-Starved Marriage
Michele Weiner-Davis

This therapist has some great perspective, and help, for anyone finding their sex life is not as satisfying as they would like.

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail...And How You Can Make Yours Last
John Gottman, Ph.D.

This is a great resource for anyone that wants to make sure their marriage is on the most solid foundation possible for a lasting marriage.

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

You either like this woman, or you don't, but there is some very sound advice in this book.

Smart Couples Finish Rich
David Bach

This book helps couples deal with finances, and communicating effectively, in order to create the future you want, while enjoying the present.

Getting the Love You Want
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

This is one of the best books I've ever read about creating a deep understanding of each other, and concrete ways to get closer and more intimate.


Enough Love and Respect in Your Marriage?

Websites:  These sites provide help in maintaining, or improving, your marriage


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What women are saying about their work with Karen:


"Karen is insightful, warm, and with gentle humor,
helps women to discover the radiance inside."
~ Martha, single


"Thank you, Karen.  You have a keen ability to push
and nurture, which is supportive and positive for my
individual growth."
~ Tia, dating




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Call: (978) 557-9993 or email: karen@theheartmatters.com

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