First Night book coverWe are pleased to announce the advanced publication of First Night - The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism, a new novel by Dr. Ron Breazeale. Those of you who are familiar with Ron's first novel, Reaching Home, will want to read this one.

Learn more about the new book on the Building Reslience website...

Duct Tape Isn't Enough
Duct Tape Isn’t Enough: Survival Skills for the 21st Century (2009), by Ron L. Breazeale

Duct Tape Isn’t Enough: Survival Skills for the 21st Century does not focus on blaming the bad guys for our problems or finding the right good guy to act as our savior. Instead, it forces us to look to our own inner strength to manage the situations we confront. Optimism, flexibility, teamwork, self-confidence, and the rightness of what we are doing have sustained human societies throughout history. To survive the hard times of the 21st century, we need to look to the past and practice what we know works. We need to call upon the spirit of America that enabled our parents and grandparents to survive two world wars, the Great Depression, and Vietnam. Like duct tape, blinking lights and computer screens are wonderful inventions, but they are not enough to hold our world together.

In this book, author Dr. Ron Breazeale has created a unique and effective method of instilling resiliency. Combining the autobiographical novel Reaching Home, which outlines his own achievement over adversity, with a hands-on workbook and other training materials provides a step-by-step method for triumph over hardship. By extensively examining our country’s past to sort out what will and won’t work in the present, Breazeale shows you:

To find out more about Duct Tape Isn’t Enough and to order, please visit our companion website,

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Reaching Home: A novel about conquering fear. (2006), by Ron L. Breazeale

Reaching Home is about getting people to think again about their lives and the issues confronting their society. It is the story of one person's struggle to create a place for himself, a home, in a world being increasingly controlled by fear. The book deals with issues of current concern, such as terrorism and human rights. It is written with humor, has a love story, is fast-paced and entertaining: A fun read, but also a serious one.

To find out more about Reaching Home and to order, please visit our companion website,

Living With a Disability
Living with a Disability: An Owner's Manual for your Disability (2003), by Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D.

We know they didn't include one when you got your disability, so we thought we would write one. We have attempted to create a short and easy-to-read guide to living your life with a disability. Think of our owner's manual like a driver's manual. It doesn't matter what kind of car or van you drive, there are simply some general rules and principles that apply. We have tried to include the obvious and maybe the not-so-obvious ones. But unfortunately, like any owner's manual, we have probably left some things out that should have been included. But at least we didn't include any confusing diagrams or charts.

And finally, batteries are not included with this manual since you will have to apply the energy to make your life work. All parts are included for assembly since you are and remain a whole person with or without the ability to walk, a leg or a hand, the ability to vocalize, etc. Happy motoring

Living with a Disability, in spiral binder, $24.95, plus shipping and handling. Order form to print and mail, or buy from PayPal.


You can also purchase Living With a Disability as a e-Book, PDF format. And did you know that PDFs now have an option to read the book out-loud, look under View in the Menu. This e-book is $11.99, and there is no shipping or handling (taxes, if you're in Maine would be included though). After you purchase, you will see a link for an immediate download.

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Maine Guide to Relaxation and Stress Management (1988 rev. 2001), by Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D.

Whether we live in a quiet town or a big city, we face a 21st Century epidemic - stress. It is impossible to escape the daily bombardment of tension-causing situations

The car won't start, your brother is getting divorced, Homeland Security has issued an orange alert, the kids won't stop arguing, the boss set an important deadline, the hurricane season is predicted to be worse this year than ever, and money just won't stretch enough to cover all the bills. Situations like these can do more than just "get on the nerves." If the tension you are experiencing is prolonged or excessive, your physical and mental well-being can suffer.

The guide is an audio (90 minutes) individual learning program on CD. The basics of the program can be mastered in two weeks through 30 minutes of study and relaxation each day. The program is based on current research and clinical experience and was developed and produced in Maine. The program contains relaxation exercises and 10 stress reports focusing on such topics as reducing work stress, managing anger and preventing burnout. Complete program, $19.95 plus shipping and handling.

Maine Guide to Relaxation and Stress Management, $19.95. Order form to print and mail.

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CrisisTapes (1984), by Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D.
A self-paced learning program for crises intervention.

This easy-to-use, self-pacing instructional program provides a convenient, learner-controlled method of developing crisis intervention skills. It provides a segmented, step-by-step approach to intervening in situations where human conflict threatens to become destructive or even lethal. As relevant today as when originally published in 1984, the program consist of two CDs and a student workbook

Complete CrisisTapes programs, $49 per unit, plus shipping and handling. Order form to print and mail.