Recommended Book List

resourcesI am asked on occasion for book recommendations. Here is a collection of books that I have read, or skimmed and found useful. Included as well are books that I may not have read yet, but have been recommended to me by friends and colleagues. The book titles are in bold.


Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph. D.

The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships
by David Schnarch

Soul Mates

by Thomas Moore

by Anne Katherine, M.A.

Weddings from the Heart
by Daphne Rose Kingma

Getting the Love You Want
by Harville Hendrix

Intuition / Healing /Spiritual Journey

Hands of Light
by Barbara Brennan

Wherever You Go, There You Are 
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Taming Your Gremlin
by Rick Carson

The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz

Stumbling on Happiness
by Daniel Gilbert

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading From The Heart
Edited by bioneer Nina Simons
(a collection of short stories of women doing just that, unbelievably inspiring!)

The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

The Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle

by Malcolm Gladwell

A Country Where All Colors are Sacred and Alive
by Geoffrey Oelsner

The Sacred Earth
by Brian Leigh Molyneaux

Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman

The Encyclopedia of Mind Body Spirit: The Complete Guide to Healing Therapies, Esoteric Wisdom and Spiritual Traditions
edited by Dr. William Bloom, Judy Hall, Professor David Peters

Care of the Soul
by Thomas Moore

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
by Sogyal Rinpoche

The Dark Goddess: Dancing with the Shadow
by Marcia Starick and Gynne Stern

The Corporate Shaman: A Business Fable
by Richard Whiteley

The Gift of Dyslexia
by Ronald D. Davis

Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature
edited by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams

The Inner Journey Home
by A.H. Almaas

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
by James Hollis

Yoga / Meditation

Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramahansa Yogananda

Awakening the Spine
by Vanda Scaravelli

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Person Practice
by T.K.V. Desikachar

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening
by Cynthia Bourgeault

Healing Mudras: Yoga for Your Hands
by Sabrina Mesko

Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga
by Richard Miller

Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers
By Meta Chaya Hirschl

Light on Yoga
by B.K.S. Iyengar


Writing Down the Bones
by Natalie Goldberg

The True Secret of Writing
Natalie Goldberg

The Artist’s Way
by Julia Cameron

How the Light Gets In
by Pat Schneider

Birthing / Parenting

Sacred Birthing: Birthing a New Humanity
by Sunni Karall

Your Psychic Child: How to Raise Intuitive, Spritually Gifted Kids of all Ages
by Sara Wiseman

Positive Discipline
by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.


(I offer gratitude and credit to Leslie Oelsner for the use of her beautiful woodland photo)