Book List
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My Favorite Books
The Unethered Soul, Michael Singer
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Joe Dispenza (and most anything else by him – check out his youtube videos)
The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage , Brené Brown PhD
The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
Healing the Child Within, Charles L. Whitfield, M.D.
The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth, M. Scott Peck, M.D.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell
Most any book by Malcolm Gladwell: Blink, Tipping Point, Outliers, Talking to Strangers
Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Milman
Illusions and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
Way of the Superior Man, David Deida
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
 

Abuse
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence , Gavin de Becker
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive, Dave Pelz
Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships, Jackson MacKenzie
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling: Lundy Bancroft
Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey of Recovery, Shannon Thomas
 

Addiction
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Gabor Maté
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, Russell Brand
Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr
Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Drinking by Allen Carr


Anger

Anger-Taming a Powerful Emotion,Gary Chapman
The Dance of Anger (for women), Harriet Lerner
The Art of Not Giving a Fuck, Cristin April Fray
The Cow in the Parking Lot, A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger, Leonard Scheff
 

Anxiety
The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer
Rewire Your Anxious Brain, Catherine M. Pittman PhD
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Daniel G. Amen M.D.
The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety, Tanya J Peterson
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, Max Lucado
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund J. Bourne PhD
Improve Your Social Skills, Daniel Wendler
 

Assertiveness
Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition, Henry Cloud
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals, Rachel Hollis
Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others, Judy Murphy
The Art of Everyday Assertiveness; Speak Up. Set Boundaries. Say No. Take Back Control. Get What You Want. Patrick King

Codependency
Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition, Henry Cloud
Codependent No More, Melody Beattie
The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations, Melody Beattie
No More Mr Nice Guy, Robert A. Glover
Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abus, Jackson MacKenzie
 

Chronic Pain or Illness
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger
Explain Pain by David Butler
How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard
You Are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Well-Being by Vidyamala Burch
 

Communication and Social Skills
Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships, by Marshall B. Rosenberg
I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships, Michael S. Sorensen
Improve Your Social Skills, Daniel Wendler
How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships, by Leil Lowndes
 

Depression
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson
The Happiness Trap: How to stop struggling and start living. Harris, R.
Rethinking Depression: How to shed mental health labels and create personal meaning. Maisel, E.
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, Martin Seligman
The Mindful Way through Depression by J. Mark Williams
 

Divorce
Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After by Katherine Woodward Thomas
Transformational Divorce: Discover Yourself, Reclaim Your Dreams, and Embrace Life's Unlimited Possibilities by Karen Kahn Wilson
Co-Parenting Works!: Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce by Tammy Daughtry
 

Grief
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg
The Grief Recovery Handbook, John W. James
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold S. Kushner
Grief Day By Day by Jan Warner
 

Happiness
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress, Dan Harris
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, Admiral William H. McRaven
The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living, Dalai Lama
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson
 

Heart Break
The Wisdom of a Broken Heart: How to Turn the Pain of a Breakup Into Healing, Insight, and New Love by Susan Piver
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
Calling in "The One" 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life, Katherine Woodward Thomas
 

Meditation
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
Making Space by Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
 

Mindfulness
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Mindfullness in Plain English HENEPOLA GUNARATANA
 

Men’s Issues
5 Love Languages- Men’s Addition, Gary Chapman
No More Mr Nice Guy, Robert A. Glover
Way of the Superior Man, David Deida
 

Parenting
Positive Discipline, Jane Nelson (This has multiple books in the series based on age groups)
Parenting from the Inside out, Daniel Seligman
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen, Joanna Faber
Attached: How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep – Love, by Amir Levine
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
 

Relationships/Couples/Marital
Attached: How It Can Help You Find - and Keep – Love, by Amir Levine
5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
Mating in Captivity, Ester Perels
Hold Me Tight, Sue Johnson
Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, John Gray
 

Self Esteem
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, Jen Sincero
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson
The Gifts of Imperfection: Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown
 

Sex and Sexuality
The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sexuality
Mating in Captivity, Ester Perels
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily Nagoski
Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century, Barbara Carrellas
 

Shame
Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being, Brené Brown PhD
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals, Rachel Hollis
Healing the Child Within, Charles L. Whitfield, M.D
 

Trauma
The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk
It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, Mark Wolynn
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, Matthew McKay
Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter Levine
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms, by Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula
 

Unwanted Sexual Experiences
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Light Shines in the Darkness: My Healing Journey Through Sexual Abuse by Lucille F. Sider
After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back by Nancy Venable Raine
The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite T. Matsakis