Recommended Reading

Addiction and Compulsion

  • Getting Our Bodies Back by Christine Caldwell

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate

  • Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth

  • Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict by Tsultrim Allione

Holistic Healing

  • Learning to Love Yourself by Gay Hendricks 

  • The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth by Cheri Huber

  • The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

  • Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

  • The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing by Cyndi Dale

  • The Four Agreements: Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  • The HeartMath Solution by Doc Childre and Howard Martin

  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine

  • Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time by Rick Hanson

  • Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurance Heller and Aline LaPierre

  • Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body by Leslie E. Korn

  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher 

  • When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté M.D.

  • The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time by Cheryl Richardson


  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

  • Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment by Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks 

  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg 

  • The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
    by John Gottman

  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.

  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
    by Janis A. Spring

  • Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love
    by Amir Levine, Rachel Heller

  • Emotional Unavailability : Recognizing It, Understanding It, and Avoiding Its Trap by Bryn C. Collins

  • Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships by Arielle Ford

  • Relationship Saboteurs: Overcoming the Ten Behaviors that Undermine Love by Randi Gunther

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

  • Intercultural Couples: Crossing Boundaries, Negotiating Difference by Jill M. Bystydzienski

  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

  • The Elusive Orgasm: A Woman's Guide to Why She Can't and How She Can Orgasm by Vivienne Cass

  • Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex by Barry W. McCarthy PhD, Michael E. Metz PhD

Nutrition for well-being

  • Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon

  • The Diet Cure: The 8-Step Program to Rebalance Your Body Chemistry and End Food Cravings, Weight Problems, and Mood Swings--Now by Julia Ross

  • The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity by Dona Gates


  • Listen: 5 Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges by Patty Wipfler

  • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

  • Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
    by Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell

  • Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Cultural awareness

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Dr. Joy Angela Degruy

  • Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority by Tim Wise

  • Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color by Iyanla Vanzant

  • Chinese Americans and Their Immigrant Parents: Conflict, Identity, and Values by Terry S Trepper, May Tung

  • Face Forward: Young African American Men in a Critical Age by Julian C. R. Okwu

  • American Karma: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Indian Diaspora (Qualitative Studies in Psychology) by Sunil Bhatia

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • Yell-Oh Girls!: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American by Vickie Nam


  • Rumi
  • Hafiz
  • Mary Oliver
  • Nayyirah Waheed
  • Rupi Kaur
  • Yrsa Daley-Ward