Facing our Dark Side
How to Prevent Stress from Shrinking your Brain
Why I quit affirmations
The Roots of Shame
Owning our Dark Sides
Confessions to my Body
Addiction, Mental Health and a Society Which Fails to Understand Either
The First Task of Life is to be Loved
The Neuroscience of Genuine Love
Those Aren’t Fight Words, Dear, New York Times, Modern Love
The Art of Receiving Pleasure
Curing the Valentine’s Effect

Favorite Books

Mastery, George Leonard

Anatomy of The Spirit, Carolyn Myss

Sacred Contracts, Carolyn Myss

I Thought It Was Just Me, Brene Brown

The Gifts Of Imperfection, Brene Brown

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg

Daily Meditations

Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul, Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations, Melody Beattie

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life you Want by Being Present to the Life you Have, Mark Nepo


The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Julia Cameron

On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity, Ellen J. Langer

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life, Twyla Tharp

Creative Visualization, Shakti Gawain

Addiction/compulsive behaviors

Brain Lock: Free Yourself From Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, by Jeffrey M. Schwartz

Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction, by Thomas and Beverly Bien

Healing the Shame that Binds You, John Bradshaw


The Leadership Dojo: Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader,Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Tribes, Seth Godin

Linchpin, Seth Godin


Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, James Gordon

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, Williams, Mark, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn


Love That Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy, Wendy Strgar

Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening, Ondrea and Stephen Levine

How to be an Adult in Relationships, David Richio

Love in the Present Tense, Morrie and Arleah Schechtman

Hold Me Tight: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sue Johnson

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver.

After the Affair, Janis Abrahms Spring


The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, Christopher Germer

Conscious Living: The Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo

Mindfulness, Ellen J. Langer

Wherever You Go There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn


Train Your Mind Change Your Brain, Sharon Begley

My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor

The Developing Mind, Daniel Siegel

A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon


The Attachment Connection, Ruth P. Newton

Parenting From the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Giving The Love That Heals, Harville Hendrix and Helene Hunt

Reviving Ophelia: Saving The Selves of Adolescent Girls, Mary Pipher

Positive Psychology

Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson

The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin

What You Can Change and What You Can’t: The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improveme​nt, Martin Seligman

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, Martin Seligman

The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom, Henry Emmons, MD and Rachel Kranz

Eating Disorders

Women, God and Food, Geneen Roth

Feeding the Hungry Heart, Geneen Roth

When Food is Love, Geneen Roth

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook, Carolyn Costin

Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita Johnson

Life Without Ed, Jenni Schaefer

Help Your Teenager Beat An Eating Disorder, James Lock, Daniel Le Grange

Shame and Body Image