Recommended Resources

The following is a list of recommended resources, but by no means a comprehensive list. These are just some of the books, cds, etc. that I and my clients have found helpful. If you are interested in locating resources with a specific subject in mind, please contact me.

NOTE: This list is not intended to serve as a substitute for medical or mental health care by a qualified professional.


Mental Health/Wellbeing/Self Discovery

The Five Things We Cannot Change and the Happiness We Gain by Embracing Them (David Richo)

Care of the Soul   (Thomas Moore)

The Soul of Sex (Thomas Moore)

Daring Greatly (Brene Brown)

The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown)

Rising Strong (Brene Brown)


Mindful Eating

Eating with Fierce Kindness: A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Losing Weight (Sasha Loring)


Mindfulness and Lovingkindness

How To Meditate (Pema Chodron)

Don’t Bite the Hook (Pema Chodron)

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times     ( Pema Chodron)

Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (Tara Brach)

True Refuge (Tara Brach)

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Sharon Salzberg)

The Gift of Lovingkindness: 100 Meditations on Compassion, Generosity and Forgiveness (Mary Brantley and Tesilya Hanauer)

Awakening Lovingkindness (Pema Chodron)

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace (Jack Kornfield)

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying (Ram Dass)


Mindful Parenting

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting (John Gottman, Joan Declaire and Daniel Goleman)

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Parenting from the Inside Out (Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell)

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kids Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate (Susan Kaiser Greenland)


Spiritual Guidance

Life After Life (Dr. Raymond Moody) – highlights consciousness research and controlled clinical studies of Near Death Experiences.

Journey of Souls (Dr. Michael Newton) – Dr. Newton’s first book documenting research with over 7,000 individuals from all different faith (and non-faith) backgrounds regarding the afterlife.

Destiny of Souls (Dr. Michael Newton) – his second book

Memories of the Afterlife (Dr. Michael Newton)

Emmanuel’s Book: A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos (Pat Rodegast & Judith Stanton)

Emmanuel’s Book II: The Choice for Love  (Pat Rodegast & Judith Stanton)

Many Masters, Many Lives  (Dr. Brian Weiss) – first book he wrote

Only Love is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited (Dr. Brian Weiss) – second book he wrote

Dying To Be Me (Anita Moorjani) – a profound near death experience which physicians across the world continue to study to this day.

Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near Death Experiences (Dr. Jeffrey Long)

Proof of Heaven (Dr. Eben Alexander)

YouTube Link regarding some of UVA’s research:


Yoga and Self Discovery

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self (Stephen Cope)

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice (T.K.V. Desikachar)

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life (Judith Hanson Lasater)

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times (Judith Hanson Lasater)

Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for  Deep Relaxation and Healing (Richard Miller)


CD’s (guided meditations)

Being Peace (My personal CD):

Resting In Stillness: Integrative Restoration – iRest Yoga Nidra (Richard Miller)

Kindness, Compassion, Forgiveness: Five Simple Meditations (Mary Brantley)

Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Radical Acceptance: Guided Meditations (Tara Brach)



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