These books have been important to my recovery and growth.

∞ ∞ ∞

Mental Health/Mental Illness

Antonetta, Susanne.  A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World

Doty, James R. Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Graham, Linda.  Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

Hanson, Rick.  The Practical Neuroscience of Buddha’s Brain: Happiness, Love and Wisdom

Neff, Kristin.  Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and leave Insecurity Behind

Najavits, Lisa M.  Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

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

Developing Consciousness

Bennett, J.G. Deeper Man

Brach, Tara. Radical Acceptance–Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

Damasio, Antonio. The Feeling of What Happens–Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

Ferrini, Paul. Living in the Heart–The Affinity Process and the Path of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements

Tart, Charles. Waking Up

Thich Nhat Hanh.  Anger–Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now

Spiritual Traditions

Almaas, A.H. Diamond Heart-Book One–Elements of the Real in Man

Armstrong, Karen. A History of God

Chatwin, Bruce. The Songlines

Flickstein, Matthew. Swallowing the River Ganges

Rinpoche, Sogyal. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Robinson, James M. (ed). The Nag Hammadi Library in English

Thich Nhat Hanh. Being Peace

Spiritual Biology

Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene

Pearsall, Gary. The Heart’s Code.

Brain Health, Compulsive Eating and Weight Loss

Amen, Daniel G. Change Your Brain Change Your Body

Cameron, Julia. The Writing Diet

McGraw, Phil. The Ultimate Weight Solution–The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom

Roth, Geneen.  Women, Food and God

Williamson, Marianne. A Course in Weight Loss

Creativity, Art and Writing

Cameron, Julia. The Artists’ Way

Cameron, Julia. The Right to Write

King, Stephen. On Writing

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird–Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Wooldridge, Susan Goldsmith. Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words

Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process


Dickinson, Emily. Final Harvest

Ellis, Normandi, translator. Awakening Osiris, The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Oliver, Mary.  House of Light

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Selected Poems

Rumi, Jelaluddin. The Essential Rumi

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:26:54

    I love this idea. I might try to do a book list, as well. I read a lot!


  2. Sylvester McNutt III
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:54:35



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