"May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future of love."  - John O'Donohue

Here is a list of some books that have inspired me and helped me grow, loosely arranged by topics. Many of them could be listed in several categories.


The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships

- Harriet Goldhor Lerner


To Bless the Space Between Us - A Book of Blessings 

- John O'Donohue


Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In

- Roger Fisher & William Ury

In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development

- Carol Gilligan


You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation

- Deborah Tannen


Imperfect Control: Our Lifelong Struggles with Power and Surrender

- Judith Viorst 


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

- Julia Cameron

Daily Inspiration

A Year of Living Your Yoga - Daily Practices to Shape Your Life

- Judith Hanson Lasiter

Morning Notes

- Hugh Prather

Words for Wise Women

- Rachel Snyder

The Book of Awakening

- Mark Nepo


Fear and Other Uninvited Guests: Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keep Us from Optimal Living and Loving

- Harriet Goldhor Lerner


Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness

- Dr. Fred Luskin

Getting A Grip & Moving Forward

The Joy Diet

- Martha Beck

Follow Your Own North Star 

- Martha Beck

Steering by Starlight 

- Martha Beck

Grief & Loss

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow 

- Judith Viorst

When Things Fall Apart 

- Pema Chodron

Healing After Loss 

- Martha Whitmore Hickman

The Five Ways We Grieve

- Susan a Berger

Weight Loss & Habit Control

Women, Food, and God - An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything   

- Geneen Roth

The Four Day Win

- Martha Beck


The Prophet

- Kahlil Gibran


- Dag Hammarskjöld 

Gift from the Sea

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life

- Parker J. Palmer

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

- Parker J Palmer


The Wise Heart 

- Jack Kornfield

Aging as Spiritual Practice 

- Lewis Richmond

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success 

- Deepak Chopra

Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts) 

- Ezra Bayda

Seeking Peace  

- Mary Pipher

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose   

- Eckhardt Tolle

Let Your Life So Speak  

- Parker Palmer

Plant Seed Pull Weed  

- Geri Larkin


Womansong: Balance and Harmony in a Feminine Key

- Gwen Suesse

A Woman’s Worth

- Marianne Williamson

Woman: An Intimate Geography. Natalie 

A Woman's Book of Life: The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle

- Joan Borysenko