Recommended Books


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine with Ann Frederick 


The Forgiving Life by Robert D. Enright, Ph.D.

Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves by Myra Warren Isenhart, Ph.D & Michael Spangle, Ph.D.


The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. & Nan Silver

Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships by Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

Body Image

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston Ph.D.

Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon, Ph.D. 

The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight - and What We Can Do About It by Harriet Brown.

Substance Use

In the Realm of the Hungry Ghost by Gabor Mate

Spirituality & Self Exploration

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. 


Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, Illustrated by Taylor Bills

Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. 



These are just a few of my favorites.

More to come!