Books to Educate and Inspire (Non-Fiction)

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Book by Alan W. Watts
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook by Bruce Perry
  • Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential- and Endangered by Bruce Perry
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
  • No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel
  • The Yes Brain by Daniel Siegel
  • Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
  • The Power of Showing Up by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson
  • The Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel
  • My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
  • Connected Parenting: Set Loving Limits and Build Strong Bonds with Your Child for Life by Jennifer Kolari
  • You're Ruining My Life!: Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari
  • The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael Singer
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul, numerous books by various authors
  • Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play when No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change by Shawn Achor
  • Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True by Gay Hendricks
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Eat, Pray, Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir by various authors
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives by Dan Millman
  • Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
  • Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • 90 Seconds to a Life You Love by Dr. Joan Rosenberg
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  • Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
  • How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  • Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and my Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Bottom
  • How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting Around the World (from Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between) by Mei-Ling Hopgood
  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-year-old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson
  • The Missing Link by Sydney Banks

Yoga Books

  • The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom by Colleen Saidman Yee
  • The Girls’ Yoga Book: Stretch Your Body, Open Your Mind, and Have Fun! by Michaela Caldwell
  • Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover by Mandy Ingber
  • The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight by Dr. Lorin Roche
  • True Yoga by Jennie Lee
  • Aim True: Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance! by Katherine Budig
  • The Namaste Effect and The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Yoga for Grief Relief by Antonio Sausys
  • Yoga and Science in Pain Care-Treating the Person in Pain edited by Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko, and Marlysa Sullivan
  • Accessible Yoga-Poses and Practices for Every Body by Jivana Heyman

Books About Trauma, Health and Healing

  • The Body Keeps the Score-Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel A. Van der Kolk
  • What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey
  • My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
  • The Brain Warrior’s Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose by Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen, RN
  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman
  • Letters from Motherless Daughters by various authors
  • Motherless Mothers: How Losing a Mother Shapes the Parent You Become by Hope Edelman
  • Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul
  • Woman Code: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti
  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs
  • Ease Your Anxiety by Dr. Joan Rosenberg
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
  • A Mind at Home with Itself by Byron Katie
  • I Need Your Love-Is That True? by Byron Katie
  • A Thousand Names for Joy by Byron Katie
  • The Inside Out Revolution by Michael Neill
  • Creating the Impossible by Michael Neill
  • The Space Within: Finding Your Way Back Home by Michael Neill
  • Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom by Stephanie Dalfonzo

Mental Health Links

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Center for Online Addiction

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy and Pain

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder

National Center for PTSD-Veteran's Affairs

Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Depression and How Therapy Can Help

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

SAMHSA's Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention Information

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

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