Books, Movies & Music

Movies

  • Inside Out -- fun must-see research-based movie for adults and children
  • Pay It Forward -- a young boy attempts to change the world
  • The Visitor -- music and grace, pure grace
  • August Rush -- a boy hears the music and follows his dream
  • Mamma Mia! -- cut loose & have some fun!
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again -- even more fun!!
  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- change can happen, sometimes when you least expect it
  • Groundhog Day -- second chances -- just watch it, again
  • Tomorrowland -- yes, we can!


Music for the Soul

  • James Booker
  • ​Michael Franti
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Leonard Cohen

​​Books for Women, and Men too!


  • Favorites
  • Womb Awakening: Initiatory Wisdom from the Creatrix of All Life, by Azra Bertrand, ISBN 1591432790; Spiritual, History, favorite
  • The She Book, 2019, by Tanya Markul, ISBN 152485106X; Spiritual, Poetry, favorite
  • Reveal: a Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked, by Meggan Watterson, 2013, ISBN 1401938205; Spiritual, favorite
  • Desire, by Saida Desilets, 2018, ISBN 1628655321; very short; Spiritual, Physiology, favorite
  • Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach, 2004 ISBN 0553380990; Spiritual, favorite
  • Woman – An Intimate Geography, by Natalie Angier, 1999, ISBN 0385498411; History, Physiology, favorite
  • Return of the Great Goddess, by Burleigh Muten, 1994, ISBN 1556706081; Spiritual, Poetry, favorite​
  • Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, by Mirabai Starr, 2019, ISBN 1683641566; Spiritual
  • ​Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything, by Barbara Ehrenreich, ISBN 1455501743; Spiritual, Memoir
  • ​Sacred Poems and Prayers of Prayers, by Mary Ford-Grabowsky, 1998, ISBN 0385487029; Poetry 
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  • Spiritual & Physiology -
  • Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman, by LiYana Silver, 2017, ISBN 9781622038299; Spiritual, Physiology
  • Pussy: A Reclamation, by Regena Thomashauer, 2018, ISBN 1401950264; Spiritual, Physiology
  • Extended Massive Orgasm: How You Can Give and Receive Intense Sexual Pleasure, by Steve Bodansky and Vera Bodansky, 2000, ISBN 0091857430; Physiology
  • The Wild Woman's Way: Unlock Your Full Potential for Pleasure, Power, and Fulfillment, by Michaela Boehm, 2018, ISBN 1501179888; Spiritual, Physiology, Self-help
  • Vagina: A New Biography, by Naomi Wolf, 2013, ISBN 1844086895; Spiritual, Physiology
  • Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body, by Tami Lynn Kent, 2011, ISBN 1582702845; Spiritual, Physiology
  • Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, by Katy Bowman, 2017, ISBN 1943370109; Physiology, Movement
  • The Wise Wound, by Penelope Shuttle & Peter Redgrove, 2005, ISBN 9780714534053, menstruation; Physiology  
  • Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer, by Barbara Ehrenreich, 2019, ISBN 1455535893; Physiology
  • The Yoni: Sacred Symbol of Female Creative Power, by Rufus C. Camphausen, 1996, ISBN 0892815620; pictorial; History, Physiology

  • Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola  Estés, 1996, ISBN 978-0345409874; [archetypes]; Spiritual
  • The Circle of Nine: An Archetypal Journey to Awaken the Divine Feminine Within, by Cherry Gilchrist, 2018, ISBN 1578636329; [archetypes]; Spiritual
  • The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women, by Sherry Ruth Anderson, 1992, ISBN 0553352660; Physiology
  • The Goddess Path - Myths, Invocations, and Rituals, by Patricia Monaghan, 1999, ISBN 1567184677; [archetypes]; Spiritual
  • The Intuitive Body: Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido, by Wendy Palmer, 2008, ISBN 1583942122; Spiritual, Physiology
  • The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation, by Marion Woodman, 1985, ISBN 0919123201; [Jungian archetypes]; Spiritual
  • Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga, by Sally Kempton, 2013, ISBN 1604079444; Spiritual
  • Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being, by Christiane Northrup, 2016, ISBN 1401945953; [many topics]; Physiology 

  • History -
  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, Rebecca Traister, 2019, ISBN 1501181815; History 
  • Mother Nature – A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, 1999, ISBN 0679442650; History
  • Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, 2011, ISBN 0674060326; History 
  • The Creation of Patriarchy, by Gerda Lerner, 1986, ISBN 9780195051858; History 
  • The Goddess Within - A Guide to the Eternal Myths that Shape Women's Lives, by Jennifer Barker Woolger, 1989, ISBN 0449902870; History 
  • The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, by Stephanie Coontz, 1992/2016, ISBN 0465098835; History
  • When God Was a Woman, by Merlin Stone, 1978, ISBN 015696158X; History     
  • Who Cooked the Last Super? The Women’s History of the World, by Rosalind Miles, 1988/2001, ISBN 0609806955​; History 
  • Woman as Healer, by Jeanne Achterberg, 1991, ISBN 0877736162; History
  • We Should All be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 64 pages, 2015, ISBN 110191176X; Feminist
  • A Mind of Its Own – a Cultural History of the Penis, by David M. Friedman, 2001, ISBN 0142002593; History 

  • Self-help - 
  • Braving the Wilderness, by Brene Brown, 2019, ISBN 0812985818; Self-help 
  • Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy, by Ken Page, 2014, ISBN 1611801222; excellent journaling & grounding exercises; Self-help 
  • Fierce Woman – Wake Up Your Badass Self, by Rhoda Shapiro, 2019, ISBN 978-0738760926; Self-help 
  • Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, by Tara Mohr, 2015, ISBN 1592409601; Self-help 
  • The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor, by Gail McMeekin, 2000, ISBN 1573241415; Self-help 
  • The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, 1992, ISBN 1585421464; Self-help 

  • Fiction - 
  • Circe, Madeline Miller, 2018, ISBN 0316556327, NYT #1 bestseller; Novel  
  • The Moon Under Her Feet – the Story of Mari Magdalene in the Service of the Great Mother, by Clysta Kinstler, 1989, ISBN 978-0062504975; Novel
  • The Signature of All Things: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert, 2014, ISBN 0143125842; 19th century; evolution; Novel

Creating Choices

Coupling & Relationships

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Susan Johnson
  • The 5 Languages of Love, by Gary Chapman
  • Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity, by Shirley Glass​
  • Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction & Discover the Power of Intimacy, by Ken Page, excellent journaling & grounding exercises for dating and for relationships


Healing & Families

  • Healing the Shame that Binds You, by John Bradshaw
  • Cinder Edna, by Ellen Jackson (children's book)
  • Maxing Out: Why Women Sabotage Their Financial Security, by Colette Dowling


Transitioning

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold Kushner
  • Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life, by Christopher Reeve
  • Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, by Ken Wilber
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love, by Melba Colgrove


Creating & Thinking Outside the Box

  • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional & Personal Life, by Benjamin Zander
  • The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron
  • 5 Minds for the Future, by Howard Gardner
  • Integral Life Practice, by Ken Wilber​
  • The Book, by Alan Watts


Emotions, Meditation & Mindfulness


  • Focusing, by Eugene Gendlin
  • Social Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
  • Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
  • The Feeling Buddha, by David Brazier
  • 10 Mindful Minutes, by Goldie Hawn & Daniel Siegel, M.D.
  • ​​Grounded Spirituality, by Jeff Brown, 2019; heart & spiritual and emotional bypassing



  • ​​The Ascent of Humanity - Civilization and the Human Sense of Self, by Charles Eisenstein; ISBN 1583945350, discusses Gift Economy




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