Books, Movies & Music

Coupling & Relationships

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Susan Johnson, Ph.D.
  • The 5 Languages of Love, by Gary Chapman
  • Not Just Friends: Protecting Your Relationship from Infidelity & Heal the Trauma of Betrayal, by Shirley Glass​
  • Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction & Discover the Power of Intimacy, by Ken Page

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


  • 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.



  • Women Who Run With Wolves: Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes - the audio version is the best

Creating Choices


  • Inside Out -- must-see research-based and fun 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 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