Books are wonderful resources to contribute to your healing. Authors have a gift of educating, exploring, and inspiring us with stories that touch our minds and hearts. These aha moments create a deeper perspective into what is going on inside of us. I refer books to clients every day. Here is a list of books I frequently recommend. I hope you enjoy them and find them as useful and inspiring as I did.

Dream Dare Dance!

Dream Dare Dance is special to me as my colleagues and I spent years researching and writing it. We interviewed hundreds of women, who for a variety of reasons, ( empty nest, had left a domestic violence marriage, recovering from life disappointments, in the throes of an illness, etc.) created and achieved a new dream for themselves. We tell each story from the inception of their dream to the dares they had to face and overcome to achieve it, to how achieving their dream changed their life. This collection of down-to-earth stories has captured many women’s hearts and inspired them to dream. I hope the stories will inspire you as well.


LET’S ALL SHARE: Please send in titles of books that have had insightful effects on your life. Share how the book touched your life. I will add these books to the recommended book list.

The Gifts of Imperfection by  Brene Brown
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner

Sacred Contracts by Carolyn Myss
When Things Fall Apart- Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
The Courage to Be Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele
5 Steps to Romantic Love by Willard F. Harley jr.
Cell-Level Healing  by Joyce Whitely Hawkes
Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert
The Brain in Love by Daniel G. Amen, MD
Magnificent Mind at Any Age by Daniel G. Amen, MD
Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore
The Gift  by Hafiz
The Courage to Heal by Laura Davis
Feelings Buried Alive, Never Die by Karol K. Truman
Codependence the Dance of the Wounded Soul  by Robert Burney
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Safe People by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Why Weight? by Geneen Roth
Prisoners of Belief  by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning
Managing Your Emotions by Joyce Myer
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Soulmate or Cell Mate by Jackie Woods
The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman
Released from Shame by Sandra D. Wilson
Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice  by Robert Firestone, Lisa Firestone, and Joyce Catlett