Here is a list of books that have mattered to me or influenced me in the past few years. Many of these authors have websites and blogs to explore.
The Mindful Woman – Sue Patton Thoele
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom – Rick Hanson and Rick Mendius
A return to Love – reflections on the principles of a Course in Miracles – Marianne Williamson
A walk on the beach – Joan Anderson
A year by the sea – Joan Anderson
An unfinished marriage – Joan Anderson
A cup of sunlight – Juliet Batten
Growing into wisdom: change and transformation at midlife – Juliet Batten
Listening below the noise: a meditation on the practice of silence – Anne D LeClaire
The church of 80% sincerity – David Roche
The Happiness project –Gretchen Rubin
Focusing: how to gain direct access to your body’s knowledge – Eugene Gendlin
The intention experiment – use your thoughts to change the world –Lynne McTaggart
Everything I’ve ever done that worked – Lesley Garner
Love the life you live – Anne Hartley
The sword of heaven – a 5 continent odyssey to save the world – Mikkel Aaland
Transforming depression – the Heartmath solution – Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman
The artist’s way – Julia Cameron
God is no laughing matter – observations and objections on the spiritual path – Julia Cameron
Letters to a young artist – building a life in art – Julia Cameron
The vein of gold – a journey to your creative heart – Julia Cameron
Walking in this world – practical strategies for creativity – Julia Cameron
Your body speaks your mind – Debbie Shapiro
A complaint free world: the 21 day challenge that will change your life –Will Bowen
Wherever you go, there you are –Jon Kabat-Zinn
Full catastrophe living – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Common Ground – the true story of 2 friends and 2 very different gardens – Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey
Common Table – an uncommon tale of friendship and food – Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey
Changing patterns: discovering the fabric of creativity – Daena Giardella and Wren Ross
Plan B – Ann Lamott
Grace (Eventually) –Ann Lamott
Operating Instructions- Ann Lamott
Traveling Mercies- Ann Lamott
This piece of earth – Harvey McQueen
Shift happens – Robert Holden
Simple Abundance -Sarah Ban Breathnach
I can see some favourites of mine on your list – Julia Camerson, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Joan Anderson, Lynne McTaggart . . . and I’m honoured to be listed there among them; thank you.
Now I’m going to look at some of the ones I don’t know, because it looks like a great reading list.
I hope you find something to enjoy from the list Juliet
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OMG!! Joan Anderson (one of the girls I went to high school with showed up in her acknowledgements!!), Julia Cameron, Ann Lamott and Simple Abundance!! We MUST be sisters!!
It is fascinating just how connected we are through blogposts showing up the same favourite authors, the same issues being addressed, the same support sought. Global sisters!
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Shift Happens is a great title. I liked “A Year By the Sea.” “The Sword of Heaven,” sounds awesome. From your list, I wonder if you might enjoy this book? I loved it:
“Shift Happens” has some great ideas to use too. The title makes me giggle every time! It is very clever. I will certainly search out your recommended book. Thank you! You may enjoy exploring Juliet Batten’s blog and website. Juliet is a psychotherapist as you are and I really enjoy the books she has written. I haven’t read her latest but hope to very soon. Her website is here: and her blog is called Seasonal Inspiration and is listed on my blogroll.