Here are just a few of the books and websites I love the most (there are so many!). I broke them into three major categories, but once you start digging you will find that many of the topics covered in these resources could very easily be categorized under multiple headings. That happens a lot on these journeys. Making connections – that happens.

On Creativity


The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron


Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg


Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Brave Girls Club


On Life 

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Ordinary Courage (Brene Brown's blog)


Women Food and God by Geneen Roth


The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Haveby Mark Nepo


Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison


Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater, PhD, PT

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

For Inspiration

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O'Donohue

Blessings: Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life by Julia Cameron

A Little Bird Told Me: 30 Days of Beautiful Words and Beautiful Art for your Beautiful Soul by Melody Ross

Ordinary Sparkling Moments: Reflections on Success and Contentment by Christine Mason Miller

The Gift by Hafiz and Daniel Ladinsky

Rumi: The Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship by Coleman Barks


On Grief, Loss and Overcoming Challenges

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die by David Kessler

Walking in the Garden of Souls by George Anderson and Andrew Barone