My Story: The Books

I wanted to share some of my recommended reading for authors and books that positively impacted my outlook and personal growth.  These authors and important words helped me through the phases of my evolution: from spiritual development to healing a brain injury to professional growth. 

Professional Development:

Strengths Finder 2.0

Emotional Intelligence

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Playing Big by Tara Mohr

Showing Up for Life by Bill Gates Sr.

Tony Robbins

Napoleon Hill

Dale Carnegie


Personal Development:
The Magic Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein (it opened up a whole new way of thinking)

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Dr. Wayne Dyer

What I Know for Sure by Oprah

Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss (I would read anything by her)

A Course in Miracles

Marianne Williamson

Daily Love: Growing into Grace by Mastin Kipp

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Creating Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Anam Cara by John O'Donohue

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte (MUST READ)


Empathy and Emotions:

The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren

The Art of Empathy by Karla McLaren

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown



Your Aura and Your Chakras: A User's Manual by Karla McLaren

God is Red

Mother Earth Spirituality by Eagle Man Ed McGaa

Soul Mastery by Susann Taylor Shier

Wandering Joy about Meister Eckhart

Your Life in Color by Dougall Fraser (all about color and how to work with it)

Power of the Witch by Laurie Cabot

The Cosmic Serpent by Jim Narby

The Book of Awakening

Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life vols 1 and 2 (must reads for sacred geometry)



Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies by Dr. Richard Gerber

The Female Brain and The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity and Healing by Thomas Ashley-Farrand




Love is in the Earth by Melody

Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian

For beginners and those who want an overview understanding:

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

Specific Topics

Moldavite by Robert Simmons

Stones of the New Consciousness by Robert Simmons

The Crystalline Transmissions by Katrina Raphaell (and any other works)

101 Power Crystals by Judy Hall (gorgeous photography in this one!)

Crystal Grids by Hibiscus Moon


Astrology and Stars:

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need by Joanna Woolfolk

Moonology by Yasmin Boland

Lleweyan's Moon Almanac

The Power of Stars by Penprase (when I read this book, I literally said aloud this book is SO GOOD)


Magic and Myths:

The Norse Myths

Ancient Egyptian Magic

Way of the Druid

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters by Kathleen Ragan (I have been totting this one around since high school!)

The Mists of Avalon



The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Worwood


Tarot and Oracle Cards:

Wisdom of Avalon by Collette Baron-Reid

Mary Queen of Angels by Doreen Virtue

Earth Wisdom by Steven Farmer

The Starchild Tarot

The Wild Unknown


Dreams of Gaia


History (very few but highlights from college and otherwise) and Historical Theory:

 The Gender of History by Bonnie Smith

Who Owns History by Eric Foner

Becoming Human

A History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom

An Intimate Affair: a history of undergarments by Fields

Ale, Beer, and Brewsters (all about women in the beginning of brewing)

Who Cooked the Last Summer by Rosalind Miles


The Rustle of Language by Roland Barthes

The Content of Form by White

Time and Narrative by Paul Ricoeur

The Pursuit of Signs

Nutrition, Body Image, and Eating Disorders:

Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, M.D.

Eat Clean Cookbooks 1 and 2 by Tosca Reno (game changer for me learning how to eat balanced meals)

The Body Project: a dissonance-based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention by Stice, Rohde, and Shaw

Embody by Sobczak

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook by Carolyn Costin (her work inspires me!)

Fix your Mood with Food

Appetites by Geneen Roth


The House that Race Built

Million Dollar Slave



The Ethical Slut (must read for open relationships!)



How to Smoke Pot Properly