If there were one spiritual path or one way to be human, there would be one book…however each of us brings our unique strengths and questions to this process of living! Sometimes just the right book can help us feel grounded and point us in a helpful direction. Here are some books that have inspired me along my path:

  • Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss
  • The  Art of Possibility, by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander
  • Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
  • The Body is Not an Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk
  • Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair, Miriam Greenspan
  • How to Be An Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Positive Discipline, Jane Nelson
  • Start Where You Are, Pema Chodron
  • When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron
Additional Recommended Resources
Parenting Support Services:
Barbara Rich: Parent Advocate/Learning Disability Specialist
Birth and Beyond
Black Parent Magazine
Boston Breastfeeding Coalition
Neighborhood Birth Center
Visiting Moms Program, Fragile Beginnings, Parent/Child Therapy: Center for Early Relationship Support, JF&CS
Alex Bauermeister: Yoga Therapy
Laura Campagna: Astrology and Tarot
Donna Kiefer: Astrology
Tam Willey: Toadstool Walks: Forest Therapy Guide