Books I’ve Found Helpful

Inner Child/Child Sexual Abuse

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse  by Laura Davis

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as A Child
by Laura Davis

Recovery of Your Inner Child by Lucia Capacchione, PH.D.


Personal Growth/Mental Health/Spirituality

If I Could Tell You How It Feels by Alexis Rose – available on e-book on as of release date 1/17/18. It will be available in paperback soon.

A Guide to a RICHER LIFE: Know Your Worth  Find Your Voice  Speak Your Mind
by Donna Mac

Non-violent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide by Tessa Watt

Listening Below the Noise by Anne D. LeClaire

There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem by Wayne W. Dyer

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Codependents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps by Melody Beattie

The Twelve Steps and Dual Disorders by Tim Hamilton and Pat Samples

Notes on Love and Courage by Hugh Prather

A Book of Games: a course in spiritual play by Hugh Prather

You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective
by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

The Agony of It All by Joy Davidson, Ph.D.

Honoring the Self: Self-esteem and Personal Transformation by Nathaniel Branden

Organizing for the Creative Person
by Dorothy Lehmkuhl & Dolores Cotter Lamping, C.S.W.

The Procrastinator’s Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now by Rita Emmett

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety by Robert Gerzon

Romancing the Ordinary: A Year of Simple Splendor by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach


Food Issues/Body Image

What Are You Hungry For? by Deepak Chopra, MD

Anatomy of a Food Addiction by Anne Katherine, M.A.

The Emotional Eating Workbook by Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH

Overcoming Binge Eating by Dr. Christopher G. Fairburn

Some Body to Love by Lesléa Newman



The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Growing Beyond Emotional Dependence by Sue Patton Thoele

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
by Pia Mellody

Smart Women/Foolish Choices by Dr. Connell Cowan and Dr. Melvyn Kinder



The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr (great book on how to write a memoir)

Shattered by Patricia J. Grace