Recommended Books

Grief and Loss

  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving - by J. Samuel
  • It's OK that You're Not OK - by M. Devine
  • The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief & Healing - edited by K. Young
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook - by J. W. James & R. Friedman


  • The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey - by N. L. Kriseman
  • The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself - by L. Abbit

Trauma and Recovery

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma - by B. Van der Kolk
  • The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity - by N. Doidge
  • It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle - by M. Wolynn

Dealing with Shame

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead - by B. Brown

Life Transitions, Search for Meaning

  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes - by W. Bridges
  • Man's Search for Meaning - by V. Frankl
  • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life - by G. Levoy
  • Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life - by R. J. Leider & D. A. Shapiro
  • What Should I Do with My Life - by P. Bronson
  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life - by B. Burnett & D. Evans
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now - by M. Jay