Below is a list of books that myself and colleagues have found insightful for a variety of themes.
These are subjects particular to my practice, but aren’t all encompassing.

Mood, Mindfulness, Self-Judgment

  • The Mindful Way through Depression, Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness; Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective On Wholeness; Mark Epstein
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Life with the Heart of a Buddha; Tara Brach
  • Soul without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within; Byron Brown
  • There is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate; Sherry Huber
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated; David Burnes

Science, Psychology, Mindfulness

  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey; Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation; Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
  • The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being; Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

  • Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation; Eli Clare
  • Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World; Robyn Ochs
  • Stone Butch Blues; Leslie Feinberg
  • The Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, and Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us; Kate Bornstein
  • Lesbian Parenting: Living with Pride and Prejudice; Katherine Arnup

Relationships & Communication

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love; Sue Johnson
  • Mating in Captivity; Esther Perel
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life; Marshall Rosenberg
  • Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships; Tristan Taormino
  • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships; David Schnarch


  • Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art; Stephen Nachmanovitch
  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within; Natalie Goldberg
  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity; Julia Cameron