I am a voracious reader and want to share a list of books that I and others have found helpful and hope you will too. Many of the books overlap in a couple categories, so I placed them in the one that seemed to fit the best, so please explore the whole list. Happy Reading!


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (I recommend all the Toltec books by this author)
by Don Miguel Ruiz

Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness
by Rick Hanson

The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
by Thich Nhat Hash

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
by Thich Nhat Hanh

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
by Tara Brach 


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by James Clear

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

It’s Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles
by Henry Cloud

Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love
by Ruth Soukup

How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal Your Past, and Create Yourself
by Nicole LePera

Negative Thinking

Positive Affirmations: Daily Affirmations for Attracting Health, Healing, & Happiness Into Your Life
by Rachel Robins

A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspirations, Wisdom, and Courage
by Cyndie Spiegel

Good Days Start with Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude, Gratitude Journal Negative Self-Talk and How to Change It
by Shad Helmstetter

Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage without Letting It Ruin Your Life
by Monica Ramirez Basco

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are 
by Brené Brown 


The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt 
by Russ Harris 

The Self-Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem
by Barbara Parkway

Relationship To Self

The Self-Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Well-Being
by Robyn Gobin

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook 
by Kristin Neff, Ph.D., and Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
by Tara Brach

Get out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
by Philip Goldberg, Mark Goulston MD

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
by Daniel G. Amen M.D. 

Love Yourself, Heal Your Life Workbook
by Louise Hay

How to Be Nice to Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self Compassion, Effective Strategies to Increase Self-Love and Acceptance
by Laura Silberstein-Tirch

The Self-Acceptance Project: How to be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in any Situation
by Tami Simon and Karla McLaren

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem
by Matthew McKay

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions
by Christopher Germer

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
by Henry Cloud

Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty and Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, and Unapologetically Being Yourself
by Aziz Gazipura

Stop Doing that Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back
by Gary John Bishop

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life
by Gary John Bishop

Do the Work: The Official Unrepentant, Ass-Kicking, No-Kidding, Change-Your-Life Sidekick to Unfu*k Yourself
by Gary John Bishop


Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by Sheryl Sandberg

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
by Emily Nagoski

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face your Fears, and Train your Brain for Happiness and Success
by Amy Morin

The Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience and Thrive
by Elena Aguilar

Stretched Too Thin
by Turner

Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body - and Be More Resilient Every Day
by Mithu Storoni

The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity 
by Melanie Greenberg 

For Women

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know
by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It
by Valerie Young

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do: Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy
by Amy Morin

The Art of Good Enough: The Working Mom’s Guilt-Free Guide to Thriving While Being Perfectly Imperfect
by Dr. Ivy Ge

Mom Set Free - Bible Study Book: Good News for Moms Who are Tired of Trying to be Good Enough
by Jeannie Cunnion

The Better Mom: Growing in Grace between Perfection and the Mess
by Ruth Schwenk

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Women: 5 Steps for Gaining Confidence and Inner Strength
by Megan MacCutheon

Prayer Journal for Women: 52 Week Scripture, Devotional and Guided Prayer Journal
by Shannon Roberts

The Stronger Than BPD Journal: DBT Activities to Help Women Manage Emotions and Heal from Borderline Personality Disorder
by Debbie Corso

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
by Rachel Hollis


Let Go of the Guilt: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your Joy
by Valorie Burton

Escaping Toxic Guilt: Five Proven Steps to Free Yourself from Guilt for Good!
by Susan Carrell

Anxiety/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How to Control Your Anxiety Before it Control You
by Albert Ellis

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (6th ed)
by Edmund J. Bourke

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution 1st Edition
by David A. Clark, Aaron T. Beck

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
by Edmund Bourne

The Mindful Way Workbook
by John Teasdale, J. Mark Williams and Zindel Segal

Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry 
by Catherine M. Pittman 

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
by Jennie Allen

Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
by S.J. Scott

The Beautiful Worrier: How to Stop Compulsive Worry Without Feeling Guilty
by Elliot Cohen

The Imp of the Mind (OCD)
by Lee Baer

Stop Obsessing (OCD)
by Edna Foa


How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything - Yes, Anything!
by Albert Ellis

Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life
by Matthew McKay

The Mindful Way Through Depression
by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

I Love You Jesus, But I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression
by Sarah Robinson

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David Burns

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
by Dennis Greenberger



Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That's Beautiful Again
by Lysa TerKeurst

Nutrition/Weight Loss

Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks
by Drew Ramsey

Mindless Eating
by Brian Wansink

The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
by Evelyn Tribole

Weight Loss Starts in Your Brain: A Clinically Proven 6 to 12 Week Program with Self-Discovery Tools and Experiments to Lose Weight Naturally
by Cardon and Veronique

When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain, and End Emotional Eating
By Julie Simon


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
by Gary Chapman

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by Sue Johnson

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
by John Gottman Ph.D. and Nan Silver

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
by John Gottman

Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It 
by Leslie Becker-Phelps

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love
by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Getting the Love you Want: A Guide for Couples
by Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, et al.

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner has Been Unfaithful
by Janis Spring

The Divorce Remedy
by Michelle Weiner Davis

How To Connect With The People In Your Life: A Guide for Overcoming Personal Barriers, Breaking Misconceptions, and Establishing Better Relationships
by CJ Kruse


No Drama Discipline
By Daniel Siegel And Tina Payne Bryson

The Whole Brain Child
By Daniel Siegel

How To Talk When Kids Won’t Listen: Whining, Meltdowns, Defiance, And Other Challenges Of Childhood
By Joanna Faber

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do: Raising Self-Assured Children And Training Their Brains For A Life Of Happiness, Meaning, And Success
By Amy Morin

Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need To Matter More Than Peers
By Gordon Neufeld And Gabor Mate

Parenting From The Inside Out 
By Daniel Siegel And Mary Hartzell

Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain
By Daniel Siegel

ParentingToolbox: 125 Activities Therapists Use To Reduce Meltdowns, Increase Positive Behaviors & Manage Emotions
By Lisa Phifer

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
By Daniel Siegel And Tina Payne Bryson

Personality Disorders/Personality Traits

Personality Isn’t Permanent: Break Free From Self-Limiting Beliefs And Rewrite Your Story
By Benjamin Hardy

Personality Disorders: The Wizard Of Oz And Other Narcissists
By Eleanor Payson

Walking On Eggshells (Borderline Personality)
By Paul Mason, Ranki Kreger

Lost In The Mirror (Borderline Personality)
By Richard Moskovitz, Md

I Hate You Don’t Leave Me (Borderline Personality)
By Jerold Kreisman, Md

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder
By Valerie Porr

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Ultimate Bpd Workbook To Control Your Emotions And Improve Your Relationships And Interaction In All Areas Of Your Life
By Gillian Mason

Co-Dependent No More
By Melody Beattie

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All The Time
By Melody Beattie

The Language Of Letting Go
By Melody Beattie

The Highly Sensitive Person: How To Thrive When The World Overwhelms You
By Elaine Aron, Phd

The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: A Workbook To Harness Your Strengths In Every Part Of Life
By Amanda Cassil

The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies For Sensitive People
By Judith Orloff


The Deepest Well: Healing The Long-Term Effects Of Childhood Adversity
By Nadine Burke Harris

The Healing Path: How The Hurts In Your Past Can Lead You To A More Abundant Life
By Dan Allender

Waking The Tiger: Healing Trauma
By Peter A. Levine And Ann Frederick

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, And Body In The Healing Of Trauma
By Bessel Van Der Kolk

It Didn’t Start With You
By Mark Wolynn

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control Of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques From Emdr Therapy
By Francine Shapiro

When The Body Says No: Exploring The Stress-Disease Connection
By Gabor Mate

The Courage To Heal
By Ellen Bass Mans

Search For Meaning
By Viktor Frankl

No Mud, No Lotus: The Art Of Transforming Suffering
By Thich That Hanh

Aging & Dying

Being Mortal
By Atul Gawande

On Death And Dying
By Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Life Lessons: Two Experts On Death And Dying Teach Us About The Mysteries Of Life And Living
By Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Creatures Of A Day By
Irvin Yalom


The Dragonfly Story: Explaining the Death of a Loved One to Children and Families
by Kelly Owen

On Grief & Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross & David Kessler

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief
by David Kessler

You Can Heal Your Heart
by David Kessler

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo

The Shack
by William Young

The Shack Study Guide: Healing for Your Journey Through Loss, Trauma, and Pain
by William Young

Life After Life
by Raymond Moody

Closer to the Light
by Melvin Moore

Reaching to Heaven
by James Van Praaugh

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way
by Lysa TerKeurst 

Many Lives Many Masters
by Brian Weiss, MD

Second-Firsts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Life After Loss
by Christina Rasmussen

(Loss of Pet) Cold Noses At the Pearly Gates
by Gary Kurz