Books and Authors that have helped us
We find that a big factor in developing self-awareness is knowing where to find inspiration, tools and connections with others doing the work. So, we are excited to offer this resource list of people we found amazingly inspirational in the process of self-discovery.
Here are some authors and books that have been especially influential in our own evolution.
Many of these people are sharing messages we feel are valuable to the world we want to help create and are delighted to introduce them here. Below is a resource list by focus of interest.
Please let us know if there are any books or authors that you would like to see added to the resource list in the suggestion box below.
Thich Nhat Hanh
He is a well known Buddhist priest with many inspirational books, CDs and DVDs including Being Peace, Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm and No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering. www.plumvillage.org www.amazon.com/Thich-
He wrote among other books the Power of now and A new Earth, two influential eco-spiritual novels that investigate the inner landscape and human social tendencies. www.eckharttolle.com
He is the author of Ishmael, My Ishmeal and other books on life lessons. www.ishmael.org/origins/
As a Buddist nun, she has written many books on self-awareness, creating peace and meditation, including When Things Fall Apart, Awaking Loving-Kindness and How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind. She also has CDs and DVDs of her work. www.pemachodronfoundation.org www.facebook.com/Pema.Chodron
Neale Donald Walsch
He wrote a series of books titled Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue of deep and sometimes funny conversations with much wisdom. www.nealedonaldwalsch.com At this web site is the entire text of book 1 in this series www.universe-people.com/english/svetelna_ knihovna/htm/en/en_kniha_ conversations_with_god_1.htm
The author of Non Violent Communication: A Language of Life, he also used this skill as a mediator in many situations. This book is the foundation for classes and workshops on a kinder way of speaking. www.nonviolentcommunication.com/index.htm
Suzette Haden Elgin
The author of The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defense and other books about gentle ways to use the English language. She also wrote novels and created a new language. www.sfwa.org/members/elgin/
Healing, Counseling and Inner Work
She is the author of Healing Through the Dark Emotions: Transforming Grief, Fear, and Despair into Gratitude, Joy, and Faith a wonderful approach to working with the more difficult emotions. www.miriamgreenspan.com
An American scholar, author, and public speaker, she is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has several books based on her research of vulnerability, shame and wholehearted living. Her latest book Daring Greatly helps us look at shame and how to become shame resilient. www.brenebrown.com
She wrote Getting Real a book of awareness practices that support living a life of radical aliveness. www.susancampbell.com/products/books/
Katie and Guy Hendricks
They have many books, workshops and years of relationship counseling. www.heartsintrueharmony.com
The creator of Network Chiropractic and Somato Respiratory Integration, he has authored two books on healing – The 12 Stages of Healing and Healing Myths Healing Magic. www.donaldepstein.com
Courage and Personal Growth
He is the author of The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight among others. His books look at subtle and spiritual energy patterns as well as how to be a more engaged and aware human being on many levels. These insights are told through a fictional adventure story. www.celestinevision.com
An author and lecturer in the field of self-help and personal empowerment, he wrote The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior and many other books about life purpose and taking action. www.peacefulwarrior.com
An American writer and activist, she is known as a theorist of feminist Neopaganism and ecofeminism. She has written books on inner work, pagan ritual, the connection of spirituality and activism and novels on possible futures. These include The Spiral Dance, The Earth Path and The Fifth Sacred Thing. www.starhawk.org
Taking spirituality into the workplace.
Mathew and Terces Engelhart
In their timely book Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening, they present practices, attitudes and games to make the path and business lighter and more engaged. www.amazon.com/Sacred-Commerce-Business-Path-Awakening/dp/1556437293