These books I have studied, read or just dipped into. They are still ALL on my shelf and have helped me.

I have ranked them as they rank Ballroom Dance stages (a deep love of mine).

  • B (Beginner): Just starting out, and also anyone can read this
  • I (Intermediate): Need to stretch my understanding
  • A (Advanced):  Advanced reading (some foundation knowledge is needed)
  • S (Secular):  Non-denominational/psychological
  • Bu: Buddhist
  • C:  Christian
  • P: Professionals

Resources for Mindfulness / Present Moment Awareness

Arriving at my Own Door J Kabat-Zinn B S
A Year to Live: How to live this year as if it were your last S Levine I S
A New Earth Eckhart Tolle B S
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening Cynthia Bourgeault B C
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn I S
Creating Calm: Meditation in daily life Gill Farrer-Halls B Sp
Diamond Mind Rob Nairn B Bu
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness Jon Kabat-Zinn B S
Living Well with Pain & Illness: The mindful Way to free yourself from suffering Vidyamala Burch B Bu/S
Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine Saki Santorelli I S
How to Live Thich Nhat Hanh B Bu
Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Sharon Salzberg I Bu
Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world Mark Williams & Danny Penman B S
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach for preventing Relapse Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale A P
Stillness Speaks Ekhart Tolle B S
Stoep Zen Antony Osler B Bu
The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hahn B Bu
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from chronic Unhappiness Willaims, Teasdale, Segal & Kabat-Zinn B S
The Heart of Meditation The Dalai Lama I Bu/S
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Non-dual Christianity in Theory and Practice Cynthia Bourgeault A Bu
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing David A. Treleaven I C
Where-ever you go-there you are Jon Kabat Zinn B S

Resources for Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, Weight issues and Wellbeing

Binge No More Joyce D. Nash B
Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman’s Body and Soul Marion Woodman, Jill Mellick B
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Binge Eating and Bulimia Debra Safer, Christy Telch, Eunice Chen P
Eating Disorders and Obesity 2nd Edition Christopher Fairburn, Kelly D. Brownell AP
Eating in the Light of the Moon Anita Johnson B
End Emotional Eating: Using DBT skills to cope with difficult emotions and develop a healthy relationship with Food Jennifer Taitz B
Fat is a Feminist Issue Susie Orbach I
Forget that Diet and Eat what you need: The Toa of Eating Elizabeth Terp B
Health at Every Size: The surprising Truth about your Weight Linda Bacon B
Hunger Strike: Women’s relationship to anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other eating problems Susie Orbach I
If you think you have an Eating Disorder John Barnhill, Nadine Taylor B
Integral Life Practice: A 21st Century Blueprint For Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening Ken Wilber, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard, Marco Morelli I S
Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living Jim Nicolai B
Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed Kathryn Zerbe A P
Living on the Border of Disorder: How to cope with an Addictive Person Cherry Boone O’ Niel, Dan O’ Neil B
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food Jan Chozen Bays B
Mindless Eating Brian Wansink B
Overcoming Binge Eating 2nd Edition Christopher Fairburn B
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life Thich Hnat Hanh, Lilian Cheung B
Susie Orbach on Eating: Change your eating, Your life Susie Orbach B
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends Michele Siegal, Judith Brisman, Margot Weinshel B
The Owl was a Baker’s Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia and the Repressed Feminine Marion Woodman A P
The Body Wars: why body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportion and how we can fight back Aric Sigman B
The Four Day Win: Change the way you think about food and your body in just 4 days Marth Beck B
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession Jane Hirschmann, Carol Munter B
Women Food and God: The Unexpected path to almost anything Geneen Roth B

Resources for Emotional and Spiritual Growth

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry Jack Kornfiled I
Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science & A Universal Path of Divine Love William Keepin I
Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and The Chakra System as a Path to Self Anodea Judith A
Eternal Echoes John O Donahue S
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: 4 steps to fulfilling your true calling Martha Beck B
Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archtypes in Women’s Lives Jean Shinoda Bolen A
Going to pieces without falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness Mark Epstein I Bu
Healing the Shame that binds you John Bradshaw S
Integral Spirituality: A startling new Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World Ken Wilber A
Like the Flowing River Paulo Coelho B
Letters to a Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke B
Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism Kittisaro & Thanissara I Bu
Living Beautifully Pema Chödrön B
Meetings at the Edge: Dialogues with the Grieving And the Dying, The Healing and the Healed Stephen Levine S
Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau Ilia Delio C
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life you want by Being Present to the Life you have Mark Nepo B S
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World The Dalia Lama, Desmond Tutu B
The Divine Indwelling: Centering Prayer and It’s Development Thomas Keating C
The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths Of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary Angeles Arrien S
The Invitation Oriah Mountain Dreamer B
Taking the Leap: Freeing ourselves from Old Habits and Fears Pema Chödrön B Bu
The Joy Diet: 10 steps to a happier life Martha Beck B S
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Sogyal Rinpoche A Bu
The Serenity Prayer Trevor Hudson C
Thoughts without a Thinker Mark Epstein I Bu/S
True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your own Awakened Heart Tara Brach I Bu
When Things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult times Pema Chödrön I Bu