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 DoorJ Kabat-ZinnB S
A Year to Live: How to live this year as if it were your lastS LevineI S
A New EarthEckhart TolleB S
Centering Prayer and Inner AwakeningCynthia BourgeaultB C
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through MindfulnessJon Kabat-ZinnI S
Creating Calm: Meditation in daily lifeGill Farrer-HallsB Sp
Diamond MindRob NairnB Bu
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and IllnessJon Kabat-ZinnB S
Living Well with Pain & Illness: The mindful Way to free yourself from sufferingVidyamala BurchB Bu/S
Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in MedicineSaki SantorelliI S
How to LiveThich Nhat HanhB Bu
Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of HappinessSharon SalzbergI Bu
Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic worldMark Williams & Danny PenmanB S
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach for preventing RelapseZindel Segal, Mark Williams and John TeasdaleA P
Stillness SpeaksEkhart TolleB S
Stoep ZenAntony OslerB Bu
The Miracle of MindfulnessThich Nhat HahnB Bu
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from chronic UnhappinessWillaims, Teasdale, Segal & Kabat-ZinnB S
The Heart of MeditationThe Dalai LamaI Bu/S
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Non-dual Christianity in Theory and PracticeCynthia BourgeaultA Bu
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative HealingDavid A. TreleavenI C
Where-ever you go-there you areJon Kabat ZinnB S

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

Binge No MoreJoyce D. NashB
Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman’s Body and SoulMarion Woodman, Jill MellickB
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Binge Eating and BulimiaDebra Safer, Christy Telch, Eunice ChenP
Eating Disorders and Obesity 2nd EditionChristopher Fairburn, Kelly D. BrownellAP
Eating in the Light of the MoonAnita JohnsonB
End Emotional Eating: Using DBT skills to cope with difficult emotions and develop a healthy relationship with FoodJennifer TaitzB
Fat is a Feminist IssueSusie OrbachI
Forget that Diet and Eat what you need: The Toa of EatingElizabeth TerpB
Health at Every Size: The surprising Truth about your WeightLinda BaconB
Hunger Strike: Women’s relationship to anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other eating problemsSusie OrbachI
If you think you have an Eating DisorderJohn Barnhill, Nadine TaylorB
Integral Life Practice: A 21st Century Blueprint For Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual AwakeningKen Wilber, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard, Marco MorelliI S
Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy LivingJim NicolaiB
Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body BetrayedKathryn ZerbeA P
Living on the Border of Disorder: How to cope with an Addictive PersonCherry Boone O’ Niel, Dan O’ NeilB
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with FoodJan Chozen BaysB
Mindless EatingBrian WansinkB
Overcoming Binge Eating 2nd EditionChristopher FairburnB
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful LifeThich Hnat Hanh, Lilian CheungB
Susie Orbach on Eating: Change your eating, Your lifeSusie OrbachB
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and FriendsMichele Siegal, Judith Brisman, Margot WeinshelB
The Owl was a Baker’s Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia and the Repressed FeminineMarion WoodmanA P
The Body Wars: why body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportion and how we can fight backAric SigmanB
The Four Day Win: Change the way you think about food and your body in just 4 daysMarth BeckB
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight ObsessionJane Hirschmann, Carol MunterB
Women Food and God: The Unexpected path to almost anythingGeneen RothB

Resources for Emotional and Spiritual Growth

After the Ecstasy, the LaundryJack KornfiledI
Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science & A Universal Path of Divine LoveWilliam KeepinI
Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and The Chakra System as a Path to SelfAnodea JudithA
Eternal EchoesJohn O DonahueS
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: 4 steps to fulfilling your true callingMartha BeckB
Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archtypes in Women’s LivesJean Shinoda BolenA
Going to pieces without falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on WholenessMark EpsteinI Bu
Healing the Shame that binds youJohn BradshawS
Integral Spirituality: A startling new Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern WorldKen WilberA
Like the Flowing RiverPaulo CoelhoB
Letters to a Young PoetRainer Maria RilkeB
Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged BuddhismKittisaro & ThanissaraI Bu
Living BeautifullyPema ChödrönB
Meetings at the Edge: Dialogues with the Grieving And the Dying, The Healing and the HealedStephen LevineS
Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice BruteauIlia DelioC
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life you want by Being Present to the Life you haveMark NepoB S
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing WorldThe Dalia Lama, Desmond TutuB
The Divine Indwelling: Centering Prayer and It’s DevelopmentThomas KeatingC
The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths Of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and VisionaryAngeles ArrienS
The InvitationOriah Mountain DreamerB
Taking the Leap: Freeing ourselves from Old Habits and FearsPema ChödrönB Bu
The Joy Diet: 10 steps to a happier lifeMartha BeckB S
The Tibetan Book of Living and DyingSogyal RinpocheA Bu
The Serenity PrayerTrevor HudsonC
Thoughts without a ThinkerMark EpsteinI Bu/S
True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your own Awakened HeartTara BrachI Bu
When Things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult timesPema ChödrönI Bu