Reading List

The readiness to initiate the journey cannot be forced nor can people be faulted if it has not occurred in them as yet. The level of consciousness has to have advanced to the stage where such an intention would be meaningful and attractive. 
– David R Hawkins

Over the years, I have been educated and inspired by many great people who do wonderful work and have written books in the field of human healing, addictions, weight loss, emotional wellbeing and consciousness.

You can click on the link for each title to read more at Amazon, and purchase if you choose. I hope you find some of these titles as useful on your journey as I have.

Recommended Reading – List of Authors and Books

Marianne Williamson

Spiritual Teacher and Author

A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

A Course In Weight Loss 6-CD: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

Meditations For Weight Loss

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of 

Illuminata: A Return to Prayer

Everyday Grace

A Woman’s Worth

The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife

The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life

Meditations for a Miraculous Life (2-CD Set)

Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power Of Intimate Relationships

Letting Go and Becoming

David R Hawkins,

Psychiatrist, Therapist, Lecturer, Author

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life: Setting Boundaries on Unhealthy Relationships

Along the Path to Enlightenment: 365 Daily Reflections from David R. Hawkins

John Bradshaw,

Philosopher, Counsellor, Theologian, Teacher, Author 

Healing the Shame that Binds You (Recovery Classics)

Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child

Bradshaw On: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem

Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason

Creating Love: A New Way of Understanding Our Most Important Relationships

Family Secrets – The Path to Self-Acceptance and Reunion

Bradshaw on the Family: A Revolutionary Way of Self Discovery

Bradshaw On: Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child

Family Secrets: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

The Price of Nice

Pia Melody,

Senior Clinical Advisor for The Meadows, AZ, Author

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives

Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love

Melody Beattie,


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

The Language of Letting Go (Hazelden Meditation Series)

More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily Meditations (Hazelden Meditation Series)

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time

Codependents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps

The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation

Choices: Taking Control of Your Life and Making It Matter

Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want

Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

Beverly Engel,

Psychotherapist, Author

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: How to Move Beyond Your Past to Create an Abuse-Free Future

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

The Emotionally Abused Woman : Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself

The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself

Loving Him Without Losing You: How to Stop Disappearing and Start Being Yourself

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

Honor Your Anger: How Transforming Your Anger Style Can Change Your Life

The Power of Apology: Healing Steps to Transform All Your Relationships

M Scott Peck,


The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

Further Along the Road Less Traveled: The Unending Journey Towards Spiritual Growth

Patricia Evans,


The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond

Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You

The Verbally Abusive Man, Can He Change?: A Woman’s Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

Teen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School

Jean Jenson,


Reclaiming Your Life: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Regression Therapy to Overcome the Effects of Childhood Abuse

Susan J. Jeffers,


Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway

Feel the Fear…and Beyond: Mastering the Techniques for Doing It Anyway

Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway 8-CD set: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action, and Love

End the Struggle and Dance with Life: How to Build Yourself Up When the World Gets You Down

The Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love

Harville Hendrix,


Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition

Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide

Make Up, Don’t Break Up: Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples

Alice Miller,


The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence

The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self

Free from Lies: Discovering Your True Needs

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth

Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries

The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness

Jane Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

Educators, Authors

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession

Overcoming Overeating: How to Break the Diet/Binge Cycle and Live a Healthier, More Satisfying Life

Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession with Food Forever

Patrick Carnes,


Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Don’t Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery

In The Shadows of The Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

Recovery Zone, Vol. 1: Making Changes that Last – The Internal Tasks

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

Steve Biddulph,



Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different – and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

The Secret of Happy Children

Louise Hay,


You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life: Special Edition Box Set (Book & DVD Box Set)

Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them

I Can Do It

Overcoming Fears

The Power Is Within You

Embracing Change: Using the Treasures Within You

Forgiveness/Loving the Inner Child

How to Love Yourself

Anger Releasing

Empowering Women: Every Woman’s Guide to Successful Living

Love Your Body

John Lee,


The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man

The Flying Boy Book II: The Journey Continues (Flying Boy Bk. II)

The Missing Peace: Solving the Anger Problem for Alcoholics, Addicts and Those Who Love Them

Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately

Lundy Bancroft,


Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics (Sage Series on Violence Against Women)

Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Sorting Out Whether Your Relationship Can–andShould–be Saved

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Edmund J Bourne,


The Anxiety & Phobia WorkbookMood Disorders Books)