The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg —Insightful writer. Fortunately she is prolific…loved them all.


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism by Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T Haskell

Self Help

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay —Affirmations for life

Heal Your Body A-Z by Louise Hay —The mental causes for physical illness and the way to overcome them.

I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene Brown —Women reclaiming power and courage in a culture of shame. How to change the way we live, love, parent, and work.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown —How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown —Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin —A woman decides to focus on the “things that really matter.”

The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans —How to recognize it and how to respond.

A Feminine Manifesta by Lily Hills and Karen Hudson —Guide for being more loving and kind to ourselves.

Codependence No More by Melody Beattie —Classic work, great checklist to identify codependent behavior.

How to Be An Adult in Relationship by David Richo —Lots of good info, healthy anger section.

Daring to Trust by David Richo —Most readable Richo yet! Opening ourselves to real love and intimacy.

Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth —Captures healing model.

When Food is Love by Geneen Roth —Personal examples deepen message.

For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality by Lonnie Barbach — Reclaiming sex.

The Radical Act of Accepting Everything by Ann Weiser Cornell —Focusing technique, body centered.

Dance of Anger & Dance of Intimacy, and her other “Dances” by Harriet Lerner

There Is Nothing Wrong With You by Cheri Huber — BreakFree reinforcing, clear, Zen teacher.

Succulent Wild Women by SARK —And many other colorful works on healing and positive living.

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg —Communication skills.

You Have to Say I’m Pretty, You’re My Mother by Stephanie Pierson and Phyllis Cohen —How to help your daughter learn to love her body and herself. Read to yourself as the mother you deserved.

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin —A portable mentor, interviews with creative women.

Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron —Guidance for unleashing your creativity.

The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northup MD

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix —Insight and exercises for couples.

Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix —Insight and exercises for singles.

Easy to Love, Hard to Discipline: 7 Basic Skills of Turning Conflict into Cooperation by Rebecca Anne Bailey —Positive intent, inherent nature based.

“One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.”

–Marlo Thomas

Sculpture of ecstatic woman