Whether you're interested in healing trauma or simply increasing your productivity and capacity for joy in life, here are some books/resources I've found incredibly helpful throughout my journey:



The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Waking the Tiger & Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

Healing Developmental Trauma by Laurence Heller and Aline Lapierre

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitative Relationships by Patrick Carnes

Running on Empty by Jonice Webb & Christine Musello

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

General Wellbeing/Happiness

The Gifts of Imperfection & Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Boundaries by John Townsend & Henry Cloud

Finding the Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile

Worthy by Nancy Levin

Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell


The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

Attached by Amir Levine & Rachel S. F. Heller

Hold me Tight by Sue Johnson

Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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