These are books, authors, and web resources that I have found helpful throughout my coaching journey.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
Sometimes people have bad days. Sometimes those bad days feel like they will never end. Please don't wait if you or someone you love is suicidal. Call 800-273-8255 or visit Lifeline to see what your many, many options are. And if you are having a terrible day, check out their Safe Space for a calming distraction.
When my husband and I were at a major breaking point in our relationship, a friend of mine recommended Imago Therapy. In Imago-based couples therapy, we were able to see that our stress stemmed from a communication breakdown. Our therapist taught us the Imago method and it saved our relationship.
Written by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist is an international best seller. Every copy I have ever purchased I end up giving away. I have owned at least 30 copies of this book over the last 15 years. A few times a year, I read this book and I always pull something from it that is transformative for my life path. Coelho's word choice is beautifully artistic and at times vague, leaving you with plenty of opportunity for application into your life.
Jonathan Winn, the founder and creator of Breathe Refuge, is a gifted healer and speaker in gay community. Jonathan has been a friend and supporter of mine for 20 years.
THE ECSTASY OF LETTING GO
Written by Dr. Judith Orloff, The Ecstasy of Letting Go is a fantastic book that helps you gain confidence in yourself and your choices. She provides exercises to help you acknowledge and release the fears and stress that are holding you back. Her techniques are fantastic.
A MIGHTY GIRL
As a parent, sometimes I am overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the web. I considered myself very lucky to stumble upon A Mighty Girl. Whenever I am unsure how to tackle an issue with my kids, there always seems to be a book or resource to address my issue - even with my son!
MANY LIVES, MANY MASTERS
Written by Brian L Weiss, MD, explores the concept of past lives with his patients through regression therapy and brings light to his own skepticism as a psychotherapist. It is a fascinating take on past lives, and is a great companion to another of his books, Only Love is Real