MY BOOKSHELF

I've always loved exploring the bookshelves of my therapists, teachers, & mentors. Here's what's on my bookshelf: favorite titles, recommended reads, and recently finished.

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Already Free

Bruce Tift

A masterful exploration of the intersection of Buddhism and Psychotherapy. Both provocative and practical.

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The Way of Chuang Tzu

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton, a Christian Monk, offers his "translation" of the timeless wisdom of Chuang Tzu.

Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

Ken Wilber

Wilber's magnum opus. I could almost feel my brain changing the first time I read it.

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Atomic Habits

James Clear

Likely the best book you will ever read on changing habits. 

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Principles

Ray Dalio

Principles for success in life and business. A beautiful, evolutionary perspective on growth and development.

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How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollan

There is little doubt that the future of psychotherapy will involve psychedelics. A great overview of how this field is evolving.

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Natural Perfection

Keith Dowman

Dzogchen is the pinnacle of Tibetan Buddhism. Dowman's translation directs you to your already enlightened true nature.

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Introduction to Tantra

Lama Yeshe

An introduction to visualization from the Tibetan perspective. Why not view yourself as a Buddha?

Taoist Secrets of Love

Mantak Chia

A Taoist approach to working with sexual energy. Chia makes complex meditation practices accessible to beginners.

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The Essential Rumi

Coleman Barks

The definitive translation. "Now that you are awake, what does it matter how long you were sleeping?"

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Your Body Knows the Answer

David I. Rome

Focusing is a therapeutic practice that contacts the subconscious through body awareness. David Rome teaches it as a self-guided contemplative practice.

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The Gift of Therapy

Irvin Yalom

Candid thoughts from a master therapist to  a new generation of

practitioners.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Shunryu Suzuki

"In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities, but in the experts mind there are few".

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie

I mistakenly avoided this book for years. My favorite guide to skillfully working with others.

Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Bruce Ecker

A nerd's guide to understanding what is happening in the brain during the healing process of therapy. 

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Toward a Psychology of Awakening

John Welwood

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Panzram:A Journal of Murder

Thomas E. Gaddis

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