Mary's Favorite Authors & Teachers

My Favorite Authors & Books

Brene Brown, PhD

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • Rising Strong:How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Stephen Cope

  • The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide For The Journey of Your True Calling

Kristen Neff, PhD

Tara Brach, PhD

  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart of A Buddah

Pema Chodron

  • The Places That Scare You: A Guide To Fearlessness in Difficult Times

John Bradshaw

  • Healing The Shame That Binds You

Debbie Ford

  • The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance & Dreams
  • The Secret of the Shadow: The Power of Owning Your Whole Story
  • Why Good People Do Bad Things:How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy
  • The Best Year of Your Life: Dream It, Plan It, Live It
  • Spiritual Divorce:Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life
  • Courage: Igniting Self-Confidence

Fred Luskin, PhD

  • Forgive For Good: A Proven Prescription For Health & Happiness

Colin Tipping

  • Radical Self-Forgiveness: The Direct Path To True Self Acceptance

Colin Beavan

  • How To Be Alive: A Guide To The Kind Of Happiness That Helps The World

Cheryl Richardson

  • The Art of Extreme Self Care: Transform Your Life One Month At A Time
  • Life Makeovers: 52 Practical & Inspiring Ways To Improve Your Life One Week At A Time

Kyle Cease

  • I Hope I Screw This Up: How Falling In Love with Your Fears Can Change the World

Byron Katie

  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  • Who Would You Be Without Your Story: Dialogues With Byron Katie
  • I Need Your Love – Is That True? : How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead

Marianne Williamson

  • A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course In Miracles

Terry Cole-Whittaker

  • What You Think of Me Is None of My Business
  • How To Have in a Have Not World

Melodie Beatty

  • Codependent No More: How To Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself
  • Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All The Time

Darlene Lancer

  • Conquering Shame & Co-Dependency: 8 Steps To Freeing The True You
  • Codependency For Dummies

Gershen Kaufman, PhD & Lev Raphael, PhD

  • Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay & Lesbian Lives

Ruth Schwartz, PhD & Michelle Murrain, PhD

  • Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love: A Roadmap To Finding The Right Partner & Creating The Relationship of Your Dreams

Shasta Nelson

  • Friendships Don’t Just Happen: The Guide To Creating A Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends

Amir Levine, Rachel Heller

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love

Dr. Sue Johnson

  • Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

Wayne Dyer

  • You’ll See It When You Believe It
  • The Power of Intention

David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Power vs. Force
  • Truth vs. Falsehood
  • Healing & Recovery
  • Transcending The Levels of Consciousness

Esther & Jerry Hicks-Abraham

  • Ask & It Is Given
  • The Astonishing Power of Emotion
  • Money & The Law of Attraction
  • The Vortex

Marc Lewis, PhD

  • The BIology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not A Disease

Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal

  • Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work



Bessell Van der Kolk, M.D.

  • The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind & Body In The Healing of Trauma
  • Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience On Mind, Body and Society

Peter Levine

  • In An Unspoken Voice: How The Body Releases Trauma & Restores Goodness
  • Healing Trauma: Restoring The Wisdom of the Body

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

  • The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach To Regaining Emotional Control & Becoming Whole

Daniel Siegel, MD

The Neurobiology of WE: How Relationships, the Mind, & The Brain, Intersect To Shape Who We Are

Pete Walker

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving To Thriving

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

  • Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, & How To Heal

Gabor Mate

  • In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction
  • When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
  • Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

Johann Hari

  • Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions
  • Chasing The Scream: The First & Last Days of The War On Drugs

Sebern Fisher

  • Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain

Jim Robbins

  • A Symphony In The Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback

Lawrence Heller, Aline Lapierre, PsyD

  • Healing Developmental Trauma

Tian Dayton, PhD

  • The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships

Diane Poole Heller, PhD

  • Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How To Create Deep & Lasting Relationships

Alan Watts

  • In My Own Way: An Autobiography
  • Become What You Are
  • Out of Your Mind: Tricksters, Interdependence & The Cosmic Game of Hide & Seek

Susan McNeal Velasquez

  • Beyond Intellect: Journey Into The Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind

Robert Fritz

  • The Path Of Least Resistance: Learning To Become The Creative Force In Your Own Life