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Over the years, I’ve read many books that have inspired me. Here are some of my favorites:

Almaas, A. H. The Unfolding Now: Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence. Boston: Shambhala, 2008.

Arrien, Angeles. The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2005.

Bach, Tara, PhD. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam, 2003.

Blanton, Brad, PhD. Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth. New York: Dell Publishing, 1994.

Boldt, Laurence G. Zen and the Art of Making a Living. New York: Compass, 1999.

Booher, Dianna. Communicate with Confidence: How to Say It Right the First Time and Every Time. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994.

Branden, Nathaniel. How to Raise Your Self-Esteem: The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.

Brehony, Kathleen A. Awakening at Midlife: Realizing Your Potential for Growth and Change. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Buckingham, Marcus, and Donald O. Clifton, PhD. Now, Discover Your Strengths. New York: The Free Press, 2001.

Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam Books, 1992.

Capacchione, Lucia, PhD. Visioning: Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam Books, 2000.

Cassou, Michele, and Stewart Cubley. Life, Paint, and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam Books, 1996.

Chopra, Deepak. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing, 2007.

Clark, Glenn. The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe. Waynesboro, VA: The University of Science and Philosophy, 1946.

Cohen, Alan. Wisdom of the Heart: Inspiration for a Life Worth Living. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2002.

Cope, Stephen. Yoga and the Quest for the True Self. New York: Bantam, 2000.

Covey, Stephen. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Cushnir, Raphael. The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection. New York: Harper-Collins, 2008.

DeAngelis, Barbara, PhD. How to Make Love All the Time. New York: Dell Publishing, 1991.

DePew, Alfred. Wild and Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook. Portland, ME: Dog Star Press, 2004.

Dispenza, Joseph. The Way of the Traveler: Making Every Trip a Journey of Self-Discovery. Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing, Inc., 2002.

Dyer, Wayne. The Shift: Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2010.

Fankhauser, Jerry. The Power of Affirmations. Published by the author, 1983.

Ferrini, Paul. The Ecstatic Moment: A Practical Manual for Opening Your Heart and Staying in It. Greenfield, MA: Heartways Press, 1996.

Ferrucci, Piero. The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam Books, 2006.

Ford, Debbie. The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance, and Dreams. New York: Riverhead Books, 1998.

Fortgang, Laura Berman. Living Your Best Life: Ten Strategies for Getting from Where You Are to Where You're Meant to Be. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2001.

Gold, Aviva. Painting from the Source: Awakening the Artist’s Soul in Everyone. Spencertown, NY: Source, 1998.

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ. New York: Bantam Dell, 1996.

Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1977.

Harris, Bud, PhD. Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance. Maui, HI: Inner Ocean Publishing, 2002.

Henry, Jim. The Privilege of a Lifetime: Finding Love, Wholeness, and Fulfillment Through the Greatest of Human Adventures, Being Yourself. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Boundary Press, 1998.

Hillman, James. The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling. New York: Warner Books, 1996.

Hirsh, Sandra Krebs, and Jane A. G. Kise. Looking at Type and Spirituality. Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc., 1977.

Hudson, Russ, and Don Richard Riso. The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types. New York: Bantam Books, 1999.

Jamal, Azim, and Harvey McKinnon. The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008.

Johnson, Robert A. Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1986.

Johnson, Robert A., and Jerry M. Ruhl, PhD. Living Your Unlived Life: Coping with Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purpose in the Second Half of Life. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2007.

Kingma, Daphne Rose. Loving Yourself: Four Steps to a Happier You. Boston, MA: Conari Press, 2004.

Kouzes, James M., and Barry Z. Posner. A Leader’s Legacy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Lavender, Shonnie. Live the Life You’ve Imagined: 100 Practical Strategies for Creating Your Ideal Life. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2006.

Lesser, Elizabeth. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. New York: Villard, 2005.

Levoy, Gregg. Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1997.

Lyubomirsky, Sonja, PhD. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. New York: Penguin Press, 2007.

McKay, Matthew, PhD, Martha Davis, PhD, and Patrick Fanning. Messages: The Communication Skills Handbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publishers, 2001.

_______. Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publishers, 2007.

Myss, Caroline. Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential. New York: Harmony Books, 2001.

Palmer, Parker J. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000.

Rath, Tom. Strengths Finder 2.0. New York: Gallup Press, 2007.

Richardson, Cheryl. The Unmistakable Touch of Grace: How to Recognize and Respond to Spiritual Signposts in Your Life. New York: Free Press, 2005.

Richardson, Peter Tufts. Four Spiritualities: Expressions of Self, Expressions of Spirit. Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black Publishing, 1996.

Rosenberg, Marshall. Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2005.

Schor, Juliet B. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Seligman, Martin E. P., PhD. Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. New York: Free Press, 2002.

Siegel, Daniel J. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.

Siegel, Randy. Engineer Your Career: Building a Blueprint for Your Best Self. Raleigh, NC: Lulu: 2007.

Taylor, John Maxwell, and Peter Levine. The Power of I Am: Creating a New World of Enlightened Personal Interaction. Berkeley, CA: Frog Books, 2006.

Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. New York: Plume, 2005.

_______. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999.

Williamson, Marianne. The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2008.

Zukav, Gary. The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.