These books are among the many that have been significant in shaping my thinking and inspiring me. I hope you find them meaningful and useful, as well. I’ll be adding more as time goes on, so look out for that.


Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D.

Slow is Beautiful
Cecile Andrews

Take Back Your Time
John de Graaf

Work to Live
Joe Robinson

The Time Bind
Arlie Russell Hochschild

In Praise of Slowness
Carl Honore

The Slow Fix
Carl Honore

Bored and Brilliant
Manoush Zomorodi

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
Meik Wiking

The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
Christina Crook


Whenever You Go There You Are
Jon Kabat-Zinn

It's Easier Than You Think
Sylvia Boorstein

It's a Meaningful Life It Just Takes Time
Bo Lozoff

The Places That Scare You
Pema Chodron

Long Quiet Highway

Natalie Goldberg


Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

The Seeker's Guide

Elizabeth Lesser

Simplifying, Organizing & Creativity

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
Karen Kingston

The Simple Living Guide
Janet Luhrs

Happier at Home
Gretchen Rubin


Blessing Of A Skinned Knee
Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.

Everyday Blessings
Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Too Much Of A Good Thing
Dan Kindlon, Ph.D.


Broken Open
Elizabeth Lesser

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Daring Greatly
Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Braving the Wilderness
Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Technology & The Brain

The Shallows
Nicholas Carr

Dot Calm: The Search for Sanity in a Wired World
Debra Dinnocenzo and Richard Swegan