Some Really Good Books

On Changing Your Beliefs

book-loving-what-isLoving What Is
Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
by Byron Katie

Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family.



book-i-need-your-loveI Need Your Love – Is That True?
by Byron Katie

I Need Your Love — Is That True? helps you illuminate every area in your life where you seem to lack what you long for most—the love of your spouse, the respect of your child, a lover’s tenderness, or the esteem of your boss. Through its penetrating inquiry, you will quickly discover the falseness of the accepted ways of seeking love and approval, and also of the mythology that equates love with need.





Question Your Thinking, Change The World
by Byron Katie

In this powerful book of quotations, Byron Katie talks about the most essential issues that face us all—love, sex, and relationships; health, sickness, and death; parents and children; work and money; and self-realization. The profound, lighthearted wisdom embodied within is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic.



book-who-would-you-beWho Would You Be Without Your Story?
by Byron Katie

This book is a collection of 15 dialogues that occurred throughout the United States and Europe with Byron Katie. Some of the people who worked with Katie have painful illnesses, others are lovelorn or in messy divorces. Some are simply irritated with a co-worker or worried about money. What they all have in common is a willingness to question, with Katie’s help, the painful thoughts that are the true cause of their suffering.



book-a-thousand-names-for-joyA Thousand Names for Joy
by Byron Katie & Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell–the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching–selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it, feel it, in action.



power dialogues bookPower Dialogues
by Barry Neil Kaufman

My copy is torn, stained and weather-beaten. I’ve read this book more times than I can count. It’s the bible for changing your beliefs. I love the sample dialogues – they really help you get a sense of how the dialogue works.



book-to-love-is-to-be-happy-withTo Love Is To Be Happy With
by Barry Neil Kaufman

Introduces a simple system of inquiry called the Option Process. He presents many real dialogues using the process with a variety of people with serious challenges.



book-emotional-optionsEmotional Options
by Mandy Evans

Offers a combination of short thought exercises and useful anecdotes, which provide an excellent introduction to the Option Method.



book-re-create-your-lifeRe-create Your Life:
Transforming Yourself and Your World
by Morty Lefkoe

Explains how people can quickly and permanently eliminate the beliefs that are responsible for virtually all of their undesirable behavior and emotions. When the negative beliefs are eliminated, people are able to thrive.

On Personal Growth


Daring Greatly
by Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to show up and be seen. I’ve read this one twice. REALLY good.



by Anthony DeMello

You may not have even realized you were sleep-walking. Most of us are most of the time. Awareness is an eye-opener. This is your wake-up call!



book-radical-honestyRadical Honesty:
How to Transform Your Life by Telling The Truth
by Brad Blanton

This in-your-face book about lying will make some people uncomfortable. Probably why I liked it so much.




Learned Optimism:
How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
by Martin E. P. Seligman

Not too many “life changing” books come along, but this book was definitely one. Whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist, this book can improve your life. Read this book.



What To Say When You Talk To Yourself
by Shad Helmstetter

Teaches us that we literally become what we think and tell ourselves. It gives examples of how to change your self-talk that ultimately changes your programming.



book-the-power-of-your-subconscious-mindThe Power of Your Subconscious Mind
by Dr. Joseph Murphy

Very well written, easy to read, full of useful information that if absorbed and followed, will help in every facet of your life.



On Happiness

book-happiness-is-a-choiceHappiness Is A Choice
by Barry Neil Kaufman

This book should be required reading from kindergarten through college. It shows how we as a society support unhappiness and gives us a new perspective.


book-how-we-choose-to-be-happyHow We Choose To Be Happy
by Rick Foster & Greg Hicks

Combines personal narratives with scientific research, reveals the nine choices that truly happy people make — and explains how principles like accountability, appreciation and truthfulness increases joy.


book-do-what-you-areDo What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
by Paul and Barbara Barron-Tieger

For people seeking career guidance, this is one of the best books out there for incorporating the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for personality into career exploration.


book-who-are-youWho Are You? 101 Ways of Seeing Yourself
by Malcolm Godwin

Good book on understanding yourself.




Personality Plus
by Florence Littauer

Covers the four personality temperaments and helps you to understand how we are different from others, and how we can understand the differences.



book-i-could-do-anythingI Can Do Anything, If Only I Knew What It Was
by Barbara Sher

This book has exercises to help you figure out what you really want in life.



On Spirituality

A New Eabook-new-earthrth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle

This book has inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” I’m one of those readers.