Some of Our Favorite Books*

"The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are" by Brene Brown

"Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" by Brene Brown

"Rising Strong" by Brene Brown

"The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)" by Pema Chodron

"Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery" by Mark Coleman

"Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life" by Barbara Fredrickson

"The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin


"Words Under the Words: Selected Poems" by Naomi Shihab Nye

"A Thousand Mornings: Poems" by Mary Oliver

"Thirst: Poems" by Mary Oliver

"Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words" by David Whyte

"River Flow: New & Selected Poems" by David Whyte


*These are some gems we've found over the years, and all have contributed to our learning and personal growth. Rather than simply provide a list, we've linked to the products on Amazon. If you use these links to purchase books, we will receive a small percentage of the sale, which supports this site and the work that we do in the Monterey community. Thank you for your understanding and support!