Resources + Inspiration

Comfort + Strength in Tough Times

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes... even you." -Anne Lamott

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy." -Pema Chodron

"Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story."- Cheryl Strayed

Mindfulness + Meditation

“So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn't sit for even one, that's the journey of the warrior." -Pema Chodron

Guided mindfulness meditation with Tara Brach:  https://www.tarabrach.com/ten-minute-basic-guided-meditation-practice/

Communication Skills

Non-violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life by Susan Campbell

Women's Empowerment

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Intimate Relationships

How to be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo

The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin

Fierce Intimacy by Terrence Real (Audible only)

Making Love Real: The Intelligent Couple’s Guide to Lasting Intimacy + Passion by Celeste Hirschman and Danielle Harel

This is a video of Alain de Botton, philosopher, teacher and author, speaking about Romantic love. It offers teaching and inspiration on how to have grown-up, long term intimate partnerships with real, imperfect humans. I highly recommend it. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-iUHlVazKk&t=3s&fbclid=IwAR0w9hMGjz8HBcVLgWnIFYBrBNdvHhc8MG6AtLL3HdCddPPsOIERaiSWlbI

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

Healing from Sexual Trauma

Healing Sex by Staci Haines

The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz 

General Sexuality + Eroticism

Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture by Chris Donaghue

The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

The Heart of Desire by Stella Resnick

Women's Sexuality

Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski

Women's Anatomy of Arousal by Sheri Winston 

Orgasm Unleashed by Eyal Matsliah

Tantric Orgasm for Women by Diana Richardson

Men’s Sexuality

The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld

Cockfidence by Celeste Hirschman and Danielle Harel

Coping with Erectile Dysfunction by Barry McCarthy

Transgender Health

http://www.wpath.org/

Breakups + Relationship Transitions

"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -Joseph Campbell

“It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have.” - Cheryl Strayed

Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After by Katherine Woodward Thomas

Affairs + Infidelity

"This is how to stop your partner from cheating" with Esther Perel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmiKAoAmYSg

State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel

The New Monogamy by Tammy Nelson

Ethical Non-monogamy

More than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux

The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy

Non-dual Spirituality

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Ammachi, the Hugging Saint

Non-dual spiritual teachers: Adyashanti, Gangaji, Marlies Cocheret, Catherine Ingram, Pamela Wilson, Jeannie Zandi, Dorothy Hunt

Activism + Preventing Burnout

Active Hope by Joanna Macy

Writings and talks by Rebecca Solnit

Inquiry into Judgments + Limited Thinking

Byron Katie: http://thework.com/en

In Touch by John Prendergast

VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing

Vortexhealing.org

VortexHealing Divine Energy Healing: A Magical Path of Healing and Awakening 

Awakening through the Veils: A Seeker's Guide
Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview with Ric Weinman, modern-day founder of VortexHealing: https://batgap.com/ric-weinman/

Video of Ric Weinman talks about VortexHealing at a conference in Argentina with Deepak Chopra and Caroline Myss:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvxA6hMin6c
Video of Ric discussing spiritual awakening and his book, Awakening through the Veils: A Seeker's Guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm72S1zyZRM
Video of Anthony Gorman, VortexHealing teacher, describes VortexHealing in depth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EqF9_m4XXk

Lorraine Goldbloom, VortexHealing teacher, discusses VortexHealing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRAFns_b5Qg