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The Book of Joy, Desmond Tutu and Dalai Lama

Two world spiritual leaders engage in a week long conversation about joy. So much to learn from these men.  I came away feeling hopeful and inspired.

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Maya Angelou, A Letter to My Daughter

Don’t miss this book or any of her books.  You will be better, and happier, and you will have hope — for yourself and for us, the humans. When I’m sad, or lonely, or discouraged, I just find a YouTube of Ms. Angelou reading a poem and I am able to go on.

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

I’m blown away by his writing, at once erudite and deeply personal, as well as his compassion and courage. This book ought to be required reading for every medical professional and indeed for all of us.

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Mindset by Carol Dweck, PhD

This is a terrific book with one simple and profound idea at its core.  Our mindset – fixed or growth – can restrict or promote our movement through life.  A renowned researcher in social and developmental psychology, the author’s work is based on years of research and study.  Well worth taking some time for.

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The Heart and Soul of the Therapist, Stephen Howard

A friend loaned me a book he highly recommended and I want to pass it on. It’s wonderful. Dr. Howard shares his experience and what he’s learned from being a working psychotherapist for over 40 years. A must read for every therapist and highly recommended for everyone else.

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Dance of Anger

Harriet Lerner’s groundbreaking book on relationships and communication reached 3,000,000 in sales recently.  There’s a good reason why.  It’s important and just as relevant today as ever.  Another favorite of mine is her Dance of Intimacy.  Read them.