Denise Evans, Clinical Counsellor

Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of the Senses. (1991). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
A celebration of living within all of ones senses.

Armstrong, Karen. The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness. (2004.) Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf.
An autobiographical story that celebrates Karen Armstrong’s persistence and tenacity in creating a life through study and practising compassion.

Beattie, Melody.
•    Finding Your Way Home: A Soul Survival Kit. (1998). HarperSanFrancisco.
Ideas and exercises to help people define their purpose and bring them home to who they are.
•    Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul. (1996). HarperSanFrancisco.

Beck, Martha.
•    Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live. (2001). Three Rivers Press.
Ideas and exercises to help you visualise and move into a life that you want to live. She is fun to read.
•    Steering by Starlight: Find Your Right Life No Matter What. (2008). Rodale.
Further insight and exercises to help you find out what you want and then to help you do it.

Breathnach, Sarah Ban.
•    Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. (1995). Warner Books.
Daily readings that help one to focus upon paying attention and experiencing life more fully.

•    Romancing the Ordinary: A Year of Simple Splendor. (2002). The Simple Abundance Press, Schribner.
    A follow up to Simple Abundance with more daily insights.

Butula, Sharen. The Perfection of the Morning: An Apprenticeship in Nature. (1994). HarperPerennial.
A woman’s journey to deepen her own understanding when she moves from an urban to a rural, more isolated life.

Cameron, Julia.
•    The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Creativity. (1992). Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.
Exercises and insight to help one develop ones creativity. Two key exercises are the morning pages—writing 3 pages in a journal every day, and the artist’s date—taking a break and playing every week to fuel up.
•    Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance. (2006). Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.
One of the follow up volumes to The Artist’s Way. More exercises and ideas and how to work through self doubt and difficulty.

Carlson, Richard & Shield Benjamin, eds.
•    Handbook for the Heart. (1996). Little, Brown and Company
Thirty-four spiritual teachers writing of how to bring love into your life.
•    Handbook for the Soul. (1995). Little, Brown and Company.
Spiritual teachers and psychologists writing of the world of the soul and how to connect with it.

Coloroso, Barbara. The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander: From Pre-School to High
School—How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence. (2002). HarperCollinsPublishersLtd.
A common sense guide to help people change this perennial problem.

Edelman, Hope. Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss. (1994). Delta, Dell
An exploration of the passage brought on by the death of ones mother.

Houston, Jean. A Passion for the Possible: A Guide to Realising Your True Potential. (1997). HarperSanFrancisco.
A guide to realising personal potential using meditation and metaphor.

Moore, Thomas.
•    Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life.(1992). HarperPerennial.
Mixing psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to speak to the necessity of each person working towards self-actualization.
•    The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life. (1996). HarperPerennial.
Speaks to the need to pay attention and the healing that is possible in the detail of our lives.

Northrup, Christiane. Women’s Bodies, Women’s WisdomCreating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing. (1994). Bantom Books
Speaks to how illness and pain are related to the stress and emotions that we carry.

Remen, Rachel Naomi.
•    Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal. (1996). Riverhead Books.
•    My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging. (2000). Riverhead Books.
Both books illuminate different aspects of life through heartfelt stories.

Zukav, Gary. The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics. (1979). Perennial Classics.
A blending of physics and eastern thought to illuminate both.

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