A Few of My Favorite Books

A Whole New Mind, Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Daniel H. Pink

As a dominantly right-brainer who has struggled to be more left brain to satisfy the conditions of society, I was thrilled to read this testimony to the future of right brain thinking.

A breezy, good-humored read . . . For those wishing to give their own creative muscles a workout, the book is full of exercises and resources.
Harvard Business Review

The Compassionate Life, Walking the Path of Kindness
Marc Ian Barasch

This book is well-written, easy to read and makes a compelling case for getting along.  Indeed many of today’s influential thinkers, and scientific findings tell us that our salvation will be according to our ability to get along, which requires empathy.  This book will motivate and encourage you to be the empathic being you are designed to be.

An essential guide for anyone who cares deeply about the human condition, and how we can help each other through with love and guts.
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson, PH.D. with Richard Mendius, MD.

This is one of my favorite books because it combines knowledge and insights from Mendius, a neurologist, and Hanson a neuropsychologist, and has a forward and preface by two favorite mentors, Dan Siegel MD, and Jack Kornfield PH.D.

You will be introduced to wise new perspectives on life and the biological bases for fostering the development of wisdom.  These chapters will help you better understand the workings of the mind and the neurological roots of happiness, empathy, and interdependence.
Jack Kornfield PH.D.


Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life
Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

I have studied Non-Violent Communication on my own and through workshops and presentations.  It was not until I listened to the audio CD of Speaking Peace that I really began to understand these important ideas and methods of communication.

I believe the principles and techniques in this book can literally change the world, but more importantly, they can change the quality of your life with your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your co-workers and everyone else you interact with.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.
— Jack Canfield, Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series

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