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  • Writer's pictureBlair Rhodes, LCSW

Reading Resources to Support Your Journey

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

I have curated the list below to offer additional guidance and support in areas often brought up during sessions.

Personal Development/ Self Esteem/ Empowerment

The Gifts of Imperfection - by Brene Brown

Braving the Wilderness - by Brene Brown

Dare to Lead - by Brene Brown

Untamed - by Glennon Doyle

The Self Love Workbook - by Shainna Ali

When Things Fall Apart - by Pema Chodron

Existential/ Life Purpose

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death - by Irvin Yalom

Creatures of a Day - By Irvin Yalom

You are the Universe - by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos


The Body Keeps the Score - by Bessel Van der Kolk

The CBT Toolbox - by Jeff Riggenback

Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now - by Jill Weber

Rewire Your Anxious Brain - by Catherine Pittmna and Elizabeth Karle


The Upward Spiral - by Alex Korb

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness - by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat Zinn

The CBT Toolbox - by Jeff Riggenback


Where Ever You Go There You Are - by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Art of Happiness - by the Dali Lama and Howard Culter

How to Meditate - by Pema Chodron


Attached - by Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Guide to Nonviolent Communication - by Joseph Goldstein

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts - by Gary Chapman

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence - by Esther Perel

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder - by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work - by John Gottman

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay - by Mira Kirshenbaum


Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers - by Karen Kleiman

The Whole Brain Child - by Daniel Seigel and Tina Payne Bryson

Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship between Adult Children and Parents - by Jane Isay

Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide for Separation, Liberation, and Inspiration - By Karen Anderson (has an accompanying journal)


How to be an Antiracist - by Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot - by Mikki Kendall

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World made for Whiteness - by Austin Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor - by Layla Saad

LGBTQ Affirming

Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture - by Amelia Abraham

The Book of Pride - by Mason Funk

Healthy Living

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works - by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Health at Every Size - by Linda Bacon

Prompted Journals

Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters Journal

The Story of My Life, So Far

Good Days Start with Gratitude

Children's Books for Social/Emotional Learning

The Good Egg; The Bad Seed; The Cool Bean - by Jory John

I am Enough - by Grace Byers

Grumpy Monkey - by Suzanne Lang

Don't Think About Purple Elephants - by Susanne Merritt

The World Needs More Purple People - by Kristen Bell

Listening With My Heart - by Gabi Garcia

Listening to My Body - by Gabi Garcia

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