There are many wonderful books, films, and websites out there to feed your soul. I encourage your to read while you go through counseling because it enhances your learning about yourself, life and what nourishes your highest aspirations. Here are some of my favorites:
Illusions - The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Richard Bach Callings - Finding and Following an Authentic Life Gregg Levoy The Soul’s Code - In Search of Character & Calling James Hillman Kinds of Power: A guide to its intelligent uses James Hillman The Five Things We Cannot Change… David Richo and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them.
Jung to Live By Eugene Pascal
A guide to the practical application of Jungian principles for everyday life. Finding Meaning in the 2nd Half of Life James Hollis Creating a Life - Finding your Individual Path James Hollis The Middle Passage: From Misery to meaning in midlife James Hollis Awakening at Midlife – Kathryn Brehony A guide to reviving your spirit, recreating your life, and returning to your truest self The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle A New Earth Eckhart Tolle
Broken Open: How difficult times can help us grow Elizabeth Lesser
Boundaries - Where you end and I begin Anne Katherine
The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown
Daring Greatly Brene Brown
How Did I Get Here? Barbara De Angelis Finding your way to renewed hope and happiness when life and love take unexpected turns Getting the Love You Want - A guide for couples Harville Hendrix The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work John Gottman Care of the Soul Thomas Moore
A guide for cultivating depth and Sacredness in everyday life
Dark Nights of the Soul Thomas Moore
A guide to finding your way through life’s ordeals
The Road Less Traveled M. Scott Peck
Be Here Now Ram Dass
The Alchemist - A Fable about following your Dreams Paulo Coelho
The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz
Great & Relevant Films
American Beauty Kevin Spacey The Fisher King Jeff Bridges & Robin Williams Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade Harrison Ford & Sean Connery
Kung Fu Panda
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh
http://goodtherapy.com Consumer & therapist referrals and resources http://www.crisisclinic.com Resources for counseling and healthcare http://www.psychologytoday.com Resources for counseling and healthcare http://www.gottman.com The Gottman Institute - Couples research http://www.cnvc.org The Center for Nonviolent Communication http://www.SpiritualityHeath.com Focuses on "the soul/body connections." www.alice-miller.com Child Abuse & Mistreatment Information http://www.nimh.nih.gov/nimhhome/index.cfm National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html MedLine Plus