Recommended Reading

 

The books that we read, the videos that we watch, and the CD’s that we audit influence our perspective; therefore the material we list here is meant to strengthen and empower us. We believe these recommendations offer affirming messages for individuals who are open, and ready to embrace positive change.


  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • 14 Days to a Safer Child by Robert Bernardini
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
  • Ask and It is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks
  • Balanced Living: Transforming Body, Mind & Spirit by Dr. Mark Pitstick
  • Be the Person You Want to Find by Cheri Huber
  • Building Your Field of Dreams by Mary Manin Morrissey
  • Conversations with God by Neal Donald Walsch
  • Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
  • Earthway by Mary Summer Rain
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Everlasting Health by Robert Bernardini
  • Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  • Happiness is a Choice by Barry Neal Kaufman
  • If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl
  • Law of Attraction by Michael Losier
  • Leadership and Self Deception by The Arbinger Institute
  • Lists to Live By by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens, John Van Diest
  • Love is Letting Go of Fear by Gerald Jampolsky
  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie
  • Manifest Your Destiny by Wayne Dyer
  • More Than 101 Creative Ways to Save Money by Cheryl Bassitt (a workbook for the whole family)
  • Obese from the Heart by Dr. Sara Stein
  • Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hahn
  • Practical Intuition by Laura Day
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Dr. James Balch and Phyllis Balch
  • Secrets of a Millionaire Mind by Harv T. Eker
  • The Alcoholism and Addition Cure by Chris Prentiss (don’t be fooled by the title--this is a good read for anyone wanting to know more about the mind/body connection. It deals with emotions, habits, suffering, and healing).
  • The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute
  • The Art of Possibility by Rosamond & Benjamin Zander
  • The Artist’s Way by Julie Cameron
  • The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale
  • The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Happy, Organized Home by Kathy Peele
  • The Complete Idiots Guide to Feng Shui by Elizabeth Moran, Val Biktashev, and Master Joseph Yu
  • The Crystal and the Keyhole – Santa’s Magic Secret by Robert Bernardini
  • The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford
  • The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
  • The Earth Changes Survival Handbook by Page Bryant
  • The Golfer’s Night Before Christmas by Robert Bernardini
  • The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto
  • The Passion Test by Janet Bray and Chris Attwood
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Precious Present by Spender Johnson
  • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne  
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  • The Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
  • The Truth About Children’s Health by Robert Bernardini
  • The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide by Sean Brodrick
  • The Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
  • This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes
  • Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey
  • What the Bleep Do We Know!? DVD hosted by Marlee Matlin
  • Yi Jiing (I Ching) Book of Changes
  • You Can Heal Your Kids by Linda Wallace
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
  • Your Sacred Self by Wayne Dyer
  • Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence Boldt
  • Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your action. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
  • I believe in the sun, even when it doesn’t shine; I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown; I believe in God, even when he doesn’t speak.
  • Four ways to grow old gracefully: fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more. Abigail Van Buren from “The Oregonian”
  • Live your life and forget your age.
  • Motivation is putting work clothes on your dream.
  • Find an idea big enough to live for and you will never be unemployed.
  • An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
  • What you prevent needs no cure.
  • Gems cannot be polished without friction.
  • No success can compensate for failure in the home. David O’Kay
  • Give first impressions a second opinion.
  • The heart of a fool is in his mouth, the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
  • The pull of the future is just as important as the push of the past.
  • Hope that you die young at an old age.
  • Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterward.
  • It's not your aptitude but your attitude that will determine your altitude.
  • The illiterate are not those who can't read, but those who can't learn/unlearn/and relearn.
  • The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
  • Those who say it can't be done shouldn't interrupt those doing it.
  • Discipline is teaching/coaching -- not punishment.
  • I've always wanted to be someone -- I should've been more specific. - Lily Tomlin
  • Take risks.  You can't fall off the bottom.
  • Celebrate what you want more of.
  • A problem well stated is a problem half solved. - Charles Kettering
  • If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. - Mark Twain
  • The best way to get on in the world is to make people believe it's to their advantage to help you. - Jean de La BruySre
  • The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when they fill out  job application form. - Stanley Randall
  • I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.  - Harry Truman
  • I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone. - Bill Cosby
  • We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
  • A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. - Caskie Stinnett
  • Life is what happens while you are making other plans. - John Lennon
  • You are obligated to tell the truth, but you don't have to tell all you know.
  • Disaster is only a temporary condition.
  • The things that matter most should not be at the mercy of the things that matter least.
  • Pity the man who can only spell a word one way. - Mark Twain
  • What's worse than being blind?  Having sight and no vision. Discussion with Helen Keller
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  • Plan ahead.  It wasn't raining when Noah built the arch.
  • Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
  • Don't pray for dreams equal to your powers.  Pray for powers equal to your dreams.
  • A critic is a person who knows the way but can't drive the car.
  • The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open.
  • Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
  • I shall make electricity so cheap that only the rich can afford to burn candles. - Thomas Edison
  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not be be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant o shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson
  • Each of us constantly uses the law of radiation and attraction whether we are aware of it or not. But if you wish to enjoy more prosperity and success in life, you have to consciously, boldly, and deliberately take hold of your thoughts and feelings and redirect them toward prosperity and success. It is up to you to dare to choose and radiate outward through your thinking what you really wish to experience in life, rather than to get bogged down in unpleasant or failure experiences of the moment. These conditions can change as quickly as you can change your thinking about them. What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures and words, you attract into your life. - Catherine Ponder
  • That which is like unto itself is drawn. - Jerry & Esther Hicks
  • Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive elements constitute the dominating influence of your mind. -Napoleon Hill
  • To know whether you are sending out a positive or negative, simply take a look at the results you’re getting in that area of your life. They are a perfect reflection of what you are vibrating. - Michael Losier
  • It is through your thoughts (or how you use your power to create a thought) that all creative energy is attracted to you. If your mental pictures are of being surrounded by things and conditions that you desire, and they are rooted in joy and faith, your creative thoughts will attract these surrounds and conditions into your life. You impress upon the universal mind the object of your desire, and you calmly and knowingly proceed to act upon that picture, allowing the greater intelligence, and your own which is part of that greater intelligence, to work through you to produce the results. You abandon all fear and return to the affairs of your life assured that the necessary conditions will soon come into view or are already there. Stay alert for any small circumstance that indicates the first sprouting of the seed that you have planted in the universal mind, and allow it to for in your life as a growing materialization. - Wayne Dyer
  • If you’re spending some time each day talking about each of your wants, not worrying about if or when they’re coming, not trying to force the how-to’s of bringing them in, staying plugged into your guidance and following it without hesitation, those wants will come. By your power, they must. Just remember, you must feeeeel the passion behind every word. You no feel, you no get – because without the new feelings, you’ll have no vibrational change. It’s those juicy, intoxicating emotions behind your words that cause the positive vibrations necessary to bring this about. - Lynn Grabhorn
  • Why are declarations such a valuable tool? Because everything is made of one thing – energy! All energy travels in frequencies and vibrations. Therefore, each declaration you make carries its own vibrational frequency. When you state a declaration aloud, its energy vibrates through the cells of your body, and by touching your body at the same time, you can feel its unique resonance. Declarations not only send a specific message to the universe, they also send a powerful message to your subconscious mind. - T. Harv Eker
  • From Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
  • Five Truths about Fear:
  • The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.
  • The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.
  • The only way to feel better about myself is to go out and do it.
  • Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, but so is everyone else.
  • Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.
  • Six Ways to Reclaim Your Power
  • Avoid casting blame on an external force for your bad feelings about life. Nothing outside you can control your thinking or your actions.
  • Avoid blaming yourself for not being in control. You are doing the best you can and you are on the way to reclaiming your power.
  • Be aware of when and where you are playing the victim role. Learn the clues that tell you that you are not being responsible for what you are being, having, doing or feeling.
  • Familiarize yourself with your biggest enemy – your chatterbox. Replace your chatterbox with a loving internal friend.
  • Figure out the payoffs that keep you stuck. Paradoxically, once you find them, you will probably be able to quickly to become unstuck.
  • Determine what you want in life and act on it. Stop waiting for someone to give it to you. You’ll be waiting a long time.
  • I am breaking through old patterns and moving forward with my life.
  • I am now creating the perfect relationship.
  • I am finding the perfect job for me.
  • I am now handling all my fears.
  • There is nothing to fear.
  • I am creating everything I want, easily and effortlessly.
  • My world is full of abundance.
  • I am now creating a health, radiant body.
  • I am filling my life with peace and joy.
  • I allow my mind to relax and let go.