Chödrön, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (20th Anniversary Edition). Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2016.

Lesser, Elizabeth. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. New York: Villard Books, 2005.

Young-Eisendrath, Polly. The Gifts of Suffering: Finding Insight, Compassion, and Renewal. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1996.


Graham, Linda. Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and even Disaster. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2018.

Reivich, Karen and Andrew Shatté. The Resilience Factors: 7 Keyes to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.

Siebert, Al. The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks. San Francisco, CA: Barrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2005.


Damon, William. Noble Purpose: The Joy of Living a Meaningful Life. Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2003.

Fabry, Joseph B. Guideposts to Meaning: Discovering What Really Matters. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1988.

Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy (Third Edition). New York: Touchstone, 1984.

Pattakos, Alex and Elaine Dundon. Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work (Third Edition). Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017.

Smith, Emily Esfahani. The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness. New York: Broadway Books, 2017.

Wolf, Susan. Meaning in Life and Why It Matters. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.


Moore, Thomas. A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You were Born to Do. New York: Broadway Books, 2008.

Schwen, Mark R. and Dorothy C. Bass, eds. Leading Lives that Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006.


Bays, Jan Chozen. Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. Boston, MA: Shambhala, 2009.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (Revised Edition). New York: Bantam Books, 2013.

Salzberg, Sharon. Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation. New York: Workman Publishing, 2011.

Smalley, Susan L. and Diana Winston. Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness. New York, Perseus Books, 2010.

Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. New York: Plume, 2006.

Williams, Mark and Danny Penman. Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World. New York: Rodale, 2011.

Young, Shinzen. The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2018.

Nonviolent Communication

Connor, Jane Marantz and Dian Killian. Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime (Second Edition). Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2012.

Hart, Sura and Victoria Kindle Hodson. The No-Fault Classroom: Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2008.

Kashtan, Miki. Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives. Oakland, CA: Fearless Heart Publications, 2014.

_____. Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future. Oakland, CA: Fearless Heart Publications, 2014.

Kinyon, John and Ike Lasater. From Conflict to Connection: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Peaceful Resolutions. El Sobrante, CA: Global Reach Books, 2015.

Larsson, Liv and Katarina Hoffmann. Cracking the Communication Code: Nonviolent Communication by 42 Key Differentiations. Svensbyn, Sweden: Friare LIV Konsult, 2016.

Larsson, Liv. A Helping Hand: Mediation with Nonviolent Communication (Second Edition). Svensbyn, Sweden: Friare LIV Konsult, 2011.

_____. Anger, Guilt, & Shame: Reclaiming Power and Choice. Svensbyn, Sweden: Friare LIV Konsult, 2012.

_____. Human Connection at Work: How to Use the Principles of Nonviolent Communication in a Professional Way. Svensbyn, Sweden: Friare LIV Konsult, 2017.

Lasater, Ike and Julie Stiles. Words that Work in Business: A Practical Guide to Effective Communication in the Workplace. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2010.

Lasater, Ike. Collaborating in the Workplace: A Guide for Building Better Teams. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2019

Lasater, Judith Hanson and Ike K. Lasater. What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication. Berkeley, CA: Rodmell Press, 2009.

Rosenberg, Marshall. Speak Peace in a World of Conflict: What You Say Next Will Change Your World. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2005.

_____. Living Nonviolent Communication: Practical Tools to Connect and Communicate Skillfully in Every Situation. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2012.

_____. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Third Edition). Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2015.

Sofer, Oren Jay. Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2018.

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