Books & Authors I Love

Many people have asked me which books and experts have been particularly informative or inspiring for me on my own mind-body journey. Here is a list of some of the ones that have stood out for me these past few years.

Psychological/Emotional Wellness

Radical Acceptance (Tara Brach, PhD)

The Courage to Create (Rollo May, PhD)

Hardwiring Happiness (Rick Hansen, PhD)

Grace Unfolding (Greg Johanson & Ron Kurtz)

Man’s Search For Meaning (Viktor Frankl, MD)

The Way of the Bull (Leo Buscaglia PhD)

Kitchen Table Wisdom (Rachel Naomi Remen, MD)

Mindsight (Daniel Siegel, MD)

The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton, PhD)

Mindfulness-Based Wellness

Coming to Our Senses (Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD)

Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

The Mindful Brain (Daniel J. Siegel, MD)

Brain Health

Images of Human Behavior (Daniel Amen, MD)

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Daniel Siegel, MD)

Grain Brain (David Perlmutter, MD)

Magnificent Mind at Any Age (Daniel Amen, MD)

Mindsight (Daniel Siegel, MD)

Hardwiring Happiness (Rick Hansen, PhD)

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation (Barbara Arrowsmith-Young)

The Brain That Changes Itself (Norman Doidge)

Brain School: Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders Who Changed Their Lives by Improving Their Cognitive Functioning (Howard Eaton)

Relationship Health

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (Sue Johnson, PhD)

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships (Sue Johnson, PhD)

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last (John Gottman, PhD)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert (John Gottman, PhD & Nan Silver)

Gut Health

Gluten Freedom (Alessio Fasano, MD)

Grain Brain (David Perlmutter, MD)

Wheat Belly (William Davis, MD)

Food As Medicine

The Hormone Diet (Natasha Turner, ND)

The Supercharged Hormone Diet  (Natasha Turner, ND)

Anticancer (David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD)

Crazy Sexy Cancer (Kris Carr)

Crazy Sexy Kitchen (Kris Carr with Chad Sarno)

Eat to Live (Joel Fuhrman, MD)

Forks Over Knives (T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD)

The China Study (Thomas Campbell, M.D. & T. Colin Campbell, PhD)

The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Joel Fuhrman)

Meals that Heal Inflammation (Julie Daniluk)

The Blood Sugar Solution (Mark Hyman, MD)

The Raw Food Revolution Diet (Cherie Soria)

Against All Grain (Danielle Walker)

The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy (Neal Barnard, MD)

Body Wellness & Anatomy

Life Is Your Best Medicine (Tieraona Low Dog, MD)

Atlas of Human Anatomy (Frank H. Netter, MD)

Silent Waves (Bruno Chickly, MD, DO (hon.)

Naturopathic Approach to Visceral Manipulation (Ron Mariotti, ND)

Wisdom in the Body (Michael Kern, DO, R.CST, M.I.Cr.A., ND)

The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton, PhD)

Environmental Health & Sustainability

Dodging the Toxic Bullet (David Boyd, PhD)

The Green Boat (Mary Pipher, PhD)

The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Toward a Greener Future (David Boyd, Ph.D.)


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Daniel Siegel, MD)

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Daniel Siegel, MD & Mary Hartzel, M.Ed)

Magnificent Mind at Any Age (Daniel Amen, MD)

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (Ross Greene, PhD.)

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. & Gabor Mate) 

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Marshall B. Rosenberg Ph.D.)

Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids (Leeza Steindorf)

The Autistic Author and Animator: A mother’s view of a daughter’s triumph (Janet Walmsley)


Plenty (Yotam Ottolenghi)

The Flavor Bible (Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg)

The Book of Kale (Sharon Hanna)

The Book of Kale and Friends (Sharon Hanna & Carol Pope)

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring (Nicole Hunn)

Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book (Jennifer Katzinger)

It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook (Gwenyth Paltrow)

The Kind Diet (Alicia Silverstone)

Radio Show Guests’ Books

Paul Henczel, BBA

Miracle in a Mill: Crushed Alive! 

Dr. David Boyd

The Optimistic Environmentalist

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

You Don’t Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World: The Power of Local Cross-Cultural Ministry

The Right to a Healthy Environment

David Suzuki’s Green Guide

Unnatural Law

Northern Wild

Jules Shepard

Dr. Alessio Fasano

Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano MD

Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders

Surprises from Celiac Disease: Scientific American

Fast Facts: Celiac disease (2nd Edition) by Geoffery Holmes (Author), Carlo Catassi (Author), Alessio Fasano (Author)

Guía clínica para los trastornos asociados con el gluten (Spanish Edition)

Die ganze Wahrheit über Gluten: Alles über Zöliakie, Glutensensitivität und Weizenallergie. Mit einem Vorwort von Klaus-Dietrich Runow (German Edition)

Dieta Sem Gluten (Em Portugues do Brasil) (Portuguese Brazilian)

Wolni od glutenu (Polish Edition) by Flaherty Susie Fasano Alessio (Author)

Karen Mayo 

Mindful Eating: 30 Days To A Whole New You

Kim Vopni

Your Pelvic Floor – The Inside Story: Education & Wisdom From Pelvic Health Professionals Across The Globe

Prepare To Push: What your pelvic floor and abdomen want you to know about pregnancy and birth

Leeza Steindorf

Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids (A CORE Success® Guide) (Volume 1)

Barbara Jaffe

When Will I Be Good Enough? A Replacement Child’s Journey to Healing 

Janet Walmsley

The Autistic Author and Animator: A mother’s view of a daughter’s triumph

Jenny Story

Dysnomia: Outcasts On a Distant Moon

Dr. Lorne Brown

The Acubalance Fertility Diet

Missing The Point: Why Acupuncturists Fail… and what they need to know to succeed

Adam Hart

The Power of Food

Shirley Plant

Finally . . . Food I Can Eat!

Finally… Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Cyndi O’Meara

Changing Habits Changing Lives

Abundant Health: How To Achieve Your Health Potential 

Food Love is the Path to Health – by Sandy Rose & Cyndi O’Meara (The Body Image Revolution Book 4)

Dr. Barb Depree

Yes You Can: Dr. Barb’s Recipe for Lifelong Intimacy  

Yvonne Heath

Love Your Life to Death: How to Plan & Prepare for End of Life so You Can Live Fully Now

Julia Shopick

Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases

Alan Bell

POISONED: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims

Dr. Susan Edelman

Be Your Own Brand of Sexy

What to Say to Men on a Date

Ricki Heller

Living Candida Free

Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free

Deanna Won

Already Won (coming soon!)

Dr. Paul Epstein

Happiness Through Meditation

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

Teaching Bullies

Dusty Staub MSW

The 7 Acts of Courage

The Heart of Leadership

Courage in the Valley of Death

Dynamic Focus: Creating Significance and Breaking the Spells of Limitation (co-authored with Wayne S. Gerber

Irvin Yalom MD

BECOMING MYSELF: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir

Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy

The Gift of Therapy

Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

Staring at the Sun

When Nietzche Wept: A Novel of Obsession

Lying on the Couch: A Novel

The Schopenhauer Cure

The Yalom Reader: Selections from the Work of a Master Therapist and Storyteller

The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Existential Psychotherapy

Ivy Tobin

My Life as a Doormat

Dr. Albert Ellis & Debbie Joffe Ellis

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

All Out

Dr. Philip Zimbardo


The Lucifer Effect

The Time Cure

The Time Paradox 

Man, Interrupted

Sharkie Zartman

Empowered Aging: Expert Advice on Staying Healthy, Vital and Active

#HeySportsParents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports

Youth Volleyball: The Guide for Coaches and Parents

Have Fun Getting Fit; Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body

Take on Aging as a Sport: The Athletic Approach to Aging

Shark Sense: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Shark

So You Think You Can Coach Kids?

Rick Shapiro

Hope Never Dies: How 20 Late-Stage & Terminal Cancer Patients Beat the Odds

Nadine Grzeskowiak

Dough Nation: A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism

Andrew (Andy) Lopez

Don’t Panic! It’s Organic!

How To Heal The Earth In Your Spare Time

Natural Pest Control, Alternatives to Chemicals for the Home and Garden

Dances with Ants – Natural and Organic Ant Control

Invisible Gardener’s Compost It!

The Natural and Organic Rose

How to Make Your Own Natural Misting System

The Organic and Natural Lawn

Natural Tree Care

Invisible Gardener’s Organic Growing Guide

Rock Dust and How to Use it

Natural and Organic Flea and Tick Controls

Natural and Organic Fly Control

Natural and Organic Disease Control

Natural Fruit Tree Care

The Bug-Free Bed: How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs, Naturally and Organically

Invisible Gardener’s Natural Cockroach Control 

Natural Mosquito Control

Underground Pests Controls

Kathryn Kellogg

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS

Age In Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home

Dr. Phil Gregory

Baysian Logical Data Analysis for the Physical Sciences

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Maralee McLean

Prosecuted But Not Silenced: Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children

Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain & Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider

Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences

Massaging Your Baby – The Joy of TouchTime – Effective Techniques for Happier, Healthier, More Relaxed Child & Parent 

7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired, & Successful Children

Auditory Processing Disorders-Third Edition: Assessment, Treatment and Management

Aphasia Rehabilitation: An Auditory and Verbal Treatment Hierarchy

The Cognitive-Linguistic Improvement Program

The Voice Advantage

The Geriatric Treatment Manual

Dr. Carla Fry & Dr. Lisa Ferrari

GRATITUDE & KINDNESS: A Modern Parents Guide to Raising Children in an Era of Entitlement

Dr. Udo Erasmus

The Book on Total Sexy Health: The 8 Key Steps Designed by Nature 

Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

Omega 3 Cuisine: Recipes for Health and Pleasure

Dr. Stephanie Seneff

Rattlesnake in the Corn Fields (in press)

Cindy & Erica’s Obsession to Solve Today’s Health Care Crisis: Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, ALS and More

Dr. Natasha Turner

The Hormone Diet: A 3-Step Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Strength, and Live Younger Longer

Supercharged Hormone Diet

The Hormone Boost

The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite, and Banish Belly Fat

Dr. Tom O’Bryan

The Autoimmune Fix

You Can Fix Your Brain

Dr. Roger Hall

Staying Happy Being Productive

Dr. Paul Anderson

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

Success Breakthroughs

Cancer: From Diagnosis to Empowerment

Dr. Tom O'Bryan, author of The Autoimmune Fix talks about AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE and how to reverse it on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on - All Positive Talk Radio.
The Autoimmune Fix How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat, and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease by Dr. Tom O’BryanHow to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat, and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease

Books Recommended by Radio Show Guests

Marshall Rosenberg, “Non-Violent Communication”

Rick Hansen, “Hardwiring Happiness”

Susan Kaiser Greenland, “The Mindful Child”

Richard Louv, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv, “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Richard Louv, “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

Norman Cousins, “Anatomy of an Illness

Christine Hassler, “Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself from Your Past, Change Your Present and Get What You Really Want

Kellert, Stephen R. and Edward O. Wilson, Editors, “The Biophilia Hypothesis.”

Robert Greenleaf, “Servant Leadership

Jean Liedloff,The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost

Viktor Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning

Brian Weiss, “Many Lives, Many Masters

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, “On Death and Dying”

Hermann Hesse, “Siddhartha”

Don Miguel Ruiz, “The Four Agreements”

Paul Kalanithi, “When Breath Becomes Air”

Dani Shapiro, “Devotion: A Memoir”

Judy L. Mandel, “The Replacement Child

Rita Battat Silverman & Abigail Brenner, MD., “Replacement Children:  The Unconscious Script 

Melody Beattie, “Codependent No More

Julia Cameron, “The Artist’s Way

Anne Roiphe, “Lovingkindness

Theo Pauline Nestor, “Writing is My Drink:  A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and A Guide to How You Can Too)

THE SEXUAL SPARK: 20 Essential Exercises To ReIgnite The Passion by Michael Krychman MD & Alyssa Dweck MD

THE NEW INTERCOURSES: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins & Randall Lockridge


PERFECT BALANCE: Look Younger, Stay Sexy, and Feel Great by Robert Greene MD & Leah Feldon

CUPID’S POISON ARROW: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships by Marnia Robinson & Douglas Wile PhD 

The Better Sex Video Series SEXPLORATIONS / Volumes 1,2,3 DVD/MUSIC CD SET by Mark Shoen

Why Being Happy Matters by Peter Jennings

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

Anxiety Warrior by Elke Scholz

The 4 Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
The I That Is We – Dr. Richard Moss
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Heart Aroused – David Whyte
The Heart’s CodeDr. Paul Pearsall
The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman

Fighting (& Preventing) Cancer


Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer—And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place – Suzanne Somers

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer –Thomas Seyfried, PhD

General Health & Wellness

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles – Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

Women’s Bodies; Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing –Christiane Northrup M.D.

The Hallelujah Diet: Experience the Optimal Health You Were Meant to Have – George Malkmus, Peter Shockey, and Stowe Shockey

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems – Daniel Amen M.D.

You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay

Healing Oils of the Bible – David Stewart