Below is a list of the some of the books I have read over the last couple of years and have found particularly interesting and/or useful.  Let me know about your favourites!

Positive Psychology and Neuro-science
  • Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness
  • Martin Seligman - Learned Optimism
  • Martin Seligman - Flourish
  • Jeffrey Schwarz & Rebecca Glading - You are not your Brain
  • Christopher Peterson - A Primer in Positive Psychology
  • Melissa Tiers - Keeping the Brain in Mind
  • Russ Harris - The Happiness Trap
  • Matthew Walker - Why we Sleep
  • James Nester - Breath
  • Brene Brown - I thought it was just me (but it isn't)
  • Kathy Kain and Stephen Terrell, Nurturing Resilience
  • Russ Harris - The Happiness Trap
  • Bessel van der Kolk - The Body Keeps the Score
  • Lissa Rankin - The Fear Cure
  • Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - The Four Pillar Plan
  • Brene Brown - The Gifts of Imperfection
  • Dr Lissa Rankin - Mind over Medicine
  • Inna Segal - The Secret of Life Wellness
  • Inna Segal - The Secret Language of your Body

Mind-Gut connection

  • Raphael Kellman - The Microbiome Diet
  • Sara Gottfried - The Hormone Rest Diet
  • Emeran Mayer - The Mind-gut Connection
  • Michael Mosley - The Clever Guts Diet
  • Trudy Scott - The Anti-anxiety Food Solution

 Coaching/Life Design

  • David Rock - Personal Best, Coaching for Creating the Life you Want
  • David Rock - Quiet Leadership, Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work
  • Bill Burnett & Dave Evans - Designing Your Life, How to Build and Well-Lived Joyful Life

  • Richard Bolles - What Colour is your parachute?
  • Nigel Beckford and Michael Fitzsimons - You Don't Make a Big Leap Without a Gulp
  • Stephen Conway and Paul Meyer - The Naked Career, Your Journey to Emotional and Financial Fulfillment
  • Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler - The Art of Happiness at Work
  • What are Old People For? How Elders will Save the World - William H Thomas, MD
  • Avoid Retirement and Save Your Life - David Bogand & Keith Davies
  • Atul Gawande - Being Mortal
  • Ernie J Zelinski - How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free
  • Rick Steiner - Retirement Different By Design, Six Building Blocks Fundamentally Changing How Life After Work is Viewed, Planned for and Lived
  • Donald Pink - A Whole New Mind, Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
  • Robert Fritz - The Path of Least Resistance, Learning to be a Creative Force in Your Own Life
  • Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, 
  • John Kotter - Our Iceberg is Melting
  • Edith Eger - The Choice
  • Johann Hari - Lost Connections, Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions


  • Michael Henderson - Finding True North, Discover your Values, Enrich your Life

Personal Effectiveness and leadership

  • Brene Brown - Dare to Lead
  • Simon Sinek - Start with Why
  • Daniel Goleman - The New Leaders
  • Daniel Goleman - Social Intelligence, the New Science of Human Relationships
  • Daniel Goleman - Working with Emotional Intelligence
  • Victor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning
  • Stephen Covey - The Seven habits of Highly Effective People
  • Edith Eger - The Choice
  • Vishen Lakhiana - The Code to the Extraordinary Mind


  • Rita Golden-Gelman - Tales of a Female Nomad
  • Rolf Potts - Vagabonding

Confidence and Self Esteem

  • Bruce I Doyle 111, Before You Think Another Thought
Social Change
  • Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone - Active Hope, How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard - Conscious Evolution, Awakening the Power of our Social Potential

Spirituality, Quantum Physics and other thought provoking reading
  • Robert A Monroe - Ultimate Journey
  • Penney Peirce - Frequency, the Power of Personal Vibration
  • Lynne McTaggart - The Field, the Quest for the Secret Force in the Universe
  • Bruce Lipton - The Biology of Belief
  • Sam Harris - Waking Up
  • Gregg Braden - The Turning Point, Creating Resilience in Times of Extremes
  • Gregg Braden - The Divine Matrix, Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief
  • Joe Dispenza - Breaking the habit of Being Yourself - How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • Joe Dispenza - Becoming Supernatural - How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
  • Wayne Dyer - The Power of Intention
  • Michael Newton - Journey of Souls
  • Lucy Cavendish - The Akaschic Records
  • Lisa Barnett - The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records