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In August 2015, I participated in STEM4Girls Camp to mentor a girl in grade 8.   One of the questions we discussed was “What would you take with you on a trip to outer space”?  We had a lot of fun with this.  If I was going on an extended (or no return) trip to outer space, many of these books would come with me!

Loving What Is: Four questions that change your life by Byron Katie

Seeing reality and knowing what’s best to do is not always what we end up doing.  Somehow resistance to what’s happening results in taking actions that is contrary to our beliefs and values.  Byron Katie shows that loving what is and asking four simple questions , leads to a release of resistance, followed by relationship with reality that … works.

Mindful Leadership by Maria Gonzalez

I met Maria at the A Mindful Society 2017 conference and she is amazing. Her book tells you the  five hindrances to effective leadership and nine qualities of mindful leadership.  Absolutely essential information for any leader who believes we are connected in shared values.

Mindsight by Daniel J. Siegel

From inter-neurobiolgy comes a book that tells us what the mind is — and why integration is the path to mindful wellness, compassion and kindness.

Finding Your Own North Star; Diana Herself; Finding Your Way in a Wild New World; Expecting Adam by Martha Beck

Practical, funny, easy to understand and …genius. I took time to research before I chose to learn life coaching through Martha Beck.  The reason is that Martha has created tools that are simple and immediately work.

Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to LiveSunita Book Club 680Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

A short, simple book. Yet it is deeply powerful once you start to consciously put these agreements into use.  Applying these four agreements is to start your journey with the end in mind.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Power of Now; A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

“You don’t know what you don’t know.” I’m always curious about this.  All of Eckhart’s books, and his lectures, are about expanding your body of knowledge about you.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

I remember this book vividly from my childhood. “The Little Engine That Could” to me represented positive thinking and belief that you could attain your goal, even if you’ve never done it before.  Of course, it wasn’t just this book – my parents modeled this attitude for me my entire life.
The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition