Toolshed of my Heart: Resources for Personal Healing, Growth and Transformation

My dear friend Lelania Avila of Heart Craft Calligraphy  recently shared a typed list of deeply inspirational and soul uplifting resources that were most enthusiastically received by several members of our local Unitarian-Universalist congregation.  Riffing off of her fabulous idea, I here present my own top 20 resources that I’ve had the good fortune to gradually add into my heart’s ‘toolshed’, after serendipitously and joyously discovering them over the years.  May you be encouraged to craft your own amazing heart and soul healing resource-filled toolshed, as you surf and explore the many fascinating inner and outer worlds accessible through the following resources.

Pocketful of Miracles: Prayers, Meditations, and Affirmations to Nurture Your Spirit
Every Day of the Year
  by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.  C 1994, Grand Central Publishing.

The Meditation Year: A Seasonal Guide to Contemplation, Relaxation
and Visualization
by Jane Hope, C. 2001, Storey Books Publishing

The Long Road Leads to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation
by Thich Nhat Hanh    Parallax Press

Walk in Spirit: Prayers for the Seasons of Life,
by Lynn Andrews  C 1996, Acacia Publishing

Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te ching
by Greg Johanson and Ron Kurtz
Bell Tower (Crown) Publishers

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of
Personality Type

by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger
Little, Brown & Company

Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want 
by Sonia Choquette    Three Rivers Press (a division of Crown Publishers, Inc)
C 1997

Living Your Life Out Loud: How to Unlock Your Creativity and Unleash Your Joy
by Salli Rasberry and Padi Selwyn  C 1995, Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster Inc.

The Soul Loves the Truth: Lessons Learned on My Path to Joy
by Denise Linn  C 2006, Hay House, Inc.

The Manual of Natural Therapy: A Practical Guide to Alternative Medicine
Moshe Olshevsky, C.A., Ph.D., Shlomo Noy, M.D., Moses Zwang, Ph. D.
and Robert Burger, C 1989, 1993,  Carol Publishing Group, Citadel Press

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain: The Practice of Informed Touch

Donna Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T., and Steven Finando, Ph.D., L.Ac.
C 1999, 2005, Healing Arts Press Rochester, Vermont

Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
by Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines (Authors of Pain Free at Your PC)
C 1998  Bantam Books

Shiva Rea’s Yoga Wave CD
A Home Yoga Practice for Connecting to the
Evolutionary Force of Life
Sounds True

Shiva Rea’s Drops of Nectar CD
Yoga Relaxation for Rejuvenation and Healing
Sounds True recording

Potentials Unlimited
Subliminal Persuasion
Self Hypnosis MP3s, CDs and Tapes:

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
by Caroline Myss, Ph.D
C 1996, Crown Publishers, Inc.

Clutter Be Gone: Cleaning Your House the Easy Way
by Don Aslett   Betterway Books (1999, Hardcover)

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
Sarah Ban Breathnach  C. 1995, Warner Books

The Power of Breath: The Art of Breathing Well for Harmony, Happiness, and Health
Swami Saradananda   C 2009, Duncan Baird Publishers

Wisdom of the Animals: Communication Between Animals and the People Who
Love Them
   by Raphaela Pope & Elizabeth Morrison  C 2001  Adams Media Corp.

Jonathan Balcombe, author of Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, on animal emotions:

Marc Bekoff, author The Emotional Lives of Animals; Smile of a Dolphin: Remarkable Accounts of Animal Emotions;

Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals; speaking on animal behavior and emotions:

Dr. Jeffrey Mason, author of  When Elephants Weep, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon and Dogs Never Lie About Love, speaking on the emotional lives of animals:


~ by charl7 on March 31, 2012.

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