Here is a growing collection of my favorite non-fiction books that can help with coping during the cancer journey, with moving forward after cancer treatment, or just with navigating life in general. Some of these books were extremely inspirational to me and I continue to re-read and refer back to them on a regular basis.
Book of Awakening:
Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
Any Day With Hair is a Good Hair Day:
How to Get Through Cancer and Get on with Your Life (Trust Me, I’ve Been There)
A Guide to Your New Life
Kitchen Table Wisdom:
Stories That Heal
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
The Depression Book:
Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth
The Fear Book:
Facing Fear Once and For All
Suffering is Optional:
Three Keys to Freedom and Joy
The Zen Path Through Depression
Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart:
A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness
Mark Epstein, M.D.
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.
The PTSD Workbook:
Simple Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D., LCSW, CTS
How to Achieve Enduring Health and Vitality
John W. Travis, M.D., and Regina Sara Ryan
Care of the Soul:
A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
Women Who Run With the Wolves:
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
The Bodacious Book of Succulence:
Daring to Live Your Succulent Wild Life!
When Things Fall Apart:
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Eat, Pray, Love:
One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
If you haven’t already, please check out the other Free Stuff on this site.
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