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Favorite Writings

Personal growth literature and poetry:

both offer so much to the human spirit. inspiration information impetus

Writings on general wellbeing

Personal Growth

Dan Baker, What Happy People Know

Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step


Jane Kenyon, Collected Poems

Stanley Kunitz, Passing Through

Naomi Nye, Words Under the Words

Writings on Love

Personal Growth

Jan Frazier, When Fear Falls Away


Mary Karr, Sinners Welcome

Galway Kinnell, When One Has Lived A Long Time Alone

Ron Koertge, Fever

Pablo Neruda, Stories of the Sky

CK Williams, Love About Love

Writings on Emotions

Personal Growth

David Burns, Feeling Good

Kathy Cronkite, On the Edge of Darkness


Ai, Cruelty

Michael Ryan, New and Selected Poems

Mark Strand, The Continuous Life

Writings on Health and Illness

Personal Growth

Larry Dossey, The Extraordinary Power of Ordinary Things

Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation

Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks

Carl A. Hammerschlag, The Dancing Healers

Geneen Roth, Feeding the Hungry Heart

Joyce Whiteley Hawkes, Cell-Level Healing


Denise Levertov, O Taste and See

Ruth Stone, Ordinary Words

Franz Wright, Walking to Martha’s Vineyard

Writings on Death, Loss, Grief

Personal Growth

Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley, Final Gifts

The Dalai Lama, Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life

David Kessler, The Needs of the Dying

Thich Nhat Hanh, no death, no fear


Horace, Odes and Epodes

Denise Levertov, O Taste and See

Mary Oliver, American Primitive

Writings on Individual Growth

Personal Growth

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow

Lewis Hyde, The Gift

John Daido Loori, The Zen of Creativity

Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child

James W. Pennebaker, Opening Up


Kate Gale, Mating Season

Sharon Olds, The Wellspring

Adrienne Rich, Diving Into The Wreck

Kay Ryan, Say Uncle

Wallace Stevens, The Collected Poems

Writings on Life Purpose/Philosophy

Personal Growth

Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Greg Levoy, Callings

David Whyte, The Three Marriages


Douglas Kearney, Fear, Some

Richard Jones, The Blessing

Peggy Shumaker, Blaze

The Poems of Dylan Thomas

Writings On Writing

Dana Gioia, Can Poetry Matter?

Richard Hugo, The Triggering Town-

Deena Metzger, Writing for Your Life

Anthony Storr, Solitude: A Return to the Self