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Book Recommendations:

(Not a complete list, no endorsements, just some of my favorites!

Also some of the authors have podcasts if that is of more interest to you.)


  • How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility- Greg Wolfe

  • Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility- Janet Jaffe, Martha Ourieff Diamond, David J Diamond

Mental Health:

  • I Hate You-Don't Leave Me: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder- Jerold J Kreisman and Hal Straus

Race/ Gender/ Systemic Issues:

  • Beyond the Gender Binary- Alok Vaid-Menon

  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness- Austin Channing Brown

  • So You Want to Talk About Race- Ijeoma Oluo

  • Untamed- Glennon Doyle


  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts- Gary Chapman

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work- John Gottman

Trauma/ Stress/ Science

  • Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle- Emily and Amelia Nagoski

  • It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion- Beverly Engel

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma- Bessel van der Kolk

  • What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing- Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey


  • Man's Search for Meaning- Victor E. Frankl​

  • Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-being and Success- Marc Brackett

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself- Kristin Neff

  • The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love- Sonya Renee Taylor

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are- Brene Brown (really anything by Brene Brown)

  • Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day- Jay Shetty

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