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Books, Podcasts, & Apps 

Vulnerability & Courage


  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown 

  • Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

  • Boundaries: Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab

  • Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown


Mental Health

  • The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns M.D.

  • Waking the Tiger:  Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine With Ann Frederick

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

  • What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey

  • How To Meet Yourself by Dr. Nicole Lepera





  • Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

  • The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships by Dr. John Gottman

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find- and Keep- Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

  • Sex Talks: The Five Conversations That Will Transform Your Love Life by Vanessa Marin


Career & Life Design


  • Designing Your Life by Dave Evans & Bill Burnett

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris 

  • Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One by Jenny Blake

  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter– And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Dr. Meg Jay


  • How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon

  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Mindfulness Apps


  • Insight Timer

  • Headspace

  • Calm

  • How We Feel

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

-Brene Brown

                              Bethesda, MD 20814

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