Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

  • Tara Brach is a psychologist, author and meditation teacher. She blends Western Psychology and Eastern Spiritual Practices. I highly recommend her books, Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. She also offers free weekly podcasts here.
  • Insight Timer: This is a free app that you can download to your phone. It has hundreds of guided meditations of all different lengths and also offers a timer for unguided meditation. Bonus: you can see how many people you are meditating with worldwide!
  • One of the most beloved of American Buddhist teachers, Pema Chödrön, has devoted her life to inspiring people toward awakening. She is the author of many influential books, such as When Things Fall Apart, Living Beautifully..., and The Places that Scare You. Her writing, which explores Buddhist concepts and offers paths to conquering subjects such as suffering, fear, and difficult times, has inspired people worldwide.

Wholehearted Living


Eating and Body Image Concerns

  • Geneen Roth is the author of nine books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller When Food Is Love. Geneen Roth's pioneering books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image. She believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, love is an exact reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, pain, and scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed) to have in our lives.