Good Books to Read:

The 5 Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman

Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorson

The Signature of All Things and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Finding Your Way In A Wild New World by Martha Beck (you really can’t go wrong reading any of her books, she is terrific).

Daring Greatly and Rising Strong by Brene Brown (go ahead and read all her stuff too).

Love Warrior:  A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum

Kinship With All Life by J. Allen Boone

Behaving As If The God In All Life Mattered by Machaelle Small Wright

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Animals in Translation:  Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Gradin and Catherine Johnson

Who Would You Be Without Your Story? By Byron Katie

Zen Mind, Zen Horse by Allan Hamilton MD

The Law of Attraction by Ester and Jerry Hicks

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson MD

The Tao of Equus and Riding Between the Worlds by Linda Kohanov

Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani

The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts

Women Food and God:  An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth

What the Walrus Knows and Born to Freak:  A Salty Primer for Irrepressible Humans by Sarah Seidelmann

The Daily Coyote by Shreve Stockton

Learn How To Talk To Animals by Leta Worthington

Behaving As If The God In All Life Mattered by Machaelle Small Wright

Great Blogs to follow and Websites to visit:

Alternatives to Traditional Journaling

For all you journal haters out there!

Creative Journal:

NO ARTISTIC TRAINING OR SKILL NECESSARY.  If you dislike writing or don’t want your deepest thoughts on paper, you may enjoy starting an Creative Journal.  A Creative Journal will allow you to record thoughts, inspirations, feelings, and ideas in a binder without words.


  • Spiral Sketchbook (you can find some with nice hard covers too).
  • Colored pencils
  • Charcoal and Pastels
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape

You decide the frequency by creating entries daily, weekly, whatever you want.  Create your entries non-verbally by using color, drawing, pictures, collage, or use pieces of nature such as leaves or color from a berry.  There are also computer versions of this concept available such as Pinterest or Evernote.

Critter Journal:

This is journaling with a twist.  This concept allows you to use animals to direct your entries.  Buy any type of journal you want, big or small.  Focus your entries on interactions you have had with any and all critters.  This includes birds, turtles, snakes, as well as dogs, cats, and horses.  You can add another twist by looking up the spiritual power or totem of the animal and include this information in your entry.  I really like Animal Speak:  The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small by Ted Andrews.  Sarah Seidelmann’s What the Walrus Knows is a great guide for learning more about deciphering messages from animals in your life and dreams. She also has an app for iPhone and Android designed to allow you to journal directly into your phone or iPad.  (The What the Walrus Knows app costs $4.99.)