BOOKSHELF

Welcome to the Pathways to Possibilities bookshelf. 

 

Here you will find a list of books intentionally curated to offer you new ideas, and to challenge the way you see your life and the world. I have read each of these books, some of them several times, and can assure you each has been invaluable as I forged my own pathway.

In order for it to be easy to browse, new books that support the many pathways we travel will be added to the beginning of the bookshelf list. 

You will see a link to Amazon.com and to Bookshop.org if you are interested in purchasing a book. For those who are unfamiliar with Bookshop.org, it is an online bookstore whose mission is to support local, independent bookstores. The links provided with each book are affiliate links. If you purchase a book using a link, I will earn a very small royalty, which will be used to support the Bookshelf. 

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The Seeker and the Monk
by Sophfronia Scott

Hardcover, 202 pages

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What if we truly belong to each other? What if we are all walking around shining like the sun?

 

Mystic, monk, and activist Thomas Merton asked those questions in the twentieth century. Writer Sophfronia Scott is asking them today.

 

In The Seeker and the Monk, Scott delves into the extensive private journals of one of the most influential contemplative thinkers of the past for guidance on how to live in these fraught times.

 

As a Black woman who is not Catholic, Scott both learns from and pushes back against Merton, holding spirited, and intimate conversations on race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, and love. with him—albeit in her consciousness.  She asks: What is the connection between contemplation and action? Is there ever such a thing as a wrong answer to a spiritual question? How do we care about the brutality in the world while not becoming overwhelmed by it?

 

Her discourse provides a sense of how to delve more deeply within—and even to love--this despairing and radiant world.  She reminds us in our current milieu, fraught with polarity, divisiveness, and separateness, we can find common ground with the most unlikely of people. 

 

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Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict

Tsultrim Allione

Paperback, 300 pages

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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

Hardcover, 272 pages

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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Katherine May

Paperback, 256 pages

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The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care

Hardcover, 288 pages

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Living the Quaker Way

Philip Gulley

Paperback, 224 pages

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How to Change

Katy Milkman

Paperback, 272 pages

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The School of Life: An Emotional Education

Alain de Botton

Paperback, 336 pages

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Wired to Create

Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire

Paperback, 288 pages

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Mastery

Robert Greene

Paperback,368 pages

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Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life

Shawn Stevenson

Hardcover, 432 pages

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Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization

Scott Barry Kaufman

Paperback, 432 pages

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Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues

David Bradford Ph.D. and
Carole Robin Ph.D.

Paperback, 320 pages

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Spiritual Rebel:  A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective & Higher Purpose

Sarah Bowen

Paperback, 244 pages

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Untamed

Glennon Doyle

Hardcover, 352 pages

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Renewable:  One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness and Hope

Eileen Flanagan

Paperback, 200 pages

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On the Brink of Everything:  Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Parker J. Palmer

Hardcover, 216 pages

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What The Mystics Know:  Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self

Richard Rohr

Paperback, 176 pages

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The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul

Lane C. Belden

Hardcover, 344 pages

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The Second Mountain:  The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks

Paperback, 384 pages

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The Wholehearted Life:  Big Changes and Greater Happiness Week by Week

Susyn Reeve

Paperback, 224 pages

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Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life

Richard J. Leider & 
David A. Shapiro 

Paperback, 209 pages

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For Sabbath’s Sake:  Embracing the Need for Rest, Worship, and Community

Dana J. Trent

Paperback, 144 pages

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Food Rules:  An Eaters Manual

Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman

Paperback, 224 pages

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Voluntary Simplicity:  Toward A Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich

Duane Elgin

Paperback, 210 pages

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Life Lesson from A Bad Quaker:  A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity And Grace

Brent J. Bill

Paperback, 192 pages

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A Guide For The Advanced Soul: A Book of Insight

Susan Hayward

Paperback, 232 pages

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Begin It Now:  A Book of Motivation

Susan Hayward

Hardcover, 206 pages

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A Bag of Jewels 2nd Edition

Susan Hayward

Hardcover, 198 pages

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The Practice Is The Path:  Lessons and Reflections on The Transformative Power of Yoga

Tias Little 

Paperback, 192 pages

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Becoming Wise:  An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippett

Paperback, 304 pages

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor

Hardcover, 304 pages

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Paperback, 301 pages

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Twelve by Twelve:  A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream

William Powers

Paperback, 278 pages

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The Wisdom to Know the Difference:  When to Make a Change - And When to Let Go 

Eileen Flanagan

Paperback, 288 pages

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Anam Cara:  A Book of Celtic Wisdom

John O’Donohue

Paperback, 234 pages

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Offerings:  Buddhist Wisdom For Every Day

Danielle and Oliver Föllmi

Hardcover, 744 pages

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The House of Belonging

David Whyte

Paperback, 98 pages

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The Blue Zones, Second Edition:  9 Lessons for Living Longer From The People Who’ve Lived the Longest.  

Dan Buettner

Paperback, 336 pages

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Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much:  The Swedish Art of Living A Balanced, Happy Life

Niki Brantmark

Hardcover

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The Power of Off:  The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World

Nancy Colier

Paperback, 256 pages

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The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Mel Robbins

Hardcover, 248 pages

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The Body Heals Itself:  How Deeper Awareness of Your Muscles and Their Emotional Connection Can Help You Heal 

Emily Francis

Paperback, 312 pages

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All Is Well:  The Art {And Science} of Personal Well-Being

Marilynn Preston 

Paperback, 208 pages

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Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

Susan Simard

Hardcover, 368 pages

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The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Gretchen Rubin

Paperback, 368 pages

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We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Alice Waters

Paperback, 208 pages

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The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight

Valter Longo.
Paperback, 320 pages

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Food Rules:  An Eaters Manual

Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman

Paperback, 224 pages

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Tassajara Cookbook:  Lunches, Picnics & Appetizers

Karla Oliveira 

Paperback, 224 pages

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Nourishing Traditions:  The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.

Salley Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD. Paperback, 674 pages

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