Resources

These are some of the resources I often recommend.

Books
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
David Abram

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott

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

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects
Joanna Macy and Molly Brown

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

Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
Parker Palmer

Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork
Deane Juhan

Leap of Perception: The Transformational Power of Your Attention
Penney Peirce

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Susan Cain

Vagina: A New Biography
Naomi Wolf

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

World As Lover, World As Self: Courage for Global Justice and Economic Renewal
Joanna Macy

Audio
My wife, Margaret, is an anthropologist, bodyworker, and yoga teacher who specializes in work to uncover shame and soften its hold on the body and spirit. She has a series of Sound Cloud meditations and reflections on a variety of topics you may find helpful. Here are some of my favorites:

Grounding and Igniting the Spirit

Forest Bathing Exercise

Full-Body Brightening Exercise to Increase Awareness

Understanding Shame Through Subtle Body Awareness

Unwinding Practice


Videos