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  including sources of my own study, my personal teachers, professionals I trust, and more


​San Francisco & Bay Area:

Jen Poole, MA, MFT

Ivy Tiegel, MA, AMFT

Santa Cruz County:

Ellen Garfield, MA, MFT

Holistic Nutritionists:

Tarah Venn, NRD


Health and Well-Being:

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF offers a variety of Mindfulness-Based programs to include courses for stress reduction, childbirth & parenting.

San Francisco Insight Meditation Community offers meditation instruction, classes and retreats… a great resource for beginners to meditation as well as people looking to deepen their practice in a community-based environment.

Books & Writings

The Ultimate Journey by Stanislav Grof


The Smell of Rain on Dust by Martín Prechtel ​


The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller and Michael Lerner


The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson


The Odyssey



Women Who Run With the Wolves

Clarissa Pinkola Estes


The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell


Ithaka & any other poem written by

Constantine P. Cavafy


Stepping Out of Self-Deception:  The Buddha’s Liberating Teaching of No Self 

Rodney Smith


Beyond Codependency

Melody Beattie


Conscious Loving:  The Journey to Co-Commitment

Gay Hendricks & Kathlyn Hendricks


The Four Agreements:  A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Miguel Ruiz


Medicine Cards

Jamie Sams & David Carson


A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking


Eichmann in Jerusalem

Hannah Arendt


Mindful Universe

Henry P. Stapp

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