What’s on your reading list?

I find myself frequently recommending books both to support the coaching I do and when people email asking for ideas.  My bookshelf is overflowing  (the only hardcopy books I still buy) .  I thought I’d share the ones that I find have staying power.  This is hardly an exhaustive list–  just some highlights.

And one article that continues to resonate each time I read it, What’s Wrong With Me, Megan O’Rourke, The New Yorker.

 What would you add to this list?





Are You Choosing Wisely?

If you’re living with a chronic health condition, it’s likely you’re a frequent consumer of healthcare services.   When I was a child in the mid 20th c., doctors asked few questions, were supposed to tell us what was wrong, and we expected a prescription to fix it.  By 1980, when I was diagnosed with my first chronic illness,Read More


Can we talk about something other than stress?

I’d be rich if I had  a quarter for every conversation in which a client brought up fear of stress and the worry that it will make her illness worse. But is that the most effective use of time and energy? According to Medicine Net ,  stress  “….is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.  Stresses can beRead More