*Please note that this list is not exhaustive and will be updated often*







The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron


The Creative Fire by Clarissa Pinkola Estés


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert


Wild Creative by Tami Lynn Kent



Environmental Issues/Justice:


All works by David Attenborough


Silent Spring by Rachel Carson


A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold


All books by Richard Louv


Poetry by Mary Oliver


The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben



Gender, Feminism:


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Embodying the Feminine by Chameli Ardagh


Jailbreaking the Goddess by Lasara Firefox Allen


If Women Rose Rooted: A Journey to Authenticity and Belonging by Sharon Blackie


All works written by Brene Brown


How to Love a Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estés


Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés


At the Root of this Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst by Carol Lee Flinders


Rebalancing the World: Why Women Belong and Men Compete and How to Restore the Ancient Equilibrium by Carol Lee Flinders


Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent


Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic by Lisa Lister


Burning Woman by Lucy H. Pearce


The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain


Wild by Cheryl Strayed


Woman in the Shaman’s Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine by Barbara Tedlock



Racial Issues/Injustice


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


Hidden Wound by Wendell Berry


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


belonging: a culture of place by bell hooks


There are No Children Here:  The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz


Novels and poetry by Alice Walker




Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit by Tom Cowan


Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World  by Lama Surya Das


The Fruitful Darkness by Joan Halifax


Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self  by Sandra Ingerman


Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide by Sandra Ingerman


Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life by Sandra Ingerman


Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth by Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts


Urban Shaman by Serge Kahili King


Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence by Matthew Sanford


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle


Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home by Toko-pa Turner


Mending The Past & Healing The Future With Soul Retrieval  by Alberto Villoldo


Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas  by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.


The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power, and Grace of the Earthkeeper  by Alberto Villoldo


The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Frans de Waal



Social Media/Websites/Blogs:


Association for Size Diversity and Health:


Linda Bacon, PhD She wrote Health at Every Size Her website includes information for fitness professionals and healthcare practitioners for implementing body acceptance.


Marilyn Wann, activist and weight diversity speaker:


National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance:


On Being (explores contemplative, spiritual, and social justice issues)


The Body is Not an Apology: (on race, ability, class, and gender)


The Girl God (on Facebook)


Why Shamanism Now? (examines shamanism and related topics)


Your Privilege is Showing (on Facebook)