This page is in the works. Keep checking back as I add to the list of inspiring reads.

Enlightened Fiction:

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a book that changes lives
by Dan Millman
The Giver
by Lois Lowry
Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer: a novel
by Sena Jeter Naslund


The Prophet
by Kahlil Gibran
Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke
I Heard God Laughing: poems of hope and joy
Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky

Non-fiction doesn’t have to be boring:

The Happiness Hypothesis: finding modern truth in ancient wisdom
by Jonathan Haidt
Buddha’s Brain: the practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom
by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius
Mindsight: the new science of personal transformation
by Daniel J. Siegel
Quiet: the power of introverts
by Susan Cain

Unconventional Travel Tales:

Mutant Message: down under
by Marlo Morgan
by Robyn Davidson
Vagabonding: an uncommon guide to the art of long-term world travel
by Rolf Potts

Business in the front…:

$100 Startup: reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future
by Chris Guillebeau
Tribes: we need you to lead us
by Seth Godin
The 4-Hour Work Week: escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich
by Tim Ferriss

Beyond Categorization:

Teaching as a Subversive Activity: a no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods– with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today’s world
by Neil Postman
Six Thinking Hats
by Edward de Bono
Creating True Prosperity
by Shakti Gawain
The On-Purpose Person: making your life make sense
by Kevin W. McCarthy

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