Select a topic below to view Jill’s recommended books:


The Verbally Abusive Relationship
Patricia Evans

Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out
Patricia Evans

Addiction & Recovery

The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome
Wayne Kritsberg
Jill Says: Helpful information for Adult Children to better understand the impact of this intergeneration problem of their current lives and challenges.

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships
Tian Dayton, PhD
Jill Says: Easy to read and helpful view of the ACOA syndrome with particular focus on understanding the impact on the child through their development and their current adult relationships.

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Cheri Huber

Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul
Melody Beattie


The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
Harriet Lerner, PhD

Working with Anger
Thubten Chodron

Body Image

Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies
Margo Maine, PhD


Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
Brené Brown
Jill Says: A beautifully written book backed by research findings that helps us understand and better communicate our emotions and experiences.


A Woman’s Worth
Marianne Williamson

Faith in the Valley: Lessons for Women on the Journey to Peace
Iyanla VanZant

In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want
Iyanla VanZant

The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz

The Voice of Knowledge
Don Miguel Ruiz

Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women
Iyanla VanZant

Fear & Self Doubt

Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy
Don Miguel Ruiz

It’s Not About the Horse: It’s About Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
Wyatt Webb with Cindy Pearlman

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do: Common Horse Sense
Wyatt Webb

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality
Frederick Perls, MD, PhD, Ralph F. Hefferline, PhD, & Paul Goodman, PhD

Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Contours of Theory & Practice
Erving and Miriam Polster


Gratitude A Way of Life
Louise L. Hay and Friends

Life Transitions

And One More Thing Before You Go
Maria Shriver

Stress Management & Mindfulness

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Stillness Speaks
Eckhart Tolle

The Miracle of Mindfulness
Thich Nhat Hanh

The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle

Understanding Infidelity

Not Just Friends
Shirley P. Glass

Parents who Cheat: How Children and Adults Are Affected When Their Parents Are Unfaithful
Ana Nogales, PhD with Laura Golden Bellotti


Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion
Pema Chodron

Cultivating the Mind of Love: The Practice of Looking Deeply in the Mahayana Buddhist Tradition
Thich Nhat Hanh

Everyday Zen
Charlotte Joko Beck

The Art of Power
Thich Nhat Hanh

The Great Heart Way: How to Heal Your Life and Find Self-Fulfillment
Ilia Shinko Perez and Gerry Shishin Wick

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Pema Chodron

The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
Thich Nhat Hanh

The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness
Pema Chodron

Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation
John Welwood

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Shunryu Suzuki