(Some of) My “Go-To” Books List

Okay so this is just a starting point so bear with me. I get so many people asking on social media about the passages I post from books and recently someone asked for my top book list. This was such a challenging endeavor for me because I have come across so many healing-soul-opening-life-shifting books. Honestly, I often give them away and have to repurchase them. However, here is a starting point for the sake of getting something out. I will definitely be updating this list. Hope you enjoy the wisdom in these books as much as I have!

  • The Art of Being: 101 Ways To Practice Purpose in Your Life by Dennis Merritt Jones
  • Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Running With The Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind by  Sakyong Mipham
  • Warrior of Light by Paulo Coelho
  • Love it Forward by Jeff Brown
  • The Power of the Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
  • Faith in the Valley by Iyanla Vanzant
  • Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron
  • Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mind Gym by Gary Mack and Davis Casstevens
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
  • The Essence of Self-Realization by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh and Arnold Kotler
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach
  • A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey by Chrissie Wellington
  • A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
  • The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness by Dr. Steve Peters
  • Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Coach Phil Jackson
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra
  • The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
  • The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • The Art of Achievement by Tom Morris


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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is a clinical sport psychologist, triathlete, and certified mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California. She works with elite athletes and sports teams across the country. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and traveling.