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