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Stay curious.

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Postures by Ray Long

*How Yoga Works by Gesne Michael Roach

I Am Yoga by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds

*Insight Timer Guided Meditations

*Mindfulness: Six Guided Practices for Awakening by Joseph Goldstein

*Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White


Living with Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, and/or Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Relaxation & Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma by Richard C. Miller, PhD

*The Mighty

*The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino

stronger than POTS

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine with Ann Frederick

*You Are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Restore Well-Being by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman


Fiction, Philosophy, and Poetry

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Chants d'Ombre // Shadow Songs by Léopold Sédar Senghor

*Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning by Peter H. Johnston

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

*Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

I Am Because We Are: Readings in Black Philosophy edited by Fred Lee Hord (Mzee Lasana Okpara) and Jonathan Scott Lee

*L'Aventure Ambigüe // The Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane

Lyrics: 1962-2001 by Bob Dylan

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

nejma by Nayyirah Waheed

*Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

*Positively 4th Street by David Hajdu

salt. by Nayyirah Waheed

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur


*my personal favorites