Personal Development Resources


The Golden Present
These daily readings contain Swami Satchidananda’s teachings on the spiritual life. How to serve others and realize peace, truth and union with the divine.

Zeal & Zen Inc.
Website and blog with some great tips on living well in midlife.  Zoe offers a balanced perspective on wellness as a  yoga instructor, personal trainer,  and nutrition counsellor.


The Four Agreements
by Don Luis Miguel
Based on Toltec mythology, The Four Agreements is a classic in understanding how we come to be who we are, and offers four principles to practice in order to create love and happiness in your life.
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The Middle Passage – From Misery to Meaning in Midlife
by James Hollis
Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years?  The Middle Passage shows how we may pass through midlife consciously, rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.
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Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life – How to Finally, Really, Grow Up
by James Hollis
Hollis brings a Jungian perspective to midlife that goes deeper than the idea of finding mere self-fulfillment.
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The Age of Miracles – Embracing the New Midlife
by Marianne Willliamson (Based on A Course In Miracles)
Williamson applies the principles in A Course in Miracles to reinventing oneself in midlife.
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A Return to Love
by Marianne Willliamson (Based on A Course In Miracles)
Williamson’s classis re-interpretation of A Course In Miracles
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The Gifts of Imperfections
by Brene Brown
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living – a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
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Daring Gently
by Brene Brown
Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”
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Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Brené Brown: Listening to Shame
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.