Reading List

BeMo all about it.  Whether you are journaling daily just to get it on the page and out of your head or have the goal of overcoming trauma, becoming a better parent, or laying a smack down on imposter syndrome, BeMo has you covered with our suggested reading list.

Whether you want to dive deeper into some of our most loved books that inspired our BeMo Practice, or you want to take a break with an inspiring Memoir or Romantic read, this reading list has you covered.  

We recommend these books and workbooks to expand your mindscape and light a fire under your BeMo Practice.

Feel and heal with these important books.

Psychology & Self-Help Reading List

Partnerships, Marriages, & Sex

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last by Gottman, John M.
*Includes workbook items and has a companion workbook

Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Find and Keep the Love You Want by Solomon, Alexandra H.
*Includes workbook items and has an online class

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Nagoski, Emily
*Has a companion workbook

Irresistible Attraction: Secrets of Personal Magnetism by Hogan, Kevin

Parenting, Renurturing, & Attachment Styles

Whether or not you are parenting a child, part of growing up is to learn to show up for ourselves.  For individuals just recognizing trauma or neglect, I encourage reading these parenting books with yourself in mind.  You are the child you are raising.  For individuals who are already parents or becoming parents, I encourage the same – visualize yourself as the child you are rearing and you will be better able to raise a child with secure attachment.

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Gibson, Lindsay C.

Workbook: Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy and Find Personal Happiness by Gibson, Lindsay C.

The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired by Siegel, Daniel J. 

*Great tool for renurturing*

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child by Siegel, Daniel J.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive by Siegel, Daniel J.


The 4-Week Insomnia Workbook: A Drug-Free Program to Build Healthy Habits and Achieve Restful Sleep by Barrett, Sara Dittoe

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Walker, Matthew

Self Compassion: Financial

The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by Twist, Lynne

Self Compassion: Understanding The Productivity Myth

Laziness Does Not Exist by Price, Devon

The Infinite Game by Sinek, Simon

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Niequist, Shauna

Stillness Is the Key by Holiday, Ryan

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The Dream Manager by Kelly, Matthew

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Manson, Mark

Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Manson, Mark

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Healing Trauma

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model  by Schwartz, Richard C.

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

The Sociopath Next Door by Stout, Martha

*Relating to clinical narcism and sociopathy, giving yourself a break for maybe not recognizing it or being enchanted by the charisma

Self Compassion: Emotional Understanding

Just So Ya Know: 30 Things To Keep In Mind While Rebuilding Your Life by Doyle, Glenn

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brown, Brené

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brown, Brené

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brown, Brené

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Neff, Kristin

Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers by Sincero, Jen

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Harper, Faith G.

It’s Not About You: A Brief Guide to a Meaningful Lifeby Rath, Tom 

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed  by Gottlieb, Lori
*This has a companion workbook

Psychology & Research

A Theory of Human Motivation by Maslow, Abraham

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded): The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems by Amen, Daniel G.

Introducing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Work: A Practical Guide by Garratt, Gill

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Master Your Brain and Emotions to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Negative Thoughts by Andrews, Bill

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Spradlin, Scott E.
*This is a workbook

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