Books that inspire and nourish me

hooks, bell (2000): All about love. New visions, Harper Perennial New York

Carson, Rachel: (2018): The Sea around us. Oxford University Press.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2005): Wherever You Go There You Are, Hyperion, NY.

King, Martin Luther Jr. (2012): A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings. Beacon Press.

Lama, Dalai & Tutu, Desmond (2016): The Book of Joy. Penguin Random House.

Perkins, John (1994): The world is as you dream it. Destiny Books.

Popova, Maria (2020): Figuring. Canongate Books.

Stolberger, Sue (1919): Nature Speaks.

Thurman, Howard (1953): Meditations of the Heart, Beacon Press Boston.

Trent, Tererai (2017): The awakened woman. Remembering and reigniting our sacred dreams, Simon & Schuster.

Whitney, Diana, Adams Miller, Caroline et al (2019): Thriving Women, Thriving World, Taos Institute Publication.


Books that help me to see the world with open eyes

Arendt, Hannah (1970): On Violence, Harvest Book.

Block, Jennifer (2019): Everything below the waste. Why health care needs a feminist revolution, St. Martin’s Press.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2017): Between the world and me, Random House Books, New York.

Criado Perez, Caroline (2019): Invisible women. Exposing data bias in a world designed for men, Penguin Random House UK.

DiAngelo, Robin (2019): White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about race, Penguin Press.

Fadiman, Anne (1997): The spirit catches you and you fall down. A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures, Farrer, Straus and Giroux.

Lesser, Elizabeth (2020): Cassandra speaks. When women are the storytellers the human story changes, Harper Wave.

Frankl, Viktor E. (2006): Man’s Search for Meaning, Beacon Press, Boston.

Irving, Debbie (2014): Waking up white and finding myself in the story of race, Elephant Room Press.

Chicago, Judy (2006): Through the Flower. My struggle as a Woman Artist, Authors Choice Press New York.

McKenna, Megan (2010): This will be remembered of her. Stories of women reshaping the world, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Raworth, Kate (2017): Doughnut Economics. Seven Ways to Think like a 21st-Century Economist, Random House Business.

Rich, Adrienne (1986): Of woman born, Norton New York.

Taylor, Sonya Renee (2018): The body is not an apology. The power of radical self-love. Berrett-Kohler Publishers.

Van der Kolk, Bessel (2015): The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Penguin Putnam Inc.

Zakaria, Rafia (2021): Against White Feminism. Notes on Disruption. Norton & Company.


Books that help me do the work of re-imagining and co-creation

Beard, Mary (2017): Women and Power. A manifesto. Profile Books London

Brown, Brene (2012): Daring Greatly, Gotham Books, New York.

Cecil, Barbara (2015): Coming into your own. A woman’s guide through life transitions. White Cloud Press.

Johnson, Dion (2020): Influential Woman. A fresh approach to tackling inequality and leading change at work.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2005): Wherever You Go There You Are, Hyperion, NY.

Klotz, Leidy (2021): Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less, Flatiron Books.

Menakem, Resmaa (2017): My Grandmother’s hands. Racialized trauma and the pathways to mending our hearts and bodies. CRP Press, Las Vegas.

Mitchell, Sherri (2018): Sacred Instructions. Indigenous wisdom for living spirit-based change, North Atlantic Books.

Mohr, Tara (2014): Playing Big. A practical guide for brilliant women like you, Arrow books.

O’Dea, James (2012): Cultivating Peace. Becoming a 21st century Peace Ambassador, Shift Books.

Rohr, Richard (2011): Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Wall Kimmerer, Robin (2013): Braiding Sweetgrass. Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Milkweed Editions.

Wambach, Abby (2019): Wolfpack. How to come together, unleash your power and change the game, Piatkus.

Wilson, Timothy D (2011): Redirect. Changing the Stories we live by, Back Bay Books.

Whitney, Diana, Adams Miller, Caroline et al (2019): Thriving Women, Thriving World, Taos Institute Publication.

Yoder, Carolyn (2005): The Little Book of Trauma Healing – When Violence Strikes and Community

Security is Threatened, Good Books, Intercourse PA.


Books I love that have not (yet) been translated into English

El Bashiri, Mohamed (2017): Een jihad van liefde, de Bezige Bij Amsterdam, Antwerpen.

Gümüşay, Kübra (2020): Sprache und Sein, Hanser Berlin.