Book Resources


Donnellan, L. (2009). Born to do: The Practical Guide to Loving Your Work. Austin, TX: Bright Livelihoods.

Palmer, P. (2010) Let Your Life Speak:Listening for the Voice of Vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Robinson, K. (2009). The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.New York: Viking Penguin Group.

Casnocha, Ben and Hoffman, Reid. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.

The Path to Bright Livelihoods: Part One - The Past

Cameron, J. (1992). The Artist’s Way. New York: Penguin Putnam.

Dalai Lama. (2001). An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life. An Online Publication ( Time Warner Trade Publishing.

Jacobson, M. (2000). Hand-Me-Down Dreams. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Lozoff, B. (2000). It’s a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam.

The Path to Bright Livelihoods: Part Two - The Present

Carter, J. (1998). The Virtues of Aging. New York, NY: Random House.

Bolles, R. (2000). What Color Is Your Parachute? Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

Bryan, M. (1999). Codes of Love: How to Rethink Your Family and Remake Your Life. New York, NY: Atria Publishing.

Goldberg, N., & Guest, N. (1986).Writing Down the Bones. Boston, MA: Shambhala Press.

Robinson, K. (2009). The Element. New York: Viking Penguin Group.

Krieger, L. (2002). Bicycle Made Easy. New York, NY: Vitesse Press.

Leider, R. (2001). Whistle While You Work. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishing.

Levoy, G. (1998). Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Mahoney, D. (1998). The Longevity Strategy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

McGraw, P. (2000). Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner. New York, NY: Hyperion Publishing.

Mundis, J. (1990). How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Porot, D. (1996). The Pie Method for Career Success. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, Inc.

Sark. (2002). Prosperity Pie. New York, NY: Fireside Publishing.

The Path to Bright Livelihoods: Part Three – The Future

Bronson, P. (2003). What Should I Do With My Life?. New York, NY: Random House.

Capacchione, L. (2000). Visioning: Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams. New York, NY: JP Tarcher.

Covey, S. (1994). First Things First. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Covey, S. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York, NY: Fireside Publishing.

Goldberg, N. (1984). Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America. New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing.

Hudson, F. (1999). The Adult Years. New York, NY: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Hudson, F. & McLean, P. (1996). LifeLaunch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life. Santa Barbara, CA: Hudson Institute Press.

Jarow, R. (1995). Creating the Work You Love. San Diego, CA: Inner Traditions International Limited.

Leider, R. (1997). The Power of Purpose. San Francisco, CA: Barrett-Koeler Publishers.

Sark. (1992). Inspiration Sandwich. Berkley, CA: Celestial Arts.


Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great. New York: Harper Collins.

Collins, J. & Pores, J. (2002). Built to Last. New York: Harper Collins.

Zander, B. & Zander, R. (2000). The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Positive Psychology Books

Aspinwall, L. & Staudinger, U. (2002). Psychology of Human Strength. Washington, DC. American Psychological Association.

Frankl, V. (1946). Man’s Search for Meaning. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Peterson, C. & Seligman, M. (2004). Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Seligman, M. (2003). Authentic Happiness. Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Snyder, C.R. & Lopez, S. (2002). Handbook of Positive Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.