Select References

PURPOSE – Your calling. What you were meant to do. Finding your path.

Frankl, Victor E. Man's Search for Meaning. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014

Christensen, Clayton, M., James Allworth, and Karen Dillon. How Will You Measure Your Life? New York: Harper Collins, 2012

Kushner, Harold S. Living a Life that Matters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001

Tolle, Eckhart, A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. New York: Penguin Group, 2005​

Duckworth, Angela, Grit. New York: Scribner, 2016

Pink, Daniel. Drive, New York: Penguin, 2009


Seligman, Martin, E. P. Flourish. New York: Atria Paperback, 2011. Chapter 1, pages 143-149, 173-176


Goins, Jeff. The Art of Work. Nashville. Nelson Books, 2015

Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside, 1989

Klein, Mark E. The Currency of Life. Potomac: Greenbriar Publishing, 2010

Ware, Bonnie. "Regrets of the Dying"

Chopra, Deepak. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. San RafaleAmber-Allen Publishing, 1994

Singer, Michael A., The Surrender Experiment. New York: Harmony Books, 2015

EQUILIBRIUM – A fluid state of mind, body, and spirit, enabling sustained performance, health, and resilience.

Panda, Satchin. The Circadian Code. New York: Rodale Books, 2018

Mineo, Liz. Good Genes Are Nice, But Joy Is Better.” The Harvard Gazette, 11 Apr 2017

Blackburn, Elizabeth, and Elissa Epel, The Telomere Effect, New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017

Fogg, BJ., Tiny Habits. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020

Dweck, Carol S. PhD.
Mindset. New York, Ballantine Books, 2016

McKeown, Greg. Essentialism. New York: Crown Business, 2014

Rath, Tom and Harter, Jim. Well Being. New York: Gallup Press, 2010

Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim. Rest. New York: Basic Books, 2016

Ketabi, Sahara Rose. Ayurveda. Indianapolis, 2017

CONNECTION – Your relationships with others, a critical determinant of health and happiness

Dunbar, R.I.M. The Anatomy of Friendship.” Trends in Cognitive Sciences, January 2018, Vol. 22, No 1.

Konnikova, Maria. The Limits of Friendship.” The New Yorker, 17 Oct 2014

Dunbar, Robin, TEDxObserver, Can the Internet Buy You More Friends?”

Study Reveals Number of Hours It Takes to Make a Friend.” 29 Mar 2018.

Murthy, Vivek H, M.D. Together. New York: Harper Collins, 2020

Christakis, Nicholas A., and James H. Fowler. Connected. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2009. Preface, Chapters 1,2,3,7,8,9

Chapman, Gary. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2015 

Bufton, Gordie. The Connection Effect. Divine Time Books, 2018

Covey, Stephen M.R., The Speed of Trust. New York: Free Press, 2006

Junger, Sebastian. Tribe. New York: Hatchette Book Group, 2016

Twenge, Jean M. The Sad State of Happiness in the United States and the Role of Digital Media.” World Happiness Report. 20 March 2019

Chopra, Deepak. The Ultimate Happiness Prescription. New York: Harmony Books, 2009

Horwitz, Jeff, and Deepa Seetharaman, "Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive", The Wall Street Journal, 26 May 2020.

Cal Newport. TEDxTysons.  Why Should You Quit Social Media

KNOWING – Acting in full awareness and consciousness, consistent with an understanding of your unique contribution

Tolle, Eckhart, The Power of Now. Vancouver: Namaste Publishing, 1999​

Suzuki, Shunryu, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Boulder: Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2020

Mitchell, Stephen, Tao Te Ching. New York: Harper and Row, 1988

Wright, Robert, Why Buddhism is True. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2017


Holiday, Ryan, The Obstacle is the Way. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2014


Maharaj, Sri Nisargadatta. I Am That. Durham: Acorn Press, 1973

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, Flow. New York: Harper & Row, 2008

Singer, Michael A., The Untethered Soul. Oakland: New Harbinger & Noetic Books, 2007

Harris, Sam, Waking Up. New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2014

Capra, Fritjof, The Tao of Physics. Boulder: Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2010

Ruiz, Miguel, The Four Agreements. San Rafael: Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997

Recommended Resources


The University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
The Happiness Lab Podcast by Dr. Laurie Santos