Dominique Renda Life Coach



Contemporary Guides to Living

The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo

Bringing Home The Dharma, by Jack Kornfield

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life, by Shakti Gawain

Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life, by Todd Kashdan, PhD

Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties matter – And How To Make The Most of The Now, by Meg Jay, PhD

Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

The Five Principles, by Ellen Debenport

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Friendship with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, by Neale Donald Walsch

The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW

Going Gray: How To Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style, by Anne Kreamer

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

How Will You Measure Your Life?, by Clayton M. Christensen

The Intuitive Spark, by Sonia Choquette, Ph.D.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle

Life Visioning, by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Living in The Light, by Shakti Gawain

Loving What Is, by Byron Katie

Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose, by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Intention, by Wayne Dyer

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

Repotting: Ten Steps for Redesigning Your Life, by Diana Holman and Ginger Pape

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, by Steven Kotler

The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

The Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukov

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Sephen Covey

Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, by Jack Canfield

Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way, by Rick Carson

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, by Tina Seelig

Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions to Creating the Life You Really Want, by Sonia Choquette, Ph.D.

Well-Being of Mind/Body/Spirit

Change the World for Ten Bucks, published by Chronicle Books

Forgive for Good, by Fred Luskin

French Women For All Seasons, by Mireille Guiliano

Heal Your Life, by Louise L. Hay

How to Meditate, by Lawrence LeShan

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, by Michael Pollan

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extravert World, by Marti Olsen Laney

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal, by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress, by Mike George

Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness, by Kathy Freston

The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Love and Relationship

The Art of Loving, by Erich Fromm

Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship, by Kathy Freston

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, by Gary Chapman

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart, by Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.

Love and Awakening: Discovering the Sacred Path of Intimate Relationship, by John Welwood

The One: Finding Soul Mate Love and Making It Last, by Kathy Freston

A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, by William Bridges

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron

The Family Nest

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting From Senior Year to College Life, by Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D., and Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D.

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years, by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Business, Career, Finance

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything, by Dov Seidman

The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life, by Suze Orman

Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath

Take Yourself to the Top: Success from the Inside Out, by Laura Berman Fortang

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington

Women and Money, by Suze Orman

Insight and Wisdom on Being Human

The Age of Miracles: Embracing The New Midlife, by Marianne Williamson

On Becoming Fearless, by Arianna Huffington

Discover the Power Within You, by Eric Butterworth

Fear of Fifty, by Erica Jong

Midnight Daydreams: Poetry of Heart Tales and Mindscapes, by Dominique Renda and Blake Horsley

The Second Journey: The Road Back to Yourself, by Joan Anderson

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World, by Mary Pipher

A Short Guide to a Happy Life, by Anna Quindlen

String of Lights: Poetry and Photographic Art of the Human Landscape, by Dominique Renda and Brooks Anderson

Swimming in Open Water: Poems and Photographic Art of Fluid Transition, by Dominique Renda and Brooks Anderson

Traveling Mercies, by Anne LaMott

Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom

The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, by Cheryl Richardson

The Women Who Broke All the Rules: How the Choices of a Generation Changed Our Lives, by Susan B. Evans, Ed.D. and Joan P. Avis, Ph.D.

Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now, by Maya Angelou

A Year by The Sea, by Joan Anderson

The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

Creative Inspiration

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

Dream Work, by Mary Oliver

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Right to Write, by Julia Cameron

Walking In This World, by Julia Cameron

Wild and Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook, by Alfred De Pew

The Writer’s Life, by Julia Cameron

100 Selected Poems, by e.e. cummings

Sites and Organizations

Well Being and Health

Alternative Therapies and Holistic Health –
American Massage Therapy Association –
Comprehensive Body and Health Information –
Government Health Guide and Resource –
HelpGuide.Org: Understand, Prevent, Resolve Challenges –
Intuition Network –
Meetup: Connecting to Community –
National Sleep Foundation –
Yoga Movement –
Worldwide Online Meditation Center –

Physical Environment

American Community Garden Association –
American Personal Chef Association –
American Society of Interior Designers Referral Service –
Environmental Defense Fund –
Feng Shui Guild –
National Association of Professional Organizers –
Public Transportation Takes Us There –
Real Estate –
Shop Local –
Water Use It Wisely –

Exploration of Art, Business, Science, and Creativity

TED: Riveting Talks by Remarkable People –
Charlie Rose Interviews: People Impacting Our World –
PBS: Be More –

Financial Well-Being

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants –
Credit Counseling Center of America –
Google Finance –
Suze Orman –

Business and Career

American Business Women’s Association –
National Association of Women Business Owners –
AARP Encore Careers –
National Business Association –
Nolo: legal information resource –
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) –
US Patent & Trademark Office –
U.S. Small Business Administration –
Working Solo –
Non-profit & Volunteerism –
Toastmasters International –