things YOU LOVE

- shared inspirations and resources

Although ultimately we all have to work out what works the best for us, you might wish to know what others have found inspiring or helpful.

As a part of the People Like You and Me Project, this section is created by gathering all the books, writers, role-models, artists and other supportive resources you have shared with me.

It is a wonderful feeling when we connect via a shared love for the arts.

Where an item appears more than once, their subsequent mentions are indicated with asterisks (** = appears twice; *** = appears three times).

As an entirely un-scientific process, my work is prone to human error. I apologise in advance for any missing items, miscalculations and broken links. Please feel free to let me know if you notice anything odd!




1984- George Orwell

7 Habits of Highly effective People- Stephen Covey

A Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger

A Passage to India - E M Forster

Addiction and Grace -Gerald May

Attached - Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear- Elizabeth Gilbert

Brighton Rock - Graham Greene

Buddha's Brain - Rick Hansen

Come As You Are - Emily Nagoski

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving- Pete Walker **

Danny the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl

Desiderata -Max Ehrmann

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action- Susan Jeffers

Finding Sanctuary: Monastic steps for Everyday Life - Father Christopher Jamison

Homage to Catalonia- George Orwell

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts- Gabor Mate

If This Is a Man / The Truce - Primo Levi

Living with Intensity - Susan Daniels, Michael M Piechowski 

Looking into Mind - Anthony Damiani

Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien

Meeting the Madwoman: An Inner Challenge for Feminine Spirit - Linda Leonard

Mr Palomar - Italo Calvino

Personality-Shaping Through Positive Disintegration - Kazimierz Dabrowski 

Reasons to Stay Alive- Matt Haig

Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect- Jonice Webb **

Strangers- Dean Koontz

Sula - Toni Morrison

Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Awakened Heart- Gerald May

The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel van der Kolk

The Famished Road- Ben Okri

The Highly Sensitive Person- Elaine Aron ****

The Jealousy Workbook- Kathy Labriola

The Life You've Always Wanted- John Ortberg 

The Road Less Travelled- Scott Peck

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

The Sensitives: Dynamics and Dangers of Mysticism - Paul Brunton

The Wild Edge of Sorrow - Francis Weller

Thinking Fast and Slow- Daniel Kahneman

Women who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes **

Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto - Anneli Rufus



Alan Watts

Amos Tversky

C.S. Lewis

Eckhart Tolle ***


Sylvia Plath

Wayne Dyer **


Alanis Morissette (singer, songwriter)


Albert Einstein (scientific innovator)

Buddha (historical figure) ***

Carl Jung (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst)

Dalai Lama (spiritual leader)

Jamie Oliver (chef and restaurateur)

Jesus (historical figure) ****

Jean Alesi (racing driver, F1 champion)

Jean-Paul Sartre (philosopher)


Judith Hanson Lasater (yoga teacher)

Julius Caesar (Roman politician and military general)

Karl Marx (politician, philosopher)

Mahatma Gandhi (social reformer) 

Michelangelo (sculptor, painter)


Mister Fred Rogers (television personality, writer)

Saint Teresa of Calcutta (nun and missionary) **

Barack Obama (the 44th President of the United States)

Princess Diana (princess of Wales)**


Elvis Presley (1935 –1977)




Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516)

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)


Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)


Brain Pickings by Maria Popova (online newsletter)

Help Me Be Me by Sarah May B (podcast)

On Being by Krista Tippett (online newsletter and podcast)

Neuro-emotional Technique (a healing modality)

Moodscope (web-based app for depression)

Puttylike by Emilie Wapnick (Ted Talk, resources and community)

Sounds True (Publisher, Podcast, Community)

The Enneagram (personality profiling system)

The Myers Briggs and Keirsey Temperament (personality profiling system)

The Pathwork Foundation (website, lectures)

The Rainforest Mind by Paula Prober (blog, resources on giftedness )

Tolan Stephanie’s website (resources on giftedness)

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