On Transitions & Meaning

These resources were a great inspiration for me when I was at my lowest point, and they continue to inspire me.

Books on Transitions & Change

  • Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by Herminia Ibarra
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
  • Meine Trauer wird dich finden: Ein neuer Ansatz in der Trauerarbeit by Roland Kachler
  • Von Gipfeln und Tälern des Lebens by Anselm Grün

Books on Meaning & Purpose

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Le Petit Prince / The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupéry

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On Coaching

I have a particular affinity to the relational and dialogical aspects of coaching. Here some of my favourite readings in that space.

Introductory books to coaching

For a deeper dive

On the dialogical nature of coaching:

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Transitions are the chrysalis from which new life can form… & you don’t need to go through them on your own

Coaching people in transition or in search of meaning is a true passion of mine, because I know that, when we choose to go through that uncomfortable, at times painful, space – that’s when we make the most meaningful shifts in our lives. And it’s a journey we are not meant to take alone. Dina

On Theoretical Models

I love reading thought-provoking material and listening to independent thinkers, who dare to express out loud what many of us are thinking. Here some of my favourite.

The world of Human resources

Other thought-provoking books

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On Parenting

When I started my journey as a parent, it was very important for me to give space for my child’s personality and desires. I knew I did not want to reward or punish. I knew I did not want to use things like the cry-it-out method. I wanted to find a gentle way of parenting, that lovingly sets limits while respecting the individuality and integrity of my child’s personality.
These resources helped me most on my parenting journey.

Websites & Videos

  • HandInHand, Parenting by Connection:If you only check one blog, that’s the one! A must for every parent who wants effective easy-to-use methods to connect lovingly with their child. They also offer excellent courses and material for a reasonable fee. I have taken several ones and can whole-heartedly recommend them. Patty Wipfler, the founder, also just published a book “Listen” which summarises the key Parenting By Connection principles.
  • Aware Parenting, Aletha Solter: The website may not look very inviting, but it is full of gems!
  • Authentic Parenting, Naomi Aldort:Naomi also has numerous CDs worth listening to.
  • Empathic Parenting:A lovely blog by a loving parent and soul.
  • Respectful Parenting:Another lovely blog.
  • AskDr.Sears

Books: Toddlers & older

  • Between Parent and Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish 
  • Trauma-proofing Your Kids by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  • Kids, Parents and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training. The proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Dr. Thomas Gorden (Nobel Peace Prize Nominee)

Books: Babies & Toddlers

  • Listenby Patty Wipfler (founder of HandInHand) and Tosha Schore
  • The Baby Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
  • The Aware Baby by Aletha J. Solter, Ph.D.
  • Trauma-proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline
  • Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala Schneider McCLure
  • The No-Cry Nap Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
  • Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Books recommended by our Community

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  • Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
  • The Myth of the Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn 
  • No Drama Discipline by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell
  • The Mindful Parent by Charlotte Peterson, PhD
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, PhD & Joan Declaire
  • Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham
  • The Explosive Child by Ross W Greene, PhD
  • Mindful Discipline by Shauna L Shapiro, PhD & Chris White, MD
  • The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

My new picture book is out! Order your copy today.

God’s Love Letter: Creation is a 40-page lyrical picture book for all ages – from 4 to 99+ – and can be shared across faiths. 

On Picture Books

I love picture books! I love how text and illustrations mesh together to tell a story. I love that, in just about 500-600 words, you can create a complete plot, full of intrigue and emotion. They are a great read for both children and adults, as far as I’m concerned! Here are some of my favourite picture books.

Picture books by Mo Willems

  • All Elephant & Piggie books. Each one of the books in this series is a gem. My daughter is now 10 and we still read them and laugh out loud!
  • That is not a good idea. This book is humorous, extremely witty and comes with a surprise ending.
  • The pigeon wants a puppy. The Pigeon series is another genius set of books. This one is one of our favourites.

On Writing

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​I share a variety of resources recommended by our community. If you would like to share one, write me a note and I’ll be happy to post it!