Last night I decided to jot down all the holistic, metaphysical and doula books I want to get through in 2017. Making a yearly reading list is something I’ve done (in place of setting traditional resolutions) for years, and I wanted to share this upcoming year’s list with you! Would love to know what you plan on reading next year – please leave your list in the comments below! ❤

Side notes: This is a BIG list, but a majority of the books are required reading for my Birth Doula training.  🙂

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
  • Your 3 Best Superpowers: Meditation, Imagination & Intuition – Sonia Choquette
  • The Warrior Goddess Way: Claiming the Woman You Are Destined to Be – HeatherAsh Amara
  • Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within – Rebecca Campbell
  • Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles – Yasmin Boland
  • The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World – Emma Mildon
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Energy Medicine for Women: Aligning Your Body’s Energies to Boost Your Health and Vitality – Donna Eden
  • Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils – Aroma Tools
  • Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy – Pam Vredevelt
  • The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th edition: The Classic Guide – Laura Marks, M.D. & Sally Wendkos Olds
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion – 7th Edition: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy through Weaning – Kathleen Huggins
  • The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia, 4th Edition – Penny Simkin, Ruth Ancheta & Lisa Hanson
  • Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young
  • Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers – Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
  • Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness – Aviva Jill Romm
  • Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated): Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine – Deepak Chopra
  • Ethics Handbook for Energy Healing Practitioners – David Feinstein
  • The Birth Partner – Revised 4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions – Penny Simkin
  • The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition: Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices – Aviva Jill Romm (forward by Ina May Gaskin)
  • Spiritual Midwifery, 4th Edition – Ina May Gaskin
  • The Heart of Aromatherapy – Andrea Butje

I’m sure I’ll add more, but here are the ones I REALLY want to get through in 2017. Can’t wait to see your list and suggestions!

Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH