Soul Homework


During the fall of 2020, I began menopause after a rough five years in perimenopause. I had written my first book the summer before and felt like it was a healing process. It was after I sent it to my friend and editor that I had found a book that changed the course of my life. Through this one book, I began a maze of books that began my healing from the inside out, which I dubbed “soul homework”.



A few months after I sent my book to my friend to edit, I had a gut feeling that I needed her to stop editing. Unbeknownst to me, she could only edit the preface and first chapter of the book. When I went back and re-read the entire book, I had written from a perspective that I didn’t recognize, and I was shocked at the words in front of me.



In the “worst” year of our lives, I finally learned to be present in my life and I wanted to share it with all of you. I began writing Universe-Ism posts, but only occasionally so as not to scare the hell out of my readers because I am a humor writer. But this shit was too good to be true, and as someone with mental health stuff going on in her brain, I knew others could benefit from what I was learning.



I am linking each book to a website called If you’ve never heard of them, read their mission here. It is the perfect antidote to Amazon. I am not an Amazon-hater, but I really want to support local bookstores and libraries on this journey.

Here is a blog post I wrote on how to begin your own soul homework step by step.




These are the books I read, in the order that I read them.

I will add more books as I finish them. 


Dear Universe: 200 Mini Meditations for Instant Manifestations by Sarah Prout 

The Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn

The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

The Power is Within You by Louise Hay

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson



Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra  

The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne



The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

Shift Into Freedom by Loch Kelly

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

White Fire by Mooji

Waking Up by Sam Harris

Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron