List of Inspiration

I consider myself as a catalyst of collective knowledge. On this page I share my sources of inspiration. It’s a list of  books, blogs, talks and human beings who have been my inspiration on this path.

Note: I only post things I’ve read or am currently reading. This page is under constant construction.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that books and youtube videos are not a supplement for a 1-on-1 therapy with a trained psychologist, therapist or a qualified coach.


  • “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers
  • “Women Who Run With The Wolves – Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.
  • “The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth” M. Scott Peck
  • “Initiation” by Elisabeth Haich
  • “A Search in Secret India” by Paul Brunton
  • “To Have or to Be?” by Erich Fromm
  • “The Art of Loving” by Erich Fromm
  • “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckart Tolle
  • “The Teachings of Don Juan – A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge” by Carlos Castaneda
  • “The Tao Te Ching – The Book of The Way” – Lao Tzu
  • “The I Ching – The Book of Changes” – Historical Chinese “Divination” Text (various translations available)
  • “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran
  • “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Ruiz
  • “The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh” by Thich Nhat Hanh, Melvin McLeod (Editor)
  • “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
  • “Thinking Fast And Slow” by Daniel Kahnemann
  • “How Real is Real?” by Paul Watzlawick
  • “The Situation is Hopeless, But Not Serious: The Pursuit of Unhappiness” by Paul Watzlawick
  • “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay
  • “Healing Your Aloneness – Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child” by Erika J. Chopich and Margaret Paul
  • “The Journey” by Brandon Bays
  • “The New Peoplemaking” by Virginia Satir
  • “Bioenergetics” by Alexander Lowen
  • “Many Lives, Many Masters – The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives” by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
  • “Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall B. Rosenberg (PhD)
  • “Status Anxiety” by Alain de Botton (Philosopher)
  • “Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously” by Osho
  • “Journey to the Heart” by Osho
  • “Learning to Silence the Mind: Wellness Through Meditation” by Osho
  • “Recovery” by Russel Brand
  • “The Big Five for Life” by John Strelecky (Author of the “The Why Café”)
  • “The 4-Hours Workweek” by Tim Ferris
  • “The Gift of Being Unfulfilled at Work” by Isil Uysal Calvelli
  • “Small Is Beautiful” by Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
  • “Würde” (only available in German) by Gerald Hüther (Neurobiologist, Speaker, Author)
  • “Biologie der Angst” (only available in German) by Gerald Hüther (Neurobiologist, Speaker, Author)
  • “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer
  • “Tracks” by Robin Davidson
  • “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
  • “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed
  • “Just kids” by Patti Smith
  • “The Year of The Monkey” by Patti Smith
  • “South Sea Vagabonds” by John Wray
  • “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau
  • “Siddharta” by Hermann Hesse
  • “Steppenwolf” by Hermann Hesse
  • “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “The Pilgrimage” by Paulo Coehlo
  • “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo
  • “Sophie’s World” by Jostein Gaarder
  • “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach
  • “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
  • “1984” by George Orwell
  • “The Circle” by Dave Eggers
  • “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
  • “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” by Douglas Adams (Book and BBC series)

People, Who Inspire Me

Inspiring Talks


Psychology, Philosophy, Health, Motivation

  • “School of Life” – everything from ancient history throughout psychology to contemporary social science
  • “Sounds True” – resources on mindfulness, self-love, ancient wisdom, modern transcendental teaching, dealing with change and transformation
  • “Motivation Madness”  – various content on motivation and achievement, lots of Jordan Peterson
  • “Tom Bilyeu” (“Impact Theory”) – motivational speech, behavioral change, scientific research based content, interviews with scientists and changemakers alike
  • “Therapy in a Nutshell” –  profound psychological help by licensed marriage and family therapist Emma McAdam
  • “The Crappy Childhood Fairy” – Anna Runkle informs about Childhood PTSD, very insightful, deep, 12-step-background
  • “Julia Kristina Counselling” – family therapist, psychotherapist, research-based content on topics like boundaries, limiting-beliefs, codependency
  • “Richard Grannon” – life coach, NLP practitioner, specialized in trauma recovery, emotional literacy, trigger response, has his own methods (not recommended to the faint hearted;)


  • “Christina Lopes” – ‘The Heart Alchemist’, former psychiatrist, content on spiritual awakening, mindfulness, healing, overcoming trauma
  • “Awaken Insight” – personal observations and insights on self-awareness, self-knowledge, spiritual warriorship


  • “Refeel Yoga” – authentic guidance by a genuine international couple who share their knowledge and experience, specialized in kundalini, tantra, vinyasa flow, powerful+relaxation


  • “Meditative Mind” – music for focus, meditation and relaxation; from indian flute to nature sounds
  • “Calm Whale” – koshi bells, hang, shamanic drums for focus, meditation and trance

Productivity Tools

  • “Untools” – conglomerate of tools for ‘better thinking’


  • Live Awake – inpiration, reflection, guided meditation


  • “From Business to Being” (Documentary, 2015)
  • “The Peaceful Warrior” (Drama, 2006, after the book by Dan Millman)
  • “Waking Life” (Drama, 2001)
  • “Down To Earth” (Documentary 2019/2020)