Here is a small sampling of some of my favorite videos, articles, websites and books related to Deep River themes.
These lists are by no means exhaustive (there is so much good stuff out there!); I will be adding others that I come
across from time to time. If you have a favorite to share with me, I would love to hear about it.
Enjoy! —Abby


Elizabeth Gilbert on women and taming self-expectations
(wise and funny. 20 minutes)

Tara Brach on Keeping Busy
(also wise & funny. 5 minutes.)

Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability
(also wise and funny…hmmm. Is there a pattern here? 20 minutes)

Eric Whitacre’s 2000-voice virtual choir
(perhaps not so much a Deep River theme, but simply unbelievable & unbelievably beautiful….I couldn’t resist including it! 15 minutes)


Everyday Mindfulness: The Journey is the Destination.

Zen Moments: The great power of small things
Inspiration, Wisdom, Authenticity and Humour – stories to lift the spirit and expand the mind.

Sabbath Manifesto: Slowing down lives since 2010
Sponsors of the National Day of Unplugging

       Get Peace of Mind
Lovely site with tips for finding inner peace, including a meditation guide for kids, teens and university students. Taking Time for What Matters


When the Wounded Emerge as Healers by Kimberley Patton
(from an address at the Harvard Divinity School. This is one of my all-time favorite articles)

The Joy of Quiet by Pico Iyer
(from The New York Times)

The Power of Rest: The Upside of Down Time by Chrystle Fiedler
(from the Kripalu Center’s website)

Trick Your Brain for Happiness by Rick Hanson
(from the The Greater Good Science Center website)
This is a sample of Rick Hanson’s good work on neuroscience, mindfulness and well-being.

The Flight from Conversation by Sherry Turkle
(from The New York Times)

Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges
(from The New York Times)

I Used to Be a Human Being by Andrew Sullivan
(from The New York Times)

Tiny Wisdom: On Making Peace With Time by Lori Deschene
(from the site, Tiny Buddha)


Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Listening Below the Noise, Anne LeClaire

Hamlet’s Blackberry, William Powers

Healing Through the Dark Emotions, Miriam Greenspan

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach

When Things Fall Apart, and other titles by Pema Chodron

Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Estes

World Enough and Time, Christian McEwen

Sabbath, Wayne Muller