Back in 2014, Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette discussed her spiritual side as part of Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Sundays. On her passion for poetry, philosophy and self-reflection, Morissette offered a list of books that inspired her throughout her life and music career. Including work by Eckhart Tolle and Michael A. Singer – along with a couple children’s books she read to her then 3-year-old son – read on for a list of books that speak to Alanis Morissette’s soul.


Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix
“I read Keeping the Love You Find when I was 15, and I thought, ‘Here is a model that explains to me healthy love and active participation in both people’s healing, in your partner’s healing.'” -AM
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (also rec’d by Oprah Winfrey & Russell Brand)
“The biggest takeaway from Michael is how relaxing it is for this anxious, stressed-out body to just step back and watch the feelings, watch the thoughts, watch the waves of different currents of emotions and not overly identify with them.” -AM

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (also rec’d by Oprah Winfrey)

“It’s just a superclassic book that I’ve reread probably four times.” -AM
“I’m obsessed with Pia Mellody for recovery, specifically around codependence recovery and love addiction recovery. Facing Love Addiction and Facing Codependence are two classics to me. She really describes intimacy—something I’m terrified of. She describes how to do it and stay alive.” -AM
“We just grow up in a society that celebrates extroverts. We feel like we’re freaks, so they’re really great books for that.” -AM
The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary
“It’s basically a spiritual book … and shows how to bring consciousness into the whole parenting conversation.” -AM
The Little Soul and the Sun by Neale Donald Walsch
“I can’t get through it without sobbing. And I’ve read it to Ever 10 times.” -AM
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
“That’s precious because he basically says every mistake in art is a piece of art.” -AM

(via Oprah.com; photo by Terry O’Neill)

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