Books and how they affect us are very individual; what resonates for one person is gobbledygook for another. My criteria for this list is that each of these books has been pivotal for me at one point in my life. I hope they may be meaningful for you too.
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
by William Pollack and Mary Pipher
This book can also help us as men understand what happened in our child hood and how we have been affected by the myths of masculinity.
The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
by David Deida
A deep dive into recognizing oneself as and living as a being with masculine energy.
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love
by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Understanding how we are programed by our early life to relate to others.
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
How would your life be different if you could reliably call up the energy of your inner king, warrior, magician, or lover at will?
The Abascal Way: To Quiet Inflammation for Health and Weight Loss
by Kathy Abascal
This anti-inflammation diet helped me to understand how the food I consume affects my mood.
Videos / Podcasts
I've found Brene Brown to be very inspirational and easy to understand. She has many YouTube videos but these are what I would describe as her foundational videos, on Shame and Vulnerability.
Self-compassion is one of the keys to leading a balanced life. Here is a good introduction.
Workshops and Trainings
New Warrior Training Adventure
A men’s initiation training focused on emotional literacy and mission.
Getting the Love You Want
A couple’s workshop; learning to more fully connect with your beloved.
Woman Within Weekend
A program to help women know, empower, and embrace all parts of themselves.
Websites for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse