Welcome to the "Joy to You and Me Bookstore" -

This is a page of the Web Site of Robert Burney and Joy to You & Me Enterprises.

Robert Burney is a codependency therapist, Spiritual teacher, and the author
of the Joyously inspirational book ~ Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls

On this page Robert shares the books that have been important to him on his Spiritual, healing path - and makes recommendations about authors whose work he respects and has found valuable.

Welcome to the Joy to You & Me Bookstore

In association with Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk - Robert Burney and Joy to You & Me enterprises offer through Amazon the books listed below.  Clicking on the link inserted in the book title will take you to the Amazon.com page with information about that book - clicking on the image with the crown UK    will take you to the Amazon.co.uk (separately operated, subsidiary for Great Britain) page for that book.

I have been associated with Amazon.com for about 5 months now and have found them an honorable and admirable partner (something I can’t say about my experiences with huge chain book stores.)  They offer discounts on most of the books listed below.  They also offer gift-wrapping, let people add gift messages, and will ship anywhere in the world.  Search engines for their entire catalog are available at the bottom of the page.

There are now so many books out there dealing with codependence, inner child healing, Spiritual enlightenment, Metaphysical Truth, etc. - that it is both good news and bad news (as everything in life is, of course.)  The good news is that there are so many books out there about healing and Spirituality that it is sure evidence of the Healing Transformational Movement that is taking place on the planet.  The bad news is that there are so many books out there that it must be very confusing for anyone going to buy a book. 

One of the things I learned along my path was to pay attention to what got my attention.  The Universe is fully capable of sending me messages at any place and any time.  My job is to be as conscious as I can be in the moment so that I can allow the Spirit to guide me.  One of the things I did in the early years of my process was to go into a book store and page through the various books - when I read something that caused my gut to react I figured that my inner child, my Spirit, was telling me I needed that book.  (I would usually buy it with more than a little apprehension - wondering what was going to be revealed next.)  So, even though you cannot pick these books up and leaf through them you can go to the description page and read about them.  If something grabs your attention, maybe it is the Universe sending a message.

In this book store I recommend the books that were important to my process and also list the books of authors whose work I respect.  I have listed multiple titles by these authors even though I have not read all of them - because I know the value of their work and trust the Spirit to guide you to the ones you need.  That an author is not listed here is certainly no comment on the value of their work - this is simply a short list of the people whose work I know and trust.  (And at this stage in my Recovery it is only proper that I list my book first - I am very proud of it.)

With Wishes of Joy to You & Me   ~   Robert Burney

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". . . a book that shines a brilliant new light on this human dance we are all doing. . . . this book is different in some special ways. . . . He not only explains the big picture of how we are all ONE, part of one Cosmic energy interaction that is unfolding perfectly, he also explains how the individual being can lovingly change their relationship with self and life in order to start enjoying human experience more. . . . This book is full of love and joy."  - New Thought Magazine

Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney

(Amazon.co.uk does not carry the book or tape at this time.)

Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls "An Audio Spiritual Experience"

A slightly abridged version of the book spoken by the author. A 4 hour +, 2 cassette, audio tape set.

(For special offers on the book and tape set directly from Joy to You & Me go to the ordering information page.)

Clicking on the link inserted in the book title will take you to the Amazon.com page with information about that book - clicking on the image with the crown UK    will take you to the Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
Cover of hardcover edition of Pay It Forward.
11-9-2000 - For the first time I am adding a book here that is fiction.  The author is a personal friend of mine - and is in fact, referred to in my book.  On page 124 of Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls,  Catherine was the friend who told me the joke about God's perspective on time at a crucial point in June of 1991 just before I gave the talk that evolved into my book.  Her book is now a blockbuster movie, and the theme of it is certainly recovery related.

Pay It Forward : A Novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Pay It Forward  (paper back)
Cover of paperback edition of Pay It Forward.
Pay It Forward (audito tape)  Pay It Forward  (paper back)

Richard Bach

The one book that impacted my healing path more than any other was Richard Bach’s Illusions.  Great mind expanding story which appeared at a perfect time in my journey.
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah   by Richard Bach~ 
The Bridge Across Forever is a love story about Richard finding his soul mate.  It touched me deeply.  It was also amusing to see him go from the magnificent intellectual exercise that was Illusions to be confronted with his fear of intimacy and emotional turmoil in this book.
The Bridge Across Forever   by Richard Bach ~ 
Other books by Bach:     Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story   ~       ~    One   ~ 

Melody Beattie's work has changed millions of lives.
A Great Daily Meditation Book - full of Love. Everyone needs a copy. A great Christmas Gift. I prefer this one to her more recent one (below.)
The Language of Letting Go  ~ 
Journey to the Heart : Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul   ~ 

Melody’s guide to working the Twelve Steps is the best that I have seen for Codependents.

Codependents' Guide to the 12 Steps    ~ 


In my opinion, Codependent No More is still the best basic book for anyone new to the concept of Codependence.  She gives great behavioral examples which can’t help but hit home.
Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself   ~ 
Spanish Language version:
  Ya No Seas Codependiente  ~ 
Other Books by Melody Beattie:
Finding Your Way Home : A Soul Survival Kit  ~ 
 Beyond Codependency : And Getting Better All the Time   ~ 
The Lessons of Love : Rediscovering Our Passion for Life When It All Seems Too Hard to Take   ~ 
Talk, Trust, and Feel : Keeping Codependency Out of Your Life   ~ 
Stop Being Mean to Yourself : A Story About Finding the True Meaning of Self-Love  ~ 
It Will Never Happen To Me by Claudia Black 

Claudia had a great personal impact on my recovery.  I attended several of her workshops and saw her at an ACA convention.  Her presence and validation in our interactions was very powerful for me.  I will always be grateful to her for being herself. 

Some of Claudia’s books are special order through Amazon - it might be easier to obtain them directly from her publishing company’s web site - which also offers video and audio tapes.   http://www.claudiablack.com

John Bradshaw                                             Pia Mellody

John Bradshaw’s PBS series on the family was a true breakthrough in cultural consciousness.
Homecoming : Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child   ~ 
Other books by John Bradshaw:
Family Secrets : The Path to Self-Acceptance and Reunion 
Bradshaw on : The Family : A New Way of Creating Solid-SelfEsteem   ~ 
Creating Love/the Next Great Stage of Growth  ~ 
Healing the Shame That Binds You 
Bradshaw on Eating Disorders  ~ 

Pia Mellody was one of the people who helped define the concept of codependence. To me some of her most important work has been in the area of love addiction.

Facing love addiction : Giving yourself the power to change the way you love   ~ 

Other Books by Pia Mellody: 

Facing codependence : What it is. Where it comes from. How it sabotages our lives   ~ 
Breaking Free : A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence   ~ 
Charles Whitfield          Lucia Capacchione        Julia Cameron
Healing the Child Within was a very important part of my inner child journey.  I have great respect for Charles Whitfields work.
Healing the Child Within : Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families  ~ 
Other books by Charles L. Whitfield
A Gift to Myself : A Personal Workbook and Guide to Healing My Child Within   ~ 
Boundaries and Relationships : Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self  ~ 
Co-Dependence : Healing the Human Condition : The New Paradigm for Helping Professionals and People in Recovery  ~ 
Lucia very effectively uses art therapy to help you get in touch with your inner child.  One of the first things I did when I wanted to start getting in touch with my inner child was to get BIG crayons for small hands.  Later collages were an important part of my process.
Recovery of Your Inner Child  ~ 

Other books by Lucia Capacchione: 

The Creative Journal : The Art of Finding Yourself   ~ 
The Power of Your Other Hand : A Course in Channeling the Inner Wisdom of the Right Brain   ~ 
Though not a book specifically for inner child work Julia’s book is great for helping you get in touch with feelings because the doorway to our creativity is through the child within..  Do her writing exercise every day for a couple of weeks and you will get in touch with some of the feelings of your inner child.
The Artist's Way : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity   by Julia Cameron  ~ 
Other books by Julia Cameron 
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal : A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way   ~ 
The Vein of Gold : A Journey to Your Creative Heart   ~ 
The Money Drunk : 90 Days to Financial Freedom   ~ 

Books for Men (and women who want to understand men)      Books for Women  (and men who want to understand women)

I spent many years healing my inner child and my feminine without even considering that I needed to heal my masculine. This book was an important part of my path.

Iron John : A book about men  ~ Robert Bly ~ 

An important and empowering book for women.

Women Who Run With the Wolves : Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype  ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~ 

Other men’s books that I used were:
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover : Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine; Robert L. Moore, Douglas Gillette 
Flying Boy : Healing the Wounded Man ~John Lee
Fire in the Belly  ~ Sam Keen

One of the really important  groundbreaking books that served as a wake up call for a lot of women.

Women who love too much ~   Robin Norwood ~ 

The Courage to Heal is the definitive work for survivors of sexual abuse.  Originally for women survivors - this workbook is now for men and women.

The Courage to Heal Workbook : For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse  ~   Laura Davis 

The Courage to Heal : A guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse ~ Ellen Bass, Laura Davis 
Allies in Healing : When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As a Child, a Support Book ~ Laura Davis

The Dance of Quantum Physics ~ Both “The Tao” & “Wu Li” were mind expanding to me.
The Tao of Physics : An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism  by Fritjof Capra  ~ 
Other books by Fritjof Capra:
The Turning Point : Science, Society, and the Rising Culture   ~ 
Belonging to the Universe : Explorations on the Frontiers of Science and Spirituality    ~ 

The Dancing Wu Li Masters : An Overview of the New Physics   by Gary Zukav ~ 

Other books by Gary Zukav:
The Seat of the Soul    ~ 
Thoughts from the Seat of the Soul : Meditations for Souls in Process    ~ 
Beyond the Quantum by Michael Talbot is a book that was very helpful to me.  It is now out of print but you can probably find it in most used book stores.  Other books by Michael Talbot
The Holographic Universe    ~     ~~    Mysticism and the New Physics    ~ 

Tools for Spiritual Seekers
The Medicine Cards and Book have been a very important tool in my recovery and are still right where I can pick them up anytime.
Medicine Cards : The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals/Book and Cards by Jamie, Sams, Angela C. Werneke (Illustrator), David Carson ~ 
Sacred Path Cards : The Discovery of Self Through Native Teachings  ~ Jamie Sams, Linda Childers (Illustrator) 
The Sacred Path Workbook : New Teachings and Tools to Illuminate Your Personal Journey  ~ Jamie Sams

The Rune Stones are another tool that has been very helpful to me.
The Book of Runes : A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle  ~ 
Also by Ralph Blum:
The Rune Cards : Ancient Wisdom for the New Millennium  ~ 
The Book of Runecards : Sacred Play for Self-Discovery  ~ 
Rune Play : A Seasonal Record Book With Twelve New Techniques for Rune Casting  ~ 

Positive affirmations are absolutely vital to the process in my opinion - as I talk about on my page about positive affirmations.  I think Shakti Gawain is the best in this area.

Creative Visualization  by Shakti Gawain  ~ 

Other Books and tapes by Shakti Gawain:

The Creative Visualization Workbook : Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in You Life ~

At two different periods in my Recovery, I made myself a tape of positive affirmations that I would play as I went to sleep at night - to quiet my mind and get them working subliminally.
Living in the Light : A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation  ~   
Creating True Prosperity  ~ 
The Creating True Prosperity Workbook  ~ 

Work For World Peace: Heal Your Inner Child

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