David J. Bookbinder is a life coach, teacher, writer, and photographer in the Boston, Massachusetts area. For many years, he has been helping people find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and expand their lives.

As a life coach and former therapist, David accompanies people on the sometimes smooth, sometimes rocky journeys of their paths to wholeness, serving as both companion and guide. Using a solution-focused approach, he enables his clients to visualize their goals and attain them one doable step at a time. He engenders trust because his clients know, as the late Leonard Cohen put it, “I’ve been where you’re hanging, I think I can see where you’re pinned.”

David’s course Mastering the Art of Balance: Stay Sane in an Insane World packs his decades of experience and wisdom, and the system he uses in his work with clients, into one course. It’s a life coaching system that helps you keep balanced now and stay resilient regardless of what you encounter going forward. His free course Art of Balance Basic Training is a shortened version of Mastering the Art of Balance that conveys a selection of the key concepts and core techniques of the full course.

David is the author of several books, among them the self-help book The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World; his nonfiction stories and photos from New York City in the 1970s, Street People: Invisible New York Made Visible; and his collection of essays and related Flower Mandala images Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.

He is also an accomplished photographer. His Flower Mandala images have been widely published and won a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in photography.