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Book Reviews: Upside
UpsideThe New Science of Post-Traumatic GrowthBy Jim RendonTOUCHSTONEIf you’re feeling sorry for yourself about something minor—let’s say you’re in the second week of a wicked cold…
Best Books of 2016

S&H’s Favorite Guides for Walking the Seeker’s Path

Book Giveaway: Visit bookmark.spiritualityhealth.com by January 31, 2017, and enter to win a collection of select titles.

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Book Review: Hormonal

The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser

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Book Review: The Path of Modern Yoga
Through the stories of eleven key figures, ranging from Indian yogis to an American-born journalist, author Elliott Goldberg engagingly recounts the path of modern yoga. The approa…
Book Review: Grateful

The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering MercyBy Anne LamottRiverhead BooksAnne Lamott is the spiritual writing world’s Ernest Hemingway—her sentences are brave and clean and true, an…
Book Review: The Four Tendencies

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)​

Book Review: Wanted
WantedA Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across BordersBy Chris HokeHarperOne“What would Jesus do (WWJD)?” is a question that’s easier to ask and perhaps eve…
Book Review: A Call to Mercy
A Call to MercyHearts to Love, Hands to ServeBy Mother TeresaImage BooksBlessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata will be canonized by Pope Francis on September 4th, coinciding with the con…
The Mind-Gut Connection
The Mind-Gut ConnectionHow the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall HealthBy Dr. Emeran MayerHarper Wave More than 100 trillion mic…
Book Review: Dare to Be Kind
Dare to Be KindBy Lizzie VelasquezHachette BooksIf there was ever a time to encourage more kindness, it is now. Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our Worl…
Book Review: Do All Lives Matter?
Do All Lives Matter?The Issues We Can No Longer Ignore and the Solutions We All Long ForBy Wayne Gordon and John M. PerkinsBaker BooksBlack Lives Matter is a national organization …
Book Review: Freud and Yoga
Freud and Yoga Two Philosophies of Mind ComparedBy T.K.V. Desikachar and Hellfried KruscheNorth Point PressPerception is our window to the world outside. But, like glass when …
Book Review: Resilient Grieving
Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…
Book Review: Fulfilled

How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

Book Review: Mindful of Race

Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm

Book Review: Rewilding Our Hearts
Rewilding Our HeartsBuilding Pathways of Compassion and CoexistenceBy Marc BekoffNew World LibraryI saw Jane Goodall give a talk in person once. When she took questions at the…
Book Review: How Cycling Can Save the World
Cycling could save the world, and very quickly. If we all switched to bikes for the trips for which bikes are excellent, we would be healthier, be happier, and live longer in a fri…
Best Books of 2017

Look to these exceptional titles as guidance to navigate your way through the joys and heartbreak of this one precious life.

Book Review: This Life Is Joy
This Life Is JoyDiscovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and HappilyBy Roger TeelTarcher/PenguinBefore television (and televangelists), New Thought spiritu…
Book Review: The Conversation
The ConversationA Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life CareBy Angelo E. Volandes, MD Bloomsbury USAIn the United States, end-of-life care is one of the least discussed aspects o…
Book Review: I Know How You Feel
It’s not easy to make friends as adults, and becomes more difficult as we get older. At the same time, according to the psychologist F. Diane Barth, women rely on other women for s…
Book Review: Happy Together
Could you write a book with your spouse and still be speaking to each other afterward? I don’t think many of us could—my husband and I can’t even agree on a dishwasher-loadin…
Book Review: Strange Contagion

Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Book Review: The Healing Self
Why do some people exposed to cold viruses easily fend off illness? How do monks in a deep state of meditation control their body temperature even in freezing weather? “Mind over m…
Book Review: Healing Spiritual Wounds
Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful ChurchBy Carol Howard MerrittHarperOneMany of us turn away from organized religion—even G…
Book Review: Rethinking Positive Thinking
Rethinking Positive Thinking Inside the New Science of Motivation By Gabriele OettingenCurrent/PenguinIf you can dream it, you can be it. I hate to rain on your parade, b…
Book Review: Tell Me More
Forget reviewing this book; after reading it, I had the urge to call the author and invite her over. I’d pour us some sauvignon blanc and blare the Richard Thompson and we’d toast …
Book Review: Being Mortal
Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the EndBy Atul GawandeMetropolitan BooksWith Medicare and modern medicine, we’re worlds away from the poorhouses of 19th century nove…
Book Review: Chasing Hope

A Patient’s Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Book Review: Capture
Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…
Book Review: The Nest in the Stream

“By staying with our woundedness, we encourage the other to stay with theirs; that is when and how healing happens.”

Book Review: Brain Food

The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.

Book Review: At Peace

Choosing a Good Death after a Long Life

Book Review: ​Unsubscribe
“To be a spiritual rebel,” Josh Korda writes in Unsubscribe, “one has to give the middle finger to materialism, self-centered fear, self-serving luxury, financial security. We have…
What Would the Dalai Lama Do?

Contemplating creativity, compassion, mindfulness, and body image with singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer

Book Review: Inner Engineering
Inner EngineeringA Yogi’s Guide to JoyBy SadhguruSpiegel & Grau“Fun” isn’t usually the first word to spring to mind when it comes to the writings of Indian gurus, but that desc…
Book Review: Water in Plain Sight
Water in Plain SightHope for a Thirsty WorldBy Judith D. SchwartzSt. Martin’s PressFollowing environmental news is mostly an exercise in confronting anxiety, helplessness, and desp…
Book Review: ​Mother of the Unseen World
I’d never heard of Mother Meera, but I kept staring at her image on the book’s cover. There’s something so deep about her eyes, so comforting—it’s easy to believe that she is…
Book Review: Awakening Together
From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’s alarming problems seem to be growing exponentially. That means we need to tackle them as teams, as…
Book Review: Deeper Dating
Deeper Dating How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy By Ken PageShambhalaI have some excellent news: You don’t need to be a size …
Creating a Lifetime of Wellness—Start Having the Life You Deserve
In order to live a full, balanced, meaningful life, many of us may have heard several of Aura E. Martinez’s recommendations: make sleep a priority, strengthen our relationships, fi…
Book Review: Grace Without God
Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…
Book Review: The Song of Increase
The Song of IncreaseListening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better WorldJacqueline FreemanSounds TrueIt is rare to find an author as enamored with a subjec…
Book Review: Persephone Rising
Persephone RisingAwakening the Heroine WithinBy Carol S. Pearson, PhDHarperElixirI took Latin in high school, and while it’s proven fairly useless (why, O why, did I not learn to s…
Book Review: The Happiness Track
The Happiness TrackHow to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate your SuccessBy Emma Seppälä, PhDHarper OneThe pursuit of happiness shouldn’t be such hard work. That’s the ba…
Book Review: Genomic Messages
Genomic MessagesHow the New Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and FutureBy George Annas, JD, and Sherman Elias, MDHARPERONEImagine a future where humans merge with …
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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air
When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…
Book Review: ​Holy Rascals
Spirituality & Health columnist Rabbi Rami Shapiro won’t tell you that your religious beliefs are silly and superstitious. However, he might tell you a joke that leads you to disco…
Recipes for Good Health

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Ready to take the ancient Greek physician’s advice? These five new cookbooks will help.

Book Review: Liberation Unleashed
Liberation UnleashedA Guide to Breaking Free from the Illusion of a Separate SelfBy Ilona CiunaiteThe book Liberation Unleashed by Ilona Ciunaite is a friendly guidebook to becomin…
Book Review: The Secret of Life

The Secret of Life: How Anyone Can Be Truly Happy by Garrett Toren shares how to live a happy, fulfilling life.

Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Taller

Two important new books on a revolution in thinking about resilience

Book Review: The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One’s Purpose

The way you get to your purpose may differ among individuals, but the purpose is the same: follow the straight path and draw closer to God. 

Book Review: Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better
Fail, Fail Again, Fail BetterWise Advice for Leaning into the Unknownby Pema ChödrönSounds True“In your life you fail,” writes Pema Chödrön in her comforting new book, Fail, Fail A…
Our Top 10 of 2015

Read these for New Year’s resolutions worth keeping

Book Review: Inside the Miracle
Inside the MiracleEnduring Suffering, Approaching Wholenessby Mark NepoSounds TrueSpiritual guide Mark Nepo is a consummate storyteller, as evidenced in this collection of essays, …
Book Review: Undivided
UndividedA Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to PeaceBy Patricia Raybon and Alana RaybonTHOMAS NELSONA Muslim, a Christian, and a lapsed Catholic walk into a book r…
Book Review: The Fear Cure
The Fear CureCultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and SoulBy Lissa RankinHAY HOUSEAnyone given to chronic fear knows that it acts like a disease—pouncing, then …
Book Review: Altrusim
AltruismThe Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the WorldBy Matthieu RicardLITTLE, BROWNThe idea that personal interests motivate all human actions—termed “universal selfish…
Book Review: The Age of Dignity
The Age of DignityPreparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaBy Ai-jen PooTHE NEW PRESSAi-jen Poo ends her book, The Age of Dignity, with a vision of herself at 80: wak…
Book Review: Crooked
CrookedOutwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to RecoveryBy Cathryn Jakobson RaminHarperDid you know that spinal surgeons often have investments in radiology cli…
Book Review: Pathways to Possibility
Pathways to PossibilityTransforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the WorldBy Rosamund Stone ZanderVikingRosamund Stone Zander is a family systems therapist know…
Book Review: Big Magic
Big MagicCreative Living Beyond FearBy Elizabeth GilbertRiverhead BooksWith some books, you keep coming across little quotes that you want to share with others, or post on your bat…
New Books: Enlightened Aging, Chant, and a Memoir of Darkness
Open your mind to a different way of seeing, with these selections from Spirituality & Health. Click the title to read the full review.The December Project An Extraordinary Rab…
Book Review: Charity Detox
Charity DetoxWhat Charity Would Look Like If  We Cared About ResultsBy Robert D. LuptonHARPERONEI handed the homeless man a dollar, and he responded warmly. Still, I walked aw…
Book Review: Break the Norms
Break the NormsQuestioning Everything You Think You Know about God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and SexBy Chandresh BhardwajSounds TrueAre you ready to overhaul your life and fr…
Book Review: Cure
CureA Journey into the Science of Mind over BodyBy Jo MarchantCrown Publishing GroupMy friend fishes the bottle out of her purse and I eagerly take her up on her offer, putting 10 …
Book Review: Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary
Black Elk: The Life of an American VisionaryBy Joe JacksonFarrar, Straus and GirouxAuthor Joe Jackson, whose true-life adventure story The Thief at the End of the World was named o…
Book Review: Dream Yoga
Dream YogaIlluminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of SleepBy Andrew HolecekSounds TrueDream Yoga is a book that makes big promises: According to author …
Book Review: Silence
SilenceThe Power of Quiet in a World Full of NoiseBy Thich Nhat Hanh HARPERONEIn his popular writings, Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist teachings in a way that anyone can int…
Book Review: The Toltec Art of Life and Death
The Toltec Art of Life and Deathby Don Miguel Ruiz with Barbara EmrysHarperElixirIf you believe no nonfiction book should include a “cast of characters” page, because authors shoul…
Book Review: Occupy Spirituality
Too often, our spiritual pursuits can be wrongly perceived as being eons away from the day-in, day-out business of making a living, and that of making a difference in the tang…
Becoming Ourselves: A great read can help us discover our highest self
 Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of CompassionBy Stephen Levine (Weiser Books) Stephen Levine’s Becoming Kuan Yin tells of Miao Shan, the daughter of a spitefu…
Poem: Little Lion, Roaming the Cold Golden

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Little Lion, Roaming the Cold Golden, is from the new moon phase.

Poem: Tell Me How The World Ends

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Tell me How the World Ends, is from the crescent phase.

Poem: Wild Thing

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Wild Thing, is from the full moon phase.

Poem: Weathervanes & Paper Planes

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Weathervanes & Paper Planes, is from the gibbous phase.

No Ordinary Time
No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity: A Book of Hours for a Prophetic AgeBy Jan PhillipsIt’s good to have a book that we can carry with …
Delightful Lessons from a Sacred Summer Reading List
There is so much to learn on this journey of spiritual activism and sacred service, and I have a stack of books on my nightstand to aid me on this path.  And while I don’t bel…
Reviews: September/October 2011
Books, Music & Film Reviews by Kristine MorrisBOOKS- Spirit JunkieA Radical Road to Self-Love and Miraclesby Gabrielle Bernstein / Harmony Books - When Religion Becom…
Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows
A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer'sby Olivia Ames HoblitzelleJust before Harrison Hoblitzelle died, his wife, Olivia, made him a promise that became a covenant between them: to …
Why Suicide
Questions & Answers about Suicide, Suicide Prevention and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Knowby Eric MarcusWhen Eric Marcus was just 12 years old, his father committed …
The Shaman Speaks
How to Use the Power of Shamanism to Heal Your Life NowBy Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls“There is so much value in looking at today’s world from a Traditional Shamanic perspective,” say…
The River of Heaven
The Haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa, and ShikiBy Robert AitkenI have always found haiku, with its spare text and deeply penetrating insight, a perfect doorway to meditation. With scarc…
Tried and True: Go-to Cookbooks
We pulled out our cookbooks, and turned to the most dog-eared and sauce-stained pages to find our favorite recipes.Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class C…
Editor Picks: Books, Films, and Music
Thoughtful reads, alternatives to blockbuster films, and music to move your soul. Here are our May/June 2015 reviews:BooksBrain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect …
Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth
A Path to Agriculture's Higher Consciousnessby Eric HermSon of a Farmer, Child of the Earth is a passionate, moving and, at times, frightening insider's look at the destruction of …
20 Creative (and Shame-Free) New Year’s Resolutions

Sometimes, we set ourselves up for failure by making promises we can’t keep by initiating resolutions steeped in self-blame.

Waiting (Gracefully) for Love
 In church, I am surrounded by couples. It seems everyone but me and a few other women are snuggled up to someone, even though it’s ninety degrees out, and our building has no…
Don't Worry, Be Quiet: or, How I Learned that Rest Is a Choice
In a poem called “Lost I,” Gottfried Benn talks of “the world thought to pieces.” I get that. I ruminate and deconstruct until my thoughts contort into what I affectionately term “…
re/VIEW: Perry Farrell

This fascinating discussion with Perry Farrell, the founder of Lollapalooza, covers his career and his spiritual life.

Tony Bennett's Humanity

Manager Danny Bennett sings his famous father's praises.

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

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