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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…

Best Books of 2016

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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…

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: 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: 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…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 …

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: 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: 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…

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: Fulfilled

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

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 …

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Strange Contagion

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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…

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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…

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Read these for New Year’s resolutions worth keeping

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.

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…

What Would the Dalai Lama Do?

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

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