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10 Ways to Use a Library for Creative Inspiration

Relax, rejuvenate, and nurture your imagination between the shelves.

100+ Books We Love

Dive in to our special section on 100+ books we love.

16 Affirmations for Nurturing Creativity

Kickstart your creative self with these positive affirmations.

3 New Ways to Battle Loneliness, Connect Better with Others, and Live to Be 100

Feeling alone may literally shorten your life. In her new book, Growing Young, Marta Zaraska shares some less-known ways to address the problem.

5 Favorites to Enhance Your Energy and the Space Around You

 Our editors pick their favorites for enhancing your energy.

5 Questions for Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth’s timely new book, This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide, inspires women to see beyond the weight scale to reclaim their worth.

9 Card Decks for Healing, Divination, and Affirmation

There are days when you need inspiration, times when you are yearning for affirmation, and moments when what you seek is divination. The decks below offer all three. AFFIRMATI…

A Heart Exposed

A Heart Exposed: Talking to God with Nothing to Hide (A Book of Prayers)by Steven JamesOne of the most beautiful gifts of Steven James’s book, A Heart Exposed, is that the prayer-p…

A Religion of One's Own, Q and A with Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore on his new book, A Religion of One’s Own

A Time to Plant

Life Lessons in Work, Prayer and Dirt By Kyle T. Kramer “With deep, sustained attention to the world, it is impossible not to feel awed by it, grateful for its many gifts, moved …

Acceptance: The Surprising Antidote to Suffering

“We tend to think of stress as something that happens outside of ourselves; something that happens to us. But science is showing that it’s not the stressors in our life, but how we perceive them that determines how much we suffer.”

Animal Divina

Critter lover and Spiritual Rebel author Sarah Bowen shares five cherished texts about animals.

Anne Lamott: Life as a Black-Belt Codependent

The best-selling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions reflects on her latest book, Help, Thanks, Wow, and the challenge of accepting love in a culture of arm’s-length perfection.

Author Interview: Wally Lamb

More than two decades after his tales of trauma and redemption catapulted him to literary success, the best-selling author is still inspired by the human struggle—and the power of …

Beautiful Dreamer

Andrew Holecek wants to change the way you dream, and then change the way you live.

Beauty in Common Places

Two Poet-Professors Turn a Garden Weed into a Wonder.

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

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.

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.

Best Practice: How to Really Want to Work Out

Motivation is often spoken of as if it were some inward reservoir. Whether it is talking about one’s level of motivation (as if the tank were either full or empty), waiting for mot…

Book Giveaway: "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan (author of the New York Times bestseller, Mudbound), is a cautionary tale set in a future devoid of separation between chu…

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: A Fearless Heart

A Fearless HeartHow the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our LivesBy Thupten Jinpa, PhDHUDSON STREET PRESSCharles Darwin’s ideas have often been used to portray human…

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: An Elegant Defense

The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System

Book Review: Anxiety

The Missing Stage of Grief

Book Review: At Peace

Choosing a Good Death after a Long Life

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: Aware

The Science and Practice of Presence

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: Black Man in a White Coat

Black Man in a White CoatA Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicineby Damon TweedyPicadorWhen Damon Tweedy started medical school in 1997, he learned the painful truth about medic…

Book Review: Brain Food

The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

Book Review: Brain Maker

Brain MakerThe Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—For LifeBy David Perlmutter, MDLITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANYThe gut houses an internal compass, but could it also h…

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: Chasing Hope

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

Book Review: Climate Justice

Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

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: Dare to Matter

"Integrating candid questions for personal analysis, the book incites a profound look within ourselves to determine what we really care about, what moves and motivates us, and what aspects of our world we want to see changed."

Book Review: Death Makes Life Possible

Death Makes Life PossibleRevolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of ConsciousnessBy Marilyn Schlitz, PhDSOUNDS TRUEIn his introduction to this companion …

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: Doctored

Doctored The Disillusionment of an American PhysicianBy Sandeep JauharFarrar, Straus, and GirouxI was already feeling cynical about the medical profession when my longtime doc…

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: Eating Wildly

Eating WildlyForaging for Life, Love, and the Perfect MealBy Ava ChinSimon & Schuster On first glance, Ava Chin’s Eating Wildly runs the risk of feeling overly busy: part memoir, …

Book Review: Encounters with Power

Encounters with PowerAdventures and Misadventures on the Shamanic Path of HealingBy José Luis Stevens, PhDSounds TrueWhile the latest book from José Luis Stevens is not without its…

Book Review: Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of LifeBy Jessica Nutik Zitter, MDAvery BooksMedical technology has gotten so effective at prolonging human life that it’s often …

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, MDHARPERONE Imagine a future where humans merge wit…

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: 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: 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: 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: High Magick

A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row

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…

Book Review: Hormonal

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

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…

Book Review: How to Disappear

Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

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: In Search of Wisdom

A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most

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 Ciunaite The book Liberation Unleashed by Ilona Ciunaite is a friendly guidebook to becom…

Book Review: Love Hurts

Love HurtsBuddhist Advice for the HeartbrokenBy Lodro RinzlerShambhala PublicationsThis book, by 34-year-old author and meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, had an unusual genesis: fo…

Book Review: Mindful of Race

Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm

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: 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: Om Yoga Meditation Its Theory And Practice

We all know that yoga is a spiritual practice with various health benefits, but the book Om Yoga and Meditation: Its Theory and Practice by Abbot George Burke uniquely touches on t…

Book Review: On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

Book Review: On The Future

Prospects for Humanity

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: Psychology and the Near Death Experience

Hill blends in first-hand, anonymous near death experience accounts as well as personal stories and empirical evidence.

Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming ConversationThe Power of Talk in a Digital AgeBy Sherry TurklePenguin PressImagine a terrifying, dystopian world whose occupants would rather converse electronically, ev…

Book Review: Reconcilable Differences

Connecting in a Disconnected World

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: Return to Life

Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past LivesBy Jim B. Tucker, MDSt. Martin’s PressAll toddlers like to play make-believe.But what if your child’s games become a bit…

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: Say What You Mean

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Book Review: Seven Types of Atheism

TRADITIONALLY, atheism and religion are seen as diametrically opposed, but in this dense, challenging, and erudite little book, former politics and philosophy professor John Gray m…

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: Silence

A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Book Review: Strange Contagion

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

Book Review: Take The Leap - What It Really Means To Be Psychic

The universal mind is a source that is accessible to those willing to dedicate the time and effort needed to become versed in the psychic realm, asserts Michelle A. Beltran in her …

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: Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being LateThe Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of AccelerationsBy Thomas L. FriedmanFarrar, Straus and GirouxHumans started writing around 3200 BCE. The printi…

Book Review: The Age of Dignity

The Age of DignityPreparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaBy Ai-jen PooTHE NEW PRESS Ai-jen Poo ends her book, The Age of Dignity, with a vision of herself at 80: w…

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 Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

A Neuropsychologist’s Odyssey Through Consciousness

Book Review: The Empathy Effect

7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences

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 Forever Letter

Writing What We Believe for Those We Love

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: 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 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: The Hidden Lamp

Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened WomenEdited by Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan MoonWisdom PublicationsBuddhism has come a long way. Nearly extin…

Book Review: The Magic Feather Effect

The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief

Book Review: The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow TestMastering Self-ControlBy Walter MischelLittle, BrownThe experiment that Walter Mischel developed in a Stanford University lab nearly 50 years ago—offering presc…

Book Review: The Medicinal Handbook

The Medicinal Gardening HandbookA Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing HerbsBy Dede Cummings and Alyssa HolmesSkyhorse PublishingJust in time for planting seaso…

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: 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 Power of Meaning

The Power of MeaningCrafting a Life That MattersBy Emily Esfahani SmithCrown PublishingI was bleary-eyed, wrestling to complete a feature story at the end of a long week, yet my co…

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 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: The Three Questions

How to Discover and Master the Power within You

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: The Whole-Body Microbiome

How to Harness Microbes—Inside and Out— for Lifelong Health

Book Review: This Life

Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

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: ​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…

Book Review: Vitamania

VitamaniaOur Obsessive Quest for Nutritional PerfectionBy Catherine PricePENGUIN PRESSThere are 85,000 dietary supplements on the market, and more than 50 percent of Americans take…

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 Review: Whole Health

A Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st CenturyBy Mark MincollaTarcherIn this compelling, ambitious book, natural health care practitioner Mark Mincolla proposes that all …

Book Review: Why We Dream

The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey

Book Review: Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your BodyEdited by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-JelleyLlewellyn WorldwideYoga and Body Image is a boo…

Book Review: Yoga Mass

YogaMass is a welcome new addition to the breadth of spiritual nourishment.

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…

Books We Love

This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, and more.

Brilliant Books to Help You Live and Love Your Life

Sponsored Content from 1440 Multiversity

Christian Mystics

365 Readings and MeditationsBy Matthew Fox“Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more than the…

Clean

Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyBy David SheffHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTEveryone has a skeleton in the closet. And the United States has an awfully bi…

Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

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

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…

Death Is But a Dream

In his book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End””, hospice doctor Christopher Kerr offers a glimpse into what happens at the end of life. “What the dying fear most is not death but the loss of a life they can recognize as their own. Ultimately, to die well is to humanize dying from an irredeemably grim reality to an experience which may also be rich in meaning and love.”

Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Taller

Two important new books on a revolution in thinking about resilience

Fewer Books, More Music Means Rising Depression in Teens

Can reading more books prevent depression in young people? A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study suggests just that.Adolescents who spend more time reading are much l…

Flourish

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-BeingBy Martin E. P. SeligmanThese days, we are hungry for a new definition of the “good life.” Fractured relationship…

Getting “Close” to Geri Larkin

In her new book, Close to the Ground, the S&H columnist and Zen practitioner explores Buddhism’s seven factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, effort, ease, joy, …

Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Time

What is it about the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu Sanskrit scripture, that has captivated and inspired many of the world’s most brilliant scientists, musicians, poets, thinkers, and spiritual teachers?

Happier Endings

A Meditation on Life and DeathBy Erica BrownSIMON & SCHUSTERWith sensitivity, humor, and unflinching honesty, writer and educator Erica Brown explores how fear and denial …

Hope Will Find You

My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Livingby Naomi LevyNaomi Levy was in the first class of women admitted to study for the rabbinate at the Jewish Theological Semin…

How to Eat

In their new book How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered, Mark Bittman and David L. Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. They sat down with S&H to talk about the standard American diet.

How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community

On the heels of her new book, How We Show Up, community activist, advocate, and author Mia Birdsong gives advice for creating and maintaining deep communal relationships and a sense of belonging.

Hypnosis House Call

Hypnosis House Call: A Complete Course in Mind-Body Healingby Steven GurgevichScience is revealing the astounding powers of the human brain to reorganize itself according to the st…

Immune Health and Diet

Dr. Jenna Macciochi shares tips for building a strong line of defense.

Instructions for happiness and success: savvy self-help for independent types

  As the US economy teeters on the brink of collapse and our global standing is rockier than ever, we’re also slipping behind in another arena: American authors are being ove…

Lean Into Wisdom

Thomas Hübl spoke with S&H about overcoming generations of trauma.

Leave Anxiety on the Plate

Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.

Lunar Reflections

Julie Peters, the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses, shares her wisdom on building a moon practice.

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Mastering Creative Anxiety

24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians and Actors from America's Foremost Creativity Coach By Eric Maisel “Anxiety is part of the human condition,” says Eric Maisel. And it’…

Meditation for the Love of It

Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton Sally Kempton describes her teaching as the “fusion of loving and knowing,” or “devotional contemplative Tantra,” and says, …

Mind Hacking

The best way to achieve inner peace is to treat your brain as a computer, according to entrepreneurial coder Sir John Hargrave.

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…

Not by Grit Alone: Grit + Equanimity + Passions

To live your purpose, it’s important to recognize your deepest passions develop and grow over time.  Living your purpose consists of an ongoing, cyclical process of passion a…

Our Favorites: Books That Changed the Way We Think

By the S&H StaffThe Open Mind by Dawna MarkovaThe Open Mind taught me that an important discussion with my husband would yield better results if we talked while we hiked instea…

Our Top 10 of 2015

Read these for New Year’s resolutions worth keeping

Podcast: Jaimal Yogis, Author and Soulful Surfer

Life can make us feel slammed. Jaimal Yogis teaches how to surf the waves instead of fighting them.

Podcast: Kelly McGonigal

Rabbi Rami speaks with our January/February cover subject, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

Podcast: Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel Primack, on Science and Spirituality

What does a coherent picture of the universe look like? How do humans fit into the grand scheme?

Podcast: Spring Washam

Teacher, healer, and author Spring Washam talks about spiritual diversity, meditation, and more.

Podcast: Sue Stuart-Smith on the Well-Gardened Mind

Cultivating a literal garden is a way to also cultivate a thriving mind, says this prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

Podcast: Yoga Expert Seane Corn

Rabbi Rami speaks with internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker Seane Corn, about her very first book, Revolution of the Soul. Full transcript of discussion included.

Praying for Strangers

Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spiritby River JordanIt was New Year’s Eve 2009, and River Jordan’s two sons were being deployed — one to Iraq and one to Afghanist…

Questions for Ram Dass

When you describe your first encounter with your guru, Neem Karoli Baba, the writing is so vivid, you seem to be reliving the experience. Does the encounter come to life anew each …

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.

Return the Brain to Wholeness

Accepting all aspects of ourself, even the parts we don't particularly like, can be a powerful practice for releasing ourselves from suffering.

Review: "Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life"

Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life By Shea Darian (Gilead Press) When Shea Darian’s first child was born, she immediately knew that “in receiving her li…

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Secrets of Your Cells

Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence By Sondra Barrett, PhD Sounds True Imagine the universe constructed like a set of matryoshka nesting dolls: from massive galaxies to m…

Sense Protection

Ayurveda educator Kate O’Donnell explains how self-care is an important part of spiritual progress.

Six Positive-Thinking Books that Can Change Everything in 2014

We are a nation shaped by the imperative to think positively. Beginning with the New England mental-healing movement of the mid-nineteenth century, the philosophy of positive think…

So You Want to Read About Race

With the interest in books about race and anti-racism surging nationwide, many S&H readers are interested in books on those topics specifically. Here are some independent book sellers you can order from who support issues such as social justice and diverse voices.

Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth

A Path to Agriculture's Higher Consciousness by Eric Herm Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth is a passionate, moving and, at times, frightening insider's look at the destruction…

Soothe: Set Up Your Inner Sanctum

Have you ever noticed that when you walk into a spa, you feel the tension begin to melt away before you even have a treatment? You're likely being cloaked in a preplanned double wh…

Splitting: A Neuroscientist Shares the Inside Scoop

Splitting headache? One myth busted: That chocolate you ate is not the cause. We get the inside scoop on headaches from neuroscientist Amanda Ellison.

Surfing Emotion

Surfer-writer-adventurer Jaimal Yogis brings mindfulness to his outdoor passions.

Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows

A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle Just before Harrison Hoblitzelle died, his wife, Olivia, made him a promise that became a covenant between them:…

The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-HealingBy Bernie S. Siegel, MD; New World LibraryWhether or not you enjoy this book has little to do wi…

The Crack in Everything

Don Lattin is slashing the price of his book Distilled Spirits for Christmas, charging only $1.99 for the e-book between Dec. 20-27. Then it's back to $9.99. Click HERE for the Kindle Countdown Deal.

The Force of Kindness

Change Your Life with Love and Compassion By Sharon Salzberg There is a thread that runs through all the world’s great wisdom teachings and religions, crossing the barriers of ti…

The Gospel According to Dad

I have a son named Jesus. Perhaps thou hast heard of him. Perhaps thou hast read the quartet of eyewitness account of his life, written by Matthew (“The Cute One”), Mark (“The Funn…

The Hormone Cure

Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried ProtocolBy Sara GottfriedSCRIBNERFor the woman who never experiences fatigue, sugar cravings, or PM…

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…

The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorderby Richard LouvThe release of Richard Louv’s previous book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Childr…

The New American Heart Association Cookbook

8th Editionby The American Heart AssociationKnown fondly as “Big Red,” the American Heart Association’s cookbook has proved for more than 35 years that you don’t have to sacrifice …

The Power of the Pause

Thoughts from a life on very fast-forward

The Raw Truth

The Raw Truth: Recipes and Resources for the Living Foods Lifestyleby Jeremy S. SafronWith more than 200 recipes to delight the palate, enticing and colorful photos, and just the r…

The Sacred Promise

The Sacred Promise: How Science is Discovering Spirit's Collaboration with Us in Our Daily Livesby Gary E. Schwartz, with foreword by John Edward“What if our increasing feelings of…

The Sage’s Tao Te Ching, a New Interpretation

Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Lifeby William MartinLao Tzu, the teacher of the venerable sage Confucius, is thought to have written only 5,000 words in his lifetime, most o…

The Self-Compassion Diet

The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-KindnessBy Jean Fain, LICSW, MSWIf you have invested in what Jean Fain describes as “countless one-way t…

The Shaman Speaks

How to Use the Power of Shamanism to Heal Your Life Now By Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls “There is so much value in looking at today’s world from a Traditional Shamanic perspective,”…

Two Great Minds, Two Spiritual Conversions

Don Lattin writers about Gerald Heard’s impact on Aldous Huxley in Distilled Spirits—Getting High, then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk. To learn more, go to www.donlattin.com.

Uncover Your Place of Power

Don Lattin writes about his Big Sur misadventures in his latest book, Distilled Spirits—Getting High, the Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher and a Hopeless Drunk. Learn more at donlattin.com

What Would the Dalai Lama Do?

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

Why Is It So Difficult to Be Happy?

The mystic Osho talks about “happiness” and “misery,” and turns the conventional wisdom about these seemingly polar opposites on its head.

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 …

Writing Yourself Back to Yourself

Meera Lee Patel’s latest journal, Create Your Own Calm, is publishing as anxiety levels across the world are rising dramatically. Patel shared her creative process and personal journaling practice with S&H.

Yogic Prescription of the Week: Read Some Good Fiction

I was sitting with a yoga teacher friend the other day, and he was having one of those freak-out moments we all have from time to time. You know the one: “I’m not good enough, I do…

You’re in Charge of Celebrations

“A true celebration is never passive. Celebrations aren’t about being amused or entertained. A true celebration is an active response to the wonders and blessings of life.”

You’re Not Listening

Veteran journalist Kate Murphy wants to help us rediscover the lost art of listening. She sat down with S&H to help us explore how to become better listeners.

Your Brain On Water

In his new book, Blue Mind, author and evolutionary biologist Wallace J. Nichols examines how being in and around water affects our emotions and cognition.

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