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Our lending library consists of books, magazines, music and movies on a variety of health and wellness topics. We're also working on providing durable medical equipment such as scarves. These resources can be used at the Peaceful Remedies Center or borrowed to use at your home.  

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"The Survivor's Mindset: Kickstart Your Health With The
Power of Mind and Body"
by Bernadette Bohan

The Survivor's Mindset provides a series of easily understood strategies that assist in overcoming the hesitations, fears and prejudices that so often are a barrier to making personal change. It equips the reader with common sense information and simple skills. Using many case studies the author shows how different therapies and interventions can be used to develop personal strengths and overcome doubts and uncertainty.  

 

 

WTF?! I Have Cancer?
by Laren Rusch Watson

This book will support the newly diagnosed cancer patient in finding strength and optimism through the hardest time of their life.  Laren Rusch Watson, a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach shares the emotional rollercoaster that she went through first with the shock of her diagnosis and then with reconciling the necessary chemical cocktail with her organic, all natural belief system; she shares it all in her typical casual style as if you were having coffee.

 

 

Radical Remission
by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

Discover the nine keys that can unlock your pathway to dramatic healing. Every chapter of Radical Remission includes dramatic stories of survivors' journeys back to wellness. The realization that the possibilities for healing are more abundant than we had previously known gives people concrete ways to defy the overwhelming prognosis of terminal cancer.

 

 

 

The Definitive Guide To Cancer
by Lise N Alschuler, ND, FABNO and Karolyn A Gazella

When you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis, the need for accurate and trusted medical information becomes urgent. Naturopathic physician Lise N. Alschuler and medical journalist Karolyn A. Gazella present an overview of what cancer is, its causes and preventative strategies, an in-depth approach to integrative treatment options, descriptions of key body functions, and discussions of more than twenty specific cancers.

 

 

Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook
by Judy C Kneece, RN, OCN

Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook is the only book designed to be given to patients by their health care provider as a comprehensive guide to understanding treatment options and self-care.The patient is guided through the experience with graphically illustrated explanations of surgical options, treatments and self-care. A concise glossary empowers her to understand the language and participate in discussion about her care.

 

 

Here For Now : Living Well with Cancer Through Mindfulness
by Elana Rosenbaum
Through narrative, guided exercises, and meditations, Here For Now was the first book to apply the principles of mindfulness meditation to living with cancer. This book empowers the reader to transform suffering into compassion and joy. Follow Elana's journey as she experiences the shock of her own cancer diagnosis, the vulnerability of being a patient, the gratitude of survival and recovery, as well as the ability to live with uncertainty and help others live wholly and fully.

 

 

HOPE : An Inspiring A-Z Guide For Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers
by Patti McGee

Inspiring cancer survivors share their stories to assist newly diagnosed cancer patients, survivors and caregivers through their journey with cancer. Each story offers inspiration, hope and healing through journaling, health tips and support programs.

 

 

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery
by Linda Carlson and Michael Speca

If you have received a cancer diagnosis, you know that the hundreds of questions and concerns you have about what's to come can be as stressful as the cancer treatment itself. But research shows that if you mentally prepare yourself to handle cancer treatment by getting stress and anxiety under control, you can improve your quality of life and become an active participant in your own recovery. The Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery program is based on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a therapeutic combination of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga now offered to cancer survivors and their loved ones in hundreds of medical centers, hospitals, and clinics worldwide.

 

 

The Essiac Report: The True Story of A Canadian Herbal Cancer Remedy
by Richard Thomas

The true story of a Canadian Herbal Cancer Remedy and the thousands of lives it continues to save.

 

 

 

I Want To Live Using ESSIAC: For Anyone Who Is Fighting Cancer
by Caroline DeHarde Bennett

A helpful therapy that would strengthen the immune system and possibly prevent cancer. It has been around since the l920s. Before then, it was used by the Ojibwa (Chippewa Indians) as a cancer cure. The cancer therapy is called Essiac, and it was discovered by Rene Caisse, RN.  Besides having found many research projects that tell how Essiac and its component herbs have anti-tumor activity, I have also discovered that in 1996, China’s department of health declared the Essiac formula a Class A medicine—one that deals with life-threatening diseases—and since then, it has been used to treat cancer in China.

 

 

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
by Kris Carr
Actress and photographer Kris Carr thought she had a hangover, but a Jivamukti yoga class didn’t provide its usual kick-ass cure. A visit to her doctor confirmed her “liver looked like Swiss cheese,” covered with cancerous tumors.  CRAZY SEXY CANCER TIPS gathers the lessons learned and advice offered from Carr’s own journey, as well as the experiences of her cancer posse.

 

 

 

The Language of Healing:Daily Comfort For Women Living With Breast Cancer
by Pat Benson and Linda Dackman

This wise little book of 150 meditations is like a breast cancer support group. It is exactly what a woman recuperating in her hospital bed or during any of the other milestones of treatment and recovery might need--the advice and wisdom of other women who have preceded her in confronting breast cancer.

 

 

What Helped Get Me  Through
by Julie K Silver

This book, edited by a breast cancer survivor, relates the experiences, both practical and sensitive, of hundreds of cancer survivors—including celebrities such as Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, and Scott Hamilton—who candidly relate what helped get them through every aspect of the cancer journey. The wisdom and hope offered in this book will be invaluable to newly diagnosed patients and their families, as well as their doctors and caregivers.

 

 

 

The Little Book of Menopause: Living With the Challenges of Breast Cancer
by James R Woods Jr, Elizabeth Warner, Adrienne Bonham

The Little Book of Menopause series addresses living with the challenges of Breast Cancer. Becoming a breast cancer survivor often involves menopause. Yet, every woman experiencing breast cancer care that is complicated by menopausal symptoms only wants to feel normal. New insights into cancer-related questions allow gynecologists to understand concerns and serve as part of the cancer-care team.

 

 

 

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
by Kathy Steligo

For a decade The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has been the best resource on this topic for women who have had a mastectomy. Equal parts science and support, it is filled with stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of breast reconstruction. Readers will find advice about choosing a doctor and a procedure, insurance and payment issues, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery.

 

 

 

Breasts:  The Owner's Manual
by Kristi Funk

Most women don’t want to hear about breast cancer unless they have it and need to make some decisions, but these days news about breast cancer—the number one killer of women ages twenty to fifty-nine—is everywhere. Hope for a cure abounds. Chances are you know someone who has had it. But did you know that you make choices every day that bring you closer to breast cancer—or move you farther away? That in the majority of cases, cancer isn’t up to fate, and there are ways to reduce your risk factors? That many of the things you’ve heard regarding the causes of breast cancer are flat-out false?There have been few solid guidelines on how to improve your breast health, lower your risk of getting cancer, optimize your outcomes if you’re faced with a diagnosis, and make informed medical choices after treatment. Until now.

 

 

Anticancer: A New Way of Life
by David Servan-Schreiber

Anticancer is at once the moving story of one doctor’s inner and outer search for wellness and a radical exposition of the roles that lifestyle, environment, and trauma play in our health. Drawing on the latest research in integrative medicine that blends conventional and alternative approaches, Servan-Schreiber concisely explains what makes cancer cells thrive, what inhibits them, and how we can empower ourselves to prevent their growth. His advice details how to develop a science-based anticancer diet (and the small changes that can make a big difference); how to reap the benefits of exercise, yoga, and meditation; which toxic, unsafe products to replace in your home; and how to stave off the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds to regain balance.

 

 

 

The Cancer Chronicles
by David Servan-Schreiber

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, George Johnson set out to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who spend their careers trying to understand and to fight it. What he discovered is a revolution under way—an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from.

 

 

 


The Emperor of All Maladies
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer. 

 

 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloots

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine: The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. Though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. 

 

 

A Woman's Guide To Healing From Cancer
by Nan Lu

For centuries , Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped millions of cancer patients in China, specializing in reducing the risk of breast cancer and healing it by identifying and treating its root cause. Chinese medicine offers a broad range of time-tested, natural, safe, self-healing treating that can complement prevailing Western cancer treatments.Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a nine-point healing guide that can be individually customized for women diagnosed with breast cancer; those about to undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiation; breast cancer survivors who want to prevent recurrence, and any woman looking for serious prevention techniques. 

 

 

The Cancer Misfit
by Saskia Lightstar

The Cancer Misfit is here to support you when doctors, friends and family have gone 'back to normal' and assume you can do the same. It's a life raft to help you navigate life after cancer treatment; to help you live better, think better and feel better and show you how to embrace your new future. After the treatment stops it can be difficult to know how to move on, and many survivors feel stuck in limbo between who they used to be before the diagnosis and who they are today. This is how Saskia felt when she was told the treatment was over: she felt like a Cancer Misfit, recovered physically, but mentally and emotionally still healing. Now, Saskia shares the tools that enabled her to become the happiest version of herself she has ever known.  

 

 

Radical Hope
by Kelly A Turner with Tracy White

Following the publication of the New York Times best-selling Radical Remission, researcher Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D., has collected hundreds of new cases of radical remissions--from cancer and now also other diseases--from across the globe. In Radical Hope, Turner explores the real-life application of the Radical Remission principles and the people who have chosen to take this journey.Each chapter shares a survivor's in-depth story and their use of one of the ten key Radical Remission healing factors. Turner provides updated scientific research and new tips for each factor, and unveils a tenth key factor for integration into your healing approach. Male and female, young and old, these survivors recognize that by taking ownership of their approach to healing, they are giving themselves the best chance for a longer and healthier life, with the ultimate goal of achieving remission.With warmth, realness, and a true sense of hope, Turner shines the spotlight on the pure strength of the human spirit and offers steadfast support and guidance for making the unique and individual decisions that lead to a powerful journey of healing. 

 

 

Grace, Grit and Gratitude
by Tara Coyote

Grace, Grit & Gratitude is one woman’s story of a profound bond with horses that carried her through nine years of pain, trauma, cancer and the challenges of loss. It is about finding the courage to face one’s shadow in the darkest hour. Learn how the ancient principles of death and rebirth from the Mesopotamian Goddess, Inanna, has saved more than just one life.  Follow one woman's spiritual journey of pain, perseverance and discovery with the unexpected power of her horses and ancient teachings as her guide. 

 

 

                                                                      Caregiver

 

We're Stronger Than We Look
by Jill Case Brown

Caregiver, are you overwhelmed? Do you secretly (or not so secretly) have bouts of despair, bitterness, and even hopelessness?  As a caregiver, you run the risk of disappearing. Your time goes overwhelmingly to the needs of your loved one. Relationships get strained, and challenges and anxieties are difficult to articulate. It’s easier to just keep your head down and do what must be done.What’s more, you probably didn’t sign up for this role or train for it. And yet here you are, reliving the trauma that got you here, providing support you didn’t know you had in you to give, struggling with fatigue, making critical, life-altering decisions, and yearning for the community you had that has changed or disappeared.Rich in stories, threaded with humor, and unflinchingly real, We’re Stronger than We Look is a safe place for you to process the life you’ve been given, to accept that it’s okay not to have it all together, and to be inspired about your caregiving role―even while recognizing the need to take care of yourself as well.

 

 

 

The Conscious Caregiverby Linda Abbit

Being a caregiver can be a difficult role. It requires patience, tenderness, selflessness, and hard work. Providing care for someone, whether it’s a parent, a loved one, or as a professional requires a high level of self-love and self-care. But while it may be a rewarding experience to care for a loved one, the emotional and physical stress of caregiving can lead to burnout and exhaustion—causing caregivers to put themselves and their own well-being in the background.How can you fulfill your role as a caregiver without losing yourself? Conscious Caregiver teaches you how to navigate caring for your loved one, whether it’s full-time in-house caregiving or hiring support from outside services. With information on how to talk to your loved ones about the situation, handle the emotional stress, stay financially secure, and take the time to care for yourself, this guide can help you care for your loved one and yourself at the same time.

 

 

 

Chicken Soup For The Soul Family Caregivers
by Joan Lunden and Amy Newmark

These revealing stories from people of all ages who take care of family members, at home or in outside facilities, are filled with emotional support and practical advice. You’ll be inspired and feel appreciated as you read all 101 of these personal glimpses into the lives of other family caregivers, including:How Joan Lunden manages the care of her mother at the same time she is raising young children, as part of the Sandwich Generation.How Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker moved Jill’s elderly mother in next door—they eat family meals together, prepared by their daughter.How Leeza Gibbons’ mother planned for her Alzheimer’s disease, and Leeza’s tips on how to accept and manage the diagnosis and care.How Gail Sheehy navigated the caregiving maze during her husband’s battle with cancer, and the 9 emotional stages of the family caregiver.How Dr. Alexis Abramson became her grandmother’s full-time caregiver at age 22, a real-life experience that led to a Ph.D. in Gerontology.

 

 

 

Meditations For Caregivers
by Barry J Jacobs and Julia L Mayer

Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author's personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment.The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical caregiving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.

 

 

 

Partners In Healing
by William Collings

This book offers a new sense of empowerment for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collings draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counseling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners’ physical and emotional well-being—while also promoting their own.

 

 

 

Passages In Caregiving
by Gail Sheehy

In this essential guide, the acclaimed expert on the now aging Baby Boomer generation outlines nine crucial steps for effective, successful family caregiving, turning chaos into confidence during this most crucial of life stages.

 

 

 

Holding Space:A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering To Take Care of Yourself First
by Amanda Dobra Hope

This book first defines and clarifies what is meant by the term Holding Space, and then takes the reader on a journey through the life of a spaceholder (one who holds space). The journey will cover initial stirrings of awareness, spiritual considerations and self-care, as well as holding space in relationships, in business, for your dreams, and for the world at large. You will learn where in your life you are already holding space, and how to honor yourself for very beneficial service you are providing. Most importantly, you will learn how to honor your own needs and boundaries first, so that you can be of even greater service to yourself and the world around as you hold space either personally, or professionally.

 

 

Making Toast
by Roger Rosenblatt  

Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed his life and his family. A book that grew out of his popular December 2008 essay in The New Yorker, Making Toast is a moving account of unexpected loss and recovery in the powerful tradition of About Alice and The Year of Magical Thinking. Writer Ann Beattie offers high praise to the acclaimed author of Lapham Rising and Beet for a memoir that is, “written so forthrightly, but so delicately, that you feel you’re a part of this family.”

 


                                                                     Inspiration

 

The Gifts of Imperfection
by Brené   Brown

Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what’s now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection.What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

 

 

 

 

Pocket of Prayers
by Heather Plyler

"Pocket Of Prayers, Daily Inspirations For The Soul", is a beautiful poetic book written for any person wanting to deepen their spiritual faith, guidance and support through prayers.

 

 

 

 

 

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
by Mark Nepo

The Book of Awakening is the result of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. Nepo speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.  

 

 

Falling In Love With Where You Are
by Jeff Foster

Through his prose and poetry, Jeff Foster will guide, provoke, encourage, and inspire you on your lonely, joyful, and sometimes exhausting pathless journey to the Home you never, ever left: the present moment. “Even in your glorious imperfection,” Jeff reminds us, “you were always a perfect expression of life, a beloved child of the universe, a complete work of art, unique in all the world...”

 

 

 

Kitchen Table Wisdom
by Rachel Naomi Remen

"Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do not live very well," says Dr. Rachel Remen. "We may need to listen to one another's stories again." Dr. Remen, whose unique perspective on healing comes from her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, invites us to listen from the soul.This remarkable collection of true stories draws on the concept of "kitchen table wisdom"-- the human tradition of shared experience that shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives.

 

 

Atlas of The Heart
by Brene Brown

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.  Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.” 

 

 

Choices : Taking Control of Your Life and Making It Matter
by Melody Beattie

Powerful wisdom and insight about how to make the best choices in our lives from the author who revolutionized how we look at relationships.

 

 

 

Dying To Be Me: My Journey From Cancer, To Near Death, To True Healing
by Anita Moorjani

In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. This is a book that definitely makes the case that we are spiritual beings having a human experience . . . and that we are all One!

 

 

 

The Misfit Miracle Girl: Candid Reflections
by Kate D. Mahoney

Kate D. Mahoney is a miracle and she wants you to know you are too, even if that's not what you'd call it. The Misfit Miracle Girl: Candid Reflections is an inspirational, humorous and inviting collection of essays. In her inspirational memoir, "The Misfit Miracle Girl: Candid Reflections" join Kate on the tumultuous, hilarious journey of personal transformation as she humanizes her experiences as patient, caregiver, and life as an often misplaced, misunderstood mis-fit miracle girl.

 

 

 

What If This Is Heaven
by Anita Moorjani

In this examination of our common myths, Anita shares stories and examples from her own life, revealing the lies beneath the surface of what she was taught and absorbed. By freeing ourselves from these falsehoods, Moorjani asserts, we can leave fear, heartache, and self-imposed boundaries behind and instead live lives full of purpose and joy.

 

 

 

Finding Your Way Home
by Melody Beattie

Through true stories and take-action exercises, including journaling, visualizations, affirmations, meditations, and prayers, Beattie provides the essential tools to help us discover our own sense of home. Accessible and illuminating, Finding Your Way Home is a soul-searching look at how not to be victimized by ourselves′or other people. Beattie urges us to discover new levels of integrity, to break through barriers that have blocked us for too long. This is a powerful and challenging book about buying back our souls and learning to live a life guided by spirit.

 

 

 

Option B : Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead.

 

 

 

The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

 

 

 

Making Sense When Life Doesn't
by Cecil Murphey

Beloved author Cecil Murphey empowers readers to discover the good in every situation and to make life better because of adversities. Sometimes life gets messy. When chaos erupts, every person has a choice to make--to decide whether it’s the worst time of life, to find comfort in the way things used to be, to move on because change is forced, and then resent everything that happens, or to say, "This can be the best time of my life. I can try the things I wanted to do but never did." Cecil Murphey's compelling stories, hope-filled insights, and gentle encouragement move readers with messy lives to the stunning realization that life won't ever be perfect, but it can be good...even exciting

 

 

 

You Can Heal Your Heart
by Louise L Hay and David Kessler

Self-empowerment luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler have come together to start a conversation on healing after loss. Louise and David discuss the emotions and thoughts that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. They will also help you develop greater self-awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage and tools to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more.

 

 

 

Surviving and Thriving With An Invisible Chronic Illness
by Ilana Jacqueline

This book will tell you everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition—from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You’ll also learn to navigate judg-y or skeptical relatives and strangers and—most importantly—manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn’t mean you can’t live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how.

 

 

 

When Things Fall Apart
by Pema Chodron

How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.

 

 

 

The Secret
by Rhonda Byrne

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.

 

 

 

Friendship is a Blessing
by Various

Book of inspirational reflections on friendship written for women everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life
by Tionette Lippe


Her memoir speaks to living with full-tilt generosity and joy while not clinging to material clutter, resentments, and unfulfilled passions. "In truth, it is not the number of and diversity of our possessions that is the problem but our attachment to them.... The freedom we are all seeking is the freedom from the fear of losing what we believe we own." We've heard these sentiments before, but somehow coming from Lippe, who has her share of foibles, the words feel palatable and the wisdom feels earned.

 

 

 

Words That Matter
Oprah Magazine  

The Oprah Magazine encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style, and make choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. Words That Matter collects more than 600 of the most inspiring things ever said in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine over the course of its extraordinary ten-year history.

 

 

 

Devotion
by Dani Shapiro


Devotion is a spiritual detective story, a literary excavation to the core of a life. At once poignant, funny, intensely personal, and completely universal, it is the story of a woman whose search for meaning in a constantly changing world ultimately leads her home.

 

 

 

Letter To My Daughter
by Maya Angelou

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.

 

 

 

The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

 

 

 

There's No Place Like Hope: A Guide To Beating Cancer In Mind Sized Bites
by Vickie Girard

In this book Vickie Girard uses her experiences visiting various cancer treatment centers to provide an inspiring book on how to stay empowered, hopeful and motivated during such a hard time.

 

 

 

The Healing Heart
by Norman Cousins

More people die from heart attacks and heart disease in the United States than from any other malady. Cousins should know; a massive heart attack nearly killed him in 1980. This dramatic account of that trauma highlights the importance of the patient's role in combating serious illness.  Cousins addresses the problem of panic and helplessness produced by any serious illness. He describes techniques for liberating ourselves from fear, that corrosive companion that always makes a difficult situation worse.

 

 

 

You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise Hay

Louise’s key message in this powerful work is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Louise explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and how you can change your thinking…and improve the quality of your life.

 

 

 

Chicken Soup For the Volunteer's Soul
by Jack Canfield

Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul highlight the efforts of everyday people in the United States and around the globe who volunteer with the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, the Peace Corps, Points of Light, Rotary and many, many other nonprofit organizations.

 

 

 

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe
by Laura Lynne Jackson

Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium. She possesses an incredible gift: the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Understanding “the secret language of the universe” is a gift available to all.  In Signs, Jackson is able to bring the mystical into the everyday. She relates stories of people who have experienced uncanny revelations and instances of unexplained synchronicity, as well as others drawn from her own experience. This is a book that is inspiring and practical, deeply comforting and wonderfully motivational, in asking us to see beyond ourselves to a more magnificent universal design.

 

 

 


Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose
by Sonia Choquette

Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose is a book channeled by Sonia Choquette’s spirit teacher guides, The Three Bishops, and Joachim and the Emissaries of the Third Ray.  These highly evolved and loving guides work to bring about understanding, direction, and support to all souls so that we may learn to become the creative masters of the life that we’re intended to have on Earth.  Each lesson is laid out in such a way that anyone will be ready to follow the instructions. The guides make it very clear in this book that the timing to learn our soul lessons, open our hearts, and raise our vibration on the Earth plane is now. Negative occurrences will worsen if our energy doesn’t shift and elevate to a more loving plane.  

 

 

Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self
by Sarah Ban Breathnac

From the author of bestselling "Simple Abundance" comes a provocative and powerful life "bible" for women around the world. In this insightful and eloquent book,  Ban Breathnach explores the nine stages necessary to living authentically: Sensing, Surviving, Settling, Stumbling, Selling Out, Starting Over, Searching, Striving, and finally, Something More. 

 

 

The Human Side of Nursing
by Lois Gerber; RN

These real life stories will inspire and amaze you. 'The Human Side of Nursing' is a short story collection about the day-to-day experiences of a visiting nurse and the patients and families under her care. Through these 21 vignettes, the author, a registered nurse, illustrates how illness, aging, and disability affect individuals and families. As her patients learn to manage their health and reconstruct their relationships, they regain hope and meaning for their lives. The vignettes, all written in layman's terms, will make you smile, laugh, and cry. The stories are meant to look beneath the surface to the deeper part of human nature. They show the connection among individuals, families, and communities and the challenges and triumphs of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  

 

 

The Missing Piece
by Heather Caroccio

For years I thought I had everything I needed in life, especially when I was married, had children, and started my own business. How could that not be enough? But I felt like something BIG was still missing, and didn’t know where to turn.  This wellness journey has enriched my life in ways I never imagined possible. In The Missing Piece, you’ll witness my struggle to discover what I lost and how I closed the three sides of the Triangle of Life. You’ll learn to invite play back into your life, slow down, and make time for a healthier self. You’ll sit quietly with your own thoughts, listen to your body’s messages, and feel your emotions. With an introduction to a broad range of topics, including alternative medicine, wholesome foods, non-toxic household products, Reiki, yoga, meditation, and more, you’ll sample the possibilities that changed my life. I’m Heather Caroccio, and this is my journey. 

 

 

Letting Go
by David R Hawkins

The inner mechanism of surrender is found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.  Over the years, thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health and, ultimately, Enlightenment. This book provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks. The mechanism of surrender that Dr Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. The book is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality and spiritual growth. 

 

 

Proof of Heaven
by Eben Alexander

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible.  A highly trained neurosurgeon, Eben Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.  Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open.  Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.  Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.  This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.   

 

 

When God Winks at You
by Squire Rushnell

A surprising answer to prayer comes at just the right moment. Could God be showing you that He cares about the details of your life? Bestselling author SQuire Rushnell says these silent little miracles are godwinks—messages of assurance that no matter what is happening in your life or how uncertain things may seem at the moment, God is with you and will help you move toward certainty.When God Winks at You is packed with true stories demonstrating that God does communicate with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. 

 

 

Womb Wisdom:
Awakening the Creative and Forgotten Powers of the Feminine

by Padma and Anaiya Aon

In the past and in present-day indigenous traditions, women have known that the womb houses the greatest power a woman possesses: the power to create on all levels. Utilized in the process of giving birth, this power of creation can also be tapped in the birth of projects, careers, personal healing, spirituality, and relationships. However, because the womb stores the energetic imprint of every intimate encounter--loving or not--the creative voice of the womb is often muffled or absent altogether, affecting the emotional, mental, and spiritual health of women and their relationships.Drawing on sacred traditions from ancient India, Tibet, Egypt, Gnostic Christianity, and Judaism, the practice of Womb Wisdom empowers women to become aware of the intuitive voice of the womb outside of pregnancy and the moon cycle to unlock this potent inner source for creativity, birthing the new conscious children, spiritual growth, and transformation not only for themselves but also for their male partners. The authors include exercises to clear the past, release toxic emotions, open the womb’s energetic pathways, activate the sacred sensual self, bring balance to relationships, and harness creative potential. Including intimate, individual stories of women experiencing the opening of the womb.  

 

 

Jesus Calling:
Enjoying Peace In His Presence

by Sarah Young

Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus' message of peace—for today and every day.

 

 

Jesus Calling:
50 Devotions For Peace

by Sarah Young

Experience Sarah's words in a new way, focused specifically on the peace only Jesus provides. The Jesus Calling topical devotionals—releasing simultaneously—each feature 50 readings from Jesus Calling with relevant Scripture verses on the topics of comfort, peace, and encouragement.

 

 

Jesus Calling:
50 Devotions For Comfort

by Sarah Young

Experience Sarah's words in a new way, focused specifically on the comfort only Jesus can provide. Through the scrapes, upsets, and meltdowns of life, loving parents offer comfort to their child. Our Lord longs to do the same to you. Jesus Calling: 50 Devotions for Comfort is written as though Jesus Himself is speaking hope and comfort directly to your heart.

 

 

                                                                    Nutrition

 

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
by Barbara Kingsolver

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Barbara considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production.

 

 

 

Food Rules
by Michael Pollan

Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely accompanied by a concise explanation.

 

 

 

Loving Yourself To Great Health: Thoughts & Food -the Ultimate Diet
by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane

In this tour de force, Louise teams up with her go-to natural health and nutrition experts, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, to reveal the other side of her secret to health, happiness, and longevity: living a nutrient-rich life. Unlike any health book you’ve ever read, this work transcends fads, trends, and dogma to bring you a simple yet profound system to heal your body, mind, and spirit that is as gentle as changing the way you think. Louise, Ahlea, and Heather show you how to take your health, your moods, and your energy to the next leve

 

Core 4 of Wellness
by Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD

The path to total wellness begins at your core. Nutrition, physical exercise, stress management, and spiritual wellness are the roots of health, peace, and contentment. You must feed these roots if you want to make real, positive change in your life.  Motivational speaker and family physician Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD, employs his extensive experience in providing care and coaching to individuals from many walks of life in this guide to mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

 

 

Diabetes Survival Guide
by Stanley Mirsky

The number of diabetics in the United States has increased 61 percent in the last decade. If you’re a diabetic or care about someone who is, this comprehensive guide and daily companion belongs front and center on your bookshelf and in your life.

 

 

 

A Course In Weight Loss
by Marianne Williamson

As your mind reclaims its spiritual intelligence, your body will reclaim its natural intelligence as well. The 21 lessons in this book will take you on a deep, sacred journey. One step at a time, you will learn to shift your relationship with yourself-and your body-from one of fear to one of love. And you will begin to integrate the various parts of yourself-mind, body, and spirit-to become, once again, and in all ways, the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be.

 

 

 

You On A Diet
by Michael F Roizen and Mehmet C Oz

Equal parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action, YOU: On a Diet will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the food you consume, so that you'll diet smart, not hard. Welcome to your body on a diet.  

 

 

 

Anti-Inflammation Diet For Dummies
by Artemis Morris

Anti-Inflammation For Dummies is an invaluable resource to help you make smart diet choices by avoiding problematic foods that instigate the inflammatory process, and arms you with knowledge and delicious recipes to get on the road to a healthier you.

 

 

 

Healing With Whole Foods
by Paul Pitchford

From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There's further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss.

 

 

 

Cooking For Long Life
by Richard Craze and Roni Jay

From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There's further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss.

 

 

 

Kripalu Cookbook
by Atma Jo Ann Levitt

The Kripalu Cookbook is essential reading for those seeking to widen the range of their culinary accomplishments and become better acquainted with the rewards of a vegetarian diet and the Kripalu principles of imparting love to the preparation of food. Every recipe has been adapted for home use.

 

 

 

The Yoga Cookbook
by The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers

Containing wheat-free recipes, guidance for vegans, and advice on buying, storing, and preparing the basic ingredients used in yogic cooking, and with special sections on feasts and fasts, The Yoga Cookbook brings this soul-satisfying, healing diet to experienced yoga students and beginners alike.

 

 

 

Super Health : 7 Golden Keys To Unlock Lifelong Vitality
by KC Craichy

K.C. Craichy developed this safe, simple and complete lifestyle program through years of research and working with some of the top minds in nutrition and medicine. The Seven Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality is a program that enhances performance, promotes energy, nurtures overall health and can be sustained over a lifetime. The Seven Golden Keys includes the groundbreaking nutritional approach, The Four Corners of Optimal Nutrition.

 

 

 

The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen
by Talya Lutzker

The Ayurveda Vegan Kitchen offers people the opportunity to follow an Ayuvedic diet without the use of animal products. Ayurveda is a holistic healing system developed in ancient India to increase an understanding of the human body, mind, and spirit. It organizes the elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth into three body types, or doshas. Although each person is unique, one of these doshas will predominate their constitution and will need to be balanced on a regular basis.

 

 

 

Horn of the Moon Cookbook
by Ginny Callan

The Horn of the Moon Café's vegetarian cookbook is one we've been waiting for. It offers a splendid array of recipes perfected during many years of serving customers at the popular restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont. The café specializes in dishes that feature healthful, meatless meals with a gourmet, international flair.

 

 

 

Ayurvedic Cooking For Westerners
by Amadea Morningstar

Amadea Morningstar, co-author of the bestselling Ayurvedic Cookbook, received many requests for Western recipes that utilized Ayurvedic principles. Well,here it is! This is a "one of a kind" book that is sure to be a strong bestseller and represents a dramatic enhancement for people who want to practice Ayurvedic health practices in the West.

 

 

 

Eating Well Through Cancer
by Holly Clegg & Gerald Miletello

This cancer cookbook includes everyday, healthy recipes to combat side effects such as day of chemotherapy, sore mouth, neutropenia, nausea, constipation, and weight-loss with also chapters for caregivers, snacks and healthy eating. While the book is for cancer patients, the whole family, young and older, will enjoy these scrumptious, 30-minute healthy recipes.

 

 

 

Crazy Sexy Diet
by Kris Carr

Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health and happiness. Along with help from her posse of experts, she lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair, making this a must-have for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

 

 

 

In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan

Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

 

 

 

Beat Cancer Kitchen
by Chris and Micah Wark

Supply your body with an abundance of life-giving nutrients to repair, regenerate, detoxify, and heal, all while providing the comfort that all good food should. Following the success of Chris Beat Cancer, Chris Wark and his wife, Micah, share whole-food, plant-based recipes that appeal to the whole family, whether you are healing from cancer, actively eating a diet to prevent it, or simply seeking a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones.
Inside you will find:· easy-to-make nutrient-rich recipes for healing,· family-friendly recipes for prevention and overall health,· full-color photos of each recipe, and· salad, juice, smoothie, soup, side, veggie bowl, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes galore!