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    Nutrition, Fitness, and Overall Well-Being - Back to Top

    • Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy - Walter Willett, M.D.
    • Reversing Heart Disease - Dean Ornish, M.D.
    • The Good Food Book - Jane Brody
    • The South Beach Diet - Arthur Agatston, M.D.
    • Healthy Women, Healthy Lives - Susan Hankinson, Sc.D., et al
    • Nutrition Action Newsletter - Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Any book by Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's trainer
    • Eating Well for Optimum Health - Andrew Weil, M.D.
    • Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life - Steven Pratt, MD
    • The Anti-Inflammatory Zone - Barry Sears, Ph.D.
    • Fight Fat After Forty - Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H.
    • Body for Life - Pamela Peeke, M.D., Ph.D. or Bill Phillips

    Weight Loss - Back to Top

    • The Ultimate Weight Solution - Phil McGraw, Ph.D.
    • Quit Digging Your Grave With a Knife and a Fork - Gov. Mike Huckabee
    • Do I Look Fat in This? Get Over Your Body and Get on With Your Life - Rhonda Britten
    • Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Feel Great About Your Body Without Dieting - Edward Abramson, Ph.D.
    • When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair - Geneen Roth
    • Eating in the Light of the Moon - Anita Johnston
    • The Rules of Normal Eating - Karen Koenig

    Creating Happiness and Compassion - Back to Top

    • Loving What Is - Byron Katie
    • Learned Optimism - Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
    • Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
    • Learning to Love Yourself - Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.
    • Getting the Love You Want - Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
    • When Things Fall Apart - Pema Chodron
    • Start Where You Are - Pema Chodron
    • The Joy Diet - Martha Beck
    • Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach, Ph.D.
    • Be Here Now - Ram Dass

    Creating the Life You Dream Of - Back to Top

    • Hiring the Heavens - Jean Slatter
    • The Art of Possibility - Rosamund & Benjamin Zander
    • Ask and It Is Given - Esther and Jerry Hicks
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
    • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life - Greg Levoy
    • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
    • Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out - Phil McGraw, Ph.D.
    • The Hell I Can't! - Terry McBryde
    • Inspiration - Wayne Dyer, Ph.D.
    • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra, M.D.
    • The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz, M.D.
    • Gently Down the Stream: 4 Unforgettable Keys to Success - Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber
    • The Secret - movie

    Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine - Back to Top

    • Molecules of Emotion - Candace Pert, Ph.D.
    • How Biography Becomes Biology - Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
    • Mind As Healer, Mind As Slayer - Kenneth Pelletier, Ph.D.
    • Anatomy of An Illness - Norman Cousins
    • Fire In The Soul - Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
    • Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine - Schlitz, Amorok, and Micozzi
    • What the "Bleep" Do We Know? - movie
    • The Secret - movie

    Creating Great Relationships With Yourself and Others - Back to Top

    • The Dance of Anger - Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
    • Feeling Good - David Burns, M.D.
    • Loving What Is - Byron Katie
    • The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
    • Love and Survival - Dean Ornish, M.D.
    • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life - Greg Levoy
    • The Dark Side of the Light Chasers - Debbie Ford
    • Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life - Steven Hayes, Ph.D.
    • There is Nothing Wrong With You - Cheri Huber
    • The Key - Cheri Huber

    Spirituality and Prayer in Healing - Back to Top

    • Healing Words - Larry Dossey, M.D.
    • Recovering the Soul - Larry Dossey, M.D.
    • Emptiness Dancing - Adyashanti
    • The Marriage of Spirit - Leslie Temple Thursten
    • Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World - Larry Dossey, M.D., Maggie Oman, and the Dalai Lama
    • The Battlefield of the Mind - Joyce Meyer

    Forgiveness - Back to Top

    • Forgive for Good - Fred Luskin, Ph.D.

    Writing as a Path to Healing - Back to Top

    • Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions - James Pennebaker, Ph.D.
    • Writing to Heal - James Pennebaker, Ph.D.
    • Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms our Lives - Louise DeSalvo

    Becoming Stress Resilient - Back to Top

    • The Healthy Mind Healthy Body Handbook - Time-Life Medical Books
    • Full Catastrophe Living - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
    • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

    Guided Imagery - Back to Top

    • Healing Yourself - Martin Rossman, M.D.
    • Imagery In Healing - Jean Achterberg, Ph.D.

    Inspirational Stories - Back to Top

    • Chicken Soup for the Soul - all of these books contain inspiring stories
    • Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart - Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield
    • No Small Miracles - Norris Burkes
    • Oprah magazines and DVDs

    Past-Life Explorations - Back to Top

    • Many Lives, Many Masters - Brian Weiss, M.D.

    Humor - Back to Top

    • Any book by Loretta LaRoche - managing stress with humor!
    • Videos/DVDs - Johnny Carson, Jerry Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, or your favorite funny movie

    Menopause - Back to Top

    • Mind Over Menopause - Leslee Kagan, M.S., Bruce Kessel, M.D., and Herbert Benson, M.D.
    • Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book - Susan Love, M.D.
    • The Wisdom of Menopause - Christiane Northrup, M.D.  

    Sexuality - Back to Top

    • Hot Monogamy - Pat Love, Ed.D.
    • How to Have Magnificent Sex - Lana Holstein, M.D.
    • Intimate Communion - David Deida
    • Passionate Marriage - David Schnarch, Ph.D.
    • Romance novels - check out the huge selections at Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.

    Musculoskeletal Health - Back to Top

    • Healing Back Pain Naturally - Art Brownstein, M.D.
    • Healing Back Pain - John Sarno, M.D.
    • Strong Women Stay Young - Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.
    • The Acupressure Warm-Up - Marc Coseo
    • Treat Your Own Neck - Robin McKenzie
    • Treat Your Own Back - Robin McKenzie
    • Babymoves - Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy
    • Why Motor Skills Matter - Tara Losquadro Liddle, MPT

    Getting Older - Back to Top

    • Successful Aging: The MacArthur Foundation Study - John Rowe, M.D. and Robert L. Kahn, Ph.D.

    Dealing With Cancer - Back to Top

    • Kitchen Table Wisdom - Rachel Remen, M.D.
    • My Grandfather's Blessings - Rachel Remen, M.D.
    • Choices In Healing - Michael Lerner, Ph.D.
    • Living Beyond Limits - David Spiegel, M.D.
    • Cancer as a Turning Point - Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D.
    • Getting Well Again - O. Carl Simonton, M.D.
    • The Healing Path - Marc Ian Barasch
    • Remarkable Recovery - Caryle Hirshberg & Marc Ian Barasch