Books

Mindfulness,  Meditation and Stress Reduction

 

Thich Nhat Hahn
Peace is Every Step

Being Peace

Peace is Every Breath
The Miracle of Mindfulness
Your True home, The everyday wisdom of Thich Nhat Hahn

Jon Kabat-Zinn   
Full Catastrophe Living    
Mindfulness for Beginners
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Coming to Our Senses
Arriving At Your Own Door
Letting Everything Become Your Teacher

The Mind's Own Physician
                     
Stephen Levine     
A Gradual Awakening 

Pema Chodron     
How to Meditate
Taking the Leap
The Pocket Pema Chodron

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
How to Solve Our Human Problems
                             
Saki Santorelli   
Heal Thyself

Bob Stahl  
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Workbook

Dan Harris   
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

Jean-Pierre Marques 
Wake Up to Life

 

Rick Hanson, PhD

Buddha's Brain

Hardwiring Happiness

 

Loretta LaRoche

Lighten Up the Authentic and Fun Way to Lose Your Weight and Your Worries

Juicy Living Juicy Aging Kick Up Your Heels Before You're Too Short to Wear Them

Relax - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left Using the Power of Humor to Overcome Stress in Your Life and Work

Life Is Not a Stress Rehearsal Bringing Yesterday's Sane Wisdom Into Today's Insane World

The Joy Journal

Kick Up Your Heels before You're Too Short to Wear Them How to Live a Long Healthy Juicy Life

 

Joan Borynsenko

Fried

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

A Plant Plus Diet Solution

 

Congressman Tim Ryan

Mindful Nation

 

George Mumford

The Mindful Athlete: Secrets of Pure Performance

 

Matthieu Ricard

Happiness

 

Andrew Matthews

Being Happy

Follow Your Heart

 

Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl

MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

 

Dan Millman

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior

James Doty, MD

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Hearth

 

Emma Sepalla, PhD

Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Succes

Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) 

Chade-Meng Tan

Search Inside Yourself

Joy on Demand

Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
The Book of Joy

Exercise

 

John Ratey, MD
SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

GO WILD: Free Your Body and Mind From the Afflictions of Civilization

 

Jordan Metzl, MD

The Exercise Cure

 

 

Mind Body Medicine

 

Bernard Lown, MD
The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine. 

 

Rana Awdish, MD

In Shock


Norman Cousins 
The Healing Heart

Anatomy of an Illness

 

Andrew Weil, MD

Why Your Health Matters

 

Lissa Rankin, MD

Mind over Medicine

 

Herbert Benson, MD

The Relaxation Response

Mind Your Heart

The Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness

 

Bernie Siegel, MD

How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health

Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients

Peace, Love & Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration

Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful, Loving Life

The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self Healing

A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude and Love

 

Patch Adams, MD

Gesundheit! Bringing Good Heath to You, The Medical System, and Sociatey Through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor, and Joy

House Calls

 

Joel Kahn, MD

The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now the the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine

Dead Excecs Don't Get Bonuses

 

Mimi Guarneri, MD

The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

 

David Katz, MD

Disease Proof

Monica Aggarwal, MD & Jyothi Rao, MD
Finding Balance

Robert Harley, MD
Miracles We Have Seen

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal

Victoria Sweet, MD

God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Diet and Food Policy

Please recognize that the following books all have many different opinions with many great points of advice with some differing views on some issues. Please critically review the information in these books and draw your own conclusions before implementing changes in your diet. My simple advice is to eat real food with lots of vegetables and some fruit with less added sugar and processed foods. 

 

Michael Pollan
In Defense of Foods: An Eater's Manifesto

The Omnivore's Dilema 

 

Michael Moss
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

 

Walter Willett, MD

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

 

Mark Hyman, MD

The Blood Sugar Solution

 

David Ludwid, MD

Always Hungry

 

Robert Lustig, MD

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

 

Congressman Tim Ryan

The Real Food Revolution

 

Gary Taubes

Why we get Fat and What to Do About it

 

 

Burnout and Stress Management

 

Dike Drummond, MD
Stop Physician Burnout: What to Do When Working Harder Isn't Working

Music and Medicine

 

Andrew Schulman
Waking the Spirit

Oliver Sacks, MD
Musicophilia

Health Care Reform

 

Donald Berwick, MD
Escape Fire

Promising Care

Shannon Brownlee
Overtreated

Tom Farley, MD

Saving Gotham

Michael Fine, MD
The Nature of Health: How America Lost and Can Regain, a Basic Human Value. 

End of Life Conversations

 

Atul Gawandi, MD
Being Mortal

Angelo Volandes, MD
The Conversation

Joan Halifax

Being with Dying

Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie

Morrie Schwartz
Morrie: In His Own Words

Susan Bauer-Wu PhD, RN
Leaves Gently Falling

Paul Kalinithi, MD

When Breath Becomes Air

Get Moving, Get Healthy, and Be Well

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