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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
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

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


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



Andrew Matthews

Being Happy

Follow Your Heart


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



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. 

Sandeep Jauhar, MD

Heart A History

Vivek Murthy, MD


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



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

Health Care Reform


Donald Berwick, MD
Escape Fire

Promising Care

Shannon Brownlee

Tom Farley, MD

Saving Gotham

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

Health Care Revolt

Samuel Shem

Man's 4th Best Hospital

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

Paul Kalinithi, MD

When Breath Becomes Air

Get Moving, Get Healthy, and Be Well

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