User menu

Shopping cart

Mind, Body & Spirit from the 2015 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Summer Newsletter.

The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get it Back by Clark Elliott

For eight years Clark Elliott suffered debilitating cognitive malfunction. He found treatment at the frontier of brain plasticity study. With the skill of a seasoned instructor Elliott explains the state and range of his condition, a socially disinhibited state of being comparable to mental illness in terms of invisibility and perception. Insightful and profound, Elliott’s struggle reclaiming himself offers a look into what makes us human and how we think about thinking.

Reviewed by: 

A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan by Thinley Norbu

Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is a world renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and a longtime driving force responsible for a tremendous amount of local dharma activity. He hails from one of the most prominent Nyingma families--he was the son of Dudjom Rinpoche and father to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. This is easily one of the most important Buddhist books of the year. Rinpoche reveals his humanity while simultaneously exemplifying a dharmic way of life. His storytelling is akin to listening to your grandpa recounting the stories that weave the tapestry of a life well lived.   

Reviewed by: 
Staff Pick Badge
A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections By Thinley Norbu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611802054
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Shambhala - January 6th, 2015

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

In Focus, bestselling author Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) takes a look at the underrated asset of attention—something sorely tested in this age of distraction. “With compelling insights, wide-ranging examples, and cutting-edge science, Goleman makes the convincing case that the ability to focus is a key to excellence, in both our personal and professional lives—and also explains how to boost that focus.” —Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Staff Pick Badge
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence By Daniel Goleman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062114969
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 5th, 2015

Jewels of Enlightenment by Erik Pema Kunsang

Erik Pema Kunsang, a highly respected Tibetan translator, has compiled a treasure trove of Buddhist wisdom. Sourced from sutra and tantra and an immesity of Mahayana Buddhist teachers ranging from the historical Buddha to yogis of ancient India to contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Lama. These teachings address a myriad of circumstances and situations, and are certain to inspire and enrich practitioners of all levels.

Reviewed by: 
Staff Pick Badge
Jewels of Enlightenment: Wisdom Teachings from the Great Tibetan Masters By Erik Pema Kunsang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590301791
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Shambhala - March 3rd, 2015

Do Your Om Thing by Rebecca Pacheco

As a yoga teacher wary of anything celebrity, fad-like, or commercial, I was surprised and satisfied with Rebecca Pacheco’s down-to-earth, respectful framework into the history and purpose of yoga applied to modern life. With impressive depth of knowledge and refreshing humility, she guides the reader through yoga’s tradition, physical practice, and real-world functionality—while maintaining its authenticity as a discipline and way of compassionate living.

Reviewed by: 
Staff Pick Badge
Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life By Rebecca Pacheco Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062273376
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Harper Wave - March 3rd, 2015

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford

The author of Shop Class as Soulcraft returns with a philosophical examination of how we perceive and interact with the world. In a culture that largely engineers our experiences—every surface, moment between YouTube videos, every bus passing by bombards our mental space—silence is a luxury good and autonomy is valued over interaction. By looking at skilled professions that require complete attention, Crawford’s manifesto argues for reclaiming mindfulness and engagement with the outside world as a means of achieving highest human potential. 

Reviewed by: 
Staff Pick Badge
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction By Matthew B. Crawford Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780374292980
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 31st, 2015

Waking Up: Spirituality without Religion by Sam Harris

“I used to roll my eyes when people described themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious.’ Not anymore. With his usual sharp and elegant prose, Sam Harris—one of the great skeptics of our time—shows how spiritual traditions provide important truths that have largely been missed by the scientific and secular communities. Waking Up is an extraordinary book: It is a seeker’s memoir, a scientific and philosophical exploration of the self, and a how-to guide for transcendence. It explores the nature of consciousness, explains how to meditate, tells you the best drugs to take, and warns you about lecherous gurus. It will shake up your most fundamental beliefs about everyday experience, and it just might change your life.” —Paul Bloom, Yale University Professor

Staff Pick Badge
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion By Sam Harris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451636024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 16th, 2015

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play, When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

When award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte, a harried mother of two, realized she was living a life of all work and no play, she decided to find out why she felt so overwhelmed. This book is the story of what she discovered—and of how her search for answers became a journey toward a life of less stress and more leisure. “[Schulte’s] a detective in a murder mystery: Who killed America’s leisure time, and how do we get it back?” —Lev Grossman, Time

Staff Pick Badge
Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time By Brigid Schulte Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250062383
Availability: Backordered
Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2015

Make a donation to our Holiday Book Drive:

Thank you for supporting local public schools!


Subscribe to RSS - Mind, Body & Spirit from the 2015 Summer Newsletter