Mind, Body & Spirit

Do you need those $150 Nike running shoes to make you faster? According to the author you may be wasting your time and money. McDougall, interested in his constant foot injuries, seeks out the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico who are able to run hundreds of miles without rest for days. Follow along as the author finds inspiration from super-athletes who push their bodies to the limit.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

Both spiritual and surprisingly practical, this guide to the Chakras offers many ways to explore them in your everyday life. Full of expansive meditations, simple exercises, and concise information, this book integrates well with any number of practices and modalities. If you've ever been interested in exploring what the Chakras mean this is the book for you!

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Erin
Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System a User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780875423203
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - July 8th, 1999

Newspaper journalist Joshua Foer was originally given the U.S. Memory Championship as an assignment, but rather than just writing a story, Foer became a participant. Through his research for the article, Foer interviewed the likes of Ben Pridmore (the current Memory Champion winner) who could memorize the exact order of 1,528 digits in an hour, to meeting with a man who could only remember as far back as one thought. Foer found that in many ways memory can learned; it turns out there is a secret language for our brains—that our minds have a preference to remembering one way over another. Foer basically studied this “memory language” and decided to join the Memory Championship to test his skills. The results are laugh-out-loud funny, but also fascinating. This book needs to be your next read—especially for all those Bill Bryson fans out there!

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S.M.C.
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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143120537
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Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2012

This is a companion title to Rosenblatt’s first memoir, Making Toast, which chronicled the early aftermath following the sudden death of Rosenblatt’s 38-year-old daughter, and how he and his wife moved in with their son-in-law to help care for their young grandchildren. In that book, Rosenblatt touched me with his delicate, true, and even (and often) humorous writing about life marching forward. But Kayak Morning is a more lyrical and grand view. Rosenblatt speaks less of the details of his life, but rather contemplates his grief, which has settled and is steady, with the observations of nature and water he makes while kayaking. There is a poetic pace to the writing, and his sadness and longing is present and profound, but I was also deeply moved by the quiet pull of peace and joy that Rosenblatt finds in his journeying.

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S.M.C.
Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062084033
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Published: Ecco - January 3rd, 2012

Love is an infinite resource, and the more you love, the more love you will receive in return. This is the central idea backing The Ethical Slut. Written from the perspective of two polyamorous women, this book encourages and guides you to explore your sexuality and relationships to become more confident, building happier and healthier relationships, always rejoicing in the limitless human capacity for love of all kinds.

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Jocelyn
The Ethical Slut, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Adventures Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781587613371
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Published: Celestial Arts - March 10th, 2009

My resolution this year is simple, and therefore, difficult: love myself more. Re-reading this is my first step. The first time I read it, I felt an immediate sense of overwhelming relief, because I finally understood that I’m not crazy, just biologically different. If you’ve ever felt that being highly sensitive is a negative, read this, and let it show you how positive your trait really is, and how to thrive in an overwhelming world!

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Flannery
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553062182
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Published: Harmony - June 2nd, 1997

Perhaps the main difference between Buddhism and other religions is Buddhism’s understanding of our core identity. The existence of the soul or self, which is central in varying ways to Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is actually denied in Buddhism. Even further, belief in a “self” is seen as the main source of our difficulties in life. This new book, based on a series of talks, presents the Dalai Lama’s teachings on the essential Buddhist view of selflessness.

A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780385514675
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Published: Harmony - September 27th, 2011

Ten years ago, in his bestselling Ethics for a New Millennium, the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, in Beyond Religion, he elaborates on and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. This is a stirring call to move beyond religion for guidance on improving human life at individual, community, and global levels, and includes a guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values.

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By H.H. Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman (Contributions by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780547844282
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Published: Mariner Books - November 6th, 2012

“This delightful book is bound to be the Gold Standard by which all other books on science/spirituality will be measured. Bold, refreshing, lucid, and insightful, this thoughtful collection of essays seeks to unveil the mysterious of our very existence. Is there a purpose to the universe? What is our true role in the cosmos? This book dares to ask some of the deepest, most profound questions about our very existence, and comes up with some surprising, even shocking answers.” —Michio Kaku

War of the Worldviews: Where Science and Spirituality Meet - And Do Not Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307886897
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Published: Harmony - October 2nd, 2012

Best-selling author Andrew Weil returns with a guide to peak emotional wellness. Drawing upon techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more, Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional wellness and build step-by-step plans to manage their moods. “A comprehensive roadmap for the prized path to true happiness….Weil provides sensible, accessible advice…. Immensely beneficial information for those seeking a self-galvanized life lift.” —Kirkus Reviews

Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316129428
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Published: Little Brown and Company - January 1st, 2013

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