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Mind, Body & Spirit

THE BOOK OF JOY by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, & Douglas Abrams

This unique collaboration documents the dialogue and friendship between two of the world’s wise men. It is a sweet and funny book that includes meditation techniques and other simple ways to have a spiritual practice in the face of life’s many obstacles. But this is not just a book for people who read “spiritual” books. It is for everyone who wants to find true happiness. I highly recommend this light and uplifting read. —Jason

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ISBN: 9780399185045
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Published: Avery - September 20th, 2016

ON LIVING by Kerry Egan

Drawing on her experiences as a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan writes about the long-held secrets and startling revelations of those on the precipice of dying. An examination of the nostalgia that is brought about by mortality and the boundless spirituality that comes with it, On Living is a powerful read that brings our buried fears to the fore and leaves its readers wondering if they are truly living their life to the fullest.  —Aric

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ISBN: 9781594634819
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton

When her marriage falls apart, Melton (a blogger by trade) does the only thing she can: She writes every brutal truth with surgical precision for the world to see. Glennon speaks secrets about being a person that you feel never should be voiced, but in a way that compels you to look at your own shortcomings and come to terms with them. This book tore me to pieces but left me with a pleasant ache of hope.  —Ivy

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ISBN: 9781250075727
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 2016

SOMETIMES BRILLIANT by Larry Brilliant

Larry Brilliant—activist, teacher, entrepreneur, and spiritual leader—has led a remarkable life. In his inspiring memoir, he shares stories of his journey, from marching with Dr. King to helping eradicate smallpox, treating blindness, and leading Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org. “[Sometimes Brilliant] is a rare bridge between science and spirituality, and a reminder that real progress in improving the lives of other human beings is within our grasp.”—Steven Johnson. “One of the best books I’ve ever read, period. An extraordinary adventure, scientific odyssey, and spiritual journey of the highest orders. Beautifully written and deeply inspiring; a klieg light in the darkness. Brilliant in every way!” —Dean Ornish, MD

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ISBN: 9780062049230
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Published: HarperOne - October 11th, 2016

MARROW: A LOVE STORY by Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser introduces Marrow as a love story, not a memoir of grief. When her sister Maggie requires a bone marrow transplant and Lesser is a perfect match, the sisters wholeheartedly, messily push into the emotional and spiritual core of their relationship. With staggering tenderness and humor, Marrow brings us the last years of Maggie’s life and shows how a sisterhood as imperfectly complex as any other is made transcendent by two people’s commitment to ultimate vulnerability and authenticity. Reader advisory: Do not read in public with mascara on.  —Julia

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ISBN: 9780062367631
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Published: Harper Wave - September 20th, 2016

Brave & Awake by Beverly Molina

Local author Beverly Molina's book is fantastic! It's a straightforward guide/memoir about listening to oneself, living in the moment & overcoming fear! Molina tells the story of her transition from working in Silicon Valley to pursuing her dream of serving people through compassion. Her journey of self-discovery leads her on the path to becoming a firefighter! A must read for inspiration seekers! –Ashley 

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ISBN: 9781504334105
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Published: Balboa Press - July 10th, 2015

Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman

“In converting her lectures to this fascinating book, Herman convincingly argues that closely analyzing works of art is an empowering exercise that translates to seeing the ‘hidden’ clues in many real-life scenarios. With practice, she argues, everyone has an innate ‘visual intelligence’ waiting to be refined. Sharp and original, this book should alter how readers look at the world.” —Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN: 9780544381056
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 3rd, 2016

Born for This by Chris Guillebeau

If Guillebeau’s bestseller The $100 Startup was the guide on how to work for yourself, here’s a manifesto on making work meaningful. Even if your dream isn’t to launch a startup or break a record, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a brain-draining, crazy-making job. Born For This is intelligent encouragement toward figuring out what kind of work matches your skills, interests, and lifestyle needs—and gives you fulfillment and a steady paycheck.  —Julia

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ISBN: 9781101903988
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Published: Crown Business - April 5th, 2016

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

In Smarter Better Faster, bestselling author Charles Duhigg looks at eight important concepts that help explain how some people are so successful. These concepts, backed with findings in neuroscience, psychology and behavior patterns, help the reader identify with each concept in a relatable and manageable way. Learn how to work smarter, faster and better with this quality study in how people do things so well.  —Kate

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ISBN: 9780812993394
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Published: Random House - March 8th, 2016

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

You don’t have to be a professional artist to want to nurture curiosity, creativity, and courage. Interested in the playful, un-jaded side of yourself? Perhaps you’re ready to cut out the (obnoxious, by the way) “tortured artist” act and create joyfully? Elizabeth Gilbert’s unpretentious manifesto/guidebook on creativity, inspiration, and work encourages a life-changing dive into “fierce trust,” “stubborn gladness,” and permission to explore. With her delightful humor and wisdom shining, Gilbert is honest about her convictions, candid about her failings and doubts. Standing out from the sea of self-help shticks, Big Magic is beyond refreshing.  —Julia

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ISBN: 9781594634710
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 22nd, 2015

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