The following books and on-line resources may be helpful in gaining a better understanding of how improving the body, mind and spirit connections can lead to a happier, healthier and longer life.

Mindful Awareness


Full Catastrophe Living:  Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
, Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005 (15th anniversary edition)
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, 1999
Wherever You Go There You Are:  Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005 (10th anniversary edition)
Buddha’s’ Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius, 2009
Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long, Jeffrey Brantley, Wendy Millstine, 2006
The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, Yongey Mingur Rinpoche, 2008
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain:  How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves, Sharon Begley, 2007
Websites: <> (Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School)
<> (online course) <> (Mind and Life Institute)

Movement, Exercise, and Rest


The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness, Mark Fenton, 2008
Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve, and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise, Carol Krucoff, Mitchell Krucoff, 2009
The Core Program: Fifteen Minutes a Day That Can Change Your Life, Peggy Brill, Gerald Couzens, 2008
Spark:  The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, John Ratey, Eric Hagerman, 2008
Say Goodnight to Insomnia, Gregg Jacobs, 2009
<>  (American College of Sports Medicine)
<> (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
<> (National Sleep Foundation)
<> (nutrition, weight loss, and fitness) <>  (online nutrition and weight loss) <> (Get Fit, American Council on Exercise)




Eat, Drink and Be Healthy:  The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, Walter Willett, Patrick Skerrett, 2005
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think, Brian Wansink (2007)
Anticancer: A New Way of Life, David Servan-Schreiber, 2008
What to Eat, Marion Nestle, 2007
Eating Well for Optimum Health:  The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating, Andrew Weil, 2001
The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World-Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You, Daphne Miller, 2009
<>  (The Center for Mindful Eating)
<> (farmers markets and CSA programs)
<> (The Eating Well Media Group)
<> (nutrition, weight loss, fitness)
<>  and <>  (online nutrition and weight loss) <> (Cooking Light magazine online)
<> and <>  (recipes) <> (customized meal plans)
<> (The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health)

Physical Environment


Clutter’s Last Stand, Don Aslett, 2005
Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being, Esther Sternberg, 2009
Home Enlightenment: Create a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home, Annie Bond, 2008
Taming the Paper Tiger at Home, Barbara Hemphill, 2005
Taming the Paper Tiger at Work, Barbara Hemphill, 2005
The Not So Big Life:  Making Room for What Really Matters, Sarah Susanka, 2007
<>  (National Association of Professional Organizers)
<> (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
<> (Health/Toxics, Environmental Working Group

Relationships and Communication


Forgive for Good, Fred Luskin, 2003
Lifeskills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly, and Improve Your Health, Virginia Williams, Redford Williams, 1999
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How they Shape Our Lives, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, 2009
The New Peoplemaking, Virginia Satir, 1988
Passage to Intimacy, Lori Gordon, Jon Frandsen, 2001
Love and Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health, Dean Ornish, 1999
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me):  Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson, 2008
<>  (The Gottman Institute)
g <>  (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
<> (Mindful Communication)
<> (International Family Therapy Association)



Recovering the Soul:  A Scientific and Spiritual Search, Larry Dossey, 1989
The Healing Power of Faith:  How Belief and Prayer Can Help You Triumph over Disease, Harold Koenig, 2001
Medicine, Religion and Health:  Where Science and Spirituality Meet, Harold Koenig, 2008
Why Good Things Happen to Good People:  How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, Stephen Post, Jill Neimark, 2008
Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, Larry Dossey, 1997
<> <>  (Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota) <> <> <>  (The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health)

Personal and Professional Development


Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, Paul Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger, 2007
What Color Is Your Parachute?, Richard Bolles, (updated annually)
Your Money or Your Life (revised edition), Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, Monique Tilford, 2008
Zen and the Art of Making a Living:  A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design, Laurence Boldt, 2009
Leap!  What Will We Do With the Rest of Our Lives?, Sara Davidson, 2008
Educational Opportunities in Integrative Medicine, Douglas Wengell, Nathan Gabriel, 2008
A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do, Thomas Moore, 2009
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, 2004
Something to Live For:  Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life, Richard Leider, David Shapiro, 2008
Financial Health and Money Matters
Facilitating Financial Health:  Tools for Financial Planners, Coaches, and Therapists,
Brad Klontz, Rick Kahler, Ted Klontz
The Financial Peace Planner:  A Step-By-Step Guide to Restoring Your Family’s Financial Health, Dave Ramsey
Release from Debtor’s Prison:  Achieving Financial Freedom:  A Proven Formula for Changing the Attitudes & Habits That Keep You in Debt, Margaret St. John
It’s Not About the Money:  Unlock Your Money Type to Achieve Spiritual and Financial Abundance, Brent Kessel
Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them:  Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics, Gary Belsky, Thomas Gilovich
Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health, Brad Klontz, Ted Klontz

<> (Laurence Boldt) <> (educational travel and learning vacations)
<> (Richard Bolles)

Mind-Body Connection


The Calm Technique: Meditation Without Magic or Mysticism, Paul Wilson, 1999
Happiness Is An Inside Job:  Practicing for a Joyful Life, Sylvia Boorstein, 2008
Stress Free for Good, Fred Luskin, Kenneth Pelletier, 2005
Stress Less: The New Science That Shows Women How to Rejuvenate the Body and the Mind, Thea Singer, 2010
Taming Your Gremlin:  A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way, Richard Carson, 2003
The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine, Anne Harrington, 2009
Healing and the Mind, Bill Moyers, 1995
Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life, Barbara Fredrickson, 2009
Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster:  A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques, Peggy Huddleston, 1996
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (3rd edition), Robert Sapolsky, 2004
Writing to Heal, James Pennebaker, 2004
Healing Mind, Healthy Woman:  Using the Mind-Body Connection to Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Life, Alice Domar, Henry Dreher, 1997
<>  (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis) <>  (Academy for Guided Imagery)
<> (Center for Journal Therapy)
<> <> (Gratitude Practice)
<>  (Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback)
<>  (Biofeedback Certification Institute of America)



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