Mind, Body & Spirit

Santa Cruz native Noah Levine couldn’t kick. All the punk life had gotten him was high and behind bars, until his dad (Buddhist teacher Stephen Levine) visited him in jail, and said “learn to meditate.” Since then, this bad-boy-turned-spiritual-Guru has started an international movement of Buddhist-based recovery from drugs and alcohol. - Jason

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Dharma Punx Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060008956
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Published: HarperOne - May 4th, 2004

This is the optimistic eco-conscious treatise you are looking for. Written by a true radical thinker, and Yale educated philosopher, Eisenstein focuses mostly on the environment and what he calls a societal separation anxiety disorder, offering an alternative of interdependence between humanity and the planet. - Jason

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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781583947241
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Published: North Atlantic Books - November 5th, 2013

Many of the world’s signs, sigils, and symbols, both known and obscure, are included with descriptions of their history and meaning along with pages of greater length explaining pantheons and greater concepts. This book has been a great resource for uncovering broad swaths or looking for something more minute. - Ian

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By Miranda Bruce-Mitford (Contribution by), DK
$25.00
ISBN: 9780756633936
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - June 2008

I’ve been taking resistance flexibility classes and have enjoyed reading Bob Cooley’s book to learn how these stretches correlate to particular Chinese meridians and thus affect not only the health of the muscles but other aspects as well, like increased circulation, improved immunity, and muchmore. He describes the psychological effects of the stretches too. A fascinating read for a great modality that has been improving my flexibility and strength!—Rachael Shishido, yoga teacher  

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The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743270878
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Published: Fireside Books - September 6th, 2005

As civilization approaches technological singularity, what role will God play? In this brilliant new treatise, Wilbur lays out how religions need to adjust to remain relevant. Using Buddhism as an example, he explains how faith and reason—that is, “waking up” and “growing up”—must coalesce in order for humanity to truly evolve. Reading this book opens up your third eye. - Jason

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The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions-More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611803006
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Published: Shambhala - May 2nd, 2017

Hi, my name is Ivy and I am an awkward person. I have been all my life. There’s nothing inherently wrong with me, I’ve just always been a little weirdo whose foot finds her mouth quite frequently. This slim volume, written by an expert with a layperson’s voice, helped arm me with simple things to make social interactions a little bit easier and lot less stressful. - Ivy

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Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062429155
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 25th, 2017

Yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley is a woman of color, a woman of size, and a woman who loves to swear. If you are one of the 250,000 people who follow her on social media, you already know how incredible she is—bold, beautiful, sensual, and hella flexible. Stanley has channeled all of this goodness and much more into Every Body Yoga, a how-to guide for beginners that shows that not only is yoga for every body type, but that what is important is how it makes you feel, not how you look in your yoga pants. - S.B.

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Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761193111
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Published: Workman Publishing - April 4th, 2017

Sharon Salzberg has been teaching lovingkindness (metta) meditation for decades. In short, easy-to-read chapters on how to be more loving, she manages to teach without preaching. She juxtaposes practical ways to manage everyday disturbances with parabolic short stories, making this the sort of book you can pick up at any time and open to any page for a quick bit of wisdom. Highly recommended for fans of The Book of Joy. - Jason

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Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250076502
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2017

If you know stress is affecting your health then this book is for you. Romm tells you how to heal your stressed-out body using holistic nutrition, and addresses the factors behind why stress wreaks havoc on your system. Her advice is perfect and I love the little inspirational quotes that begin each chapter. - Sairsha

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The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062476340
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Published: HarperOne - January 31st, 2017

As someone who struggles with anxiety, I don't read a lot of books on it, mostly because they actually give me more anxiety! This book was different. Kat wasn't trying to "fix" me, but to let me know I wasn't alone. I appreciated her sharing her journey with us in a way that was relatable and authentic. - Karena

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Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062369697
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Published: Dey Street Books - May 23rd, 2017

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