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The Zen Path Through Depression (Plus)
The Zen Path Through Depression (Plus)
"Very accessible book, you can tell the author has been through depression and understands what you're going through.  Meditation exercises are specifically geared toward those in a bout of depression, but this book would be useful to anyone."
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
"Tolle hooks you in the first few pages and just keeps opening your eyes to new ways of thinking.  A must read."
The Magnesium Factor
The Magnesium Factor
"I can separate my life into two parts.  Before taking magnesium (stressed, depressed, and fearful) and after (calm, happy, and open to the world).  Please give magnesium a try.  It's such a small thing and can make such a huge difference."
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
"An important first step is to respect the mind-body connection.  The right diet, combined with supplements and daily exercise, can make antidepressants unnecessary and your journey much easier.  Sugar and refined carbs have a huge impact on your serotonin levels.  Replace them with fats and proteins from nuts, eggs, and fish.  This is especially important in the wintertime."
Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves
Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves
"Hollis has a warm and accessible style, but sugarcoats nothing.  Be prepared to look inside of yourself and confront what you see, then get ready for a long uphill battle of Shadow work.  Many people simply aren't ready to do this.  Count yourself fortunate if you can."
Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill
Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill
"Begins the book by anticipating reader questions about why chasing other paths to happiness will ultimately leave us unfulfilled.  This is a perfect introduction to the practice of Buddhism for someone you know, very accessible."
Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety
Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety
"Very well-written.  Teaches you how to use your anxiety for personal growth."
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
"Don't let the author's cheery smile on the cover dissuade you, this book has substance.  Uplifting stories, the latest psychological research into happiness, and practical techniques and exercises combine to make this one of the best books I've read on the subject of happiness."
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
"A must read for anyone interested in neuroplasticity and helping themselves achieve a more fulfilling life.  This book will give you hope, especially those with older brains."
Everyday Zen: Love and Work (Plus)
Everyday Zen: Love and Work (Plus)
"Great introduction to Zen, very accessible read."
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
"Great introduction to Buddhism by a warm and gentle soul."
The Art of Mindful Living [ART OF MINDFUL LIVING -OS]
The Art of Mindful Living [ART OF MINDFUL LIVING -OS]
"Thay, as he's affectionately known to his students, has such a gentle yet reasoned way of approaching Zen.  It is a great way to learn how meditation and mindfulness can help you deal with anger, fear, love, and acceptance by living in the present moment."
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
"I enjoyed this book, but you may end up hating your left brain when your done, which is no good.  She does stress that both halves of our brain work together, and we need them both to achieve growth in our lives."
Happiness the Real Medicine And How It Works
Happiness the Real Medicine And How It Works
"Among other topics, he discusses Ayurvedic herbs, which apparently possess many healing properties for the mind and body."
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Shambhala Library)
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Shambhala Library)