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A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement

February 1, 2016

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A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement by Barbara Abercrombie —  Through her years of teaching writing at UCLA Extension, Abercrombie has heard from students that writing is painful, scary — even dangerous — so she set out to help writers feel safe; to help them figure out how to write […]

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Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another

January 31, 2016

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Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another by Tia Mowry —  To a generation of women, Mowry is the preteen in “Sister, Sister,” a Disney teen movie star, and is now an actress and reality TV star. In this book she holds our hand and walks us through another stage […]

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Everything is the Way: Ordinary Mind Zen

January 30, 2016

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Everything Is the Way: Ordinary Mind Zen by Elihu Genmyo Smith — These days, when Zen has become a kind of shorthand for anything that is enigmatic or aesthetically spare, it is refreshing to be reminded that Zen is, at heart, a practice for waking up from the dream we inhabit to free ourselves from […]

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The Secret of Healing Cancer

January 28, 2016

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The Secret of Healing Cancer by Dr. Tien-Sheng Hsu — Hsu is a highly respected medical doctor and psychiatrist in Taiwan who uses a very different approach from traditional medicine in his practice. He is the founder of a holistic clinic in Taipei that treats cancer and other physical and mental illnesses based on the […]

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth — Fifth Edition

January 25, 2016

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth — Fifth Edition  by Elizabeth Davis — This fully revised update of the foundational text on birth assisting offers professional guidance for both aspiring and veteran midwives. The book extends well beyond natural child-birthing experts to include anyone seeking thorough and compassionate guidance on what […]

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The Garden Journal: The Essentials

January 22, 2016

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The Garden Journal: The Essentials by Liane Doxey — Doxey, a master gardener, has developed a carefully organized book with all the essentials for garden journaling that will be appreciated by the novice or a master gardener. This is a guide to teach you what you need to remember from one growing season to the […]

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Unbinding The Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity and Unconditional Love

January 19, 2016

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Unbinding The Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity and Unconditional Love by Agapi Stassinopoulos — Stassinopoulos invites readers on an inspiring journey of inner exploration to reconnect with their true selves. Born in Greece, she learned the essential truths of happiness through the examples of wisdom, caring, playfulness and generosity that she saw all […]

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Color Therapy Cards: Vibrant Colors in Nature to Balance Your Mind, Body and Spirit

January 18, 2016

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Color Therapy Cards: Vibrant Colors in Nature to Balance Your Mind, Body and Spirit by Robyn Nola — Nature has a way of transforming our body, mind and spirit with its amazingly beautiful and healing colors, which are aptly represented in this deck. There are eight cards with colors that represent the seven major chakras […]

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I Am That I Am: Testimonial Folk

January 16, 2016

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I Am That I Am: Testimonial Folk by Mary Godfrey — Godfrey has created and performs her own catchy, original musical compositions. The music styles include folk, bluegrass, rock and blues and her introspective lyrics speak from the heart and reflect her personal and spiritual growth. Very enjoyable. www.marygodfreymusic.com Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number […]

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Discover Your Soul Template: 14 Steps for Awakening Integrated Intelligence

January 15, 2016

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Discover Your Soul Template: 14 Steps for Awakening Integrated Intelligence by Marcus T. Anthony, Ph.D. —  Anthony shows you how to tap into the infinite wisdom of the cosmos to create a life of deep meaning and purpose. The key is integrated intelligence — your innate capacity, often experienced as intuition, to instantly draw upon […]

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Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

January 12, 2016

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Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land by Steven I. Apfelbaum and Alan Haney — This book and workbook are practical guides to give restorationists and would-be restorationists with little or no scientific training or background the “how to” information and knowledge needed to plan and implement ecological restoration activities. The book sets forth a step-by-step […]

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Dreaming the Soul Back Home: Shamanic Dreaming for Healing and Becoming Whole

January 10, 2016

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Dreaming the Soul Back Home: Shamanic Dreaming for Healing and Becoming Whole by Robert Moss — In this book, Moss shows us how to become shamans of our own souls and healers of our own lives. The greatest contribution of the ancient shamans to modern healing is the understanding that in the course of any […]

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Chronic stress and adaptogens

October 2, 2012

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by Julia Busch  —  Excessive, prolonged stress can raise cortisol, our body’s “fight-or-flight” hormone, to highly toxic levels. Intended for spurts of extra energy in times of physical danger or psychological stress, cortisol has become the “stress hormone,” a silent killer in our high-pressure lifestyle. High ongoing levels of cortisol in the bloodstream can relentlessly […]

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