“Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” is a wonderful way to maintain perspective and gratitude on a daily basis.

In our stressful lives, Sarah Breathnach’s calm voice outlines a path to sanity. She advocates nurturing our spirits, our relationships and creating serene spaces in our lives.

“Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations”

The Tao Te Ching offers you Divine guidance on virtually every area of human existence. It is a new way of thinking in a world that needs to recapture its ancient teachings. Work with the verses and affirmations regularly and you will come to know the truth behind the ancient Tao observation: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

“Chinese Pediatric Massage Therapy: A Parent’s and Practitioner’s Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Disease”

Chinese remedial infant massage or xiao er tui na is a safe, non-invasive, low cost, and extremely effective therapy for the treatment of a wide variety of childhood ailments. Unlike Western infant massage, Chinese infant massage uses very specific protocols or treatments for specific ailments. Most common childhood complaints respond in only one or two treatments.

“Ultra-prevention the 6-week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life”

Liponis and Hyman simplify illness by reducing the causes to five possible categories: Burnout (metabolism), Heat (inflammation), Rust (presence of free radicals or absence of antioxidants), Sludge (nutrition), and Waste (poor detoxification). Simple changes such as filtering drinking water via reverse osmosis, improving your sleeping habits, or choosing specific supplements to add to your daily regimen are quick and painless and lead to much healthier living.

“The Self-Healing Cookbook: Whole Foods To Balance Body, Mind and Moods”

Much more than recipes, The Self-Healing Cookbook gives fresh, heartwarming support to anyone aiming to prevent or recover from diet-related moods and health symptoms. A starter shopping list, food-mood charts, self-healer’s workbook, and healing foods glossary are included. Along with a wealth of wisdom on how to eat locally, think globally, cook with the seasons, lose weight naturally and nourish growing kids.

“Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine”

Chinese medicine uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, such as observation, pulse-taking, and questioning, to determine a patient’s type and optimal therapy. Here, two Western practitioners describe for Western lay readers philosophy, diagnostic techniques, and possible treatments. They also show how an understanding of the five Chinese elements–wood, fire, earth, metal, and water–enables one to begin to understand one’s own patterns of physical and emotional health.

“The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine”

Completely and thoroughly revised, The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide on the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in the synthesizing of Western and Eastern healing practices.

“You Can Heal Your Life”

The timeless message of the book is that we are each responsible for our own reality and “dis-ease.” Hay believes we make ourselves ill by having thoughts of self-hatred. She includes a directory of ailments and emotional causes for each with a corresponding affirmation to help overcome the illness. For example, the probable cause of multiple sclerosis is “mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, and inflexibility.” The healing “thought pattern” would be: “By choosing loving, joyous thoughts, I created a loving joyous world. I am safe and free.”

“A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”

Eckhart clearly defines, with excellent examples, how our identification with the ego (and not the ego itself, mind you) keeps us from simply being in the present and instead tied to thoughts, concepts, mind-stuff, endless identification with people, places, and things. He shows us the many forms and faces that the ego takes up, and shows us the fallacy of identifying with forms in the first place.

“The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”

Ekhart Tolle’s message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle’s clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who’s ever wondered what exactly “living in the now” means.

“Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires”

Because this material is channeled, it often reads like The Power of Now or A Course in Miracles–not a fast food book to be devoured in one sitting. Rather, this is a book to be read in passages, with a soothing gestation period in between. It includes much advice on working with energy and emotions as well as specific chapters on increasing prosperity, reclaiming health, working with meditation, and clearing clutter for clarity.

“The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health”

What I especially love about this book (which I think is his best by far) is that it provides a full spectrum of diet and lifestyle choices that are grounded in science (much of which he and his associates have conducted themselves and published in leading medical journals) yet it’s easy to understand and fun to read.

“The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn”

In The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn reveals the timeless message that you can create anything you want simply by aligning your thoughts and words with the perfect good that resides divinely within you. Combined with the powerful affirmation found in Your Word Is Your Wand and examples of real-life successes in the other two volumes, The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn provides a complete guide for learning how to turn defeat into victory, lack into prosperity, fear into faith, and resentment into love.

“Helping Ourselves: Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics”

This manual is intended as a resource for students and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, such as Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Qi Gong as well as for the general reader. The book details the energetic properties of around 300 common foods, and explains the principles of Chinese medicine and how to apply them for daily use.

“The Seven Emotions: Psychology and Health in Ancient China”

With this book the clarity of classical Chinese thinking about psychology and emotion is revealed. It shows how each sensation and display of feeling involves subtle movements of the zangfu, blood and qi, and has far reaching effects on our health and well-being. An index of Chinese characters and main concepts is included for easy reference.

“Way of Heaven: Su Wen 1, 2”

In short- probably the most important basic book you will ever read.
Anything by Father Claude Larre is worth reading (and Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee too), this is one of the most basic books that will explain Chinese Medicine.

“Tai Ji, A Beginner’s Guide”

Chungliang Al Huang’s book indicates this as a book for “beginners” in the Tao way – meaning the more “advanced” the student (in a western sense) the more beginner we continue to become. Al Huang’s insights on a Tai Ji way of living are gloriously illuminated by the photography of Si chi Ko and his own calligraphy.