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Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki put it best when he said, “You are perfect just as you are, and you could use a little improvement.” We hope the titles below will help you grow into your most brilliant self.

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  1. Yoga for Emotional Balance

    Yoga for Emotional Balance

    Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

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    • Bo Forbes
    Emotional balance is within your reach—when you cultivate the intelligence of both your body and mind. Bo Forbes, a psychologist and yoga teacher, presents an integrative approach to healing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. In this book, she offers some of her most important teachings and practices, including: restorative yoga sequences designed to balance anxiety and lift depression breath- and body-centered exercises to… Read More

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  2. The Courage to Be Present

    The Courage to Be Present

    Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom

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    • Karen Kissel Wegela
    The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She also shows how counselors can apply this wisdom in their own lives, and how they can help their clients… Read More

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  3. Healing Walks for Hard Times

    Healing Walks for Hard Times

    Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back

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    • Carolyn Scott Kortge
    Sometimes life’s hurdles literally stop us in our tracks, sapping vitality and preventing us from participating fully in our own lives and the lives of those we love. Carolyn Scott Kortge recognizes that a key to joyous re-engagement with the world can be—just as literally—to get moving again. With a focus on walking for wellness, Kortge outlines a compassionate, practical program for navigating your way through life’s physical, emotional, and… Read More

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  4. Being True to Life

    Being True to Life

    Poetic Paths to Personal Growth

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    • David Richo
    Psychotherapist David Richo offers a fresh and inspiring approach to personal growth: we can use the process of writing and reading poetry to move toward greater self-understanding and emotional healing. Even if you’ve never written a poem before, you can learn to use poetry to explore your feelings, your relationships, your childhood, your dreams, and more.Richo explains how the creative, intuitive process of making poetry can help us gain access… Read More

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  5. Mindful Eating

    Mindful Eating

    A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

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    • Jan Chozen Bays
    The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all… Read More

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  6. On Becoming an Alchemist

    On Becoming an Alchemist

    A Guide for the Modern Magician

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    • Catherine MacCoun
    Many regard alchemy as a metaphor for inner transformation. But this is only half the story. According to Catherine MacCoun, alchemy is no mere metaphor. It’s real magic. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to transform the outer world. Through studying the principles of alchemy, we can achieve extraordinary effects from ordinary actions by understanding how the world really works. We can perceive the hidden connections… Read More

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  7. The Happiness Trap

    The Happiness Trap

    How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

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    • Russ Harris
    Are you, like milllions of Americans, caught in the happiness trap? Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology. By clarifying your values and… Read More

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  8. Vinegar into Honey

    Vinegar into Honey

    Seven Steps to Understanding and Transforming Anger, Aggression, and Violence

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    • Ron Leifer, MD
    Our desires and our fears are woven into a tangled web of conflicts. We want both to eat dessert and to be thin. We want money but don’t want to work. Anything that threatens our sense of self and its striving for happiness is perceived as a threat to our very lives—the response to which is defensiveness, anger, aggression, and violence.Vinegar into Honey proposes a new paradigm for understanding… Read More

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  9. Making a Change for Good

    Making a Change for Good

    A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline

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    • Cheri Huber
    According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy: “Life isn't the way it should be and it's my fault!” But, Huber says, no amount of self-punishment will ever make us happy or bring us control over life’s problems. The help we are looking for is really found in self-acceptance and… Read More

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  10. The Compassionate Brain

    The Compassionate Brain

    How Empathy Creates Intelligence

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    • Gerald Huther
    Here is the ultimate explanation of the brain for everyone who thinks: a guide to how the brain works, how our brains came to operate the way they do, and, most important, how to use your precious gray matter to its full capacity. The brain, according to current research, is not some kind of automatic machine that works independently of its user. In fact, the circuitry of the… Read More

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