Library

The art of writing is a wonderful gift (a gift that keeps on giving!). It’s so beautiful to express things – thoughts, feelings, stories (fiction and non-fiction), ideas, concepts and theories, new perspectives on the infinite world and universe in which we live. These writings are put out there for us all to experience, if we should choose to share in that particular writer’s journey.

As with the other resources I’ve included on this site in other sections, I share these as sources of information, inspiration, laughter, thought-provoking elixirs, sources of Light, or just pure entertainment. The power of the mind to transcend what is happening with the body can be attained by many means (such as meditation or the like), and I found reading to be particularly meditative – in a stimulating way. When I could dive into a book and get immersed in the world that has been spun to life, painted in elaborate beauty or well-thought and good-intentioned information by the writers, it provided periods of relief and distraction from the physical pain of my journey, and stimulated and strengthened my mind to be better equipped to continue healing myself. Reading gave my brain both energy and rest simultaneously.

Here’s a selection of my faves (I’ll keep adding more as I recall them):

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Anatomy of the Spirit (Carolyn Myss)

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The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)

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Between Heaven & Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine (Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac. & Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., O.M.D.)

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Mutant Message Down Under (Marlo Morgan)

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It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life (Lance Armstrong)

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The Alchemist (Paulo Coellho)

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Ethics for the New Millennium (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)

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W;t (Margaret Edson)

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My Grandfather’s Blessings (Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.)

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Model Patient (Karen Duffy)

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Cancer Schmancer (Fran Drescher)

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Love’s Alchemy (Sky)

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Meditation As Medicine (Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. & Cameron Stauth)

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Patients Heal Thy Self (Jordan Rubin)

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When Things Fall Apart (Pema Chodron)

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Invisible Supply (John Goldsmith)

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It’s Always Something (Gilda Radner)

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I’m Sorry You Have to Be Here (Lois Cappetta Bhatt)

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Harry Potter (J.K Rowling)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

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A Perfect Peace (Amos Oz)

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I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after 20 Years Away (Bill Bryson)

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I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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Taxi Driver Wisdom (Mickenberg)