Recommended Reading

I want to thank the many people who have guided me to most of these resources. Because of your suggestions and willingness to share I am a better person, thank you.

I apologize for any misspelling or exclusion of titles, credentials, etc.

Mindful Eating Resources (look at right hand side under video for my Amazon favorite mindful eating book picks)

– Michele May, MD, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” (To view First Chapter of her book click here (thank you Dr. May for offering this invaluable resource so people can freely understand mindful eating).

– Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD & Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA, “Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works”

– Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA & Evelyn Tribole, MS,RD, “Intuitive Eating: A Practical Guide to make peace with food, free yourself from chronic dieting & reach your natural weight” Audio CDs (great for people who are auditory learners)

– Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, “Intuitive Eating in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Journey of Attunement” (Winter 2010, Perspectives newsletter). To view article click here and go to page 11.

– Ericka Souter, (2006) “My Secret Struggle” (American Idol Katharine McPhee’s struggle with bulimia and how mindful eating helped her), Vol. 66 (1). Click here to read full article.

– Anita Johnston, PhD, “Eating in the Light of the Moon”

– Thich Nhat Hanh & Lilian Cheung, “Savor”

– Linda W. Craighead, PhD, “The Appetite Awareness Workbook: How to Listen to your Body & Overcome Bingeing, Overeating & Obsession with Food”

– Geneen Roth, “Women, Food & God”, “When Food is Food and Love is Love”, & “Breaking Free from Emotional Eating”

– Jan Chozen Bays, MD, “Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food”

– Susan Albers, PsyD, “Eat, Drink, and be Mindful” & “Eating Mindfully”

– Mary Ann Wallace, “Mindful Eating, Mindful Life”

Mindful Living resources

– Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, “Wherever You Go There You Are” & “Full Catastrophe Living”

– Bob Stahl, PhD,  & Elisha Goldstein, PhD, “A Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Workbook”

– Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, “Joyful Wisdom” & “The Joy of Living”

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Miracle of Mindfulness”, “Teachings on Love” & “Peace is Every Step”

– Saki Santorelli, “Heal Thy Self”

– Christopher K. Germer, PhD, “The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions”

– Joan Borysenko, “Minding the Body, Mending the Mind”

– Alice D. Domar, PhD, “Healing Mind, Healthy Woman: Using the Mind-Body Connection to Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Life”

– Alice D. Domar, PhD, and Alice Lesch Kelly, “Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar’s Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility”

– Jim Schwartz, “The Mind-Body Fertility Connection: The True Pathway to Conception”

– Donald Altman, “One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to find peace, clarity, and new possibilities in a stressed out world” (complimentary preview by clicking here)

Dieting and Weight Loss resources

– Joan Raymond, “Lost Pounds Lead to Burst Fantasy” Click here to read full MSN article.

Books about Eating, Food, the Food Industry, etc.

– Andrew Weil, MD “Eating Well for Optimal Health”

– Brian Wansink, PhD, “Mindless Eating”

– Michael Pollan, “In Defense of Food”

– Gary Taubes, “Good Calories, Bad Calories”

– Weston A Price, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”

– Thomas Cowan, MD, “The Fourfold Path to Healing”

– Steve Ettlinger, “Twinkie Deconstructed”

– Mireille Guiliano, “French Women don’t get Fat”

– Food, Inc. (DVD)

– Food Matters (DVD)

– Supersize Me (DVD)

– Valerie Frankel, “This is the New Happy”

– Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin, “Skinny Bitch”

– Ellyn Satter, “Division of Feeding Responsibilities” (great resource for parents who want to bring up healthy eating children!!!)

– Sylvia E. Haskvitz, MA, RD, “Eat by Choice Not by Habit: Practical Skills for Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body & Food”

– Drs Michelle Laliberte, Randi McCabe, & Valerie Taylor, “The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Weight Management”

Happiness Resources

– Dalai Lama,”The Art of Happiness”

– Lenny Ravich, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Enlightenment”

– Bob Emmons, “Thanks”

– Tal Ben-Shahar, “Happier”

– Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, “The How of Happiness”

– Martha Beck, “The Joy Diet”

– Daniel Gilbert, “Stumbling on Happiness”

– Martin E.P. Seligman, “Authentic Happiness”

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, “Finding Flow”

– Marci Shimoff, “Happy for No Reason”

Fitness Resources

– Karen Bridson, “Run for It” & “Secrets of Skinny Chicks”

– Debbie Seiber, Slim in 6 DVDs

– Charlene Johnson, Turbo Jam & Turbo Sculpt DVDs

– Mari Winsor, Winsor Pilates DVDs

– Jaana Kunitz & Julia Powers, Core Rhythms ® Dance DVDs

– Anna Davis, PhD, RYT, Bend, Breathe, and Conceive Fertility Yoga DVD

– Gurmukh, “Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation”

Health Coaching Resources

– The National Society of Health Coaches, “Evidence-based Health Coaching for Healthcare Providers: Program Manual” 2nd Edition. ***This Health Coach Certification Manual is not available on Amazon. You can find it on their website: Mention Group ID# 369643 on checkout***

– David B. Rosengren, “Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook”

– Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, & Christopher C. Butler, “Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior”

– Patrick Williams & Diane S. Menendez “Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training”

– John Whitmore, “Coaching for Performance: Growing Human potential and purpose”

Law of Attraction(LOA) Resources

– Michael Losier, “Law of Attraction”

– Ester & Jerry Hicks, “Ask and it is Given: Learning to Manifest your Desires” & “The Law of Attraction”

– Napolean Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”

– John P. Stelecky & Tim Brownson, “How to be Rich and Happy”

– Ruby Yeh (presented by), “The Law of Business Attraction”

– Wayne W. Dyer, PhD, “Manifest Your Destiny”

– Paulo Coelho “The Alchemist” & “Manual of the Warrior of Light”

– Rhonda Bryne, “The Secret”

– Geshe Michael Roach, “Karmic Management” & “The Diamond Cutter”

– Mel Gill, “The MetaSecret” (movie – Not available on Amazon, can find at New Age Shop on Old Bailey Rd, Soho, HK)

– Celestine Prophecy (movie)

– What the Bleep? Down the Rabbit Hole (movie)

– The Living Matrix (movie)

For more Law of Attraction resources click here.

Miscellaneous Resources

– Harold S. Kushner, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People”

– Deepak Chopra, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”

– Anodea Judith, “Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as the Path to the Self”

– Paramhansa Yogananda, “Autobiography of a Yogi”

– Viktor E. Frankl, PhD, “Man’s Search for Meaning”

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, “Life Lessons”

– Stephen R. Covey, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

– Hara Estroff Marano, “Lasting Change”, Psychology Today, Nov/Dec 2002

– John Gottman, “The Relationship Cure: 5 Step Guide”

– Louise Hay, “You can Heal your Life”

– Vickie Milazzo, RN, “Inside Every Woman”

– Debbie Ford, “The Right Questions: 10 Essential Questions to Guide you to an Extraordinary Life”

– Barbara DeAngelis, “Secrets about Life Every Woman should Know”

– M Scott Peck, “The Road Less Traveled”

– Thomas Stanley & William Danko, “The Millionaire Next Door”

– Charles Ware, “Murphy’s Law Repealed: Everything Turns Out Right…When you Let it”

– Harold Bloomfield, “Making Peace with Yourself: Turning your Weakness into Strengths”

– Wayne W. Dyer, PhD, “Pulling your Own Strings”

– Eckart Tolle, “A New Earth: Awaken to your Life’s Purpose” & “The Power of Now”

– Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

– Dale Carnegie, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”

– Gail Saltz, “Becoming Real”

– Maria Shriver, “Ten Things I’d Wish I’d Known before Going into the Real World”

– Richard Carlson, “It’s Easier than you Think” and “Shortcut through Therapy”

– Joy Weston, “How an Ordinary Woman can have an Extraordinary Life”

– Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture”

– Benjamin Franklin, “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”

Books with Yummy Recipes

– Michelle May, MD, “Eat What you Love, Love What you Eat”

– Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin, “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch”

– Andrew Weil, MD, “Eating Well for Optimal Health”

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