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The Library has many (many, MANY) books, DVDs, Audiobooks and eMedia to help you achieve physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. Here are just a few to get you started, please check our catalog or ask a librarian to help you find more.


The Science Of Positivity - Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry by Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhDThe Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry by Loretta Graziano Breuning

Learn the scientific benefits of positivism!

Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how.

The Science of Positivity
teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Neurochemical expert Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, empowers you to transcend negativity by creating new thought habits. You'll learn simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a way that causes your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. You can even permanently replace cynical thought patterns with realistic and optimistic thoughts.

In just minutes a day for six weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways. Frustration is an inevitable part of life, but rather than using cynicism to manage frustration, you can rewire your brain to get beyond it.
The eat fat, get thin cookbook : more than 175 delicious recipes for sustained weight loss and vibrant health / Mark Hyman, MD ; food photography by Leela CydThe Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook: More Than 175 Delicious Recipes for Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman, MD

The companion cookbook to Dr. Hyman's revolutionary Eat Fat, Get Thin, with more than 150 delicious, nutritious, heart- and waist-friendly recipes.

Dr. Hyman's Eat Fat, Get Thin radically changed the way we view dietary fat, and proved that the key to losing weight and keeping it off is to eat ample amounts of good fats. Now, Dr. Hyman shares more than 150 mouthwatering recipes to help you incorporate these good fats into your diet and continue on your path to wellness. With easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal--featuring nuts, coconut oil, avocados, and lots of other superfoods you thought were "off limits"--you can achieve fast and sustained weight loss. Your health is a life-long journey, and The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook helps make that journey both do-able and delicious.
BREATHE : the simple, revolutionary 14-day program to improve your mental and physical health by Dr. Belisa Vranich Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-day Program to improve Your Mental and Spiritual Health by Belisa Vranich

BREATHE is a groundbreaking look at a health topic we have all taken for granted. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of breathing. In the first book of its kind, BREATHE offers readers an intuitive correcting of a widespread health issue. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. All through the simple act of breathing.

This title is also available as an Audiobook.
If Our Bodies Could Talk by James HamblinIf Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body by James Hamblin

By the senior health editor for The Atlantic, this is the conversation you wish you could have with your doctor—a witty and friendly overview of topics from sex and aging to wellness and nutrition

How much sleep do I really need? Are we meant to eat meat? Should I worry about cell phone cancer? Can I boost my immune system? With this book, James Hamblin, the creator of The Atlantic's most popular video series and "the most delightful MD ever" (Buzzfeed), takes on those health concerns that never seem to go away.

James Hamblin has conducted dozens of interviews with scientists, researchers, and medical professionals to address questions that range from the paranoid to the practical, while considering the larger, often overlooked issues beneath the surface, such as affordable healthcare, homelessness, and the environment.
The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip EsselstynThe Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip Esselstyn

The runaway New York Times bestseller that sparked a health revolution is now easier-and faster-than ever!

When Rip Esselstyn published The Engine 2 Diet in 2009 he had no idea that it would be the start of not just a new career, but a healthy eating revolution that is taking America by storm.

Former world-class professional triathlete and the son, grandson, and great-grandson of renowned physicians, Rip Esselstyn created The Engine 2 Diet to help his fellow Austin, Texas firefighters lower their cholesterol. The New York Times bestseller has helped hundreds of thousands of readers improve their health markers and lose weight.

Since publishing The Engine 2 Diet, Rip has worked firsthand with countless people, guiding them on a path to better health through a plant-based diet. The results have been incredible -- and, surprisingly, through the process Rip discovered that all it takes is a simple 7-day commitment to see incredible results. Now Rip is ready to share this accelerated and powerful new program with readers worldwide. The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet will help readers shift their health in record time. Participants in Rip's pilot program experienced incredible results.
Goop Clean Beauty by the Editors of Goop; foreword by Gwyneth PaltrowGoop Clean Beauty by the editors of Goop and Gwyneth Paltrow

The ultimate guide to clean beauty from the experts at Goop - the Gwyneth Paltrow-founded lifestyle brand and trusted online resource for healthy, mindful living.

Finally, the ultimate guide to all things beauty from THE experts in clean living.

Written by the editors of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle collective, goop, this must-have beauty bible will shed a definitive light on topics such as what to eat, the importance of sleep, the power of antioxidants, and the impact of exercise, while offering tactical advice for skin issues and acne, as well as clean makeup product suggestions. Readers will also find beauty tutorials from some of goop's expert makeup artists and hair stylists. Goop Clean Beauty will feature delicious skin-boosting recipes and 100 gorgeous photographs of real women, and of course Gwyneth and other goop friends and family, all of whom will share their own secrets, routines, and beauty rituals.
The living clearly method : 5 principles for a fit body, healthy mind & joyful life / Hilaria BaldwinThe Living Clearly Method: 5 Principles for a Fit Body, Healthy Mind & Joyful Life by Hilaria Baldwin

The Living Clearly Method shows how to blend purposeful movement with conscious breath to move through our lives with grace, calm, and positivity. By using Hilaria's five simple principles - Perspective, Breathing, Grounding, Balance, and Letting Go-you can flow through any situation with the beautiful union of mind, body, and spirit that a yoga practice can create. This book is also packed with practical tools such as time-saving tips, delicious recipes inspired by clean and plant-based eating, mini-workouts that seamlessly integrate into your everyday life, breathing exercises, and customized yoga and meditation routines. The Living Clearly Method teaches you to listen to your body, tune in to your mind, and develop the consciousness to clear your head and find peace in your life. It is a beautiful, intuitive guide for living the healthiest life possible, both inside and out. 

Also available as an eBook via hoopla.
Books for Living by Will SchwalbeBooks for Living by Will Schwalbe

From the author of the best-selling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Cluba wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives.

"I've always believed that everything you need to know you can find in a book," writes Will Schwalbe in his introduction to this thought-provoking, heartfelt, and often inspiring new book about books. In each chapter he makes clear the ways in which a particular book has helped to shape how he leads his own life and the ways in which it might help to shape ours. He talks about what brought him to each book--or vice versa; the people in his life he associates each book with; how each has led him to other books; how each is part of his understanding of himself in the world. And he relates each book to a question of our daily lives, for example: Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener speaks to quitting; 1984 to disconnecting from our electronics; James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room to the power of connecting with people face-to-face; Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea to taking time to recharge; Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird to being sensitive to the surrounding world; The Little Prince to finding friends; Elie Wiesel's Night to choosing to do something in the face of injustice; Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train to trusting. Here, too, are books by Dickens, Daphne du Maurier, Haruki Murakami, Edna Lewis, E. B. White, and Hanya Yanagihara, among many others. A treasure of a book for everyone who loves books, loves reading, and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What have you been reading lately?"
The Wellness Mama Cookbook - 200 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes and Time-Saving Advice for the Busy Cook by Katie WellsThe Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells

With six kids, a thriving business and no time, Katie was compelled to create meals that were healthy, easy-to-prepare, and family approved. The number one question she receives from her millions of dedicated fans, is "how do you do it?".  They are eager to take the healthy eating advice Katie provides on her popular Wellness Mama blog, and learn how to put it into practice through delicious recipes, meal plans and time saving tips.  With more than 200 simple recipes and advice on how to create healthy meals that are free of grains, added sugars, and without harmful fats, The Wellness Mama Cookbook is what Katie's fans have been waiting for. Based on her limited, self-published cookbook, this new book will contain 200 recipes, all with a focus on being easy-to-prepare and healthy.  This new book also contains meal plans, shopping lists, pantry stocking advice, time-saving tips, and all-new chapters on slow-cooker and one pot meals--as well as over 80 full color photographs.


Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams (eBook – OverDrive)Clearing Emotional Clutter - Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What's Blocking your Fulfillment and Transformation by Donald Altman (eBook - hoopla)Meditation Made Easy - More Than 50 Exercises for Peace, Relaxation, and Mindfulness by Preston Bentley (eBook - Overdrive)
100 Best Ways To Stay Young - 100 Powerful, Natural Strategies to Boost Your Youth and Vitality (eBook - hoopla) Growing Up Mindful - Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience by Christopher Willard (eBook - hoopla) Operation Happiness - The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss by Kristi Ling (eBook - hoopla)


Practicing Mindfulness - An Introduction to Meditation by Mark W. Muesse (Audiobook)Practices for growing up mindful [Audiobook] : Guided Meditations and Simple Exercises for Children, Teens, and Families by Christopher Willard, PsyDStart Here [Audiobook] : Master the Lifelong Habit of Well-Being by Eric Langshur & Nate Klemp, PhD ; foreword by Dr. Richard J. Davidson
8 keys to practicing mindfulness: practical strategies for emotional health and well being by Manuela Mischke-Reeds (Audiobook)Miracles Now: 108 life-changing tools for less stress, more flow, and finding your true purpose by Gabrielle Bernstein (Audiobook)Super Mind: how to boost performance and live a richer and happier life through transcendental meditation by Norman E Rosenthal MD (Audiobook)


The Big, Fat Truth: the behind-the-scenes secret to Weight Loss by J.D. Roth (eAudiobook – OneClickDigital) The Big, Fat Truth: the behind-the-scenes secret to Weight Loss by J.D. Roth (eAudiobook – OneClickDigital) Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman
Get some headspace how mindfulness can change your life in ten minutes a day by Andy Puddicombe (eAudiobook - OverDrive) Mindfulness at work: how to avoid stress, achieve more and enjoy life by Stephen McKenzie (eAudiobook - OneClickDigital) No Sweat: how the simple science of motivation can bring you a lifetime of fitness by Michelle Segar (eAudiobook - OneClickDigital)


Easy Yoga - The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy Walk On - 21 Day Weight Loss Plan with Jessica Smith30 Minutes to Fitness: Lean Body Circuits with Kelly Coffey-Meyer
Tracy Anderson: Cardio Dance Express Intro to Tai Chi: 9 Beginner Flows to Balance Mind, Body and Spirit MegaYoga with Megan Garcia


How To Boost Your Physical And Mental Energy - Season 1 (eVideo - hoopla) The Great Lesson - Mastering the connection between mind and body (eVideo - hoopla) Gaiam: Rodney Yee Best Of Yoga - Season 1 (eVideo - hoopla)
5 Day Fit Chi - Boost Energy and Revitalize Your Body by David Dorian-Ross (eVideo - Overdrive) The FIRM: Turbocharge Weight Loss by Emily Welsh (eVideo - Overdrive) Gaiam: Mari Winsor Cardio Pilates (eVideo - hoopla)

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