New Year, New You

Posted on December 30, 2016

by Amy H

The Library has many (many, MANY) books, DVDs, Audiobooks and eMedia titles 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.

Wellness Resources


The science of positivity : stop negative thought patterns by changing your brain chemistry / Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD
The 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. 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 Cyd
The 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 / 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 : A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body by James Hamblin
If Our Bodies Could Talk 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 / Rip Esselstyn with recipes by Jane Esselstyn
The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip Esselstyn 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.

Goop Clean Beauty by the Editors of goop ; forward by Gwyneth Paltrow
Goop Clean Beauty by The editors of Goop ; forward by Gwyneth Paltrow

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 by Hilaria Baldwin
The Living Clearly Method by Hilaria Baldwin

Demonstrates the author’s method of blending purposeful movement with conscious breath to achieve health and wellness, including tips for incorporating breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation routines into everyday life.

Also available as an eBook via hoopla.

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

The best-selling author of “The End of Your Life Book Club” presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.

The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells
The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells The creator of the popular Wellness Mama blog and website shares more than 200 simple recipes and time-saving tips that center on healthy real foods that can be prepared in a minimum of time.


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) 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, PsyD Start Here [Audiobook] : Master the Lifelong Habit of Well-Being by Eric Langshur & Nate Klemp, PhD ; foreword by Dr. Richard J. Davidson 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) 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 Smith 30 Minutes to Fitness: Lean Body Circuits with Kelly Coffey-Meyer 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) Gaiam: Mari Winsor Cardio Pilates (eVideo - hoopla)

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