Calming Reads and Mental Health

We find ourselves in uncertain and unprecedented times.  Adapting to this abrupt new way of living necessitates working from home, social-distancing yourself, home schooling your children, or dealing with the real threat of losing your job -- major life challenges.  All this, added to the central worry about the health and safety of you and your loved ones, that of your immediate community, and the world itself, has exacerbated stress to maximum levels.  Now is the time to find ways to reduce panic, stay in tune with your body, and create space for self-care.  Here are some books we recommend that can provide helpful ideas to find calm within the chaos, rediscover the art of solitude, and if all else fails, make a delicious cocktail. 

Calming Reads

 

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982111908
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 14th, 2020

How to Connect (Mindfulness Essentials #8) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781946764546
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Published: Parallax Press - July 28th, 2020

Being Peace (Thich Nhat Hanh Classics) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Goodall (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946764683
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Published: Parallax Press - October 6th, 2020

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a new foreword and brand-new tools Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593133583
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Daniel Goleman (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807005552
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Published: Beacon Press - March 23rd, 2020

Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681373973
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Published: New York Review Books - October 22nd, 2019

Laughter Yoga: Daily Practices for Health and Happiness Cover Image
By Madan Kataria, Andrew Weil (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143134947
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Published: Penguin Books - April 7th, 2020

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a new foreword and brand-new tools Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593133583
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877437
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Published: Penguin Life - December 1st, 2020

The Greatest Secret (The Secret) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063078482
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Published: HarperOne - November 24th, 2020

This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062962973
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 29th, 2020

Black-and-White Thinking: The Burden of a Binary Brain in a Complex World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374110345
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 5th, 2021

Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524732165
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Published: Knopf - January 5th, 2021

Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524743802
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Published: Dutton - January 5th, 2021

The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention (A 6-Week Artist's Way Program) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250768582
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - January 12th, 2021