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“Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself” wants to remind people the innate power for self-healing that we all have. The book starts with an introduction by Kriss Carr, who shares her experience with thriving with a chronic disease.

Dr. Lissa Rankin is a medical doctor, who decided to help people to heal in a more holistic way and to move away from the often dualistic approach which is so common in “Western” medicine. She brings a lot of wisdom to the table, supporting it with scientific evidences.

Mind Over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine

There is a need to show, again and again, that there is no real external healing, but that healing happens from the inside out. While external interventions may be beneficial, and sometimes necessary, what happens afterward is about what happens inside us. Lissa fills this need, showing cases where patients achieved results that were considered unattainable, by changing their behaviors and beliefs.

Dr. Lissa Rankin looks into the “placebo effect”, and other aspects of healing which question our contemporary understanding of prevention, recovery and interventions.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

Loveability is Robert Holden’s new book. Robert is the British expert on happiness, and this book should’t be missed if you care about lasting happiness.

Loveability goes to the root of real happiness: the effortless state of being loving and accepting to be loved. Robert, as Erich Fromm did, goes to the source. Instead of addressing the multitude of issues which we can create in our lives when we image ourselves as separated from the whole, he goes to the core of oneness. Expressed as unconditional love.

Loveability by Robert Holden

Loveability by Robert Holden

Unconditional love takes us to our natural state of happiness. And it makes more likely for other external manifestations of happiness (relationships, friends, etc.) to blossom. Robert offers some useful exercises, taken from the workshops he has been running for many years, and insights about how he got here.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

This is one of the best cook books I have seen! The first part of the book has useful information about nutrition, with plenty of appealing pictures and a fresh design. All the Vegan recipes in the book are healthy and nutritious. It offers a great choice of juices, smoothies, breakfast, sandwiches, soups, main courses, snacks and desserts.

CSK gives us recipes for all occasions: intimate dinners or large meals with friends and family. I especially liked the coconut and red lentil soup. How easy and nutritious! I can’t wait to make and try out more of these delicious dishes together with my wife! Ok, she is the one making most of the cooking, I help her with cutting and tasting :-)

Thank you Kris for another awesome cookbook.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

Dr. James P. Nicolai works with Dr. Andrew Weil, supervising the Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval. This, alone, was enough for me to be really interested in reading his “Integrative Wellness Rules”.

What I found really useful and inspiring in this book:
– the information is provided in a very accessible, but still accurate, way
– you can read the book at your own pace, because it is divided in short parts. Read as many, or as little, as you can on a specific day
– James provides very lively and profound messages. He can bring together spirituality and science, without getting stuck in any dogma

What you need to be aware of: after reading the book, you may decide to go to Miraval at once, to experience such an effective and client-centered approach to well being!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

“Transcendance Expanded” is meant to be with us, 24/7. Like our real essence, which we can let flow through our daily life, or try to hide, but will always be here with us anyway.

This book brings inspiring talks given by the Rev at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. We’ll always find what we are looking for, because if we put our attention there… there we are! So, instead of looking for what’s wrong, we can let the harmony of the real us be. This is a book which makes easier to transcend the ego and the fear of not belonging, and just float in the sea of being.

Transcendance Expanded by Michael Bernard Beckwith

The format of this publication really makes it portable into every day life. I read again some chapters or my favorite paragraphs after breakfast, before going out. I listen to the musical version on my audio device while commuting. I let some pages inspire me, before going to sleep, let the daily events settle, meditate, rest in a state of joy with all, and make space for the willingness of being of service for the coming day.

No matter how hectic, or relaxed, you daily routine is, this book reaches you with a message and a format you will welcome.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

In “Wishes Fulfilled”, Dr. Dyer investigates the foundations of our real self. It is not a self associated with form, but the self in which all forms arise.

Wayne Dyer Wishes Fulfilled

Wayne Dyer Wishes Fulfilled

By reeducating our subconscious, we align our daily life with our highest calling. Wayne W. Dyer provides his own experience, readings and letters from readers to show us that miracles do happen. And their source is much closer to us than we think.

An important and inspiring reading, where awareness of our real nature manifests what we really care about. Not as an external event, but within its own nature.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

In “Awakening The Luminous Mind: Tibetan Meditation for Inner Peace and Joy“, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche speaks the timeless wisdom of Dharma using a contemporary lexicon. He shares the path of taking refuge and the blissful union with our real self.

He explains refuge can be taken:
– in the stillness of the body: when agitation has chosen us, we can be grateful for this opportunity to take refuge in stillness;
– through the silence of speak: when the complaining mindset has chosen us, we can be grateful for this opportunity to take refuge in silence;
– through the spaciousness of the mind: when our mind feels overwhelmed, we can be grateful for this opportunity to give ourselves the space we already are.

With guided meditations you can read and listen to, using the complimentary CD offered with the book, This is one of the most concise and clear introductions to uniting with Dzogchen, our real mind.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

I read several books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, including the The Art of Happiness and The Universe in a Single Atom. Attended his live-teachings in France and Germany, watched several symposia of the Mind and Life Institute, etc. And strongly recommend to read “The End of Suffering and The Discovery of Happiness: The Path of Tibetan Buddhism” if you are serious about expanding your awareness about the paths of Tibetan Buddhism, and how they apply to our daily lives. The book is published by Hay House.

After introducing the three turnings of the Dharma Wheel, emptiness and Tantras, this book explains the teachings of Je Tsongkhapa. You can discover the importance of the intention of becoming free and happy for the benefit of all beings, and how to generate such intention. Buddhism paths are often very practical in nature and value the importance of walking the path for the common welfare. To live a skillful life becomes easier once you understand the law of co-arising and impermanence, all beautifully and poetically introduced in this book.

“The End of Suffering and The Discovery of Happiness: The Path of Tibetan Buddhism” may require a bit more attention from the reader, compared to the other mainstream books by the Dalai Lama. However, this commitment is generously rewarded by the insights and beautiful drawings you will find among these pages.

Deep gratitude goes to His Holiness for making Tibetan Buddhism accessible, sharing his meritorious ocean of wisdom with caring words. To the several translators who worked on this book and to Jeremy Russell who edited most of the book.

Dalai Lama: Je Tsongkhapa Praise for Dependent Origination – Day 1 Part I

Dalai Lama: Je Tsongkhapa Praise for Dependent Origination – Day 1 Part II

Dalai Lama: Je Tsongkhapa Praise for Dependent Origination – Day 2

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

“Tales of Everyday Magic: My Greatest Teacher” movie review – Hay House blog post
“Tales of Everyday Magic: My Greatest Teacher” is the inspiring, dramatized version of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s quest for his father. A must-see for everyone who loves Dr. Dyer’s books and seminars, and a great introduction to his life for people who are not yet very familiar with his work.

In this movie, Dr. Wayne Dyer takes the form of Dr. Ryan Kilgore, a college professor facing his own life challenges while searching for the father, Bob, who left him when he was a child. During his journey, Ryan becomes aware of the power of his life narrative in light of his relationship with, or lack of, his father. Ryan starts to search for his father in California, connecting the dots by meeting his father’s friends.

The importance of imagination and beliefs is present all across the movie, and it becomes more evident when we see how Ryan’s day-dreaming about his father impacts even his immediate body reactions. Also, the protagonist’s behaviour is constantly tense, proving there is more he has to confront in his life than his present situation.

Through a journey of searching, awareness, enquiry and – at the end – forgiveness, Dr. Kilgore / Dr. Dyer transforms his life from resentment against Bob to love and appreciation for being his teacher, in a meeting which happens on a different level than the conventional mind.

“Tales of Everyday Magic: My Greatest Teacher” trailer

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.