Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life
by Michael Merzenich, PhD, offers a wealth of stories and scientific information on how brain plasticity holds the key to slowing the signs of aging. I was interested in this book as a means to learn more about rewiring the brain after chemical injury. But reading Dr. Merzenich’s comprehensive history of brain plasticity and how he helped pioneer this field, I learned how it can be applied by everyone and anyone to help them recover from health issues of most any kind, and to slow the effects of aging… to make us all stronger, more capable, competent and even more intelligent.
“Plasticity is all about getting the most out of each brain, for the potential betterment of each human life, at any time throughout that life,” writes Dr. Merzenich.
I wish my mother had tried BrainHQ exercises before she succumbed to most of the symptoms we all associate with an aging person — poor memory, difficulty understanding conversations when people speak quickly or there’s a lot of background noise, trouble falling asleep at night and then waking up during the day, slow reactions (she recently hit a tree with her car, unable to move her foot off the gas pedal quickly enough). You may laugh, but I’m smiling, because Dr. Merzenich says it’s never too late to rewire your brain, and I’m going to make sure both she and I put in time every day doing the necessary exercises to make our brains more alert, more focused, more fit.
I’ve already shared the simple suggestions that Dr. Merzenich says that he follows and that everyone else can too, such as to initiate some new activity or experience every day, to look for positive little surprises and take delight in them, go out of your way to make new friends, try a new social or cultural event and try to figure out why all those other people like it so much (yes, I’m going to attend my first football game), look in the mirror and do a self-assessment and correct whatever you see that needs correcting, and continuously enrich your life on both small and larger scales.
Dr. Merzenich also touches on important information on how pain is not only in the body but centered in the brain, and how mind-body healing can be of use in chronic pain, a virtual epidemic today. He recommends NOT sitting down all day, but mindfully moving around as much as possible, paying attention to the feelings of your movements and the sights and sounds in your environment.
At the end of the book, you have a direct web link to the Posit Science website
, where you can try the brain rewiring exercises (BrainHQ program) that Dr. Merzenich designed.
Here’s to a healthier body and brain!Becca Chopra
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander, M.D., takes us on a journey with him out of normal consciousness.
I wish everyone could experience the unconditional love and acceptance that he experienced on his journey. It’s available to us all – meditation and prayer are recommended ways to experience this oneness. Opening the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra in my experience have also allowed people to feel at one and in tune with higher consciousness and “knowing.”
As he lay in a coma, Dr. Alexander journeyed “beyond this world” where he recalls that he met angelic beings and the Divine source of the universe itself. The fact that Eben Alexander, M.D., is a neuroscientist and had a near-death experience (NDE) while miraculously recovering from bacterial meningitis, has made his book a best-seller as well as brought up much discussion on NDEs and the feeling of oneness and happiness that are usually experienced in this state.
I’ve already read rebuttals, such as from Steven Novella on the Neurologica blog that, “Alexander claims there is no scientific explanation for his experiences, but… they occurred while his brain function was either on the way down or on the way back up, or both, not while there was little to no brain activity. During this time he would have been in an altered state of consciousness, with different parts of his cortex functioning to different degrees. This state is analogous to certain drug-induced mental states, or those induced by hypoxia and well documented, and there is even some overlap with the normal dream state.”
I’m interested in the science vs. faith issue and feel they can be compatible. I don’t believe science can actually explain what happened to Dr. Alexander during his NDE – such as being guided by a biological sister he had never met during his life as an adopted child. I am fascinated by the revelations he had while in his NDE, where he experienced above all else, LOVE.
He writes that he learned, “Love is, without a doubt, the basis of everything.” He writes that he found this the most single important emotional AND scientific truth in the universe.
Dr. Alexander claims that our brain is a barrier to our higher knowledge. Shamans and medicine men have long used mind-altering drugs to draw back the curtain of the rational mind to connect with spirit and the energy of the universe, love. They do this for healing purposes, and I found Dr. Alexander’s book healing as well.
Science still has much to discover about the mechanism of consciousness. There are still profound mysteries surrounding the spiritual or divine realm, our experience of reality, and whether there is a God. Dr. Alexander writes an intriguing story of his experiences before, during and after his coma and NDE, all ending with the beautiful message that we are connected as One through our divine link with God.
I found it a very interesting read, and basically embrace his message, whether or not NDEs can be scientifically validated. I’m passing the book on to my mother who is still mourning the loss of my father. Who doesn’t want the comfort of believing that our souls go on and experience wonder and beauty in the next life?
I applaud Dr. Alexander for sharing his story at the risk of criticism from his colleagues and the scientific community in general. It is well-written and inspirational, two very important criteria for me when judging a book.
For those interested in more info or sharing their own NDEs, Dr. Alexander has set up www.Eternea.org
as a resource to foster cooperation between science and spirituality.
Attracting your Perfect Body through the Chakras by Cyndi Dale explains the chakras as portals into the perfect body, through which you can construct your own unique diet and exercise plan.
As Cyndi explains, you can support your personal destiny while creating your perfect body by responding to the needs of your strongest chakras. She includes Your Strongest Chakra Quiz to help you determine your personality type, governed by which of your chakras are strong and which are weak. I was a little quizzical of it, but the answers were quite accurate for me - I turned out to be a Communicator (showing the energy of my Throat Chakra in teaching and writing books) and a Naturalist, linked to the 10th chakra, which is one foot below the ground (showing my devotion to all things in Nature, organic food and clothing, and my environmental journalism and activism). It's interesting that Cyndi included 11 chakras, making the test even more accurate, as well as discussing auric fields.
The following chapters in the book provide guidance on which endocrine gland is associated with each chakra you need to "perfect" to reach your potential. There's diet, exercise, clothing advice, and more for each type. A short book, it is well worth taking the time to read and follow Cyndi's advice on both behavioral and spiritual changes. By doing so, you can begin or accelerate the process of summoning your perfect body and attracting powerful energies to forge and maintain your perfect body.
This book is unique, because it shows you how to attract your perfect body energetically, because our bodies are made of energy. The many diet books offering one solution for any type of person don't take this into account. Try devising your own plan, based on the personality of your body, from the physical to the spiritual.
Becca Chopra, author of Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries, and Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life
Sacred Sexuality - Reclaiming the Divine Feminine
by A’ra Blair is a memoir/self-help book for any and all women (and men who want to know more about the heart and soul of women too). A’ra is brutally honest in recounting her own journey into embracing the Divine Feminine within herself, and she offers thoughtful journaling suggestions and exercises at the end of each chapter to help the reader do the same. Whether you need to overcome abuse, trauma, depression, or are just feeling less than "Divine," this book will spring you forward into new realms of possibility in loving yourself, your partner and your life.A’ra Blair is an accomplished Spiritual Life Coach and Counselor. Her 25 years of study and transformative work in spirituality, meditation, energy work, yoga, trauma resolution, quantum physics, relationship enhancement, and personal growth have prepared A’ra to live the qualities of the Divine Feminine in service to Humanity’s Wholeness.1) What is the underlying message of your book?A'ra:
If I had to narrow it down to one sentence, I'd say it's to find that deep self-love and self-acceptance that allows the full expression of who we are. Reclaiming the Divine Feminine is really about reclaiming who we are in our fullness, a union of our masculine and feminine essence. Both are needed to bring balance and connection into our lives at a deep level. Many of us have struggled with our sexuality in one sense or another and often shun, deny, or push into the shadows those parts of us with whom we feel ashamed or confused.
We have a hard time facing what it means to be sexual beings with Divine urges. We really haven't had a model that holds our sexuality sacred. Yet Sacred Sexuality is our most intimate communion with the Divine. It's a state that takes us beyond the physical realm of sex and orgasm to a connection with the deepest part of our being, our creative Source and life sustaining energy. In this depth lies a wholeness and love that transcends any transgression, doubt, or absurdity that exists in our human experience. This sacred union with Source heals and transforms our mind, body, and emotions. It releases the past and opens us to a supreme understanding of oneness, truth, and beauty.
Through intimacy with this inner Presence, transcendence occurs and life becomes a vehicle for the soul's growth. When we reach this depth of understanding, everything in our experience becomes part of the sacred path of enlightenment. Everything! I guess you could say that's the biggest message. Every part of our lives and our experiences are part of our sacred path, and we need to reclaim it all as holy.2) What inspired you to write the book?A'ra:
I've been on a spiritual path for many years and have studied many traditions. I had a rich, deep spiritual sense of my place in the world and the universe, but so much had happened to me around my sexuality, that even with that deep spiritual connection, I struggled facing parts of my experiences that weren't so pleasant. When I started including the feminine in my exploration of the Divine I had a difficult time because I was raised with God as a man. I tried rephrasing all the masculine names and pronouns in order to really grasp that God was both masculine and feminine. However, it wasn't until I actually called on the Goddess aspect of the Divine to show me what it means to know Spirit as both feminine and masculine that I got it. Something moved within me. It was like I was in the womb of the Goddess being birthed anew.
As I emerged, I felt this incredible sense of courage and commitment to do what it takes to live
the qualities of the Divine Feminine in service to humanity's wholeness. Right around that time I was invited to give a talk for Sacred Sisters, a woman's support group. I'd been toying with the idea of creating a workshop around the Divine Feminine as an aspect of our Sacred Sexuality, so I threw it out to the Minister who ran the group. She loved it. The development and presentation of the workshop flowed. When I presented the first time, I felt like I was in the zone. I watched as women healed on so many different levels in so many different arenas. After I presented the workshop, these women wanted more. Longer, more in-depth workshops. While developing those, the book started writing itself through me. I went with the flow. When I Reclaimed the Divine Feminine, I fell madly and passionately in love with me. 3) What do you hope readers will take away from your book?A'ra:
I have three goals for what readers will take away:
First, The courage and confidence to fully express your beauty, your sensuality, your poise, your gifts and talents, and your power.
Second, The ability to embrace all of who you are as an authentic and unique expression of the Divine, even the not-so-pleasant choices, experiences, and traumas you may have had.
Third, That you fall so deeply in unconditional love with yourself that no matter what anybody says to you or about you, no matter what anyone does to you, no matter how anyone shows up in relationship with you, you come so fully from self-love that you’re able to transform every experience into a loving experience. 4) Where do you find your inspiration to write?A'ra:
The practical sense is that it's all around me. I read books and take classes on the topics I want to write about. I've been an avid journaler since my teen years. I love the feel of a pen in my hand, so writing is like walking to me. A song could inspire me or a life event, something in a speaker’s message, or an observation of someone having an extraordinary breakthrough. Most of my weekly blogs are on life events or circumstances, especially if it's something that affects the collective. I also take classes on writing and use the tools that I've learned in my trade to do little writing assignments to get the juices running. That's the practical side.
The metaphysical answer is that most of my inspiration comes from that still small voice. It's not uncommon for the Divine to wake me up in the middle of the night with ideas that have to be written down or I'm not going to sleep or function. Since writing the book, my connection is even deeper, so the ideas and inspiration are constant. It's hard to keep up. But I don't have to. When I'm ready to write, I sit down and simply say on the page, "Okay, what do you want to write about?" I might pose some ideas to "wake inspiration up" so to speak, but then it flows. Oh and what a joy to watch this process unfold through me.5) Was it hard or helpful to remember and recount the hardships you faced in your life?A'ra:
Both to the umpteenth degree. But, well worth it. It was difficult to face many of those experiences, knowing I was getting ready to put them out into the world. But if my story helps one person face her life and love it fully into wholeness, it was worth it. The best part of it is the catharsis it is. I feel so free and open to receive. I see now what a blessing every aspect of my life has been. What a wild and crazy ride, this thing called life. Even the most painful parts have now had an opportunity to leave my mind and body. To sit with me like a wounded friend, and I've been able to heal it all. This is my wish, hope, and dream for my readers. This type of cathartic experience into deep self-love. 6) Any advice for others who feel they have inspiration to share?A'ra:
Just start writing without any expectation that it has to become something. Write for you first. You are your best audience. Don't be concerned with getting it perfect the first time. There are no great writers, only great re-writers. If you have a story to tell, with over seven billion people on the planet, I guarantee you that you have an audience that needs and wants to hear it. Writing is a gift and a curse. It's an incredible experience to write a piece of inspiration and have that sense of "Wow, I wrote that!" But in the same breath, we writerly types tend to put our writing at the bottom of the priority list. We have so many other things we need to do and then it's time for bed. We're filled with ways to procrastinate. It's part of being a writer. You have to step up your game and commit to writing on a weekly basis. And you can't beat yourself up when you miss the mark. And don't kid yourself. It's not easy. But it is worth it! In a nutshell, never give up!
You can purchase A’ra Blair’s book at http://sacredsexualitybooks.com/
and read her blog at http://pureawarenesspathways.com/blog/
A Beautiful Medicine
by David Mercier illuminates how our individual minds and bodies are profoundly linked to the Whole, essential for understanding health, healing, and medicine. Of course, you would think that all holistic medicine would look at the whole, but Dr. Mercier takes us one step further, to see that creating the best life possible for ourselves is creating the best world possible. The author draws on great philosophers and poets to help him show us the beauty of life, that which we are all seeking. And he takes us on a journey through the book that is transformational… from the biological puzzle of painful symptoms to health portrayed not only as a vibrant body, but also a life full of meaning and purpose, and at harmony with one’s spiritual nature.
If the reader gets nothing else from this book, I hope it is the appreciation and gratitude for the symptom’s role in our lives, as a roadmap from the problem to the cure. Never again will I see a back pain as simply a back pain, but maybe an expression of tension caused by anger, boredom or fear, an amplifier for the voice of prisoners in the subconscious self, as Mercier so beautiful puts it.
“The impulse of unresolved emotions takes advantage of perforations in the armor of our anatomy and physiology, seeking the spots that then become physical speaker systems for blaring the message,” he explains…”for the benevolent purpose of helping us heal and integrate.” This becomes transformational as we overcome the obstacles in our path, like on the hero’s journey, and transcend them with courage.
Mercier is so eloquent, I would do best by quoting him over and over. I am a huge proponent of whole foods, but am now even more so having read that “When we eat whole foods, we ingest the fertility of the universe and reinforce our primordial bond with the earth’s imagination and dreams.” The author explains how carrots and cauliflower are not objects, but information that our cells can understand and utilize. Whereas, if we ingest processed food like chips or candy bars, we might as well be chewing plastic because it will offer our bodies similarly garbled data. The idea that food is a message is another profound insight in this book, one of many.
Whether or not you’re facing illness, look to this book for motivation to cultivate a lush, fertile, healthy terrain in your body with diet, exercise, relaxation, and a soul at peace.
Reading this book, Mercier’s optimism about the potential of medicine is contagious. I hope every health practitioner reads this book to see the possibility of a beautiful medicine that is aligned with the patient’s grandest hopes and welcomes the human soul into the practice of hard science. And I hope every person who picks up this book (I sincerely recommend that you do) uses what they learn about the healing journey to help them along on the search for actualization, wholeness, and love. David Mercier, M.S., L.Ac., is a speaker, seminar leader, coach and acupuncturist. Download a bonus Discovery Guide at www.DavidMercier.com. Here, he answers my questions: 1) What is the underlying message of your book?
The key message is that our bodies are instruments expressing the wisdom of a conscious, evolving universe. By listening to the messages hidden in our discomfort and pain, whether physical or psychological, we get excellent guidance for our physical, emotional, and spiritual development. 2) What inspired you to write the book?
I realized that for years, I had been giving guidance to my patients in bits and pieces during their sessions with me—there was just too much information to give all at once. So I thought that consolidating all that guidance in one place would be a contribution to my patients and anyone else who might read it. I also feel that conventional medicine and even a good part of integrative medicine these days have lost sight of the soul behind the human experience. I wanted to express the need to remember that what lies behind health, healing, and medicine is the soul of humanity. 3) What do you hope readers will take away from your book? What changes do you hope they’ll make?
I hope they will see that any discomfort or pain they experience is not a “problem,” but encouragement from the wisdom of the world, the anima mundi
, to keep evolving. Whether the need is for more calcium or more forgiveness, our discomfort is only here to help. This wisdom is fierce in its demands that we lead a life, just as our spiritual traditions have always insisted, of love, compassion, and connectedness with others. 4) Where do you find your inspiration to write?
While I was writing the book, I found inspiration from a variety of sources. One was to go to museums to stand before the work of the great artists. It was a non-verbal but potent reminder of the greatness that humanity is capable of, and always inspired me. But I also found inspiration from my memories of the poor that I encountered in developing countries. Thinking of the enormous suffering I saw first-hand informs many of the major decisions in my life, and encourages me to do what I can to make a difference. And the third source was knowing that I wanted to leave something behind that will continue to help people long after I’m gone.
5) Any advice for others who feel they have inspiration to share?
Just do it, and do it now. Drop all excuses, and get started tonight. It might be easy, or it might be incredibly hard, but always let yourself be called by the world’s deep hunger to make the difference you long to make. You’ll change, you’ll grow, and you’ll always feel a sense of satisfaction from having made a contribution to the world. Check out all the Recommended books here on my website.
How do you keep your spirit alive when your environment is inbred with drug addiction and abuse? Susan Torres grips the readers in her beautifully and entertainingly written memoir, Living on Three Spoons
, a tale of growing up in the most dysfunctional household possible, while holding on to her “true self.” The life lessons she learned to survive and thrive are ones we can all benefit from – standing up for what you believe to be good and true in your heart, and that the only way to truly fulfill the need for love is by loving ourselves... showing a balanced heart chakra.
Yes, Susan made some of the same mistakes as her mother – her first husband a drug addict, her second husband violent and controlling – until she disengaged from being one of those “dysfunctional women whose family histories creeps into the present, replaying their childhood experiences.” When her mother lay dying from AIDS, Susan forgave her and ceased the years of judging and condemning her. This gave her the freedom to live her own life, on her own terms, without hatred or regret. “Somehow I stumbled upon a healing process for myself,” writes Susan, “I learned to accept (my mother’s) failed life and understood clearly that I was separate from her, completely separate.”
Susan’s acceptance that life was and always would be imperfect – imperfect people living in an imperfect world – allowed her to forgive and to grow emotionally into the kind of mother for her own four children that she had always wanted. Taking this journey with the author leaves you truly believing that no matter how many times you are knocked down, you can keep getting back up and succeeding.
Author Susan Torres is a native New Yorker who currently teaches high school English near her home in the suburbs of New Jersey. An article written about her in the New York Times
in 2007, “Single Mother – Creator of Miracles,” prompted her to author this book.
Here, Susan Torres answers my questions about writing and inspiring others: Q.
What is the underlying message of your book?Susan:
Life is about choices. So choose, and be a change agent in your own life. Q.
What inspired you to write your memoir?Susan:
I was inspired by my single parenting struggles. By examining my life through writing I learned that I could reach a higher ground with more emotional power for the next round. I wanted my children to know my travels through life with all of its man-made mistakes. I recognized that I failed as much as I succeeded. And at the end of the day, I was inspired by my own life events. Q.
What do you hope readers will take away from your story?Susan:
People ought to grant themselves a great life and reinvent, if necessary, when life falls apart at the seams. Q.
Where do you find your inspiration?Susan:
People inspire me. From the new people that I meet, to people that I read about, to my good friends, and of course, my children. Not a day goes by that someone hasn’t inspired me. Q.
What is the best thing anyone has said about your book?Susan:
“Not only does it reveal in all their gritty detail the kind of terribly disadvantaged beginnings that some people can have, but it also shows that faith, courage, and a little bit of pragmatic intelligence can go an incredibly long way in helping one to rise well above them.”
The above quote about my story insinuates that people are capable of climbing out of a ditch, one shovel at a time, if they believe they can. Q.
Any advice for others who feel they have inspiration to share?Susan:
Your life experiences are valuable, so offer your stories, the ones you are most proud of and those you would rather keep under cover.
Susan Torres is available for select readings and lectures, and can be reached at email@example.com
, or see www.livingonthreespoons.com
Ten Life Changing Lessons
contains wise advice for everyone, whatever their religion or core beliefs. The ten lessons Winsome Campbell-Green includes in her concise yet substantive book can be found in every great philosophical tradition and are taught by most New Age life coaches. But she serves them up in her own unique, delightful manner, including how these lessons transformed her own life and can help you enjoy every minute of every day of your life.
Are you holding on to grudges? Winsome's powerful first lesson is about forgiveness, which is sometimes hard advice to follow. She strengthens her lessons with wise quotes at the beginning of each chapter and ends each chapter with questions to make you pause and discover the steps you need to take to transform yourself.
Other sage advice included in the book includes listening to your intuition and feelings (which should speak loudly to you once you've opened your Third Eye Chakra) and not your fears, being positive, objective, accountable and grateful. Who could argue with these concepts? Instead, if you're feeling your life is less than what you want it to be, read and reread the author's suggestions and be sure you've put them into action.Namaste!Becca ChopraSee Becca's Inspirational Book Blog at:www.BeccaChopra.com
The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics
takes Macrobiotics and the many misconceptions about it out into the light of day and shows why it is “hip” and “smart” to follow the philosophy of George Ohsawa, the founder of the modern macrobiotic movement. I’ve been macrobiotic for many years, and have read most of the macrobiotic philosophy and cook books available. But Jessica Porter adds a comedic flair to her writing that made me want to read one more. For those new to macrobiotics, Porter makes the philosophy of achieving balance accessible and easy to understand. How do you find this balance? In macrobiotics, it’s through your diet and through the balance of yin and yang in your life. What are yin and yang? The opposing forces always at work (feminine vs. masculine, wet vs. dry, expansive vs. contractive, light vs. dark). While Porter entertains us with her foray into macrobiotic cooking and the mishaps along the way, she also provides a deeper look into Ohsawa’s “order of the universe,” his philosophical basis of macrobiotics.
Whether you want to improve your health, reach your optimal weight, or look closer into the meaning of life, Jessica Porter gives you food for thought explaining “A Philosophy for achieving a Radiant Mind and a Fabulous Body.” I have benefited greatly in my own health from the macrobiotic diet, as it is a cleansing diet (helped my body rid itself of an ovarian cyst) and balancing my Sacral Chakra, as I reveal in my upcoming memoir, Chakra Secrets
. I have also seen many people recover from cancer by following a prescribed macrobiotic diet. But this book is more about applying macrobiotics to every area of your health to find mental, emotional and spiritual balance.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries
There are many mind-body healing tools available today, but the Dynamind Technique described in Serge Kahili King's book, Healing for the Millions
, gives the reader a self-help tool to use whenever any physical, emotional or mental problems or pain arise.
Dr. King fully explains how he developed this system using ancient Hawaiian Huna healing processes in combination with the latest information available on energy healing. Then he takes you step-by-step so you can quickly learn how to put Dynamind into practice. I took a weekend workshop with Dr. King to learn about Dynamind, but the readers of this book will benefit from all the information I was given plus more. This book includes feedback from healers around the world who have been using Dynamind to help teach people to overcome everything from back pain to tinnitus.
The basic technique is simple, yet profound, using words, motion and breath. First you say, “I have a problem and it can change. I want the problem to go away.” Then, you tap on four different points on the body, then take a deep breath. There are variations, such as adding extra words and symbols, that can also be added to the basic technique.
Dr. King explains the Hawaiian Huna philosophy — that all dis-ease or imbalance is a result of tension in the body — and how Dynamind works to relieve the pain caused by stress.
Since stress is an unbalancing force, I’ve applied Dynamind to chakra healing and balancing and find it works much quicker and is easier to learn than similar systems such as Energy Freedom Technique (EFT). For an example of how to use Dynamind to heal your seven chakras, you can download a preview from my upcoming novel, called Chakra Secrets.
Whether you feel stressed out physically, emotionally or mentally, whether your pain is in your heart or your head, it’s worth reading this book to find out how Dynamind has already helped heal millions and can help heal you.
You can order Dr. King’s book on our "Recommended" page as well as on his website, http://www.huna.org
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries
What is the meaning of life? When you get right down to it, it is to be happy. To experience a life of meaning and joy. Jennifer O’Neill in her new book, The Pursuit of Happiness
, provides a mini-course outlining 21 spiritual rules to finding success. The book was designed with a specific purpose, as a guide to help you tap into your natural ability to be happy. Everyone has the ability to find happiness in his or her life, yet sometimes you need a road map. The Pursuit of Happiness
is your spiritual road map. Jennifer’s book can help you enjoy the journey.
Here are two of her spiritual rules and my favorites... "Understand You Are A Reflection of Your Choices," and "Worry Less." Her explanations of each rule are simple and motivational. I won’t give you the full story here – The Pursuit of Happiness
is available now on Amazon Kindle - check our Recommendations
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries