Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations by Matthew Fox
This book has genuinely helped me survive this year. It focuses on 32 mystics, including Howard Thurman, whose book Jesus and the Disinherited was in Martin Luther King’s hands each of the 39 times he went to prison.
Animal Teachings: Enhancing Our Lives Through The Wisdom of Animals by Dawn Brunke & Illustrations by Ola Liola
Focusing on the wisdom of our animal teachers, this book groups 60 animals into 12 categories, including Attention & Awareness, Balance, Communication, Creation & Creativity, Dreaming, Healing, Integration, Intuition, Joy, Personal Power, Transformation, & Wisdom. It includes colorful and creative drawings and can be used as the starting point for many meditations.
The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault
This is Cynthia’s discussion of the truths of Mary Magdalene that were suppressed through the ages. It’s a little dense, but I found it to be worth the effort!
This video was recorded with restorative yoga in mind, but these are useful folds to know for any class. Enjoy!
A brand new guided meditation for the new year!
Sun Salutation with a Chair
A Balance Sequence with a Chair
This mp3 of a guided meditation is from Anne's first website. Enjoy at your leisure!
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Do not miss this breathtaking book written by a neurosurgeon who receives a terminal diagnosis in his last year of residency. It is a poignant memoir and reflection on finding meaning in despair.
Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon
A funny and frank memoir written by Rachel Simon, who is the sister of an mentally challenged woman. Simon follows her sister, Beth, through her six-day per week routine of riding city buses from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on what becomes a journey of personal discovery.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
A riveting and honest look at Western Medicine’s inclination to look away from issues at the end of life and a call for honoring our intentions as we come to the end of our lives. Selected as book of the year by too many sources to list.
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (why doesn’t he just run for President already!)
A systematic look at the effectiveness of checklists in the building and aeronautic industries and a demonstration of how using checklists in operating rooms around the worlds could save lives and improve outcomes.