A Brief List of My Favorite Books
related to
Life Management, Mental, Emotion & Spiritual Health, Stress Management & High Level Wellness

This is not a comprehensive list.

The asterisks * indicate my personal favorites (the more stars, the more I like it). 
Each, however, is an excellent read, in my humble opinion.

If the book has a ~ by its title then it should be available in the WSU library.

             Topic & Title

Alternative/Complementary/Energy/Vibrational Therapy  
 Accupressure's Potent Points   ~  M. R. Gach
 Healing And The Mind  ~  B. Moyers
 Mind/Body Medicine  ~  D. Goleman & G. Gurin
 PNI: The New Mind/Body Healing Program ~  E. Dacher
 Quantum Healing: Exploring The Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine*   ~  D. Chopra
 Space, Time & Medicine **   ~  L. Dossey
 Spiritual Dimensions of Healing   ~  S. Krippner & P. Welch
 Spontaneous Remission: An Annotated Bibliography  ~  B. O'Regan
 The Book of Massage: The complete step-by-step guide to Eastern and Western techniques.  ~  L. Lidell
 The Healer Within   ~  S. Locke
 The Healing Power of Humor  ~  A. Klien
 The Healing Brain: Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us Healthy ~  R. Ornstein & D. Sobel
 The Massage Book   ~  G. Downing
 The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary tools for dramatic personal change  ~ *****  D. Feinstein, D. Eden, & G. Craig
 Therapeutic Touch, Healing In The New Age  ~  D. Krieger
 Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century  ~  R. Gerber
 Creative Visualization *  ~  S. Gawain
 If You Want To Write ****   ~  B. Euland
 The Aladdin Factor  ~ ****  J Canfield & V. Hansen
 The Biology of Belief  ~ ****    B. Lipton  
 The Book on Mind Management ****    D. Deaton
 The Power of Intention  ~ ****    W. Dyer
 The Power of Your Subconscious Mind ** ~  J. Murphy
 The Silva Mind Control Method  ~  J. Silva
 You'll See It When You Believe It  ~ ****  W. Dyer
High Level Health & Wellness  
 Ageless Body, Timeless Mind  ~  D. Chopra
 Anatomy of an Illness  ~  N. Cousins
 Creating Health: Beyond Prevention, Toward Perfection **  ~  D. Chopra
 Dr. Dean Ornish's Program For Reversing Heart Disease   ~  D. Ornish
 Getting Well Again   ~  C. Simonton & S. Simonton
 Healers On Healing   ~  R. Carlson & B. Shield
 How To Meditate **  ~  L. LeShan
 Intuitive Eating   ~  E. Trebol & E. Resch
 Love, Medicine & Miracles   ~  B. Siegel
 Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide *  ~  D. Chopra
 You Can Heal Your Life ~  L. Hays
 Awaken The Giant Within***  ~  A. Robbins
 Become Who You Were Born to Be  ~  B. Souza
 Chicken Soup for the Soul (any book with this title, i.e., at work)  ~  
 Fish! A Remarkable way to Boost Morale and Improve Results  ~  Lundin, Paul, & Christensen
 If Life is a Game, These are the Rules  ~  C. Carter-Scott
 Life Strategies, Doing What Works, Doing What Matters   ~  P. McGraw
 Robbing the Grave of It's Greatness *  D. McNeal
 See you at the top  ~ ***  Z. Ziglar
 The Five People You Meet in Heaven  ~  M. Albom
 The Knight in Rusty Armor  ~  R. Fisher
Near-Death Experience (NDE)  
 Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience  ~ ***  P.M.H. Atwater
 Embraced by the Light ***   B. Eadie
 Heading Toward the Omega: In search of the meaning of the NDE *****  K. Ring
 Life After Life  ~  R. Moody
 Reflections on Life After Life *  ~  R. Moody
 Return from Tomorrow  G. Ritchie
 To Heaven and Back: The true story of a doctor's extraordinary walk with God  M. Neal MD
 Within the Light  C. Sutherland
Quantum Physics, Energy, & Spirit  
 Bridging Science And Spirit *  ~  N. Friedman
 Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior  ~ *********   D. Hawkins
 Space, Time & Beyond ~  ***   B. Toben & F. Wolf
 Stalking the Wild Pendulum **  ~  I. Bentov
 The Dancing Wu-Li Masters ***   ~  G. Zukov
 The Field ***    L. McTaggart
 The Holographic Universe **** ~  M. Talbot
 The Tao of Physics ***   ~  F. Capra
 How to win friends and influence people  ~  D. Carnegie
 Living, Loving, And Learning   ~  L. Buscaglia
 Love *  ~  L. Buscaglia
 Loving Each Other **  ~  L. Buscaglia
 Teach Only Love *   ~  G. Jampolsky
 The Five Love Languages   ~  G. Chapman
 The Tao of Leadership **   ~  J. Heider
 A Path With a Heart   ~  J. Kornfield
 As Above, So Below  ~  R. Miller
 Awakening Spirits: A Native American Path to Inner Peace, Healing and Spiritual Growth **** ~  T. Brown
 Care of The Soul    T. Moore
 Creation Spirituality  ~  M. Fox
 Finite And Infinite Games ~  **  J. P. Carse
 Handbook To Higher Consciousness *********  ~  K. Keyes
 Healing Words: The Power of Prayer And The Practice of Medicine **  ~  L. Dossey
 Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah *****   ~               R. Bach
 Jonathan Livingston Seagull ***   ~  R. Bach
 Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guide  ~  Ram Dass
 One **   ~  R. Bach
 Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior  ~ **********   D. Hawkins
 Recovering The Soul: A Scientific And Spiritual Search *****   ~  L. Dossey
 Return from Tomorrow  ~ ***    G. Ritchie
 Running From Safety: An Adventure of The Spirit *******   ~  R. Bach
 Serendipity of The Spirit ***   ~  R. Eyre
 Siddhartha   ~  H. Hesse
 Tao Te Ching ***  ~  Loa tsu
 The Anatomy of The Spirit  ~  C. Myss
 The Bridge Across Forever***   ~  R. Bach
 The Way of the Peaceful Warrior   ~  D. Millman
 The World of Serendipity ****  ~  M. Bach
 There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem *** ~  W. Dyer
 You Can Have It All ***   ~  A. M. Patent
Sports Psychology  
 Golf is Not a Game of Perfect *******  B. Rotella
 Inner Game of Tennis****   ~  W. T. Gallwey
 Peak Performance: Mental Training Techniques of the World's Greatest Athletes  ~ *  C. Garfield
 Think Like a Champion   ****  D. Devenzio
Stress Management/Stress Reduction  
 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it's all small stuff   ~  R. Carlson
 Full Catastrophe Living ****   ~  J. Kabat-Zinn
 Mind As Healer, Mind As Slayer ****  ~  K. Pelletier
 Stress Management for Life: A research-based experiential approach ******** :-)   ~  M. Olpin
  Unwind! 7 Principles for a Stress Free Life  ******** :-)      M. Olpin 
 The World is NOT a Stressful Place  ******** :-)  ~  M. Olpin
Thoughts & Emotions  
 Anger Kills   ~  R. Williams
 As a Man Thinketh ***   ~  J. Allen
 Co-Dependence  ~  A. W. Schaef
 Codependent No More  ~  M. Beatty
 Different Drummer  M. Scott Peck
 Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway ***  S. Jeffers
 Feelings Buried Alive Never Die ****  ~  K. Truman
 Fire In The Soul   ~  J. Borysenko
 I'm okay, You're okay ~  T. A. Harris
 Love Is Letting Go of Fear *****  ~  G. Jampolsky
 Man's Search For Meaning****   ~  V. Frankl
 Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships***   ~  B. Hafen & K. Karren
 Minding The Body, Mending The Mind  ~  J. Borysenko
 Molecules of Emotion  ~ **  C. Pert
 Psycho-Cybernetics *  ~  M. Maltz
 Pulling Your Own Strings *  ~  W. Dyer
 Risking   ~  D. Viscott
 Running From Safety: An Adventure of The Spirit *******   ~  R. Bach
 Superlearning **  ~  S. Ostrander & L. Schroeder
 Tao: The Watercourse Way   ~  A. Watts
 The Alchemist ***  P. Coelho
 The Book of Awesome *** N. Pasricha
 The Einstein Factor **  ~  W. Wenger & R. Poe
 The Four Agreements *** D.M. Ruiz
 The Greatest Salesman in the World  O. Mandino
 The Magic Power of Self-Image Psychology ~  M. Maltz
 The Miracle of Mindfulness  ~  Thich Nhat Hanh
 The Power of Positive Thinking ***   ~  N.V. Peale
 The Prophet  ~  K. Gibran
 The Road Less Traveled   ~  S. Peck
 The Tao of Inner Peace   ~  Diane Dreher
 The Tao of Pooh ****   ~  B. Hoff
 Think and Grow Rich  ~ **  N. Hill
 Toward a Psychology of Being   ~  A. Maslow
 Tuesdays with Morrie   ~  M. Albom
 Unlimited Power *   ~  A. Robbins
 What Happy People Know **  ~  D. Baker
 What to Say When You Talk to Yourself *** ~  S. Helmstetter
 What You Think of Me is None of My Business ~  T. Cole-Whittaker
 Wherever You Go, There You Are ****   ~  J. Kabat-Zinn
 Who Moved My Cheese   ~  S. Johnson
 Winning Through Enlightenment ** ~  R. Smothermon
 Your Erroneous Zones ***   ~  W. Dyer
 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance **** ~  R. Persig
 Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness   ~  T. C. Chung
Time/Life Management  
 Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide ****  ~  Miller & Frisch
 First Things First **   ~  Covey, Merrill & Merrill
 Getting Things Done ****  D. Allen
 How to get Control of your Time and your Life ~  A. Lakein
 Lifebalance ****  ~  R. Eyre
 Principle-Centered Leadership  ~ *    S. Covey
 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families **   ~  S. Covey
 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ****   ~  S. Covey
 The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management  H. Smith
 The Tao of Time   ~  D. Hunt & P. Hait

Compiled by Dr. Michael Olpin

Last Update: 01/27/2015

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