Recommended books to help you on your journey.


By Sage Lavine

Having work that you love is one of the spokes on our LifeWheel. This book helps you to get in touch with the work that is calling to you and help you birth a business into the world that will nurture your soul, support you financially, and bring your worklife into balance with the rest of your life so you can be excited to jump out of bed and 'go to work' each day. It's a step-by-step guidebook packed with practical advice, checklists, and access to bonus material to help you to be successful so you can do the work you love.

Mind over medicine: scientific proof that you can heal yourself

by Lissa Rankin MD

The mind and body are intertwined in creating health and wellness. Dr. Rankin demonstrates that we have much more control over our wellbeing than many current Western Medical practitioners take into account. In addition to the well documented research behind her arguments, Dr. Rankin's book includes a process you can utilize to diagnose underlying causes of your dis-ease and write the prescription to set yourself on a path to improved health and wellness.

If You're so smart, why aren't you happy?

Raj Raghunathan - Dr. Happy Smarts - the instructor for the most popular online Coursera offering of 2015 - A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment - put his insights into this terrific book. Dr. Karen loved learning from him on Coursera and recommends the course, this book, and the website HappySmarts. You will find research on how some of the determinants of success may also deflate happiness, seven inclinations successful people need to overcome and the seven habits they should adopt instead. Gain a powerful new perspective on your work, personal goals and relationships whether you are already successful or just starting out. 

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

As a birthday celebration, their holiness' the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu gathered to spread their core message that to have joy yourself you must bring joy to others. The book shares their own stories and teachings about joy, scientific findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Read the book and also join the global book club to discuss the book's big ideas, reflect on your life, and connect with others.


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