Suggested reading


For the kiddos (or the kid at heart)

Sara, Book 1: Sara Learns the Secret about the Law of Attraction

This book offers you, the reader, a thoughtful and inspired formula for generating appreciation, happiness, and good feelings—deftly blended into the uplifting story of a plucky, inquisitive girl named Sara; and her teacher, an ethereal owl named Solomon.
There’s something in Sara for any child, adult, or teen pursuing joy and meaning . . . and searching for answers about life, death, and the desires of the heart. It’s filled with techniques and processes for making one’s dreams come true . . . especially yours!
Sara and Solomon will delight and enchant you.


Sara, Book 2: Solomon's Fine Featherless Friends

From that opening exclamation, this second Sara novel rampages through chapter after chapter of fun and adventure.
Solomon (the owl from the first book who “speaks without moving his lips”) reappears and gives Sara and her classmate Seth a fresh and enlightening perspective on life on this planet.
Simply put, these two adventurous, tree-climbing friends dialogue with their ethereal feathered mentor regarding their varied (and sometimes confusing) experiences with parents, teachers, other students, neighbors, and property owners. The clarity, understanding, and wisdom that Solomon gives them results in some surprisingly practical views on the rules of the game of life.


Sara, Book 3: A Talking Owl Is Worth a Thousand Words! 

“Do you believe in ghosts?” Annette just sort of blurted out.
Sara and Seth both looked up with surprise. “Well,” Sara stalled, “I guess I do.” She remembered the night Solomon had visited her in her bedroom after Jason and Jimmy had shot him, but she hadn’t really thought about him being a ghost that night; she’d just been so glad to see her beloved feathered friend.
Sara and Seth looked at each other. Both of them knew that if anything would fall into the category of ghosts, Solomon would most likely be it, but they didn’t say anything, uncertain about telling their new friend their special secret.
“Well, do you believe in ghosts?” Seth asked, looking intently at Annette’s serious face.
Annette looked at Seth and then at Sara, who both sat quietly, each waiting to hear the answer.
“No, I just wondered if you did,” Annette answered abruptly. “Hey, let’s swing.” And without taking the time to execute a perfectly calculated leap from the platform as she usually did, Annette grabbed the swinging rope and jumped off as if she couldn’t do so fast enough. . . .




I AM, the newest children’s book by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, is taken from his latest book for adults, Wishes Fulfilled. I AM teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is not far off in the distance, or even merely beside us. In other words, we are not separate from God—we are God!   Knowing that God’s love and strength is a part of everyone can help kids grow to meet their greatest potential in life. The book uses a rhyme and illustrations to teach this lesson and help children realize that they are greater than they ever imagined! There is also a special section at the end that teaches the important meaning and way to use the words I am to create love, happiness, and greatness in their own lives and the world



Sensational Meditation for Children

Higher self esteem, improved focus, better reading skills, closer family relationships and better health - these are just a few of the outcomes parents, therapists and teachers who've used Sensational Meditation for Children are raving about.

Considered the bible for teaching meditation to children, this book provides a step-by-step roadmap for introducing, inspiring, and supporting children to meditate. Rich with philosophy, supporting science and practical examples, this book clearly explains the benefits of meditation for today's young generation. Included are 14 meditations and a variety of fun-filled exercises to help you get started right away.

A meditation movement for children is quietly emerging across the United States and throughout the world. Children are learning meditation techniques at home, in school, in after-school clubs, and in churches, yoga studios, YMCAs, and other community centers. Parents, teachers, and therapists are finding that meditation helps children in as many ways as there are children learning its techniques.

Teachers who incorporate meditation techniques into their lesson plans report that their classroom environments are more peaceful. They attribute this to their students' ability to express care and compassion for one another. Teachers also say their students' academic skills and confidence have risen.
Therapists who work with children say meditation reduces test anxiety, builds positive peer relationships, and enhances anger management skills. Scientists find meditation decreases blood pressure and helps other physical functions, which may be adding to these positive shifts in children.
Parents are also beginning to grasp moments of serenity and bliss after teaching meditation techniques to their children. Parents say meditation helps their family members be more respectful of one another; thus relationships grow closer and more fulfilling. Some parents say meditation helps raise their children's self-esteem. Additionally, children now can relax in doctors' offices and wind down at bedtime. Their health has improved, too. Parents report that their children truly like to meditate, are curious about its processes, and ask lots of questions.

Many children say that meditation helps them prepare for tests and sports events; and report it improves their relationships with their friends, parents, brothers, and sisters. Other children tell me that they like to meditate because it helps them feel happier when they are sad, and sometimes simply because it's fun. One child shares, "It just feels cool!"



On my way to a happy life

What if you could teach your children 7 lessons that would help them on their way to a happy and successful life? With Deepak Chopra’s On My Way to a Happy Life, you can do just that! The ideas found inside this book are the the most timeless laws of the universe, presented in the simplest of terms for young children. When kids understand the way the world works from a spiritual point of view, it makes it easier for them to navigate through it with joy and love and happiness.





Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life

Following in the footsteps of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s first children’s book, the bestseller Incredible You! this work goes even further toward expressing Wayne’s positive message for children. In Unstoppable Me! Dr. Dyer teaches children how to hold on to the no-limit thinking he believes they were born with, rather than just trying to “fit in.” In doing so, they can learn to truly enjoy life and become unstoppable as they strive to attain their dreams.
    The 10 important lessons in this book include the value of taking risks, dealing with stress and anxiety, and learning to enjoy each moment. Each point includes an example showing how a child might apply the concept in his or her everyday life. Similar to Incredible You! there are questions at the end of the book to help spark discussion and to further reinforce Wayne’s message.


Dr Wayne W. Dyer has taken then 10 concepts from his book for adults "10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace" and interpreted them for children, creating "Incredible You"! Wayne believes that it's never too early for children to know that they're unique and powerful beings, and they have everything they need within themselves to create happy, successful lives. With this book, parents can introduce these important ideas to their children. The ten concepts are numbered, titled and set in rhyming verse, and vibrant illustrations bring each point to life. At the end, there are questions that kids can answer to connect these ideas to their own lives, and make them realize how incredible they truly are.


Jake, a Guinea Pig Finds Adventure
A 40 page paperback picture book about joy, the law of attraction, and the art of allowing. Jake loves
his little home, but lately, he's become bored. A day outside shows him how fun the world can be, yet at night he decides to return to the safety of his cage. With a new perspective, he suddenly realizes that anything is possible, no mater where he is. Rich with emotion, this book allows readers to see how a simple shift in outlook, with a focus on gratitude and joy, can make the difference between living life in a cage or in a sanctuary. book review: "Jake, A Guinea Pig Finds Adventure is a sweet story with a powerful message. In the beginning of the story, Jake feels a sense of lack in his life, but when he begins focusing on what he has, rather then what he is missing, his reality changes. . . and the reader is along for the journey of seeing abundance everywhere!" - Dayna Martin, author, "Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun."


Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

This wonderful picture book for children and parents alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful characters Mindful Monkey and his mindful friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calm and focused mind Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda will delight readers of all ages.

As our story begins Monkey is not so mindful, but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Peaceful Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the joy of doing things in the moment, without distraction, and with peaceful and happy mind.


Moody Cow Meditates

Peter the Cow is having a bad day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike, he loses his temper and gets in trouble. To make matters worse, all the other kids and cows are teasing him, calling him "Moody Cow." Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over. Can Grandpa teach him to settle his mind and let go of his frustration? This vibrant children's book is a fun and funny way to introduce children to the power of meditation. With full-color illustrations by the author, Moody Cow is ideal for parent-child sharing and for repeat reads.



Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Sometimes life seems like it's all about hurrying--so many places to go! And sometimes it's hard when things don't go your way--it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate!







 Anh's Anger

Children experience anger on a regular basis, but lack the coping skills to guide them through these difficult moments. In Anh's Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh’s grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room and "sit with his anger," Anh discovers a positive method by which to work through his feelings. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.



Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom 

Many of today’s children face challenges and obstacles far beyond what their parents ever imagined. These 20 thoroughly modern retellings of ancient Buddhist tales give parents a fun, low-pressure way to impart wisdom and moral guidance without preaching. Each story highlights a moral or ethical dilemma that echoes those that children face in their own lives, providing insight and enlightenment that they can use to defuse trying situations. At the conclusion of each story, applicable Buddhist principles are discussed. Featuring engaging characters, enthralling adventures, and modern language that speaks to today’s kids, these beautifully illustrated stories can help children relieve stress, attain greater academic and social achievement, and enjoy a more positive outlook on life.


The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness

Master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja offers 18 beautifully illustrated bedtime stories, inspired by the Buddhist folk tradition, for parents to read to their children. Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while conveying basic life lessons that will nurture children, calm their anxieties, and help them find peace and confidence. The tales explore themes from the Eightfold Path—Buddhism's practical route to a happy life—while gently teaching kids to speak kindly and truthfully, behave with compassion, and think selflessly.




Each Breath a Smile

Each Breath a Smile introduces preschool-aged children to mindful breathing. Through beautiful color illustrations, children learn to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends and family. Illustrations of trees, frogs, crickets, and birds remind them of the many simple joys available in the world around them.

With twenty-eight full-page color illustrations by artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, this book will delight children while serving as a valuable resource for parents and teachers.


A Pebble for Your Pocket

Combining the stories and meditation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree and several new stories, this completely revised edition is comprised of Buddhist parables and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, giving young readers and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions like anger. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary, this collection emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and “interbeing” — the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment.


Mindful Movements: Ten exercises for well being

Initially designed as stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindful Movements became so popular they’re now an integral part of his retreats. Based on yoga and tai chi movements, these simple, effective exercises reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. The book Mindful Movements introduces the program to the general public. The ten routines are designed to be easily accessible and can be performed by people of all ages and all body types, whether they’re familiar with mindful practices or not. They can be done before or after sitting meditation, at home, at work, or any time the reader has a few minutes to refresh both mind and body. For those new to meditation, the exercises are an easy way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete, multifaceted practice. For current practitioners, the movements add a welcome physical element to a sitting meditation practice.


Geneveive's Gift - A child's joyful tale of a child of connecting with her intuitive heart

Genevieve's Gift is a 2009 Mom's Choice Awards Gold Winner; a 2008 COVR Awards Children's Book Finalist; and a 2008 National Best Books Finalist-USA Book News.  This unique and beautifully illustrated picture book, teaches children and adults how to connect with and follow their intuition, through the fun antics of a feisty little girl named Genevieve. Searching for the perfect gift for her best friend Maya¹s birthday is proving to be quite a challenge. But when Genevieve learns to connect with and listen to her intuitive heart, she discovers the gifts of courage, intuition, self-esteem, and a wonderful, creative solution. This is a universal story, perfect for parents and teachers wanting to help children tap into their own inner knowledge, follow their passion, and make their dreams come true. Great for reading together (ages 4 to 8), or children reading alone (ages 8 to 10).


Audio CD: Bubble Kids - What Color is Your Bubble? Children's Tools for Intuition, Level 1

The games on this innovative audio CD are a fun and creative way for kids to cultivate their intuitive and psychic abilities. They gain awareness of their energy bubble by changing its color, making it bigger or smaller and cleaning it out with a "magic sponge". They visualize a monkey tail or bean stalk to ground them to Mother Earth and learn exciting ways to release pent-up energy and emotions in their bodies. The tools help to strengthen children's awareness of personal boundaries, increase the silent communication between parent and child, help kids feel confident in the world and encourages kids to see others as both physical and spiritual beings. The Bubble Kid's CDs are great for the car and have funny sound effects to make the games more real for the kids. Ages 3-8.


Audio CD: Bubble Kids - What Color is Your Bubble? Children's Tools for Intuition, Level 2

In Level 2, children will continue to refine the intuitive tools they learned from Level 1, as well as enjoy even more exciting ways to expand their sense of body awareness. They tour their own "body house" feeling what it's like inside each of the rooms, such as the heart room, the head room and the belly room. They learn how to body breathe through their skin, develop psychic focusing abilities and connect with other sensitive indigo kids around the world. The Bubble Kid's CDs are great for the car and have funny sound effects to make the games more real for the kids. Ages 3-8.




And for those days when YOU actually have time to curl up with a good book

A House United: Changing Children's Hearts and Behaviors by Teaching Self-Government

Is your home in crisis? Do your children never do what they are told? Do you find yourself completely overwhelmed and hating to interact with your children? Do your children treat you with disrespect and cause contention at home? Are you out of control of your emotions as a parent too? If any of these descriptions sound like your house, then you might be in crisis and you will definitely benefit from reading this book. It is written for you. This book is also written for people who don‘t want to ever have a home like I have described above and for parents who want to have an effectively communicating family right from the very beginning of parenthood. Parenting: A House United is based on Nicholeen’s popular seminar series Teaching Self-Government. This book shows parents the communication skills they need to teach their children to govern themselves. With the proper family environment and understanding of childhood behaviors homes can become happier. Even if families simply implement some of Nicholeen’s tested parenting principles their family life will improve. Nicholeen’s candid story telling style and experience with tough teens makes the book usable and a joy to read for all. Even if you have heard Nicholeen speak before you can’t pass this book up. It promises new stories, examples, valuable question and answer and further insights never before shared. Read mote at www.parentingselfgovernment.com


The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of your Health, Success or Relationship Issue
THE HEALING CODE is your kit for life. In 2001, Dr. Alexander Loyd discovered how to activate a physical function built into the body that removes the source of up to 95% of all illness and disease. The neuro-immune system can then do its job of healing whatever is wrong in the body. Dr. Loyd's findings were validated by tests and by the thousands of people from all over the world who have used The Healing Code system to correct virtually any physical, emotional, or relational issue, as well as realize breakthroughs in career success.

His testing has also revealed that there is a "Universal Healing Code" that can help cure most issues for most people. In this book, you learn that Universal Healing Code, which takes only minutes to do. The book also includes:

  • The Seven Secrets of life, health, and prosperity
  • The 10-second Instant Impact technique for defusing daily stress
  • The Heart Issues Finder, the only test that identifies your source issues in a succinct personalized report.

Homeopathic Self Care: The Quick and Easy Guide for the Whole Family

Homeopathy is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. More and more people are realizing that it really does work, and can be used to treat a wide range of common health problems. Now, thanks to a new book by best-selling authors Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman homeopathy can be used easily, safely, and effectively by anyone.

In Homeopathic Self-Care: The Quick and Easy Guide for the Whole Family, readers will learn to recognize and treat more than 70 specific conditions using a clear, step-by-step approach. It really can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 if you look, listen, and ask the right questions.
The book is clearly written, and organized in an easy-to-use format that will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about homeopathy. In addition, dozens of the most commonly used homeopathic medicines are listed; a glossary is included; and there are tips for obtaining a homeopathic self-care medicine kit.


Natural Healing with Cell Salts

Well nourished cells provide us with the building blocks of health. So says Dr. Weintraub's Natural Healing With Cell Salts, the most comprehensive guide to cell salt therapy. This reference book provides an in-depth look at the delicate nature of our bodies' cells and how cell salts work to help maintain a proper balance. For trained health care practitioner and the inexperienced lay person alike, Natural Healing With Cell Salts gives invaluable information regarding the relationship between healthy cells and cell salts, how to select cell salts, and the specific salts and their uses for various ailments.



The Wise Child: A spiritual guide to nurturing your child's intuition

"Connecting to our intuition unites us with both our soul and the soul of the Universe, Divine Spirit. It takes away our fearful sense of isolation and inadequacy. It replaces fear with a sense of spiritual direction and safety. The world becomes friendly, nonadversarial, and welcoming. Life becomes joyful, amusing, generous, and abundant. This is the divine plan. The intuitive life is one of confidence, inner peace, and creative expression. What better gift to ourselves and our children?"

How can I help my children to thrive and prosper? How can I ensure that they will not become unhappy and frustrated as I have been? These are the questions that inspired Sonia Choquette to write this profound and accessible book explaining--through spiritual principles, modern-day parables, and practical exercises--how even busy parents can help children connect to their own source of divine guidance.


The Sixth Sense of Children

Do your children utilize all of their senses?
“All children are naturally born with a basic sixth sense. It is the primary way in which we all first relate to the physical world. Consciously used as learning tools these intuitive/psychic talents can aid in communication, social interaction, compassion, and creativity. They add a spiritual dimension and depth that help all children grow to become productive, loving, and wise parents, teachers, brothers and sisters, and friends.”

Are your children learning all they can in school? Most teachers emphasize facts and figures, which may challenge children’s intellectual skills but do little to encourage or enhance their innate instinctive abilities. In The Sixth Sense of Children, world famous psychic Litany Burns will show you how to identify the traits your children naturally possess and help nurture their development.

In this book, you’ll discover:
Definitions of different extraordinary senses The meaning behind soul visitations Psychic abilities of child prodigies Intuitive games and exercises to help encourage the talents your children have Personal stories of psychic phenomena from the children who experienced them And much more.


The Biology of Belief, Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

With more than 100,000 copies sold of his self-published book, The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton teams up with Hay House to bring his message to an even wider audience. This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.



The Top Eleven books for beginning meditators 

It’s a wonderful thing that there are so many books available on the practice of meditation, but having many choices doesn’t make it easy when you’re new to the practice and don’t know where to begin. If you want to learn more about meditation, look no further. Any of these can help you get started.



Crystal Bible

Beautifully illustrated, The Crystal Bible offers a comprehensive guide to crystals, their shapes, colors and applications. With informative descriptions and an easy-to-use format, it is an indispensable practical handbook for crystal lovers and users everywhere - both beginner and expert alike.
The book's directory format and beautiful, full-color photos ensure that the crystals are easily identifiable. Descriptions, which accompany each of the crystals, provide all the information on their appearance, worldwide distribution, attributes, actions and healing properties. All the major and less known stones currently available are contained inside, including those only recently discovered. A comprehensive index cross-referencing crystals to applications, aliments and conditions make this book a vital reference for all crystal users.

2 comments:

  1. I found you through your other blog but could not find a place to comment or email questions. Is there a reason you sjkipped over GAPS diet? And how much does camel's milk cost you per month?

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  2. Karen,
    I'm so sorry I didn't see this sooner! I don't remember getting a notification. I never pursued the GAPS diet for one major reason. I don't believe in starving yeast, because of it's abilities to become more virulent when starved. We don't overtly give sugars, but we don't avoid fruits or carbs. I also have to watch so many other foods (oxalates and salycilates) that I just can't limit them further. I add broth and tolerated ferments in whenever possible, so we add what we like about the GAPS diet, but we don't intentionally starve yeast. When we were doing camel milk medicinally, it was probably about $700 a month for two children. It's not cheap, but prices are coming down since we've used it. The supply and demand is balancing more as more farmers hit the scene.

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