Favorite Music and Audio-Books

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Favorite Books You Should Experience as Audio-Books

 


Resist Nothing: Guided Meditations to Heal the Pain-Body, with Kim Eng.

On these discs Kim Eng offers guided meditations that bring the teachings of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle, into practice.Her soothing offerings, introduced by Eckhart himself, gently guide you toward a freedom from the thoughts and identification that weigh you down and a stronger connection with your authentic, inner self.

 

 

Eckhart Tolle’s Findhorn Retreat: Stillness Amidst the World By Eckhart Tolle(A) [Audiobook] The only thing better than reading Tolle is listening to him. Tolle’s gentle humor breathes life and power into his teachings on how to use the present moment to unlock the stillness that brings sanity to an often insane world.

 

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment,by Deepak Chopra

In this guide, Deepak Chopra takes his seven spiritual laws and applies them specifically to the tasks and challenges of parenting. Don’t be discouraged by the somewhat daunting description of just how much effort he and his wife seem to be able to commit to their own parenting practices. There is much to be learned from the weekly discussions and practices he lays out for you and your family.

 

Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks (Julie Andrews Collection), by John Bucchino

Amazon says it best: “In this exquisite picture book and accompanying CD recorded by Art Garfunkel, Anna-Lisa Hakkarainen’s radiant paintings bring John Bucchino’s words to life. A joyous celebration of the beauty of the seasons, the wonders of nature, and the blessings of faith, here is a gift to be treasured by children and adults of all ages.”

 

 

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle.

Run don’t walk if you haven’t yet heard of Eckhart Tolle. This book, and Tolle’s other works, including, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61), present a coherent post-Buddhist philosophy where living in the “now” is recognized as the path to the end of our suffering. This book works, but don’t take my word for it. Definitely try it out for yourself.

 

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Library), by Pema Chodron.

The wisdom of this book is in its teachings that the way to overcome our suffering is to lean into it – with compassion and curiosity. This may sound counter-intuitive, but Pema Chodron’s lessons about how to navigate the uncertainty of life has changed my life. Be sure to listen to this as an audioCD. Chodron’s sweet voice and gentle humor are absolutely charming and not to be missed.

 

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, Shawn Achor.

My husband recommended this audio-book to me after seeing Shawn Achor at a client conference and I’ve been passing on the good news ever since. Although Shawn’s work is based in the world of business, I love this book for its clear presentation of practices for a happier life with the scientific evidence to back it up.

Favorite Music

Feng Shui: Music For Balanced Living, by Daniel May

These instrumental compositions are the perfect music for relaxation. This is my go to music when I need some “spa” time.

 

 

The Essence, Deva Premal

These gentle, ethereal chants are my go to music when I just want to relax.

 

 

Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das

Krishna Das is a kirtan “rock star” who has brought spiritual music out of the ashram and into concert halls around the wall.

 

 

Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George, Jack Johnson.

I was originally drawn to Jack Johnson’s heart-warming lyrics on the song Upside Down – “I’ll share this love I’ve found with everyone. We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s song. I don’t want this feeling to go away,” but stayed because of all the other great tunes. This album pleases all the adults and children in my family.

 

Free to Be You & Me, Marlo Thomas.

I know it’s been around for a while, but there’s a reason for that. The messages of friendship, equality and self-confidence in this recording never go out of style.

 

Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens (I’ve never gotten used to the whole Yusuf thing)

Another oldie but goodie. I’ve been listening to this album since I was in high school and I still love it. And I think his song “Where do the children play?” remains a powerful reminder of the impact of our changing world on our kids.