Book Recommendations

 


A groundbreaking program that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and prevent and heal injuries, for runners of any age or fitness level.
In Chi Running, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi.


A revolutionary program that blends the health benefits of walking with the core principles of T’ai Chi to deliver maximum physical, mental, and spiritual fitness.

The low-impact health benefits of walking have made it one of the most popular forms of daily exercise. Yet few people experience all the benefits that walking can offer.

In Chi Walking, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, teach the walking technique they created that transforms walking from a mundane means of locomotion into an intensely rewarding practice that enhances mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Similar to Pilates, yoga, and T’ai Chi, ChiWalking emphasizes body alignment and mindfulness while strengthening the core muscles of the body.

 

#1 “NEW YORK TIMES” BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY “THE NEW YORK TIMESBOOK REVIEW, THE WASHINGTON POST, “AND “PUBLISHERS WEEKLY” Hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading, a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States (“The New York Observer”)
” This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it. ”
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of race, a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
“Between the World and Me “is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, “Between the World and Me “clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
Praise for “Between the World and Me”
Powerful and passionate . . . profoundly moving . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today. Michiko Kakutani, “The New York Times”
Brilliant . . . Coates] is firing on all cylinders, and it is something to behold: a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers at the very moment national events most conform to his vision. “The Washington Post”
I ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of “Between the World and Me, “like Coates’s journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. As profound as it is revelatory. Toni Morrison
Abrilliant thinker at the top of his powers, Coates has distilled four hundred years of history and his own anguish and wisdom into a prayer for his beloved son and an invocation to the conscience of his country.An instant classic and a gift to us all. Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns”
I know that this book is addressed to the author sons, and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass, inexorably, into harm’s way. I hope that I will be forgiven, then, for feeling that Coates was speaking to me, too, one father to another. Michael Chabon
A work of rare beauty . . . a love letter written in a moral emergency, one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy. “Slate.

 

fc97815946347101The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
Named a Hot Fall Read by “USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, “”O Magazine,” the”Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, “and the” San Antonio Express-News”
“A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life… I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious. PopSugar
From the worldwide bestselling author of “Eat Pray Love” the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you ve dreamed of.
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, “Big Magi”c cracks open a world of wonder and joy

 

 

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