Summer is in full swing and vacation time has arrived. Since one of the best things about this time of year is kicking back with a good book, we asked our staff for their summer reading recommendations. The list they came up with is full of inspiring and educational books for you to enjoy while you are getting your R&R all season long.
| Women, Food and God, by Geneen Roth |
"Simple, profound and so helpful for anyone who's ever struggled with emotional eating"
| Mastery Through Accomplishment - Developing Inner Strength for Life's Challenges, by Hazrat Inayat Khan |
Laura, Student Services
"This book offers guidance for all stages of life. As needed, I can read just a few pages and gain wisdom and strength."
| Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places, by Steve Brill, Evelyn Dean |
Ella, Student Services
"This is my favorite book on exploring the wild. Steve and Evelyn's book highlights the best and tastiest wild plants and covers everything you need to know to find, cook and eat your finds."
| The Ultra Simple Diet, by Mark Hyman |
Shannon, Admissions "It's the easiest cleanse in the world to do and you will feel so amazing after. Mark Hyman inspires you to take a little time for yourself and revamp your metabolism in a week!"
| Crazy Sexy Diet, by Kris Carr |
"This is the ONLY diet book I believe in. It's a hilarious, easy read but also incredibly informative."
"Lighthearted and informative summer read - this book will inspire you to make healthy changes that are good for you and the planet!"
| Quantum Healing, by Deepak Chopra |
"The power of the mind-body connection is amazing - in this book, Deepak Chopra illustrates its potential for healing (and preventing illness). so interesting and inspiring!"
| In Buddha's Kitchen : Cooking, Being Cooked, and Other Adventures at a Meditation Center, by Kimberley Snow |
It's an unusual meeting of Tibetan enlightment and Southern charm in the kitchen.
| The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls |
Victoria, Legal Department
"A book you can't put down because you can't believe her life story. It's astonishing!"
| The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks |
Paula, Executive Support
"Great, quick read on breaking through patterns that keep us from living the best life we possible can. For moving past self-sabotage, staying in our comfort zone and limiting our ability to receive."
| The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron |
"I love how this book really forces you to dig deep, helping you bring out your creativity!"
| Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan |
"Interesting, informative, amazing!"
| The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer |
"Read this and you'll learn how to fly. :)"
| Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran |
"It encouraged me to give up meat!"
"An honest look at the production of meat, as told from the viewpoint of an expectant father wondering what to teach his future child about animals, compassion, and food."
| Add More ~Ing to Your Life- A Hip Guide to Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein |
"The perfect accessory if you're craving a summer of love, success and fearlessness!"
| Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, by David WolfeMaryrose, Admissions |
"Wolfe gives a detailed summary of super foods across cultures. Wonderful resource for all you smoothie lovers."
Samantha, Student Services
"I love this book for the beach because you can read it front to back or flip around. I reference it all the time and love all the smoothie recipes for the summer!"
| Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.Jonna, IT Student Support |
"Opened my eyes to improving the way I feed my children."
| Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver |
"A beautiful profile of the deliberate choice to eat locally grown food, a reminder that conscious decision-making can make a huge impact. Barbara Kingsolver will rock your socks off!"
| The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League International |
Aisha, Student Services
"Knowing what and how to feed newborns can seem complicated but this book contains all of the essential information about baby's first food."
| Enzyme Nutrition, by Dr. Edward Howell |
"Enzymes are really fascinating and not many people know how they really work."
| The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell |
"It is fascinating and inspires me to take control of my health."
"Most comprehensive research/study on diet and disease, proving plant based whole foods diets aid in health and prevention of disease."
| Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, by Joshua Foer |
"You'll never forget anything after reading this book."
| Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, by Barry Estabrook |
Supermarket produce sections bulging with a year-round supply of perfectly round, bright red-orange tomatoes have become all but a national birthright. But in Tomatoland, which is based on his James Beard Award-winning article, "The Price of Tomatoes," investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry.
| Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health, by Amy Kalafa|
There's a battle going on in school lunchrooms around the country...and it's a battle our children can't afford for us to lose.