Inspiration & Personal Growth
By Lloyd Ratzlaff
In a series of reflections focussed on his uneducated yet hard-working Mennonite family and touching on childhood exploits from shoplifting and go-kart racing to the juvenile fear of dying (which spontaneously arises during the rehearsal for an elementary school Christmas concert), ... Read more
Caring is Everything
By David Irvine
"Caring for Everything" brilliantly fosters the notion that all of us, regardless of our education, social or economic status, can sincerely make a difference and bring joy to others, ourselves, and the community in which we serve.
Conscious De-Stress Guide
By Lise Leblanc
Are you feeling worn out? Overextended? Stressed out? You're not alone - we all get stressed and overwhelmed at times . .. but how do we know when it has gone too far?
As we face a global stress-test of epic proportions, this sense of destabilization and uncertainty is causing ... Read more
Conscious Grief & Loss Guide
By Lise Leblanc
None of us want to experience the loss of a loved one, but the sad reality is we've all experienced it, and it is certain that grief will come knocking many times throughout our lives. A psychotherapist for more than twenty years, Lise Leblanc has learned that we are rarely ... Read more
How to Die: A Book About Being Alive
By Ray Robertson
A radical revaluation of how contemporary society perceives death—and an argument for how it can make us happy.
“He who would teach men to die would teach them to live,” writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book about Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the ... Read more
In Praise of Retreat
By Kirsteen MacLeod
For readers of Walden, Wild, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, A Book of Silence, A Gift from the Sea and other celebrations of the inner adventure.
An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent
From pilgrim paths ... Read more
By Wayne Tefs
In 1994, Wayne Tefs was diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome. Rollercoaster is an account of his journey from the onset of the disease, to eventually learning to live with it. Both practical and spiritual, the book is a must-read not only for those suffering from cancer, but for ... Read more
The Healing Power of Singing
By Emm Gryner
Vocal health tips, stories from the tour bus, and action items to improve your voice and boost your self-confidence from an award-winning musician and life coach
Performing with David Bowie, surviving the murky depths of the music business, enduring a painful divorce, and ... Read more
The Light Streamed Beneath It
By Shawn Hitchins
A Publishers Weekly Notable Book
49th Shelf Recommended Read
A modern gay memoir exploring love, death, pain, and community that will resonate long after the last page.
“This is an embodied story of love, loss, and recovery — raw, candid, and filled with a sense of awe ... Read more
Voice in the Wild
By Laurie Sarkadi
After plans to live in Africa shatter, young journalist Laurie Sarkadi moves to the Subarctic city of Yellowknife seeking wilderness and adventure. She covers the changing socio-political worlds of Dene and Inuit in the late ‘80s—catching glimpses of their traditional, animal-dependent ... Read more