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Sunday, February 12, 2006

fave must-haves for the hip tranquil chick's library

after numerous requests, i've put together a complete list of recommended books here. as a self-diagnosed bibliophile, this list will continue to be updated as i find new inspirations, reconnect with old ones, or feature one in a weekly podcast. to stay up-to-date, either bookmark the permalink or click on the recommended book link on right!

thanks for reading, listening, and vibing with the hip tranquil chick muse! xo

htc #85 - veganology

la dolce vegan!, how it all vegan! and the garden of vegan by sarah kramer
becoming vegan by brenda davis

htc #80 - be amBitchous

amBITCHous, by Debra Condren, Ph.D.

htc #56 - get your podcast on

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters by Rob Walch

Podcasting: The Do It Yourself Guide by Todd Cochrane

htc #50 - happy anniversary!

Refuse to Choose!: A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything that You Love

Refuse to Choose
by Barbara Sher

Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There's Nothing to Worry About

Happy Yoga
by Steve Ross

Living a Beautiful Life

Living a Beautiful Lifeby Alexandra Stoddard
htc #42 - outer beauty 101

A Beautiful Life by Kerri Diamond and Kevin Aucoin –– THE makeup artist to the stars

Bobbi’s Brown’s Beauty Evolution: A Guide to Lifetime Beauty by Bobbi Brown

Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women by Maya Angelou

In The Spirit by Susan Taylor

htc #39 - yoga on the road

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

htc #36 - hip & tranquil productivity

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy

80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Never Check E-mail in the Morning by Julie Morgenstern

htc #32 - be your authentic brand

Make a Name for Yourself

by Robin Fisher Roffer

Emotional Branding
by Marc Gobe

The Power of Purpose
by Peter S. Temes

htc #31 - creativity toolkit

Visioning: Ten Steps to Designing Your Dreams
by Lucia Capacchione

The Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl's Guide to Love, Life, and Foolish Bravery
by Veronica Chambers

htc #27 - financial finesse 101

Rich Dad, Poor Dad
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Smart Women Finish Rich
by David Bach

The Diamond Cutter
by geshe michael roach

htc #26 - meditation 101

meditation secrets for women
by camille maurine & lorin roche

htc #24 - a rockin' yoga lifestyle

SEED: the feminine way to create business
by lynne franks

retail therapy: life lessons learned while shopping
by Amanda Ford

Tea Here Now: Rituals, Remedies, and Meditations
by Donna Fellman & Lhasha Tizer

the diamond cutter
by geshe michael roach

htc #23 - bliss-producing practices

office spa
by darrin zeer

girls' night in
girls' night in: spa treatments at home
by jennifer worick

htc #22 - mindful relationships

everyday blessings
by jon kabat-zinn

if the buddha dated
by charlotte kasl

if the buddha married
by charlotte kasl

htc #20 - journal writing suggestions:

Voice of Her Own by Marlene Schiwy

Journal to the Self by Kathleen Adams

Journaling for Joy by Joyce Chapman

At a Journal Workshop by Ira Progoff

Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton

Anais Nin Diaries - Vol 1 - Vol 2 - Vol 3 - Vol 4 - Vol 5 - Vol 6

htc #19 suggestions:

Yin Yoga
yin yoga
by paul grilley

god who looks like me

god who looks like me
by patricia lyn reilly

Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself

imagine a woman in love with herself
by patricia lyn reilly and sark

The Woman's Comfort Book

the woman's comfort book
by jennifer louden


living out loud
by keri smith

make your creative dreams real
by sark

12 secrets of highly creative women
12 secrets of highly creative women
by gail mcmeekin

the artist's way
the artist's way: a spiritual path to higher creativity
by julia cameron

inner nourishment:

healing with whole foods
by paul pitchford

the yoga of eating
by charles eisenstein

the hip chick's guide to macrobiotics
by jessica porter

professional growth:

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

the e-myth revisited
by michael gerber

E-Myth Mastery : The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company

e-myth mastery
by michael gerber

The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business : Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur

the girl's guide to starting your own business
by caitlin friedman

Make a Name for Yourself : Eight Steps Every Woman Needs to Create a Personal Brand Strategy for Success

make a name for yourself : eight steps every woman needs to create a personal brand strategy for success
by robin fisher roffer

girly fun mixed with inspiration:

Retail Therapy: Life Lessons Learned While Shopping

retail therapy: life lessons learned while shopping
by Amanda Ford

three black skirts
three black skirts: all you need to survive
by anna johnson

girl seeks bliss

girl seeks bliss: zen and the art of modern life maintenance
by nicole beland

office spa
office spa: stress relief for the working week
by darrin zeer

girls' night in
girls' night in: spa treatments at home
by jennifer worick

the invitation
the invitation
by oriah mountain dreamer

succulent wild woman
succulent wild woman: dancing with your wonder full self
by sark

gift from the sea

gift from the sea
by anne morrow lindbergh

simple abundance
simple abundance: a daybook of comfort and joy
by sarah ban breathnach


journey into power
the journey from the center to the page: yoga philosophies and practices as muse for authentic writing

by jeff davis

mind, body, spirit:

journey into power
journey into power: how to sculpt your ideal body, free your true self, and transform your life with yoga
by baron baptiste

jivamukti yoga
jivamukti yoga: practices for liberating body and soul
by sharon gannon and david life

the wisdom of no escape: and the path of loving-kindness
the wisdom of no escape: and the path of loving-kindness
by pema chodron

om yoga: a guide to daily practice
om yoga: a guide to daily practice
by cyndi lee

the four agreements
the four agreements: a practical guide to personal freedom
by don miguel ruiz

wherever you go, there you are: mindfulness meditation in everyday life
wherever you go, there you are: mindfulness meditation in everyday life
by jon kabat-zinn

yoga: the spirit and practice of moving into stillness
by erich schiffmann, et al

living yoga
living yoga: a comprehensive guide for daily life
by georg feuerstein and stephan bodia

relax and renew
relax and renew: restful yoga for stressful times
by judith lasater

living your yoga: finding the spiritual in everyday life
living your yoga: finding the spiritual in everyday life
by judith lasater

yoga and the path of the urban mystic
yoga and the path of the urban mystic
by darren john main

yoga poems
yoga poems: lines to unfold by
by leza lowitz, anja borgstrom (illustrator)

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Anonymous said...

why no novels?

kimberly wilson said...

great question. i'm only a non-fiction reader so i can't speak to the loads of fabulous novels out there. suggestions?

pollyhyper said...

Great book suggestions!
May I also highly recommend "How Yoga Works" by Michael Roach & Christine McNally, as well as "Awakening the Spine" by Vanda Scaravelli?

Anonymous said...

I love so many of the books you've listed! I also wanted to recommend any of the books by Victoria Moran. She writes about creating a "charmed life" through such things as yoga, healthy and conscious eating, tea, journaling, meditation, a positive attitude, etc.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I so love your podcasts! I just got my Ipod last week, and have been glued to it listening to all of your casts. Love your work!

I would love to recommend a great relationship book by Marianne Williamson, called Enchanted Love. I give it to all of my girlfriends!

Anonymous said...

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April said...

I recently picked up the book "You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-up Girls". It's the Girl Scout Handbook all grown up. The author/idea woman behind the book was on United Flight 93, the book was finished by her sisters, which I found completely touching.