reference library

i love books!! i love the knowledge & information that is available from reading what others have accumulated & shared with us in the written word.

below are a list of some of my favourite authors & their works that i have found to be most inspirational & informative. 


i am grateful for the wisdom & enlightenment that was bestowed upon me from their gifts.  i hope to share their good work with you if there is an area that you may be interested in or passionate about.

knowledge is power & illumination!

happy reading!

Balch, Phyllis A. CNC.  Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, Fourth Edition.  Avery, New York: 2006.

Barlow, Max G.  From the Shepherd's Purse, Identification, Preparation, & Use of Medicinal Plants.  Litho Printing, Pacatello, Idaho: 1979.

Bauer, Brent MD.  Mayo Clinic, Guide to Alternative Medicine 2007.  Time, Inc. Home Entertainment, New York: 2007.

Bricklin, Mark.  The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing. Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA: 1976.

Brinker, Francis ND.  Herb Contraindications & Drug Interactions, With Appendices Addressing Specific Conditions & Medicines.  Eclectic Institute, Inc., Sandy, OR: 1997.

Brinker, Francis ND.  Formulas for Healthful Living.  Eclectic Medical Publications, Sandy, OR: 1995.

Brown, Christina.  An Introduction to Yoga.  Parragon Publishing, Bath, UK: 2001.

Conway D.J.  Celtic Magic.  Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, MN: 2001.

Cunningham, Scott.  Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.  Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, MN: 2001.

Dahm, Diane MD & Smith, Jay MD (Editors in Chief).  Mayo Clinic, Fitness for Everybody.  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN: 2005.

Dobelis, Inge N., Editor.  Magic & Medicine of Plants.  The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., New York: 1986.

Dollemore, Doug.  Natural Healing Remedies.  Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA: 1998.

Feuerstein, George, Ph.D. & Payne, Larry Ph.D.  Yoga for Dummies.  IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., Foster City, CA: 1999.

Finney, Sumukhi.  The Yoga Handbook.  A Young Woman's Guide to Health & Well-Being.  Rosen Publishing, New York: 2010.

Forey, Pamela & Lindsay, Ruth.  An Instant Guide to Medicinal Plants: The medicinal plants of North America & their uses described & illustrated in full color.  Atlantis Publications, Inc., New York: 1991.

Green, James, Herbalist.  The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: The Art & Science of Herbal Medicine-Making as Taught at the California School of Herbal Studies, Fourth Edition, Revised.  Wild Life & Green Publications, Forestville, CA: 1990.

Guinness, Alma E. (Editor).  Family Guide to Natural Medicine: How to Stay Healthy the Naural Way.  The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., New York: 1993.

Harrar, Sari & O'Donnell, Sara Altshul.  The Woman's Book of Healing Herbs, Healing Teas, Tonics, Supplements, & Formulas.  Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA: 1999.

Hershoff, ASA ND & Rotelli, Andrea ND.  Herbal Remedies, A Quick & Easy Guide to Common Disorders & their Herbal Treatments.  Avery, New York: 2001.

Karasch, E. Barrie.  The Medicine Wheel Garden, Creating Sacred Space for Healing, Celebration, & Tranquility.  Bantam Books, New York: 2002.

Landers, Daniel M.  The Influence of Exercise on Mental Health.  Woodland Publishing, Inc.: 1985.YY.

Linn, Denise.  Sacred Space, Clearing & Enhancing the Energy of Your Home.  Random House Publishing Group, New York: 1995.

Maki, Melissa.  Exploring the Potential Health Benefits of Yoga.  University of Virginia's Center for the Study of Alternative & Complementary Therapies: 2006.

Martin, Annmarie.  Reiki Nourishment for the Soul, Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho, 1st Degree Handbook. 2010.

Mayo Clinic Staff.  Depression & anxiety; Exercise eases symptoms. 2009.

Mayo Clinic Staff.  Exercise: 7 Benefits of regular physical  activity. 2010.

Mayo Clinic Staff.  Yoga: Tap into the many health benefits of yoga. 2010.

McCall, Timothy MD.  Yoga as Medicine the Yogic Prescription for Health & Healing. Bantam Books, New York, NY: 2007.

Morter, Dr. M. Ted, Jr. MA.  Your Health, Your Choice.  Federick Fell Publishers, Inc., Hollywood, FL: 2009.

Null, Gary Ph.D.  The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.  Kensington Books, New York:2005.

PDR, for Herbal Medicines.  Medical Economics Company, Inc., Montvale, NJ:1998.

Pedersen, Mark.  Nutritional Herbology, A Reference Guide to Herbs.  Wendell W. Whitman Company, Warsaw, IN: 2008.

Richmond, Lawrence & Segal, Jeanne, Ph.D.  The Health Benefits of Dogs (& Cats), How Caring for Pets can Help You Deal with Depression, Anxiety, & Stress. October 2016.

Romero, Vanessa.  Detox Bath: Why & How.  Healthy Living How healthy healthy in mind, body, & spirit in an unhealthy world: January 2012.

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy). Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper, Gifting the World with your Words & Stories, & Creating the Time & Energy to Actually Do It.  Three Rivers Press, New York:2008

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy).  Making Your Creative Dreams Real, A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionist, Busy People, & People who Would Really Rather Sleep All Day.  A Fireside Book, New York: 2004.

Shook, Dr. Edward E.  Advanced Treatise in Herbology.  Trinity Center Press, Beaumont, CA: 1978. 

Strean, William B. Ph.D.  Laughter prescription.  Can. Fam. Physician.  1009 Oct 55(10)965-967.

Tilgner, Sharol ND.  Herbal Medicine, From the Earth.Wise Acres Press, Inc., Oregon: 1999.

Werner, Christian MD; Furster, Tobias, Widmann, Tomas MD; Poss, Janine MD; Roggia, Christiana, Ph.D.; Hanhoun, Milad MD; Scharhag, Jurgen MD; Buchner, Nicole Ph.D.; Meyer, Tim MD; Kindermann, Willifried MD.  Long-term physical activity has an anti-aging effect at the cellular level.  American Heart Association scientific journals: 2009.

Wong, Cathy. Guide.  Updated February 06, 2008.

Zalweski, C.L.  Herbs in Magic & Alchemy, Techniques from Ancient Herbal Lore.  Prism Press, Bridgeport, Dorset, UK: 1990.

Zelman, Kathleen, MPH, RD/LD.  Benefits of Exercise, Get Motivated to Exercise.  WebMD Weight Loss Clinic: 2004.