Gift Guide 2011 Holiday – Books

By Organic Spa Magazine / November 7, 2011

HAPPY GO LOCAL: The Smart Mom’s Guide to Living the Good (and Sustainable) Life
by Linsly Donnelly
Living locally and sustainably is something most of us aspire to, but sometimes a busy life makes that tough. How do you decide which choices are worth you and your family’s time and energy? Linsly Donnelly helps you discern that, bringing her perspective as a businesswoman, yogini and mom. In this sprightly written book, she takes you from baby steps to high-impact moves. $15,


A LITTLE BOOK OF LOVE: Heart Advice on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World
by Moh Hardin
The Buddhist tradition teaches that love is not a feeling, but a way of being present in the world. The challenge is in getting from the point of feeling great love to putting it into action to nurture others. This guide offers the essential teachings on opening our hearts, deepening our relationships, and finding true contentment. It teaches how to love and how to let go. $15,


NATURE’S BEAUTY SECRETS: Recipes for Beauty Treatments from the World’s Best Spas
by Dawn Gallagher
Fashion model Dawn Gallagher has traveled to spas around the world, collected their treatment recipes, and now translates them into practices we can recreate at home. This lush book offers a collection of ancient and modern secrets for health and beauty, as interpreted by spas such as
the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica and Agua at Delano. From do-it-yourself mud treatments to helping you fall into a restful sleep to creating your own fruit-acid peel, helpful advice abounds. $35,


by Rosemary Roberts
You just know if the Buddha were around today, he’d embody green living – without calling attention to it. This little book helps you do the same, from guiding you to eat mindfully, to meditate while you walk, to creating a Zen garden. Roberts also shares how we can let go of attachment by giving away the things that don’t serve us anymore. The advice, from general to specific, is served up gently. $12,

VEGAN HOLIDAY KITCHEN: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
by Nava Atlas
Have yourself a happy vegan holiday — whether celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas or just throwing a festive brunch, lunch or dinner party or need a potluck dish to bring to someone’s home. Such mouthwatering dishes as Coconut Butternut Squash Soup, Red Quinoa
Pilaf with Kale and Corn, Ravioli with Sweet Potatoes and Sage, and Cashew Chocolate Mousse Pie will convince even the most skeptical eater that vegan cooking is well worth celebrating. $24.95,