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    How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow by Toni Bernhard

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    EqUUal Access. EqUUal Access promotes equality and access for Unitarian Universalists with disabilities. People with disabilities, our families, friends and allies started this membership organization. We are dedicated to ensuring that our faith community warmly welcomes all people including those of us with disabilities.

    Grief and Grieving with Mark Belletini (youtube video, from CLFUU, The VUU.

    Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser by Lewis Richmond. Everything changes. For Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself.

    Landscapes of Aging and Spirituality: Essays In 19 lovely essays, elders reflect on the experience of aging and how it intersects with their spiritual lives. These heartfelt ruminations are alternately tender and frank, funny and wistful.

    Cultivating Wholeness: A Guide to Care and Counseling in Faith Communities by Margaret Kornfeld. A practical, comprehensive, contemporary guide to community care and counseling. Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, a pastoral psychotherapist for almost thirty years, focuses on wholeness, the dynamics change, an inclusive understanding of spirituality, the caregiver/ counselor, and on community as not merely the context for healing but also the means by which healing happens.

    Care of Persons, Care of Worlds: A Psychosystems Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling by Larry Kent Graham. A comprehensive social and systemic foundation for pastoral and caretaking that will be an invaluable guide for the activities of parish ministers and counseling practitioners. Graham's model better interprets and responds to the interplay between individuals and the larger cultural and environmental realities which contribute to their distress and its transformation.

    Nothing Gold Can Stay: The Colors of Grief, by Mark Belletini. Twenty-two simple yet profound reflections, explores the many and varied forms of grief; poetic essays serve as a prism, revealing the distinct colors and manifestations of grief in our lives; addresses the way we respond to loss—understanding that grief is as much a part of our lives as our breathing; opens up to the universal experience; a gift of awareness, showing how the shades of grief serve our deepest needs.

    A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery by Kevin Griffin. Shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety.

    One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin. presents potent ancient techniques for finding calm and clarity and offers a vision of a Higher Power not tied to traditional Western Judeo-Christian concepts. One Breath at a Time, describes the convergence of two vital traditions, one ancient, the other contemporary, and shows how they are working together to create a rich spiritual path for our times.

    The Celebration of Life: A Dialogue on Hope, Spirit, and the Immortality of the Soul by Norman Cousins. a spiritual classic from the author of the national bestseller Anatomy of an Illness, which detailed Cousins' recovery from a fatal illness using mind/body healing techniques. A Celebration of Life further examines the relationship of mind and body.

    Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God (Cloister Books) by Cynthia Bourgeault. Shows how to recognize this hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and renewal.

    Love Is Stronger Than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls by Cynthia Bourgeault. adds a profound new dimension to our understanding of human love and the possibility of survival beyond the grave.

    Being Present in the Darkness, Cheri Huber. Friendly and supportive, this book suggests that hating and resisting depression actually maintains it, and that compassionate acceptance of our feelings and ourselves leads us to freedom. Through simple exercises and meditations, readers can learn how to open themselves up to their emotions, good and bad.

    Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being by Andrew. A paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness.

    Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions, Gerald G. May. Explores the psychology and physiology of addiction from the perspective of contemplative spirituality, describing the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness.

    UPTOWN Faith Community Seevuce Center. Based on the belief that every individual is worthy and can become a self-supporting and contributing member of our community, the mission of Uptown Faith Community Service Center (UFCSC) is to provide services to homeless, poor and needy persons in a manner that is respectful and inclusive of all individuals and all circumstances.

    No Act of Love is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia by Richard L. Morgan. offering practical ways to help, this book serves as a reminder that every act of love brings positive transformation to the recipient, to the giver, and to the world.

    Spirituality & Health Magazine. Covers a broad range of topics under the umbrella of health and spirituality, which can include faith, Eastern philosophy, meditation, and mainstream religion; nutrition, wellness, yoga, and holistic medicine; creativity, the inner life, social justice, and issues of conscience; and public health, the human body, and the environment.

    Keep It Simple: Daily Meditations For Twelve-Step Beginnings And Renewal (Hazelden Meditation Series) by Anonymous. Life can be complicated and hectic, but when we keep things simple, we can bring them down to a manageable size. These meditations focus on the Twelve Steps, stressing the importance of putting into practice new beliefs, slogans, and fellowship.

    Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith by Henri J. M. Nouwen. An unparalleled resource for spiritual direction, both for individuals and for small groups.

    Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit by Henri J. M. Nouwen. How to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development.