- ‘Wherever You Go, There You Are’ Jon Kabat-Zinn
- ‘Light on Yoga’ B.K.S. Iyengar
- ‘Meditations from the Mat’ Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison
- ‘Tao Te Ching’ Lao Tzu
- ‘Yoga of the Subtle Body’ Tias LittleBut wait!
Before you start typing-in these titles…Support an independent bookstore, first.
Try this: A quick search for… “local indie bookshops”.Now, imagine…
Picking up a warm beverage on your way to explore this small, cozy nest of a place. Will it be spiced cider?
A dark, rich, smokey (or spicy) hot cocoa,
complete with marshmallows, of course.
Or, maybe, a cup of tea is your cup of tea?
*Bonus*: Remembering to bring in that sustainable thermos…
Now, you might have in mind a few places to go visit to browse for these not-hard-to-find titles, but who knows, if you go somewhere new, perhaps you’ll discover a new friend? Life is always full of adventure…
No matter where you decide to go, after paying in cash for your sweetly-wrapped parcels, you decide to take a brisk little stroll… Breathe in the fresh air, give thanks for the new (or gently-used) gifts swinging by your side, and realize just how lucky you are to savor even the simple sounds of a bookstore-bell-jingle and your boots crunching on fresh, newly-fallen snow…
How Quintessentially Dickensian, isn’t it?
If unable to find a book shop close by, a recommended resource utilizing and connecting independent bookstores’ inventory is Thrift Books.com
Fun fact: Amazon.com began as a small used bookshop, in a garage.
Let’s remember what’s possible when we enrich our minds with fresh knowledge, and wisdom.
Gift someone a gift they’ll never forget this season. Gift someone a book.
Amber Paulina Walker is a body and energy worker studying Holistic Psychology in the PNW.