Booklist compiled by
Daniel Vicario, M.D.
Edited by Mary Hollander, R.N.

These are just a few of the hundreds of wonderful books that have been written, to inspire us to become better human beings and help in our own healing.


  • “Coping with Chemotherapy” by Nancy Bruning. (Revised 1993) 
  • “Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in the Face of Cancer” by David Simon, M.D. (1998)
  • “The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person” by Jeremy Geffen. (2000)

Complementary Modalities

  • Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal Paperback” by Samantha Dion Baker  (2018)
  • “Fortify Your Life; Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals & More”, by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.  (2016)
  • “Healthy at Home” by Tieraona Low Dog M.D. (2014) 
  • “Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness” by Elana Rosenbaum, Jon Kabat-Zinn (2007) 
  • “Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth – Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal of Your Life” by Kathleen Adams (1990)
  • “May Cause Happiness: A Gratitude Journal” By Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB (2018)
  • “Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life”  by Linda E. Carlson (2011)
  • “National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World’s Most Effective Healing Plants” by Tieraona Low Dog M.D. & Rebecca L. Johnson. (2012) 
  • “The Artist’s Way Workbook” by J. Cameron (2006)
  •  “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by J. Cameron (2020) 
  • “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh, (1975)
  • “The Yoga of Herbs” by David Frawley and Vasant Dattatray Lad. (1986)
  • “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay. (1984)
  • “Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and Compassion” by Ezra Bayda, (2009)
  • “Treatment and Reclaim Your Life”  by Linda E. Carlson (2011)

Dr. Paul Brenner

  • “Buddha in the Waiting Room: Simple Truths About Health, Illness, and Healing” (2002)
  • “Health is a Question of Balance” (1978)
  • “Life is A Shared Creation” (1981)
  • “Love Made Visible” (2015)
  • “Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes” (2012)



  • “The Art of Happiness” by His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV & Howard C. Cutler. (2020)
  • “Closing the Gap” by Todd Duncan. (2000)
  • “Cycle of Lives”  by David Richman (2021)
  • “How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health” by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D. (1993) 
  • “Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal” by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. (1996) 
  • “Love is Letting Go of Fear” by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. (1979)
  • “Love Is The Answer: Creating Positive Relationships” by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. and Diane Cirincione. (1991) 
  • “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Dr. Victor Frankl & Harold S. Kushner. (1946) 
  • “Notes to Myself” by Hugh Prather (1983) 
  • “Power of Intention” by Wayne Dyer (2005)
  • “Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives” by Wayne Muller. (2000) 
  • “The Five Invitations” by Frank Ostaseski (2017)
  • “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz, M.D. (1997)
  • “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. (2006)


  • “Eating Mindfully” by Susan Albers, Pysd. (2012)
  • “Food Rules” by Michael Pollan (2009)
  • “How Not To Die” by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
  • “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan (2008)
  • “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.M.D. (2008)
  • “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. & Thomas M. Campbell II (2006)
  • “The Future of Nutrition” by T. Colin Campbell PhD (2020)
  • “UnDo It!; How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases” by Dean Ornish M.D. (2022)
  • “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition” By T. Colin Campbell PhD. (2014)

Personal Stories

  • “Getting Well Again” by O. Carl Simonton, M.D. (1978/2009)
  • “The C Card and Me 2: How I Beat Stage IV Cancer (Again and Again)” by Ali Gilmore. (2015)
  • “The C Card and Me: How I Beat Stage IV Cancer (to a Pulp),” by Ali Gilmore. (2012)
  • “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. (1997)


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