The best books on funk (music) 📚

Browse the best books on funk as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

By Eckhart Tolle

Why this book?

In The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle teaches us how to live our best life. Without travelling too deeply down the scientific route, he explains how mind and consciousness work, examines how outdated and poorly understood viewpoints undermine wellbeing, and shows how to attain peace and joy simply by changing our mindset.

The short question-and-answer sections gave me time to think about, understand and internalize the content – between tasks, during a tea break, and even between naps. Each Q&A taught a truth supported by the science I encountered in my two previous recommendations. Each Q&A dislodged a brick…

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The best books raising questions about spirituality, consciousness, and the nature of reality

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Book cover of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

By Christopher Germer

Why this book?

I happened to listen to The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion around the time that I first started seeing a therapist. So much of the coaching from my therapist was mirrored by the messages in Germer’s book. He provides specific tools we can use to increase self-love, including an emphasis on the value of meditation. 

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The best books to decrease the mind funk of depression

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Book cover of The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

By Michael A. Singer

Why this book?

This book is about “inner space” and the ways people can find freedom and peace through cultivating connection to consciousness, presence, and something more mystical. Singer had me nearly from the beginning, with a vivid dissection of the voice in my head and its effortless, chattering (and usually mindless) internal conversation that is never-ending. Singer, a devout meditator for decades, asks provocative questions that kept me ruminating for a long time: “If so much of what [the mind’s] voice says is meaningless and unnecessary, why does it exist?” That question made me wonder: Who is listening to this voluble narrator?…

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The best books for godless heathens seeking spiritual enlightenment

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Book cover of Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive

By Matt Haig

Why this book?

Haig pulls back the curtain and paints a powerful picture of what depression looks like and feels like. His writing is infused with raw vulnerability, and gives voice to what so many people all around us are experiencing. He shows that even when we’re feeling lost in the darkness of depression, we can make it back to the light.

From the list:

The best books to decrease the mind funk of depression

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Book cover of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

By Bessel Van Der Kolk

Why this book?

This widely popular book is paving the way for a revolution in awareness of how emotional energy manifests in the physical body. Finally, a medical doctor with traditional authority presents research that analytically substantiates this connection that we all have personal experience with.  I am grateful that this message is reaching so many people and helping them ask questions about how they can make connections in their own bodies to get their own healing answers. The next step is to do the work directly. ;-)

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The best books about the connection between unfelt emotion and illness

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Book cover of Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World

By Sarah Lyons Fleming

Why this book?

Sarah Lyons Fleming has an almost supernatural ability to create human tension amongst powerfully real characters. In her four book series she creates a tremendous amount of terror and melancholy amongst her troupe of friends as they travel through unending hordes of the dead. Sarah’s series crosses seasons and years, bringing in the effects of weather, and the environment, and expands the terror of the monsters into a blood-soaked boomerang that Keeps. Coming. Back.

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The best zompoc books (zombie + apocalypse)

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