Our spring reading list is enough to remind us to turn off our phones and look for a comfy spot to escape. In the shade of our poolside cabanas, you’re protected from the sun but still get to bask in the gentle mountain breeze, leaving you with the perfect ingredients for a lazy morning and getting lost in a good book.
Now in its fifth edition, Phil Pryde
is the editor of San Diego: An Introduction to the Region.
This is a reference book about the region even a well-informed local would enjoy. From the geological forces that gave us this beautiful landscape, to the first residents, modern communities and thinking about the region and into the future, we have a book that is as fun as it is informative. Join Phil the Week of April 1.
will be at The Ranch the weeks of April 8, June 3 and September 2. The Tenth Door: A Yoga Adventure
takes us on Michele’s journey. From the machete-wielding jungles of El Salvador in the 70’s to California today, Michele shares the challenges and wisdom she has learned through life’s trials and from her mentor, Raj Yoga Master Walt Baptiste.
Lucille Rhodes co-editor of Terry Gilliam: Interviews (conversations with Filmmakers Series), will present at The Ranch the week of April 8. This
great collection of interviews with the master filmmaker and former Monty Python member will surely to please any fan.
David S. Sobel
will be at The Ranch the Week of April 22. Our bodies communicate with us in a variety of ways. Stress manifests itself and we often bury it and try to ignore it until we need help. In Mind & Body Health Handbook,
Dr. Sobel teaches us to listen to our minds and bodies to cope with life’s tugs, pulls and strains for better emotional and physical health.
has interviewed most of Hollywoods greats. In You, Talking To Me
, Lawrence shares the backstory and the behind the scenes moments that have helped, hindered or informed him along the way. Big personalities laid bare by one of our great one-on-one journalists. He’ll be at The Ranch the Week of April 29.
Packed with scientific research, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
by Dr. Walter C. Willet
gives healthy advice on eating and nutrition for a healthy balanced life. Dr. Willet advocates for a low carb diet with practical advice for your eating habits. He’ll be at The Ranch the week of May 6.
is a full time Ranch Instructor and will be presenting a special Spirit Week; Yoga and Everyday Mindfulness the week of May 6 with Elana Rosenbaum. Phyllis’ biography, The Hidden Passport,
chronicles her time as a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp in Java, and the memories and forces that have helped shape her. If you haven’t met her or read her book, you’re in for a treat.
Elana Rosenbaum will be presenting at The Ranch the week of May 6 as part of Spirit Week; Yoga and Everyday Mindfulness. In Being Well (Even When You’re Sick), Elana teaches the techniques she uses to practice mindfulness and can help reduce stress when facing serious illness or potentially numbing uncertainty.
In Richard Feinberg’s
timely book Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy,
he takes you on a journey of the history of U.S. and global trade with Cuba, and the forces that are shaping it today and what millennials are thinking about their future. He’ll be at The Ranch the week of May 13.
Ben Brown will be at The Ranch the weeks of May 20 & June 24. 50 Simple Things to Save Your Life During Residency is everything you or your favorite Medical Resident needs to know about surviving this demanding time in their lives. This book is pocket-sized for easy transport and handy, quick hit reading.
Learn to connect with the world, friends and family in Sylvia Boorstein’s Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life
. Explore the Buddhist principles that are the foundation for millions of people. Keep your highlighter handy, there are a ton takeaways. She’ll be at The Ranch the week of June 3.
Peter A. Glaser and Susan R. Glaser
will be presenting at The Ranch the week of June 10. Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion
. Listening may be the biggest strength of good communicators. Follow their great advice to become a better speaker, work through conflict and create persuasive presentations.
will be presenting at The Ranch the week of June 17. Is Your Job Killing You? Workouts that reverse the effects of corporate life
is Harold’s answer to the sitting life at work, at home and in between. Strengthen you back, shoulders and the rest of your core with Howard’s workouts. And if that’s not enticing enough, you can get the book free from his website. Google it.
Part I of our Spring Ranch Reads is here. To see our other Ranch Reads Reading Lists look here and here. You can see our full list of Guest Presenters and Specialty Weeks here.