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It’s not too late to get started on your summer reading, and CCPHP is here to help! To get you going, CCPHP staff have provided a list of their favorite reads. From motivation to movement, the books on this list contain lots of food for thought to fuel you along on your your wellness journey.


National Director of Wellness Services

Recommended Read: “The Motivation Manifesto” by Brendon Burchard

We often hear that attitude is everything. Attitude can elicit positive or negative emotions, triggering stress responses that can either spur us on, or “freeze us in our boots.” Our world can be challenging, but worse yet, these obstacles are magnified when we are susceptible to our own doubt and fear. To succeed we need to battle through self-doubt and break free of our environmental challenges.  In “The Motivation Manifesto,” Brendon Burchard strives to help us achieve personal freedom, by clarifying our life objectives and freeing us of the doubts and fears that get in our way. This is a personal favorite that I highly recommend.


Ashley B. Antler
Vice President and General Counsel

Recommended Read: “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times” by Pema Chodron

I’ve read this book at several junctures in my life, including while I trained to become a yoga instructor.  The book provides incredibly useful tips on how to live more mindfully, and breaks down “how to mediate” in a user-friendly way.  It also contains so many pearls of wisdom, useful for both good, as well as difficult times – more than the title suggests!


Dr. Dean P. McElwain
President and COO

Recommended Read: “Dancing Naked in the Mind Field” by Kary Mullis

This is a classic but very fascinating, worthwhile read that is timely given the developments and popularity of genetic testing.





Emily Golloub
Strategic Marketing Manager

Recommended Read: “On Trails: An Exploration” by Robert Moor

I picked this book up after a hiking trip, in the hopes of creating an easier transition from dirt trail to steel subway. This book takes a 1,000-foot view on the concept of movement. Rather than investigating how to move, like we so often do when discussing health and wellness, this book boils down the answer to the question of why we move. This book thoroughly explains the history of getting from Point A to Point B.