The Books

Resilient Health Discovery is a rich guiding resource enabling people to explore and discover innate gifts and strengths that optimize and balance their physical (body), mental (mind), and spiritual (spirit) health. Our books help you to live your life to the fullest. Try one, or try them all. Mind Body Spirit, Resilient Journey, and A Better Tomorrow are available in soft cover, eBooks, and audiobooks.

Read more about Book 1, Mind Body Spirit, below:

Mind Body Spirit: The Triple Bond of Optimal Wellness by Keith Karren, PhD; the book is available in our store.

Mind Body Spirit eBook is available at Amazon at this link:

Would you like to live a great adventure that will culminate in the reality of optimum wellness, a deep sense of joy, and a long and satisfying life? Yes, even when life in America seems turned upside down? Do you feel that YOU are in control of you? Well you are and you can use your body, mind, and spirit in positive, health-centered ways to reach that goal. That reality will help you prevent or alter the course of disease and change the very fabric of your thought AND even your physical body

What health challenges are you presently experiencing? Most of us have too much stress and anxiety. Our blood pressure is too high and chronic pain robs us of a quality life. Add to that insomnia, depression, heart problems, low self-esteem—the list goes on. No one wants to live with poor health and an early death, including you, and you don’t have to! Mind Body Spirit shows you how to redesign your life through a mind, body, spirit balance

Rekindle future hope through powerful connections of the mind and body. Successfully manage your stress and develop greater resilience. Experience emotional control, positive perceptions, internal life control, healthy relationships, and spiritual wellness. These all result in a healthy body which leads you to healthier, resilient behavior, and optimal wellness.

You will learn the core principles of well-being. They include a feeling of personal control and empowerment. A sense of meaning and purpose develops. Positive relationships and connectedness occur. A feeling of hope is generated to experience optimal health and wellness. You will envision what you want to have happen in your life! It’s all found in Mind Body Spirit: The Triple Bond of Optimal Wellness, obtained at

So why should you listen to Dr. Karren or read his words? As a professor of Health Science at a major university for 39 years, he was awarded his University’s highest teaching honor. He taught, researched, and published in the areas of health and lifestyle management, health behavior change, and Psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology. His twenty-four books include the classic text Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships, now in its’ fourth edition. Dr. Karren hosted the “Psychobiology of Health and Healing” conference for many years, working closely with leaders in the PNEI field. Above all, he is healthy and well and has discovered how to live life to its’ fullest.

Read more about Book 2, Resilient Journey below:

Resilient Journey: Turning Difficulties into Diamonds by Glenn Richardson, PhD and Keith Karren, PhD;
the book is available in our store.

Resilient Journey eBook is available at Amazon at this link:

It is the discovery of the path that leads to the fulfillment of one’s potential and helps to experience optimal health.  The pathway is through resiliency.  Resiliency is the process and experience of being disrupted by stressors, life events, adversity, or challenges and, in the humbling lows of introspective enlightenment, accessing innate self-mastering strengths, using integrative health modalities to which they have resonated.

People become stronger through the disruption. The magnificent energy to thrive is called resilience. It is a force within everyone that drives the person to seek self-actualization, altruism, wisdom, peace, and harmony with a source of spiritual strength. 

The resilient journey facilitates the rediscovery of personal resilient qualities, finds purpose and meaning, and teaches powerful skills of self-mastery and health creating relationships. Resilience within the process of resiliency is vital in mastering and thriving through stressors—it is strength-based stress management.

The personal journey of discovering resilient qualities also allows people to form resilient relationships with trust, optimal communication, mutual empowerment, and synergy in families, businesses, and other social situations.

Read about Book 3, A Better Tomorrow, below:

A Better Tomorrow by Keith Karren, PhD with Glenn Richardson, PhD;
the book, ebook, and audiobook are available on

As the millennials come into their most formative years, they are less healthy than the previous generation (Generation X—those born from 1965 to 1980). The majority seem to ignore preventive care. The years ahead are likely to be characterized by several chronic diseases due to a combination of the millennials’ technologic lifestyle, dopamine-producing entertainment, addictive and sedentary lifestyle that is contrary to human design, and poor nutritional intake. Add to all of that the chronic fear and anxiety of natural disasters, terrorism, and threats that result in mental health issues. The millennials are the first generation in American history to show a reduction in lifespan, mainly due to “diseases of despair!” 

All those factors would be grueling enough without the added stress created by the Covid-19 pandemic. There are many different types of stress, but your body responds the same way to all of them. Any time you even perceive a stressful situation, your nervous system goes on high alert, a cascade of hormones is released throughout your body, and your immune system is slammed! (And Covid-19 has resulted in its own unique stressors. Imagine, for example, that your aged parents are both in the same nursing home, and you just learned that some of the staff and patients are infected.) It’s all part of the stress response, a life-saving system and reaction that served our ancient ancestors brilliantly, but one that isn’t suited very well for our time and long-term challenges. 

There seems to be no relief from the threats and challenges the pandemic is causing in terms of political upheaval, closed schools, stay-at-home orders, masking, loss of employment, curtailment of a child’s ability to interact with peers, loneliness, and no social, religious, or recreational gatherings. And those are just the tip of the iceberg. 

We are all in a Covid-19 pandemic stress cycle. The resulting chronic stress brings with it sleep problems, lack of exercise, poor diet, minimal connection with family and friends, consequent loneliness, and caregiving and employment challenges. Add to all that the fact that the nation has been politically turned upside down. It’s no wonder we are all struggling. Read more . . .