We love a great book, there is nothing like a major “Aha” moment or lifestyle shift that comes from reading a book that shifts awareness and focus. We rounded up the top books from 2015 to help you be well, healthy and happy.
Though different in style and subject matter, all invite self-exploration and promote positive change — perfect if you are on a path to a more fulfilling life. (And isn’t that all of us?) Bonus: Each book is chock-full of inspirational quotes, exercises, and motivational tools that will provide much-needed momentum to help the reader keep chasing your goals and resolutions long into the New Year.
Whether you’re an old pro at making juice or just starting out, Kris Carr will help you experience juicing and blending as a fun and delicious journey into the transformative powers of fruits and veggies! By simply adding these nutrient-dense beverages to your daily life, you can take control of your health—one sip at a time. With more than 100 scrumptious recipes and oodles of information, you’ll be ready to dive into a juicing paradise. Cheers to that!
Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential, by Shannon Kaiser
This breakthrough guide provides the tools you need to fearlessly embrace your innermost desires. If you or a loved one feels held back, or like something is missing, this book will guide you through an examination of habits and teach you how to remove those that don’t serve you. You’ll learn how to raise your standards and start saying yes to life, just in time for a fresh start in the new year.
Drawing from my own transformational experiences, the program utilizes an empowering process that encourages you to go on adventures for your soul to help you achieve your goals, remove self-sabotaging patterns, and stop apologizing for your innermost desires.
From the founder of the popular online community TinyBuddha.com, this book is a daily inspirational guide. It focuses on simple and creative challenges to help you actively spread love to those around you. This book cuts through the mental clutter and helps you seek joy in the moment. Author Lori Deschene’s approach is fun and inspirational. If you’re looking for a daily guide to happiness this year, this is the book for you.
Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and motivation. It helps them navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder that by taking the time to know ourselves and our dreams, we can achieve them. Meera Lee Patel’s uplifting book presents open-ended, supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes from writers, artists, and visionaries to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more. With plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this appealing full-color book will make a perfect gift and keepsake, as well as being a powerful tool for positive change.
What leads to the willingness to take chances, live life to the fullest, and act on risky ideas? In this new book, the beloved author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need to cultivate in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether you are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in your work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse your day with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Why are we afraid of failure? Pema Chödrön explores this question in her new book, already a Amazon #1 bestseller. She poses the question, what if failing isn’t just “okay” but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? She offers heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown — in ourselves and in the world — and explanations of how our missteps can open our eyes to new possibilities and purpose. For readers of all faiths who are at a crossroads, this brilliant gem is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet.
In Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, Tara Stiles introduces readers to easy and fun ways to bring yoga, meditation, and healthy food into their lives. When people understand what they need for true well-being, they can make their own rules—rules that will help them become their best selves. In her rulebook, it’s no pain, much gain. Readers will not only learn to create their own rules but also to understand when something isn’t working anymore, so they can update their rules as circumstances change.
Her approach takes readers from the kitchen, to the mat, to the cushion, in an effort to help them get to know themselves. After leading them through some basic guidelines about how to write their rulebooks, Tara lays out tips, techniques, and practices, including:
In this illuminating introduction for the modern-day soul searcher, Emma Mildon shines light on everything neo–New Age practices. With something for every type of spiritual seeker, The Soul Searcher’s Handbook offers easy tips, tricks, and how-tos for incorporating everything from dreamology and astrology to mysticism and alternative healing into your everyday life. This handbook is your #1 go-to guide—handy, accessible, entertaining, and packed with all the wisdom you need in one place.
Not many people in the medical world are talking about how being afraid can make us sick—but the truth is that fear, left untreated, becomes a serious risk factor for conditions from heart disease to diabetes to cancer. Now Lissa Rankin, M.D., explains why we need to heal ourselves from the fear that puts our health at risk and robs our lives of joy—and shows us how fear can ultimately cure us by opening our eyes to all that needs healing in our lives. Drawing on peer-reviewed studies and powerful true stories, The Fear Cure presents a breakthrough understanding of fear’s effects and charts a path back to wellness and wholeness on every level.
Based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal, this gorgeous journal is for list lovers. Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, to help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have!
This undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and development. Each section includes list prompts (with plenty of space to write your own) and challenges to help you take action to make your dreams a reality. This journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, making every week more thoughtful and vibrant.
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