Ever since I began running long distances, I found that I’ve really improved on the amount of reading I’m doing. I believe this is because I started reading any books I could find on long distance running when I started in 2014 then kept it up from there. Over the past few months I’ve been into reading wellness & ‘self help’ books. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites that I’ve read recently & I think you should add to your list for the summer!
You Are a Badass by Jean Sincero – this book is, and I quote, “the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives, but don’t want to get busted doing it.” I read this book last year & read it again earlier this year because it just speaks to me. This book funny, enlightening, and inspiring. Add it to your list ASAP!
Wealth by Jason Wachob – of course this one is on the list. If you read my book review post, then you’ll know how much I love this book! Wachob writes about his personal story of believing in/aspiring towards a traditional sense of a ‘successful’ life (making lots of money on Wall St.) towards a more holistic approach of living a ‘wellthy’ life— a life exemplified by abundance, happiness, purpose, health, and joy. If you are struggling with motivating yourself to take that next important step in your life, I highly recommend you read this book.
Aim True by Kathryn Budig – my most recent read that I couldn’t put down. Whether you are already into yoga or just thinking about it, this book has something for everyone.. even the ‘un-yoga’ reader can find inspiration within its pages. Budig’s message is to be who you really are inside and out & to live a healthier, happier, and more relaxed life. Expect pose sequences, recipes (like 85!), meditation tips, and self-care/beauty advice.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – reading this book feels like you’re having a conversation with a friend who just wants to see you be happy and unapologetically yourself. Big Magic is an easy read with nice insights into life and navigating the creative process. Gilbert writes about how creativity works and it’s availability to anyone willing to be open the possibility. This book resonated with me on so many levels, especially because it’s filled with lessons that can be applied to blogging and writing. If no creativity, you wouldn’t be reading this blog post because I probably wouldn’t have read the book!
Retox by Lauren Imparato – Imparato is the creator of NYC’s I.AM.YOU. Yoga. I would love to take one of her classes eventually! This book is a practical guide to finding more wellness in our modern, urban lives. Lauren’s writing is intelligent, genuine, down to earth and very relatable. Her approach to finding a realistic balance in the midst of everyday chaos seemed very attainable to me. Her tips and recipes are easy to execute and very useful. Retox is a fun read that will add value to your daily life!
I hope that you take the time to read at least one of these 🙂 Happy reading!
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What’s your favorite wellness/’self help’ book?