Wellbeing is a buzzword we’ve heard a lot of over the last few years for all the right reasons. We know just how important self-care is. To help you on your journey of wellbeing and self-care, we compiled this list of wellbeing books (from Exisle Publishing – read more about them here) we know you’ll love:
1. Mindfulness for Life
The Updated Guide for Today’s World
Written by experts, Mindfulness for Life is the complete guide to being fully present in life. In a state of full awareness, we connect more with our children, work more efficiently, drive more safely and stress less. This revised and updated second edition of the guide includes the latest research on mindful techniques, alongside practical guidance for applying them. Take a leap towards mindful living and you might just discover that you become a calmer, happier and healthier being – for life.Buy it here on Amazon
2. The Creative Seed
Skills, Experimentation, Evaluation and Discovery: SEED — an original approach empowering beginners and established creators to clearly understand the nature of the creative process. Whether you are already involved in some form of creative expression, think you don’t have an ounce of creative flair, are a raw beginner or well established, you can discover and nurture new, exciting dimensions in your life with The Creative SEED to keep you inspired and on track in living your creative dream. Buy it here on Amazon
3. Inspiration for the Soul
Do you want to bring about worthwhile change in your life? Are you looking for greater happiness and fulfillment? The answer lies in the way you think about yourself and your situation.Each inspirational thought in this book will provide you with a way of thinking that will make an immediate positive change. Practical and simple, they will help you develop more rewarding responses to life. From living courageously to using your intuition, insights abound on every page on a variety of topics.Buy it here on Amazon
4. The Mindful Home
A house is merely physical but a home is far more subtle and elusive. This book takes the view that being ‘at home’ is a metaphor for finding ourselves — finding our core. What do we find at our core? Well, if the world’s great wisdom traditions have anything to say about it then home is about qualities that we could equate with ‘good’ itself — true happiness, peace, beauty, wisdom and inspiration. It is also about the good things in life such as harmony, relationships, health and wealth. So, how are we to find our core and create a home that reminds us of the qualities associated with it? That is where the practice of mindfulness comes in! By exploring the ways in which we feed our mind and our heart through our senses, how we use space, the practicalities of managing a home, and how we can live a healthy and sustainable life at home, The Mindful Home will enable us to shape the living space we really want, creating an environment that both nurtures and invigorates us, while meeting our needs. Buy it here on Amazon
5. Feed your Brain
Did you know your brain is the most nutrient-demanding organ in your body? The human brain uses an enormous 20% of the total energy gained from food you consume, meaning what you eat is intrinsically linked with your brain’s health and functioning.Drawing on 20 years of research, author Delia McCabe presents the bible of delicious, easy ideas to keep your brain in tip-top condition. She shares fascinating facts about the most nutritious ingredients and tips and tricks for preparing meals the whole family will love; this is the ultimate collection of recipes to nurture and benefit not just your body and soul, but also your brain.Buy it here on Amazon.
6. The Little Book of Good Health
Like all good things in life the secret of good health lies in concepts that are simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive; ideas that may seem small or insignificant, but are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life. The Little Book of Good Health explains simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive ideas that when incorporated in your daily routine are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life.True health is as much a matter of mind as it is a matter of body. It is about total wellness. The author has meticulously sifted through thousands of international studies on all aspects of health and medicine, both modern and alternative, and wellness philosophies and reduced them to 181 short, crisp, fact-based and helpful explanations you can incorporate in your daily routine.‘A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.’ – A Spanish Proverb. Buy it here on Amazon
7. Human Kindness
True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human ExperienceKindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes — as the twenty-five true stories collected here show — it can save a life.The first in the ‘Timeless Wisdom’ Series, these stories are sourced from around the world. They are of the everyday and the extraordinary. The result is a book that explores all that is best about human nature. Buy it here on Amazon.
8. Build the person you want to be
Throughout our lives, we face many challenges, both personal and professional. Often, we struggle to know how best to cope and wish we had greater personal resources to draw upon. This book can help! Based on the science and principles of positive psychology, Build the Person You Want to Be provides you with the tools you need to foster greater resilience and mental wellbeing. The ORANGES toolkit focuses on the seven key elements that support human flourishing and meaning: Optimism, Resilience, Attitude, Now (mindfulness), Gratitude, Energy, and Strengths. Through an exploration of the current research, it shows that if you can increase your positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishments, you enhance the capacity to handle life’s challenges and reduce the impact of the things that hold you back, such as fears, anxieties, and doubts. The book outlines ways to practice and build skills to re-orientate your thinking from ‘What is wrong?’ to ‘What is right?’ and, despite life’s adversities, to bounce back and thrive. Whether you want to improve your organization’s work culture or wish to bolster your own inner resources, the ORANGES toolkit will help you create a more meaningful life and boost resilience, optimism, and mental wellbeing. Buy it here on Amazon.
9. Growing yourself up
One of only a few resources based on Bowen family systems theory, the bestselling Growing Yourself Up examines the importance of increasing self-awareness and maturity in order to improve and bring your best to all of life’s relationships. Jenny Brown, who holds a doctorate in social science and brings to this thoughtful book her many years of counseling experience, discusses the integral role of personal growth and increasing emotional maturity in maintaining healthy connections. We can’t control how people behave, but by understanding and changing our own interactions we can influence the behaviour of others and promote positive, balanced relationships for ourselves. Buy it here on Amazon.
10. The Longevity List
Myth busting the top ways to live a long and healthy life
Every day we’re bombarded by often-contradictory advice on what to do to keep ourselves healthy. How can we separate fact from fad? Written by a medical clinician, this is the ultimate myth-busting guide to what will really help us live a long and healthy life.
Along the way, you’ll discover stacks of intriguing, entertaining, and often very funny facts. It’s the one-stop checklist to living a life that might just see you reach your 100th birthday and beyond!