Top 5 Wellness Books of 2016

Building a “best of” list is torturous because there are so many life-changing books out there. It’s hard to pick favorites … but we did. Here they are.


sleep-revolution

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Arianna Huffington

Most of us are sleep-deprived and paying the price without even knowing it. Weight gain, anxiety, depression, diabetes, heart disease and cancer – all can be traced back to sleep deprivation. Huffington shows us how to sleep well and thrive.

 
spark-joy

SPARK JOY: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying

Marie Kondo
Kondo’s #1 bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up changed our lives. No joke. In her companion book, she shows us how to organize closets, drawers, kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos … all to feel clearer and calmer.

 
tox-sick

TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick

Suzanne Somers
We all know detoxing clears up our skin and digestion and helps us feel brighter, but did you know many serious ailments are caused by toxic build-up? Somers gathers experts in the field who give advice on everything detox – from how to remove heavy metals from the body to how to prevent cancer and heart disease with detoxing.

 
grit

GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth
A groundbreaking book by a pioneering psychologist. Duckworth argues that it’s not genius, talent, or luck that makes certain people successful, it’s grit. Grit is a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. We all have it, and Duckworth shows us how to tap into it to reach our goals.

 
joy-on-demand

JOY ON DEMAND: The Art of Discovering Happiness Within

Chade-Meng Tan
“If you have been unhappy,” writes the former Jolly Good Fellow at Google, “or you are happy and aspire to be even happier, know that your happiness set point can be upgraded.” Finding your joy doesn’t have to be a lot of hard work. Chade-Meng shows us how to do it, a little bit every day with mindfulness training.
 


Honorable Mention

when-breath-becomes-air

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi
This heartbreaking, inspiring memoir isn’t exactly a wellness book, but it’s definitely a book for better living. The author was a 36-year-old neurosurgeon when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He writes this book to answer the age-old question: what makes a life worth living? It’s a beautiful memoir written by a remarkable man who wanted to live and learned how to die.


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