I have been wanting to share these three books that I so happily have on my bookshelf for a while now! They are so insightful and are each such a great read for those looking for a body, mind, soul boost. As you can see in the picture above, they are a bit weathered, so they obviously aren't new reads (to me)! Yet, I still refer back to them often. Without a doubt, if you are looking for a "new" read yourself - these three are a good start.
The New Health Rules by Frank Lipman, M.D. & Danielle Claro
So, I must admit, I love browsing the book selection at Urban Outfitters. As basic or as "trendy" as that sounds, they honestly have a really neat selection. Probably the best coffee table book selection I've seen. This is where I stumbled upon The New Health Rules. What got me to buy it initially was the illustration and design of the book. Perhaps the cover seems a bit medical (for some) but when you open it, it is so clean and modern and simple. It is such an easy read and you learn so much about healthy living. It's not filled with medical language you can't understand, nor is it boring. It's filled with beautiful photos and insightful health findings. If you're looking for simple, significant ways you can adjust your health and lifestyle, this is the book for you.
Meditations on Intention and Being by Rolf Gates
If you are a yogi, you must buy this book. Hands down. This easy-to-read book is full of intentional words to meditate and reflect on and they come to you as the reader in little excerpts. Initially when I first bought it, I was going to read one excerpt a day for the year but I got so enthralled by Rolf Gates' writing that I would read ahead and have fun underlining words that I'd want to refer back to. It's a great book to read in small doses either when your first wake up or right before bed (anytime really). Every passage is insightful and will have you feeling like a better human with a more intentional mind.
Small Victories - Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott
An old roommate of mine gifted me this book (thank you so much Lauren) a couple years ago and I immediately felt like she knew me completely. First of all, she gifted me a book (love). Second of all, it's a book full of short essays exemplifying small moments of grace. How sweet and thoughtful is that? Some are quite comical too. I mean, if you're going to be reading short essays to begin with, what better than to be reading day-to-day, "ordinary" stories of people just like you and I who have portrayed graceful moments in situations where you typically wouldn't spot them. I don't read short essays as often as I'd like to but it is fun to read another form of writing! So I definitely love having this on my shelf and I recommend you have it on yours too!
Can you recommend any books to me that are awesome for the body, mind, soul? If so, please share them with me in the comments below!