What’s better than a good book that makes the reader really feel good? Nothing. These types of books also make great holiday gifts. That’s why WellWell has combed its 2021 interviews with leading health and wellness authors to identify our top ten list. Our choices cover everything from how to eat, sleep and move better, to why it’s important to close the gender gap and the lasting importance of the Emerald Tablet. So, take a look. You just may find a great feelgood gift for someone in your life.
Dance isn’t just a great physical activity. It also has far-reaching social, mental and physical health benefits. Julia F Christensen and Dong-Seong Chang even believes it has the power to transform lives. Their book Dancing is The Best Medicine: The Science of How Moving to a Beat is Good for Body, Brain, and Soul explains all.
The business world isn’t always the friendliest or safest environment. It can dehumanize people. Easton Blake helps everyone understand how to survive and even thrive in this environment while maintaining a healthy dollop of decency. He reveals his take in How to Behave like a Human Being: A Guidebook for the Corporate Sociopath.
There is more to martial arts than what people see in action movies. In fact, these activities have far-reaching physical and mental benefits, as Mimi Kuo-Deemer explains in her book Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis: Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind and Spirit.
The Emerald Tablet, an ancient Egyptian work, was once seen as a literal guide on how to turn lead into gold. Dr. Matthew Barnes views it differently. In his book, The Emerald Tablet 101: A Modern, Practical Guide, Plain and Simple, he explains how the text’s fourteen statements are actually a symbolic guide to awaken the human soul.
Jane Austen obviously is no slouch when it comes to literature. Apparently, if you look a little more closely at her writings, it’s apparent she also knew something about health and wellness. Bryan Kozlowski did take that closer look and he reveals Jane’s stellar and forward-thinking insights in The Jane Austen Diet: Austen’s Secrets to Food, Health, and Incandescent Happiness.
It may seem funny (pun intended), but Patricia Ryan Madson believes that learning about the practice of improv is a great way to handle life’s everyday challenges and even some of the world’s bigger hurdles. She explains how in her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up.
The problem with dieting isn’t how much we eat but what we eat, according to nutritionist Liana Werner-Gray. Her book, Anxiety-Free with Food: Natural, Science-Backed Strategies to Relieve Stress and Support Your Mental Health, identifies anxiety and depression causing foods and what our brains, in turn, view as comfort food.
Too often our feet fail us because we don’t take care of them properly. That’s no small issue as foot problems can lead to all sorts of other physical maladies. Yamuna Zake can help. Her book, The Foot Fix: 4 Weeks to Healthier, Happier Feet, not only identifies common foot mistakes everyone makes, but it also explains how to fix them.
The gender gap is real and it threatens to undermine the future for the next generation of women. Marisa Porges, Ph.D., is having none of it. She’s determined to empower and inspire young girls so they’re ready to tackle the challenges they’ll encounter. Her book, What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women, lays out her vision on how to succeed.
Insomnia will keep you up at night and make you miserable during the day. It’s nothing to joke about. Unfortunately, medication too often doesn’t help and only brings about unwanted and unhealthy side effects. Dr. Nicole Moshfegh, clinical psychologist and insomnia specialist, thinks the best way to combat the problem is through natural means. Thankfully, she unveils the secrets of better sleep without medication in her book, The Book Of Sleep: 75 Strategies to Relieve Insomnia.
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