Week 20 | Must Read Books: A Curated Summer Reading List to Dive Into
In great curiosity, sadness and mostly frustration that I was starting down a path of living a life unfulfilled, I began my walk into wellness at the turn of the year. Wellness includes more than just fitness and what you eat, it also includes actively and awakenly paying mindful attention to who you surround yourself with (community), how you choose to love and be loved (relationships), how you calm, humble and quiet your mind (spirituality), where you choose to live, how you choose to live (mindfulness) and so on.
Wellness is a diverse, all encompassing thing. I am learning about different aspects of it every single day and allow myself to remain open minded to new opinions, especially when they are science based and tested. Since the first week of January and all throughout 2018, I have decided to share what I am learning with you along the way. I would appreciate any feedback you may have on what I write and what you would like me to cover in the future.
Especially if you don't know where to start with this whole wellness thing, this week I am sharing with you literature I have read, been recommended and heard about all within this aforementioned scope of wellness - the below is kind of like a foundation layer that will hopefully help you become more enlightened and elevated in mind. Do you have a good book recommendation? Here’s to good health and happiness!
Relearn What It Means To Be Human
1) Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari | Shop it here $17.26
A really well done history of human beings.
2) Homo Deus Yuval Noah Harari | Shop it here: $19.85
Another great book by Harari about the future of human beings
Relearn How To Live
1) The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
A book about how to embrace challenge in your life
2) A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle | Shop it here: $11.53
Because Oprah said so.
Relearn How To Love Someone
1) Dear Lover by David Deida | Shop it here: $11.44
You're probably doing it the wrong way - learn how to love and be loved
2) The Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida | Shop it here: $12.88
The man's version of Dear Lover
3) Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone | Shop it here: $10.77
Elevate your experiences, this book will show you how
4) The 5 Languages of Love by Gary Chapman | Shop it here: $9.59
How to better communication with your lover - must read!
5) Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel | Shop it here: $12.30
How to maintain desire and passion in a budding or
long term relationship!
Relearn How To Eat
1)The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes | Shop it here: $11.00
Carbs suck, here's why:
2)The F-Factor Diet by Tanya Zuckerbrot | Shop it here: $10.87
Fiber yay! How to eat a high fiber diet.
How To Slow Down and Learn to Be In The Moment
1)Buddhism for Beginners: by Michael Williams | Shop it here: $13.47
How to be more mindful.
2) The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle | Shop it here: $8.48
How to be more mindful and appreciate the moment, another guide.
How to Cultivate Spirituality
1) Waking Up by Sam Harris | Shop it here: $10.87
Controversial, but intellectual, take from it what you need.