With a new year comes a wave of energy and feelings of refreshment and renewal. We might still be craving that annual reset, but we’re also looking to take things slow with practices that nourish the mind and body. No more grabbing the bull by the horns. And we can’t think of a better way to do so than curling up with a good book.
Our New Year book list is all about titles that will inspire you to refresh and reset in 2022. Keep scrolling to find your best match.
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
If you’re craving a road map to more meaningful connection, New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown’s latest book is it. Atlas of the Heart dives into the human experience of feelings and helps readers get a better grasp on the spectrum of emotions that are natural to feel to provide a reset on our relationship with anger, fear, envy, wonder, and more.
The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life
It’s no secret that stress wreaks havoc on many of our lives — but it doesn’t have to be that way. In body alignment expert Lauren Roxburgh’s book, The Power Source, she sheds light on the way the body holds onto stress (through inflammation, bloating, tension, and anxiety, to name a few) and inspires a stronger connection to the body through her holistic program. From healing movements to nourishing recipes, Roxburgh helps readers realign their bodies.
Burning Bright: Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress
Let’s go into the New Year with some ease. In Burning Bright, Kelsey K. Patel — a spiritual coach, wellness expert, and Hollywood’s go-to Reiki Master — shares tools and techniques to heal from burnout and give the body a reset through techniques such as Reiki, emotional freedom technique (EFT), meditation, yoga, and other practices that help readers release physical and emotional blocks, feel more grounded in their bodies, and establish a self-care ritual for a more radiant life.
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
If you need a reset from your go, go, go life, Jenny Odell’s book, How to Do Nothing, is a great place to start. The New York Times bestseller is centered around the idea of winning back our lives and reconnecting with our natural patterns in a world where 24/7 productivity is most valued.
I Am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back Home to Soul
We all have a goddess within. In Diosa, psychotherapist Christine Gutierrez inspires readers to tap into the primal feminine energy within for radical shifts in self-esteem and inner worth. With mantras, journal prompts, and meditations, this book is full of everything you need to rise again and honor the woman within.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
Some books never go out of style. This cult-favorite book by Caroline Miss was originally published in the ‘90s but continues to inspire new readers today — and it might be just what you need for a New Year reset. Rooted in over 15 years of research on energy medicine, this alternative healing book covers the connection physical illness has to emotional and psychological stress and beliefs, allowing readers to better understand their physical and energetic bodies, and experience newfound connectedness to themselves.
Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life
For those feeling called to meditation in the New Year, Deepak Chopra’s book, Total Meditation, deep dives into the practice of meditation, inspiring readers to become more aware and in touch with themselves on a mind, body, and spirit level. The book also includes a 52-week program for readers to follow and experience the revolutionizing way meditation can transform lives.
Discover Your Dharma: A Vedic Guide to Finding Your Purpose
Dharma is all about your purpose and, in Discover Your Dharma, Ayurvedic author Sahara Rose Ketabi helps readers uncover theirs through practices rooted in ancient wisdom. This book helps readers step further into themselves and on their path in life, teaching them how to live with more alignment and purpose.
How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self
If you’re craving change, Dr. Nicole LaPer — aka “The Holistic Psychologist” — has the scoop. In her book, How to Do the Work, Dr. LaPer gives readers an inside look at how she creates full-circle healing through mental, psychical, and spiritual wellness tools and practices. This read is designed to empower readers to break free from old ways and reset their lives like never before.
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