There is nothing more relaxing than finding a cool shady spot on a warm summer day to crack open those wellness books you’ve been wanting to read. Summer reading is a practice instilled in us from the required booklists of our school years. It brings to mind a time when summer meant days with no responsibilities and plenty of time to sink into imaginary worlds and the adventures of our favorite characters. You may have less time than you did when you were younger, but using your spare hours to indulge in some light summer reading is a healthy, mindful way to find a spiritual escape without ever having to leave your home. Peruse the pages of these 5 mind-expanding, spiritually grounding, wellness books to transform your life through the power of YOU!
Emma Mildon, The Soul Seacher’s Handbook
Witty and wise, The Soul Searcher’s Handbook is everything you need to know about how to jumpstart your spiritual growth spirt. If you have yet to dive head-over-heals into spirituality, dipping a toe into the expansive sea of literature, movies, podcasts and T.V. shows focused on the subject can often leave you feeling more intimidated than you were before. It can even seem like the wellness sphere has its own language. Emma Mildon understands how expansive and confusing the holistic world is to newcomers, and uses a more relatable voice to give you the basics of the many spiritual outlets that you can use to explore your soul. The Soul Searcher’s Handbook perfect starter-guide that compiles information on everything from numerology and Feng Shui to chakras and essential oils.
Ruby Warrington, Material Girl, Mystical World
Speaking of diving head-over-heals into the spiritual world, fashion journalist-turned-mystic-maven, Ruby Warrington, explains why you don’t need to adorn those heals with Birkenstocks to go on a journey for your soul. Her book, Material Girl, Mystical World brings a fashionista’s eye to a soul seeker’s life. This book will teach you everything from how to “survive and thrive at Burningman” to discovering the shaman within. Learn how to seek enlightenment in every area of your life with the humorous help of Ruby, your bohemian, yet high-fashion guide.
Gabrielle Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back
We could all use a little more Gabrielle Bernstein in our lives. Reading The Universe Has Your Back is like having a therapist that is always available, only costs the price of the book. In The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author, Gabrielle Bernstein, teaches you how to alter your mindset from one rooted in fear, to one motivated by faith. Find joy and a sense of stability as you develop techniques to reorient your life around love.
Christiane Northrup M.D., Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well Being
You don’t have to grow old in the way you’ve been told to. In her book, Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well Being, Christiane Northrup M.D., explains that much of aging is about perception. If you perceive yourself as withering away or past your prime, you’re likely to carry that weight in your energy. You will conform your choices and activities to the notion that you are “too old.” With practice, using the exercises highlighted in this anti-aging guide, you can ditch the old aging paradigms, and reclaim your vitality and glow.
Jason Wachob, Wellth
Well being is the new wealth, but don’t take our word for it. In Jason Wachob’s book, Wellth, he invites you to shift your perspective from one focused on attaining material goods, to one that is enriched with valuable experiences. Get absorbed into the anecdotes and practices of MindBodyGreen CEO and Founder, Jason Wachob. Through them, you’ll learn how you can find the deeper meaning and joy of every moment.
Don’t forget to pre-order Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You, written by Energy Muse co-founder’s, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro. This crystallized how-to guide for daily rituals will help you tap to into your highest potential in every area of your life. Plus, when you pre-order, you receive exclusive, free gifts like 3 mini courses on space clearing, beauty and crystal essentials, as well as downloadable crystal grid templates for your home and a guided meditation podcast by Heather!
Photo from Emma Mildon.