Wellbeing Well-read: the books to take you into the new year
January, with its crisp winter air and a sense of renewal, presents the perfect opportunity to indulge in the enriching world of reading, especially focusing on wellbeing books. As the start of a new year, January offers an opportunity to reflect on personal goals and aspirations. Engaging with books that cater to wellbeing can be a rejuvenating and empowering way to kick off the year.
Wellbeing books, covering topics such as mindfulness, self-care, and personal development, offer valuable insights and practical advice to navigate life's challenges with resilience and a positive mindset.
Savour the content, absorb the wisdom and implement the positive, with a journey of self-discovery and wellness through the pages of thoughtful and uplifting books:
Whether you are looking to add a healthy dose of sanity to your relationships this new year or are looking to be a happier, wiser person, you’ll want to take the time to read ’The Book You Want Everyone You Love To Read’ from the artist and psychotherapist Phillippa Perry. The author writes with her special dose of wisdom and kindness about how to face life’s biggest problems from relationships and love to conflict and change.
Full of compassion and humour, you will feel empowered with new tools and an ability to recognise patterns in your life which will have you thinking differently and approaching your human connections with a fresh mindset.
Creator of Happy Place, a one-stop destination and a chart-topping podcast which talks about the big-picture ideas of happiness, Fearne Cotton is set to release Little Things. The pages promised to be packed with habits, tools and advice to support your life.
Fearne brings together words of advice, tried-and-tested therapies and life-affirming habits to help the reader to understand and face the hectic modern world. If you ever felt you needed creative tools to find balance and self-awareness, then this is the book for you.
The School of Life derives ideas from a range of sources including art, culture, philosophy and psychology to help you learn, heal and grow. Using resources including films, articles and books, they promote a life full of calm and fulfilment as well as better, deeper relationships and connections.
This new edition promises to contain all the very best and latest ideas of happiness and a healthy mental wellbeing. The collection of essays is both a kind companion and practical guide for anyone who wants to travel the journey to recovery, build resilience and live wisely with our own difficulties. The author takes your hand, leading you through your own wellbeing with perceptive and inspired prose and is the perfect January read for anyone who need help holding onto those moments of joy.
Alain de Botton
The book for everyone who has ever failed. Following on from her 2019 book, How to Fail where she shared tales from a variety of areas of life where we can learn from our mistakes, Failosophy brings together the lessons she has learnt.
Sometimes we hold the need to be perfect a bit too closely to our hearts and this book shares insightful principles for navigating life’s rough patches. From failing exams and romantic break-ups, it shows you how to not only recognise how connecting failure is but how it should be celebrated.
Elizabeth Day is an acclaimed author, award-winning journalist, and presenter of How to Fail, the podcast. Her accessible, conversational style can slowly but effectively change your pessimistic view of failure into one which embraces a more positive one, becoming more resilient as a consequence.
Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong
Whether you are looking to try to include a wider variety of fruit and vegetables in your diet or want some vegan alternatives to the recurring items on your meal planner, then this book could become a welcome addition on your kitchen bookshelf.
Not only are the recipes tasty and simple but they also seek to be affordable and accessible to ensure if you are looking to change your diet, you don’t meet too many hurdles. Packed with recipes for nourishing food which is easy to make for our busy lifestyles, you will find the fifty-nine recipes so inspiring , you will find your January weekends packed with preparing some delicious plant-based pain au chocolat and Sticky Seitan Ribs.
Make it Vegan: Simple Plant-based Recipes for Everyone
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