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Wellness
Published Tuesday Jun 05, 2018 by Erica Arvanitis

7 Books That Will Change Your Wellness Game

Personal Growth
Motivation

Are you looking for a little life pick-me-up? Whether you’re searching for that creative spark, needing extra motivation to reinvent your routine, or finding the courage to forge your own path, clear some space on your shelf for these seven life-changing books the MINDBODY San Diego office swears by. 

 

FOR THE FACT FINDERS

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling 


“Factfulness is mind-expanding, opinion-changing, and gratitude-enhancing at a time when we've never needed it more. I plan on reading this book once per year. It's that affecting.” 
- Ryan K., Data Analyst

 

FOR THE FANS OF TOUGH LOVE



The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson 

“If you’re a little gun-shy to the more standard self-help guides, blogger Mark Manson is the life coach for you. Manson’s raw, honest voice shows us how to embrace our fears, confront those painful truths and find the courage we seek in life. It’s a seriously refreshing slap of real-talk with relatable humor. I highly recommend it.” 
- Erica A., Copywriter

 

FOR ALL THE FEELS

Tuesdays With Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 

"’The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.’ This book changed my outlook on life and helped me see the world from a bigger perspective. You can't be afraid to try new things, and it's never too late to make your dream happen. There are so many life lessons that are beautiful and heartwarming within these pages, and I think everyone should be required to read this book.” 
- Devin D., Marketing Communications Specialist 

 

FOR THE TWENTYSOMETHING

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—and How To Make the Most Of Them Now

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—and How To Make the Most Of Them Now by Meg Jay, PhD 

“This book changed the way I think of work, relationships, and experiencing life in my twenties. It’s easy to feel lost or confused about your path in life, but I found this book to be very grounding. It instilled a sense of understanding about my generation and how to make meaningful decisions. I think it’s a must-read for any twentysomething who is figuring out their life, or for anyone who knows a twentysomething going through changes.” 
- Hanna H., Dynamic Pricing Specialist 

 

 

FOR THE EMOTIONAL EXPLORER

Daring Greatly Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown 

“As kids, we have no qualms about being open, honest, and vulnerable, but something funny happens along the way to adulthood. We learn to hide our cards—not letting people know our hopes, fears, dreams, troubles, and disappointments. Brené Brown paints the vision for how an individual’s world can be better fulfilled through embracing vulnerability. Constantly challenging you as a reader, this book motivates you to be willing to expose your flaws, shorting-comings, and struggles with those around you.”  
- Ryan G., Product Manager 

 

 

FOR THE REFLECTIVE READER

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

“While it’s not explicitly self-help, The Alchemist comes to mind when I think of books that have been crucial during shifts in my life. This work of fiction by Paulo Coelho takes readers on a journey that will keep you turning pages while also dropping quotes that make you stop and reflect. One line that I think of all the time is ‘And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.'” 
- Ari C., Dynamic Pricing Specialist 

 

FOR THE FREE SPIRIT 

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

“This book helped me through hard times when it was difficult to find clarity. It really put life into perspective while giving me a sense of calm. It challenged me in every aspect of life: work, home, friends, family, you name it. It made me step out of my comfort zone by reminding me of the agreements—be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. Everyone should read this book and practice its lessons!” 
- Keana N., Consumer Products Marketing Manager

Erica Arvanitis
Written by
Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.