Books that invite you to find wellness from within

Our HEALTH reading list for Summer 2018

It is often said that beauty comes from within. The same can certainly be said for our health. So as summer approaches and the days grow warmer and longer, rather than once again focusing on diet and exercise routines and our eternal desire to look our best, let’s shift our attention to our overall health … beginning with our inner wellness. If we nurture what is inside, our external health and beauty will surely follow.

 
Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit

By Candice Kumai

For Candice Kumai, aka the “Golden Girl of Wellness,” her Japanese heritage has always been her guide in practicing wellness. In her sixth book, the classically trained chef, author and TV personality integrates the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi with modern well-ness philosophy, offering a holistic approach to living well. Kintsugi is the art of taking a broken yet valuable object and repairing it with reverence. It is the art of appreciating and honoring one’s imperfections. In Kintsugi Wellness, Kumai offers Kintsugi as a metaphor for improving, accepting and healing one’s life.

I’ve Been Thinking … Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life

By Maria Shriver

Award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Maria Shriver has endured more than her fair share of challenges, yet she always emerges stronger and with immeasurable grace. In her latest book, Shriver reflects on living a life of meaning and gratitude. Tapping into her personal experiences, including recently becoming an empty-nester, Shriver shares with her readers poignant quotes, reflections and stories that are touching, humorous and inspirational.

How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life

By Frank Lipman, MD, with Amely Greeven

Health expert and best-selling author Dr. Frank Lipman is recognized for his trail-blazing approach to integrative medicine. The founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, Dr. Lipman combines the best of Eastern, Western and nontraditional medicine to offer patients comprehensive, holistic treatment. In his latest book, Dr. Lipman shares his Good Medicine Mandala—his formula for lifelong vitality. The mandala includes six concentric rings that are the keys to good health. Within these keys, Dr. Lipman provides more than 100 simple steps to improve overall health. How to Be Well is a guide to developing daily habits and practices that will ultimately lead to a life of wellness, health and happiness.

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