Let’s face it, life isn’t always easy, and it can wreak havoc on both our minds and bodies. Sometimes, we need more than the support of family and friends to help us through those tough times. Luckily, there are countless books available from varied experts about ways to
heal both your mind and body, and I’ve rounded up three of the best sellers out there that you may want to consider trying if you’ve been feeling a little beaten down by life lately.
Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You
by Deepak Chopra
One of the most well-known figures in holistic health, author and public speaker Deepak Chopra, M.D., offers 10 lessons to help build awareness and change the distorted energy patterns that are the root cause of aging, infirmity and disease.
In this book, Chopra explores the body’s infinite capacity for change and renewal. He says, you cannot take advantage of this miracle unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, by changing it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process. He goes on to discuss how the transformation process doesn’t end with the body though – it has to involve the soul as well. Chopra says that only by going to the level of the soul will you be able to access your full potential and bring more intelligence, creativity and awareness into all aspects of your life.
The wisdom in “Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul” will lead to self transformation, as Chopra helps you commit yourself to deeper awareness, focus on relationships, embrace every day as a new world, and transcend the obstacles that afflict body and mind.
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
In this book, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind and spirit.
He says that by using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress-related disorders, discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga.
This is a great book for anyone trying to live a happier and healthier life, regardless of age, health or wealth.
Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
by Dr. Christiane Northrup
This one is stricly for the ladies! In this book, leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, Christiane Northrup, M.D., discusses the key to antiaging – agless living that brings back a sense of vibrancy and youthfulness.
Northrup explains that the state of our health is dictated far more by our beliefs than by our biology. She aims to shift our perceptions about getting older and show us what we are entitled to expect from our later years, no matter what we’re taught to the contrary, including: vibrant good health, a fulfilling sex life, the capacity to love without losing ourselves, the ability to move our bodies with ease and joy, and clarity and authenticity in all our relationships, including the one we have with ourself.
In this 14-day ageless goddess program, Northrup offers tools and inspiration for creating a healthful and soulful new way of being at any stage in your life, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our divine source.
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