The New Year is upon us and everyone is looking for ways to improve their mind, body, and spirit. Self-care is the new self-help and these reads will have you shifting your mindset toward a much improved you in 2019.
Lets talk about the body first. There’s never been a more popular time to get in shape than the end of one year and the start of another. However this book will boost both your body and your mind (and yes, they are highly intertwined!)
Badass Body Goals by Jennifer Cohen
From fitness expert and performance coach, Jennifer Cohen, “Badass Body Goals: The Booty Building and Waist-Trimming Journal” includes step by step image tutorials and areas for you to fill out your progress. It’s more of a journal than a traditional book and it even comes with a complimentary resistance band to work out on the go! In addition, each chapter comes with a video tutorial (50 video library total) that readers can access via Habit Nest so you can work out with Jen from anywhere. It’s literally like having a trainer in your back pocket. Cohen recommends exercising both to keep your body healthy and fit and also because exercise is proven to boost your mental capacities and productivity.
If your mind isn’t right, your life isn’t right. That’s why you MUST pick up a copy of…
Practical Meditation for Beginners by Ben Decker
Benjamin Decker’s new book, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You, is the perfect book for anyone who’s been thinking about trying meditation. Ben’s book offer a clear 10-day program for learning 10 different meditation techniques. Each lesson offers step-by-step instructions to get the most out of the approach, as well as helpful writing prompts for recording daily insights in your meditation notebook. It’s a great intro into the world of zen and allows the reader to figure out what techniques work best for them.
If you’re looking to unleash your creativity this year, check out the debut book from master storyteller, Jordan Taylor Wright.
Forever in the Infinite Now by Jordan Taylor Wright
Director/Photographer Jordan Taylor Wright (CEO of Taylor Cut Films) has amassed nearly half a million followers with his storytelling mastery across music videos, commercials, TV, and film. Best known for his work with stars like Justin Bieber, J.Lo, The Chainsmokers, and brands including Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Audi and more, Jordan attributes his success to his ability to connect with himself and others.
His debut book,”Forever in the Infinite Now” delves into his personal journey with mindful meditation, living in the present, and expressing love and oneness through storytelling. It’s available on his newly launched a content platform IntentOn – remove the ‘i’ from intention so you’re operating without ego – where you can also access his creative work, his educational platform Taylor Cut University, and more.
If you found yourself in a story you didn’t like in 2018, rewrite it!
Flipping the Script by AJ Gibson
TV & Celebrity Host AJ Gibson shares his own tale of facing down death, after considering suicide just a year ago. This book is anything but a downer! AJ takes the reader through his own struggles with the upbeat, comedic, and charming personality that has made him a favorite on TVs everywhere and a red carpet staple. The best part is the book gives you places to actively fill out your own obstacles, goals, and strategies for flipping your personal script and finding your way into the life you want and deserve.