8 Wellness Books To Give + Get

*Tis the season* for a bookstore run! We’ve selected a few of our favorite health + wellness books for every friend on your shopping list this season [+ many to add on to your own wish list ; ) ]. For the free-spirited yogi to the empowered, young professional, these books will captivate, inspire, + motivate into the new year. Ideal for your Secret Santa, your best friend, + anyone left on your list — make sure to grab a few to throw under your tree this CHAARGmas.

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness. Yes — we are still very much obsessed with Gabby Bernstein. : ) In May Cause Miracles, Gabby invites us to take a 40-day journey with her to shift our current mindset + explore a renewed state of being. This is perfect for yogis who are looking to deepen their physical practice with a daily, spiritual routine. Your day is outlined with a Morning Reflection, Daily Affirmation, + Evening Exercise, each complete with guided meditation exercises, journaling prompts, + *Miracle Moments* — reminders throughout the day to return to what we’ve learned. Gift with a cute journal to get your loved one ready for subtle, compelling shifts in 2016.

Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F***. Have a vegetarian friend or family member who is always trying out the latest plant-based recipes? Nothing beats this go-to gift, a cookbook that’s just as fun to read as it is to cook from. Thug Kitchen’s voice is hilarious, fresh, + a little bit naughty ; ). The meat of its content is focused on making + devouring [deceptively] healthy #eeeeeats ++ we love the added technical how-to’s to help us master our technique in the kitchen. The Sweet Corn + Green Chile Baked Flautas ++ the Chickpeas + Dumplings recipes are a must try!

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now. Dubbed as *required reading* by Slate.com, Meg Jay’s The Defining Decade makes the perfect gift for friends graduating this semester // in their first year of living in the the *real* world. Society has given millennials a bad rap [we’re too self-involved, lack thick skin, + think we deserve it all], but The Defining Decade offers a refreshing POV, one where our twenties are *our* time for positive, personal growth. Watch out — we’re taking notes in the margin ; )  

5: Where Will You Be Five Years From Today? This gift is *everything*. Created to inspire us to look beyond the here + now, 5 is a beautifully designed, self-described *playbook*, ideal for the girl or guy who is constantly looking towards his//her future. No matter your age, your next 5 years hold a powerful + unknown potential — but only if we dig deeper than our well-rehearsed answers to *interview* questions. Grab two copies because this is definitely something you’ve got to check out for yourself.

Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Born To Run is a *must-read* for all runners — from those just beginning to break in their running shoes to the most experienced of racers. We push on alongside Christopher McDougall on this *literary* long run as he narrates his journey of conquering a fifty-mile ultra in the Copper Canyons of Mexico. Part exercise philosophy, part running epic, McDougall’s story not only explains *why* we, as humans, are born to run — but reminds each of us why we choose to lace up each morning, no matter what.

EPIC BLOG. This is essentially the Passion Planner for bloggers, complete with reader surveys, monthly content + theme planning, + even mini blog business plans — all to take your digital side project to greater heights. We also love the goal-planning sections [surprised? ; ) ] before + after each month, to help you stay on track + grow momentum for your blog’s success. Pair with The 52 Lists Project [journaling inspo] for the perfect holiday blogger starter pack!

You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living an Awesome Life. No, really — this book is awesome! Have you started contemplating how to better your life, actually pursue happiness, or just wanted to check out this *personal development* stuff without all the expected *fluff*? Jen Sincero gives us this hilarious take on how to live our best life, reminding each of us to embrace our inner badass. Perfect for anyone on your shopping list [+ we definitely recommend grabbing a copy for yourself, too!]

+ Jessica [@jessicasmith_inchaarg] // VirtCHAARG NYC

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