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.

FOR THE ONE WHO’S CONSTANTLY WORKING ON HER VINYASA FLOW//

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.

FOR THE SELF-PROCLAIMED VEG CHEF [WITH A KILLER SENSE OF HUMOR!]//

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!

FOR THE GIRL WHO’S ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW’S SHE GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD//

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 ; )  

FOR THE PLANNER-TOTING GIRL ALWAYS WITH A COFFEE IN HAND//

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.

FOR THE ONE WHO KEEPS SAYING THEY WANT TO DO THE WHOLE30 [BUT STILL HASN’T!]//

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. You know who they are! [++ maybe it’s you ; )] This is a *Whole30 101 course* in book-form + the go-to present for that one friend or family member who can’t stop talking about wanting to crush the popular healthy eating challenge. The Whole30 includes everything you need to know from *the rules* [+ exactly why it’s important to follow them!] to a wide selection of chef-developed recipes. ++ with the overwhelming amount of online resources for the Whole30, this gift will help bring focus + clarity to any who take it on.

FOR THAT CHAARGIE WHO IS ALWAYS SIGNING UP FOR HER NEXT HALF-MARATHON//

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.

FOR YOUR FRIEND WITH THE NEW FITNESS//FASHION BLOG [OR MAYBE YOUR FAVORITE CHAARG BLOGI ; ) ]

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!

FOR *LITERALLY* ANYONE //

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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