Must-Read Books for the New Year

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This year brought breakthrough books from the industry's top authors and wellness leaders. We can’t wait to dive into these gems all designed to help you feel more confident, secure and connected to yourself, life and community in 2018.

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Vibe: Discover Your Energetic Frequency for Health, Love & Success

So what does #goodvibesonly really mean?

Bestselling author Robyn Openshaw reveals the difference between low vibration emotions (fear, anger, inertia) and high vibration emotions (love, inner peace, gratitude) and helps readers dramatically impact their physical and mental well-being by raising their vibrational frequencies.

Most of us are vaguely familiar with this concept, but we don’t realize the powerful implications this has for our everyday choices. Which foods to eat, how much water to drink, what we think about when we’re in the car or the shower, what our risk of disease is, and how we feel at any given moment are all affected by the power of vibration.*

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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives — experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, she redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

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The Sun and Her Flowers

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry, a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring one’s roots, expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur herself, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

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Heal Yourself -- Heal the World

Deborah King, spiritual leader and New York Times bestselling author of Be Your Own Shaman, inspires and teaches her proven method of LifeForce Energy Healing in this definitive and accessible book that will forever change the way you connect to your energy.

What’s standing between you and the life you were meant to lead? The answer lies in your energy field and how you manage it. When our energy pathways are blocked by suppressed feelings, pain, and trauma, we weaken both our personal and universal energy fields, hindering our ability to live our best lives.

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It's All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan

Often it’s during our most challenging times that we learn and grow the most. When we detach ourselves from past disappointments and future outcomes, trust our journey, and surrender to where we are now, we can tap into a newfound ability to breathe fresh energy into all areas of our life.

It’s All Good reminds us that we can trust ourselves and know that we are supported on our path, even if we sometimes feel lost. When we surrender to the bigger plan, we can be comfortable with the uncertainty that often lies between making plans and seeing our dreams manifest. We understand that we can take patient, appropriate action in our lives, without attaching, controlling or making ourselves suffer through hard times. When we let go of expectations, we can truly receive our dreams, or something even better.

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The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself

Too many people seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves first or go after their own dreams out of fear of being selfish or sacrificing others' needs. The Self-Love Experiment rectifies this problem. Whether you want to achieve weight loss, land your dream job, find your soul mate, or get out of debt, it all comes back to self-love and accepting yourself first.

I learned the secrets to loving myself, finding purpose, and living a passion-filled life after recovering from eating disorders, drug addictions, corporate burnout, and depression. By walking you through my own personal experiment, I offer this simple plan that compassionately guides you through the process of removing fear-based thoughts, so you can fall in love with life.

If you want to change your outcome, you have to change your daily habits and perspective. Join me on this great journey into self-love and true self-acceptance, and tag me with your own #SelfLoveExperiment.

 

*Book descriptions are offered by the respective publishers with slight edits for UWM.

 

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Shannon Kaiser is an international life coach and bestselling author. These tips are from her new book the #1 Amazon bestseller, The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself.