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Health and Wellness Empowerment: Inspiring Non-Fiction Books To Read For Fall 2022

From healing trauma, to DIY beauty, here is what we are making room for on our book shelves, and what we continue to love re-reading. The cozy Fall season is ideal for reading books as we practice mindfulness and critical thinking. Curl up with these top picks.

Soon To Be Released

This Isn’t Brave by Laeticia Duveau with illustration by Bridget Moore.

This Isn’t Brave by Laetitia Duveau, is a self-love guide for anyone who strives to educate themselves on the female body. This is not your typical boring guide. It is packed with beautiful illustrations, facts, tips rooted in reality, and advice on radical self-acceptance and body positivity. Release date: October 11, 2022.

Coming Back to Life: A Roadmap to Healing from Pain to Create the Life You Want By Rebecca Silence is one of those books we look forward to most. We are all about self-healing here, and this book promises to offer real tools, strategies, and support that will allow readers to get to the root of their pain patterns while also giving them hope, encouragement, and access to the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Release Date: October 11, 2022.

The Farewell Tour by Jessica Cording is a much-needed self-care guide for caregivers. This invaluable book is filled with expert tips from health and wellness professionals, and takes you on a caregiver journey. Jessica Cording is a dietitian and author who found herself in the position of taking care of her father when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her love for him, and for herself, nudged her to write a guide that hopes to take away the guilt of taking care of yourself. Release Date: October 11, 2022.

Paul Newman, The Extraordinary Life of An Ordinary Man is not a self-care guide, but it does take you on a very real inspiring journey that turns what we think we know about Paul Newman on its head. We remember the man as the epitome of cool, but in this book we get to know the vulnerable Paul Newman, one who has had to overcome childhood trauma and reveals personal details from his life with Joanne Woodward. Release Date: October 18, 2022.

Health, DIY Beauty and Personal Healing Books

Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber is the best DIY book we have ever read, and we have read quite a few. This book is easy to follow, has beautiful photography, and it will make you fall in love with taking care of yourself. There is something romantic about making your own skincare or makeup concoctions. Not only will you know exactly what you’re putting on your face, you will be addicted to making you and your life a little more beautiful.

Joy of Balance by Divya Alter is a detailed recipe sequel to the chef’s first book, What to Eat for How You Feel. Divya Alter is one of our favorite chefs, who also happens to own a downtown New York restaurant. The vegetarian and Ayurvedic chef teaches us that healthy does not have to mean flavorless. This book of 80 plant-based recipes makes an excellent companion to anyone looking to explore healthier cooking at home. Food is the ultimate medicine, and no one understands that better than Divya Alter.

The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care by Kate O’Donnell is our bible. From the way it is written, to the simplicity of the recipes, it is a beautiful homage to India’s ancient Ayurvedic practices and medicine. Learn the art of self-massage, eat better ingredients, create your own face mask, and get down to the the basics (like oil pulling and breathing exercises) on what makes Ayurveda’s principles on self-care special. Do it for your physical and mental wellbeing.

The Kosmic Kitchen Cookbook: Everyday Herbalism and Recipes for Radical Wellness by Sarah Kate Benjamin and Summer Ashley Singletary is the must-have book for anyone looking to be more intentional in there every day life. Throughout the book, herbalism reins supreme. Besides lots of mouth-watering recipes, this book teaches you to celebrate the seasons with self-love, and you even learn how to make your own body scrub.

“The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook,” and the soon to be released “The Children’s Heritage Sourcebook”

The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook by Ashley Moore and Lauren Malloy and Emma Rollin Moore and Audria Culaciati is a bountiful resource for anyone looking to get tips on country living. If we learned anything from the 2020 pandemic it is that life skills, such as gardening, cooking, herbalism, canning and animal raising helps us feel empowered and secure. This book is a collaboration between four authors; all bringing their own content and wisdom. Teaching children about the elements of homesteading and sustainability is also more important than ever. Look for their new book: The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook: Back-To-Roots Living for Kids and Teens, to be released next year.

Real Life & Memoirs

Blown Into Now: Poems for a Journey by Mylo Schaaf is a deeply touching poetry and photography book. The author tapped into the art of poetry, while going through her own journey of loss, and gave us 45 poems full of healing and therapy through self-expression. This book of poetry is a guidebook on what a spectrum of grief can look like, the pages take you from deep sadness to eventual comfort. The poems are accompanied by striking photography. They are by the author’s mountaineer son, Alex Lowenstein, who passed on unexpectedly in his twenties.

The Daughter of Auschwitz by Nova Friedman is one of the most talked about memoirs, and for a good reason. The author is among one of the youngest survivors of Holocaust, which tells us how important it is that she immortalize her experience. In her book she recounts memories of growing up in Auschwitz and what it was like to survive and be liberated. With help from reporter Malcolm Brabant, the Nazi camp survivor was able to give us details of the terror her and her family experienced, including what it was like to be near death. This is a must-read for any and all people of the world. The grim reminders of WWII can help us understand how the human spirit can prevail, but that atrocities like these against any human should never be forgotten.

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