There are so many books on our “to-read” list that we simply don’t know where to start!
With the 4th of July approaching, we plan on using the long weekend to catch up on some reading.
Dedicate this summer to yourself. Nourishing all your senses, mind, body and soul. And while you can take care of your body and mind with the help of your Leaf, reading can do some good for your soul too! We picked out some titles we enjoyed reading and some we plan to pick up this summer.
You’ll notice that all of the titles are wellness related, and that’s no coincidence. We really do plan to make this summer about ourselves – and not feel guilty about it! So find a comfortable place or a beach spot (even better) where you can relax and enjoy some “me time” while reading. You’ll learn more about wellness and ways of taking care of yourself, educate yourself, relax and unwind for a bit.
Here’s what’s on our to-read list:
1. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
We can’t wait to get our hands (and eyes) on this book! We fell in love with ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ and after learning about the Danish secret to happy living, we can’t wait to hear about the Japanese one. Ikigai stands for “that one thing that gets you out of bed every morning,” and Japanese people believe every person has it, you just have to find what your Ikigai is.
2.The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Secret to Happy Living
This book took everyone by storm this year. Not only did we learn how to pronounce hygge, we learned what keeps Danish people so happy. We won’t reveal too much, but it’s all about enjoying the little things and finding the joy in the ordinary, something we all need to be reminded of from time to time.
3.The Wellness Project: How I Learned to Do Right by My Body, Without Giving Up My Life
We haven’t had the chance to read the Wellness Project yet, but we’re quite familiar with Phoebe’s blog so we can’t wait to see what the book brings. Be prepared to learn more about healthy recipes, how to fight an autoimmune disease, and healthy ways to find your wellness.
4.Deliciously Ella: Smoothies & Juices
We have to admit – we’re huge fans! We have read all the books, we follow and Instagram regularly, and we plan to visit her deli next time we’re in London. The reason why we chose to include this little book on our list is because with summer days, there’s no better way to refresh yourself than with a healthy smoothie. Find different recipes for smoothies and juices to cool yourself from the heat.
5.Pretty Happy: Healthy ways to love your body
We just love this book, and we plan to read it again this summer! Pretty Happy is a guide on how to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle in which Kate Hudson shares her insights and experiences she went through on her way to find the state in which she feels – pretty happy.
What’s on your “to-read” list this summer? Is there a book you would recommend us to read? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.