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5 Wellness Books To Get Your Hands On This Fall

SMP Contributor

As the seasons get cooler and the holidays approach, it's a great time to practice a little self-care and realign yourself with your intentions. With the hustle and bustle of parties and gift-giving getting closer and closer, it's important to continue to practice wellness. Here are five wellness books that will help you stay in tune with who you are and continue to better yourself as we head into fall and winter.

Ether & SmithRising Strong by Brene Brown

Every single one of us has faced failure in our lives, but it's what we do immediately after the failure that makes a difference. Brown, known best for her TED Talk on vulnerability, brings another powerhouse message about staying in the arena and rising after difficulties. She emphasizes the importance of leaning into our emotions and not being afraid to take the paths less traveled.

This Love of Yours PhotographyIn Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. That's Pollan's summation of health, and it's a great motto to live by when the Halloween candy seems tempting. By eating real food instead of processed junk, not overdoing it, and sticking to a plant-based diet, you can embrace health while still savoring the occasional treat. Instead of focusing on losing weight or getting a bikini body, Pollan argues that better food makes you feel better and is also better for the environment--a holistic argument we can get behind.

Caroline Lima PhotographyCultivate by Lara Casey

Do you struggle to identify which parts of your life need the most time, care, and attention? Casey breaks down how to decide what matters the most to you and how to cultivate it effectively, using the metaphor of a garden cleverly throughout the book.

Perry Vaile PhotographyWellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

Wachob discusses the importance of "wellth" over "wealth"—meaning how much purpose and energy you're able to bring to your life. His inspiring message about prioritizing your mental health over your bank account and how to achieve the life you want to live is a powerful one.

Ruth EileenThe Sleep Revolution by Ariana Huffington

Did you know that adults are supposed to get 7-9 hours of sleep? Most adults, however, get much fewer. Huffington makes a passionate case for a "sleep revolution" and talks about how our culture's distaste for sleep is hurting everything from our career climbing to our sex lives. Curl up with this book and then get to bed early!

Style Me Pretty Contributor -Claire Swinarski is a writer and podcaster based in Wisconsin. When she isn't writing, she can be found obsessing over football, eating a burrito bowl, or hanging out with her husband and son.