10 New Wellness Books That'll Make You Feel Good

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When most of us are looking for an uplifting book to bring us out of a funk, our mind goes to the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series or Harry Potter — not necessarily a self-care book about health and wellness. But the thing is, amidst the horribly outdated diet books and problematic fitness guides that you'll find on bookstore "health" shelves, there are some pretty solid, and helpful reads out there.
These books can offer realistic, tangible ideas and advice on how to live a healthier life. And right now when the news cycle is anxiety-inducing, and your Instagram feed is full of fads and detoxes, you might need something to tell you how to stay grounded and sane.
While the new and upcoming wellness books ahead might not be as magical as Harry Potter, they're likely to leave you inspired and excited about your overall wellbeing.
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The F*ck It Diet

By Caroline Dooner

If you're not following @thefuckitdiet on Instagram, do yourself a favor and smash that follow button for some hysterical, very real wisdom about diet culture and intuitive eating. Then, go pre-order the creator of The Fuck It Diet Caroline Dooner's new book, which is a fun program and guide designed to help you escape the wrath of diet culture.

Out March 2019.
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Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

By Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

Four-time Olympic runner Shalane Flanagan wants athletes to change the way they think about food. In this cookbook, which she wrote and developed with chef Elyse Kopecky, Flanagan shares her favorite recipes "for hangry athletes," as well as practical advice about how to nourish yourself and enjoy eating.
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The Spirit Almanac

By Emma Loewe and Lindsay Kellner

There's a healing ritual for every season in this book. Whether you need a how-to guide for forest bathing, are curious about crystals, or aren't sure how you're supposed to act when the moon is full, there's something for you to learn in here.

Out October 16, 2018.
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Kintsugi Wellness

By Candice Kumai

Wellness influencer and author Candice Kumai used the Japanese philosophy of "kintsugi," which means "with golden repair" to develop her latest book. "It's just really a metaphor for people to understand that life will never be perfect, and each of us has imperfections and flaws," she told Martha Stewart. Here, she shares hand-picked recipes and Japanese traditions that fit this bold way of thinking.
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By Kara Goucher

If you're an athlete, or have ever considered yourself an athlete, then you know how important confidence is. In two-time Olympian Kara Goucher's new book, she offers exercises for readers to combat self-doubt and reach their goals, like how to write an effective mantra or how to practice gratitude.
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The Naturopathica Effect

By Barbara Close

Written by Naturopathica founder Barbara Close, this book is like a self-care manual. From how to master a calming ear massage to how to use each essential oil, you'll turn to this book whenever you feel like you need to take some time to care for your body — and your mind.
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Do What Feels Good

By Hannah Bronfman

You know Hannah Bronfman from Instagram, where she often shares her kick-ass strength-training workouts, delicious-looking matcha drinks, and skincare routines. Now she's putting that knowledge and goodness into a book. As the title suggests, her approach to wellness is all about finding what brings you joy and doesn't feel like a chore.

Out January 8, 2019.
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Balanced and Beautiful

By Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn

The Tone It Up girls have built a cult-following through their intense workout plans and challenges, but this latest book is all about balance. This new program has five major tenets for five days: refresh, motivate, inspire, energize, and relax. In addition to workouts and recipes, this book includes workbook pages for you to meditate on your goals.
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Physical Disobedience

By Sarah Hays Coomer

Personal trainer and "diet abolitionist" Sarah Hays Coomer believes that "any action that feeds, strengthens, or nurtures our bodies [is] a direct, unapologetic act of defiance," she writes. This book explores how fitness relates to feminism, and invites you to reflect on how you feel about your body through fill-in-the-blank workbook pages.
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The Little Book of Goat Yoga

By Lainey Morse

You could call Lainey Morse the GOAT of goat yoga. In 2016, her concept of goat yoga — yoga practiced surrounded by goats — went viral, and now she's written a book. Come for the cute pictures and descriptions of goats, and stay for the helpful explanations of yoga poses.

Out November 8, 2018.

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