It’s Been a Stressful Few Months. Feed Your Mind, Body and Soul with These Inspiring Wellness Tomes

Take a breather.

Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life
By Twyla Tharp

At 79, Twyla Tharp has led a remarkable and inspirational life as a world-renowned dancer, choreographer and author. After six decades in the creative arts, Tharp isn’t slowing down. She exercises every morning at dawn and maintains a full schedule as a writer, creator, teacher and lecturer. She is often asked how she is able to keep working at this pace. In Keep it Moving, Tharp shares her insights on how she is able to remain active and age gracefully. She notes that many people fear the passing of time and the aging process. But she embraces aging and all the beauty that accompanies it. Tharp believes it is all about having a positive attitude, staying motivated and having purpose.

Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life
By Carrie Underwood

American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is widely admired for her beauty and fitness almost as much as her musical talent and her charming spirit and sense of humor. She is also a busy mother of two young boys. Like countless working moms, she has to balance family life and her hectic
career while somehow maintaining a healthy diet and fitness routine. Find Your Path includes simple recipes, meal plans, workout programs and her guidance for how to journal, make fitness fun and live your best life. Underwood views health as a journey. Fit52 is her approach to wellness by embracing a holistic, year-round lifestyle, doing one’s best every day yet creating balance with an occasional cheat day with what she calls the “Pleasure Principle.”

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
By James Nestor

It is hard to imagine that something as basic as breathing, a simple automatic action that the average person does 1,000 times an hour without any thought, could be something most of us are doing incorrectly. In his new book, journalist James Nestor explores the science behind one of our most basic biological functions and the critical role that breathing plays in all of our other bodily functions. By making even slight changes to the way we breathe, we may potentially eliminate sleep apnea, snoring and autoimmune disease, improve athletic performance, reduce stress, slow aging and enhance countless other aspects of our overall health.