Here are a selection books that I have read and would recommend to my friends, family to check out:

The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor  – A Harvard study into the Happiness Advantage.  Also check out Shawn’s TED Talk.


Keeping It Real:  Create a healthy, balanced and delicious lifestyle, Calgary Avansino –  Calgary is a contributing editor to British Vogue and The Sunday Times Style magazine and is the go to wellbeing expert for these publications.  She has recently created her own book. I’ve followed her columns in Vogue and Style magazine for years.


Power foods for the Brain, Neal Barnard  –  Who doesn’t want to feed their brain power foods?!  It’s an interesting read.


The Body Book, Cameron Diaz  –  This was a surprisingly good read.  I don’t know what I was expecting but it had depth and was very informative.


Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success, Arianna Huffington  –  This is a book that made me review how I was living my life in terms of work / life balance.  I’ve heard Arianna speak at a couple of events and I can say I hope more and more companies adopt her approach.


Born to Run, Chris McDougall  –  I have always been really intrigued by the secretive super human running tribe, the Tarahumara Indians, from Mexico.  They are incredible super athletes running hundreds of miles at a time.  Chris McDougall has had the opportunity to spend time with them and learn some of their secrets.  It’s an inspiring read and it made me amazed at what the human body can achieve.   


No More Dirty Looks:  The Truth about Your Beauty, Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt  –  This has lots of tips and recommended brands for you to start your own journey to cleaner products.  I found there is a lot of repetitive information that is bombarded on you but the suggestions do outweigh this.


The Beauty Detox Solution, Kimberly Snyder  –  It’s an interesting book with it’s focus on eating yourself healthy and well.  It isn’t anything new but it is great to have ideas presented in a new light.


Gorgeously Green, Sophie Uliano –  This is the book that inspired me to start looking at my life in a more holistic way.


Resources to check out