09 Jun

Four Books for Health and Happiness

When you need some inspiration.

Happiness and health are two topics that are being consistently written about these days. Why? Because we are all searching for answers. How to be healthier, how to be happier. It’s as simple as that. But when you walk into a bookstore hoping for a top-up of knowledge, it can be overwhelming.

Here are four books on our bookshelves, and not because we haven’t finished them, but because we’ve read them more than once. They will certainly make you think.

Happy Yoga – 7 reasons why there’s nothing to worry about
By Steve Ross

Steve Ross is the guy that created hip-hop yoga. He also happens to have been in bands like Men at Work and Fleetwood Mac, but that was before he spent time as a monk and opened his own yoga studio Maha Yoga in LA. In Happy Yoga, Steve shares his frank approach to life. He discusses yoga, eating, work, meditation, and how to live a happier life. It will make you question everything you know to be true.

That Sugar Book
By Damon Gameau

The name Damon Gameau may be familiar to you. Either for his work on the big screen, or for his crusade against sugar. His book That Sugar Book came out of his That Sugar Movie journey where he ate nothing but ‘healthy’ foods for a few months that were filled with hidden and added sugars. The journey shows that sugar can have disastrous effects on that body. The book shares the whole tale plus offers recipes at the end. You won’t look at a muesli bar, sports drink, or packaged sauce the same again.

The Antidote – Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking
By Oliver Burkeman

Positive thought, affirmation, goal setting, safety, and meditation. All topics that Burkeman tackles in this enlightening book. Each chapter speaks about a traditional way that we often seek happiness and shows anecdotal and scientific evidence on how they can fail us. It will change your happiness journey.

The Creative Habit – Learn it and use it for life

By Twyla Tharp

Written by well-known ballet choreographer, this book will make you question creativity and where it comes from. Tharp turns the idea of creativity on its head when she says that it’s simply a habit and to use it we must show up everyday and wait to see what happens. Don’t be surprised if you develop a morning habit out of this.