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Books to Boost Your Well-being

At strange and unsettling times like this looking after yourself is really important. Therefore we have put together a selection of books that will help you to feel like your best self, whether that is cooking healthily or laughing through yoga…



A Monk’s Guide to Happiness by Gelong Thubten 


What is the secret to being happy? Does happiness come from outside us or do we need to look within? Can meditation help?

In this profound and inspiring book, Gelong Thubten presents a practical and sustainable approach to happiness, and how meditation and mindfulness can help us get there. Thubten helps to bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation. Reading this book could revolutionise your relationship with your thoughts and emotions.



Laughter Yoga by Dr Madan Kataria


With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine!

This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day – no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour!

Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter – how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you’ll become happy – your body can’t tell the difference.

‘Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time…I’ve tried it, and it works.’ – Oprah Winfrey



Finding My Voice by Nadiya Hussain



From the moment Nadiya Hussain was born, she has been questioning her role in life. But the irony is, she never wanted to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to follow a ‘normal’ path. But life kept telling her ‘you can’t’.

And so she found her own way, beyond anything she dared to dream . . .

In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya lets us into her life and, for the first time, shares the memories and experiences that have shaped her into the woman and role-model that she is today, alongside her personal recipes and the stories they tell.

‘We all have a voice. Yours might be loud and strong, or quiet yet insistent. I have always tried to use mine for the right reasons.’




The Whitlock Workout by Max Whitlock


Max Whitlock, Team GB’s double Olympic gold-medallist, has spent years developing his own fitness regime and now he wants to share his workout secrets with you.

The Whitlock Workout gathers together all of Max’s user-friendly core strength exercises and quick workout routines that anybody can try, from simple stretches on your sofa, to those using just a cushion or a pillow, through to more advanced total body exercises which can be taken outside to your local park. Along with nutritional tips and his favourite quick and healthy recipes to help fuel your body, Max shares the secrets of his success and teaches us how to be fit for life.





This book will make you… series by Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar


Top tips for making your life loads better.’ Cosmo

The answer to all my problems.’ Katie Piper

Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar draw on the very latest developments in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and popular psychology, to guide you through proven techniques to help you get your stress patterns back on track, improve your mood and de-stress.

You will feel rested, happier, and immediately reap the benefits in your everyday life.




Calm the F**k Down by Sarah Knight


When life hands you a big fat f**king lemon, Calm the F**K Down gives you practical ways to manage the situation, not to mention your anxiety about the situation.

At a time when the world feels like it’s falling apart the bestselling self-help author gives us her 5 Tips for Calming the F**k Down. You can check out her tips here.