This year’s W.E.L.L. Summit attracted a tribe of speakers who were prepared to impart serious wisdom to attendees. From keynotes from the main stage to intimate breakout sessions, wellness experts inspired and motivated. But what if you couldn’t make it to the Summit yourself? Thankfully, many of this year’s speakers are also best-selling authors—and you can collect their gold nuggets of truth with these 9 wellness books.
Wake Up to the Joy of You, Agapi Stassinopolos
Agapi inspired everyone during her keynote at the WS (at one point, Latham Thomas yelled, “church!” because it was such a powerful talk). You can take her meditations with you everywhere with her most recent book.
Asha‘s The Priestess Code is a powerful tool for tapping into your womanhood and releasing the “shoulds” from your life.
On one of our food panels, Cassandra reminded us that our body is trying to talk to us all the time, every day. What is right for you to eat might not be best for someone else—what’s important is that you take the time to figure it out for yourself.
Jessamyn‘s W.E.L.L. Summit yoga classes were a beautiful meditation and flow but we’ve been girl crushing on her and her powerful message about yoga being a radical act for a while. Her book dives deeper into why everyone can (and should) do yoga.
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen, Kate Fagan
Kate‘s reflections on creating a life of happiness were thought-provoking and enlightening. Her book, about a college-aged runner who committed suicide, is a profound look at understanding the struggle of young people struggling with mental illnesses.
Aim True, Kathryn Budig
“Notice what you’re worshipping, and how it’s making you sick. Dispose of that thing.” That directive from yogi Kathryn was representative of her ability to ability to encourage others to set their intentions and goals, no matter how lofty, and work toward them while staying true to themselves, on and off the mat.
Own Your Glow, Latham Thomas
The number of incredible tidbits that Latham shared with us were too many to count. But the foundation of everything she spoke about reflected her desire to help others create a luminous life, full of confessions of light, where we’re honoring both ourselves and others, with a mindful awareness of our impact on the world.
The Wellness Project, Phoebe Lapine
Phoebe‘s self-declared life goal of creating the balance between health and hedonism is a refreshing look at our wellness, and her memoir-plus-cookbook is a hilarious, insightful read. She weeds out wellness trends to find foundational practices that actually can change your life, one at a time.
Where in the OM Am I? Sara DiVello
A W.E.L.L. Summit OG, Sara shared her beautiful story of discovering wellness and self-care after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. In her book, she details how that, plus a sudden jump into mindful living, changed the course of her career and her life.
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