Cellnutrition has created a list of it’s favourite Top 10 books that relate to well-being and inspiring tales of over-coming and becoming.
Title: How do we know we are doing it right?
Author: Pandora Sykes
Synopsis: This is the debut published book, a collection of easy to read essays by Pandora, a writer, journalist and broadcaster. Pandora interrogates the stories we have been sold and the ones we tell ourselves – from happiness to wellness; womanhood to consumerism - in ways that are both surprising and reassuring. This book will spark a thousand conversations and encourage us to find our own path to contentment. Interestingly, Pandora is also the former fashion editor and columnist at The Sunday Times Style and contributing editor at ELLE, she has written for titles including The Observer, The Telegraph, GQ, Vogue, Red, ES Magazine and Grazia.
Title: How to Build a Healthy Brain: Practical Steps to Mental Health and Well-Being
Author: Kimberley Wilson
Synopsis: Kimberley is a Chartered Psychologist. She believes that the way we think about mental health – as separate from physical health – is flawed. Her philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health is a comprehensive approach to mental health care; integrating evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle factors with psychological therapy. Her book includes the latest research to give practical, holistic advice on how you can protect your brain health by making simple lifestyle choices. With chapters on Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise and Meditation, Kimberley has written an empowering guide to help you look after both your physical and mental well-being.
Title: Mind of a Survivor: What the Wild Has Taught Me about Survival and Success
Author: Megan Hine
Synopsis: Megan Hine is a survival expert, celebrity expedition leader adventure catalyst and author. Her vast wealth of experience and knowledge gained from leading hundreds of adventures across the globe enables her to organise unique expeditions to untouched and wild places. The principles covered are just as valid in the jungle being chased by armed men as they would be in an intense business meeting. Drawing on her vast wealth of survival experiences around the world Megan talks us through the cognitive side of survival situations and puts them into a context we can all relate to. Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. You instantly think of brute muscle and fitness but what few people consider is that to truly survive you need mental agility and adaptability; you need the Mind of a Survivor!
Title: The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
Author: Professor Steve Peters
Synopsis: Professor Steve Peters is an English psychiatrist who works in elite sport. He is best known for his work with British Cycling. He has published three books, the first being The Chimp Paradox. It’s an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. He explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so that you can recognise how your mind is working, understand and manage your emotions and thoughts, manage yourself and become the person you would like to be. The book is based on science, which have been simplified into a workable easy-to-implement. It aims to help you develop yourself and provide the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose which emotions to surf.
Title: The things you can only see when you slow down
Author: Haemin Sunim
Synopsis: Haemin is a Zen Buddhist teacher, bestselling author and founder of the School of Broken Hearts in Seoul. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training from Haein monastery, South Korea and taught Asian religions at Hampshire College in Massachusetts for seven years. He is one of the most influential Zen monks in the world, with over 1.5 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. His first book, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down has been translated into more than 35 different languages and sold over four million copies. The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. This timely guide to mindfulness, contains advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a book featuring calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin’s simple messages speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.
Title: When the Past is Always Present
Author: Dr. Ronald Ruden
Synopsis: Emotional Traumatisation, Causes, and Cures (Psychosocial Stress Series), anyone who has experienced trauma, been diagnosed with PTSD or just can't get into an elevator without a panic attack should read this book or ask their therapist to read it. Dr. Ronald Ruden is the creator of The Havening Techniques. Over the last three decades he has translated the recent advances in neuroscience into new methods of healing. He has written several books. 'When the Past is Always Present' is his second book. In it, he offers The Havening Techniques, methods which use sensory input (touch) intended to eliminate the consequences arising from stressful or traumatic events. Thus, he defines The Havening Techniques as a psycho-sensory approach. He continues to explore ways to use neuroscience to treat illness.
Title: Things I learned from falling
Author: Claire Nelson
Synopsis: Things I Learned from Falling tells an incredible true story of loss, resilience and transformation. On the brink of a burnout, Claire Nelson escaped from her frantic London life to hike in the wilderness of Joshua Tree Park in California. Alone in the middle of the desert, she fell from 25 feet. It’s an inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity, and survival against the odds. This intimate account is an incredible reminder to not take the small things in life for granted. It’s uplifting in the best way possible.
Title: The Untethered Soul
Author: Michael A. Singer
Synopsis: What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul-now a New York Times bestseller-offers simple yet profound answers to these questions. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you've devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You'll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realisation.
Title: The Glass Castle
Author: Jeanette Walls
Synopsis: This memoir written by an incredibly gifted storyteller. According to the publisher, it speaks of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.
Title: Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine
Author: Richard Humphreys
Synopsis: environments in the world. Under Pressure is the shockingly candid, visceral, and incredibly entertaining account of one man's mission not to lose his mind under the most intense pressure imaginable.