Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by Vserpas


Reading For Recovery: 7 Books To Help Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Life is tough, and there isn’t always someone immediately nearby to help you through these difficult situations. Whether you’re left to your own devices or you simply want to work through the challenge alone, consider the following books that can help you heal your mind, body, and soul.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Learn how to help your mind and your soul by establishing healthy relationships with Melody Beattie’s renowned self-help book. In the book, Beattie teaches you about codependency and how to let it go, focusing more on taking care of yourself instead of others. While reading this book, Beattie will take you through personal stories, exercises, and more to help you unravel the hold that codependency has on you.

The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series

Another great book from Melody Beattie is The Language of Letting Go. In this book, Beattie helps readers heal their soul by improving self-esteem and acceptance. Through daily mediations, you’ll perform self-reflection sessions while learning how to take care of yourself. Melody Beattie shares her own life experiences to promote encouragement and deliver inspiration.

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Food psychologist Brian Wansink gives compelling information about diet and the body in his book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. He’ll help you understand the basis of mindless eating while exploring different cues that trigger this practice. After finishing the book, you’ll become more aware of your eating habits, helping you change your lifestyle and aim for a healthier diet.

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Medicine

To learn about the various ways you can heal your body through alternative medicine, consider the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Medicine by Karen Lee Fontaine. You’ll get a better idea of what alternative medicine practices are available and how they can help. This book gives a brief overview of various alternative therapies to help you decide which technique is right for you. While this book is a great place to start to help heal your body, there are plenty of other alternative medicine resources available to help you further your search for a natural means of healing.

Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love and Happiness

It’s common for humans to bottle up their emotions, but that’s not necessarily a healthy way to live life. Dr. Bradley Nelson reminds readers of this in his book Emotion Code. Throughout the book, he teaches readers how to let go of their emotional baggage, release trapped emotions, and fulfill a self-healing journey. Work through practice exercises and read stories to really help you deal with your emotions and begin healing your mind.

Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Joel Osteen is worth reading if you’re aiming to help your soul. With plenty of encouragement and insight, you’ll learn how to lead a happier, healthier life while overcoming obstacles. Osteen uses Bible passages to motivate readers to think positively and to push toward a happier lifestyle. No matter what religion you believe in, you could learn a lot from this easy-to-read guide.

Soul to Soul: Communications from the Heart

If you’re looking for a simple set of answers to life, you’re in luck because author Gary Zukav has outlined these in his renowned book Soul to Soul. In this book, you’ll head on a journey to discover a section of encouragement toward life-changing self-reflection and a section examining 100 common questions about life. Using his expertise and knowledge of spirituality and psychology, Zukav can help open your eyes and teach you how to heal your soul.

Whatever area of self-help you’ve hoped to study, these books can help. Whether you want to improve your body, heal your soul, better your mind, or simply change your lifestyle. If these suggestions don’t intrigue you, check out this list of additional self-help books.

About the Author

Vikki Serpas is a freelance writer and graphic designer. Follow her on Twitter or Google+.

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