Best Wellness Books 2019

Parenting, self-help, and self-care. The best wellness titles published in 2019.

See all of our 2019 Best Books lists.

 
Holland, Sarah Stewart & Beth Silvers. I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9781400208418.
This timely guide offers readers clear advice on how to engage in political, social, or religious dialog without the conversation devolving into ad hominem attacks.
 
Hollis, Rachel. Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals. HarperCollins Leadership. ISBN 9781400209606.
With ample humor and a confessional tone, Hollis aims to empower working women. Her advice (let go of excuses, adopt good habits, and hone new skills) is pitched for busy readers.
 
O’Donnell, Liz. Working Daughter: How To Care for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781538124659.
O’Donnell presents a blueprint for managing a career, children, and aging parents, offering guidance on setting boundaries, caregiving with siblings, managing disruptions, and practicing self-care.
 
Phelan tackles the invisible workload of moms, addressesing barriers from within and without, such as the trap of chronic supervision and how to engage resistant or traditionalist dads.
 
Reynolds guides readers through planning for the unexpected, from taking care of the mortgage, understanding insurance policies, and other “adulting” practices that will prove invaluable in the event of a loved one’s death or incapacitation.
 
This handy resource lists more than 100 agencies that provide help with addiction, financial assistance, pregnancy, volunteerism, and more. Thirty categories are annotated with informative descriptions and contact information. A must-have for ready reference.
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Carolyn Chambers Clark

These books sound great, but limited. As a wellness practitioner (nurse practitioner with research doctorate from Columbia U) and author of numerous wellness books including (Enhancing Wellness, and Wellness Practitioner (Book of the Year Award), articles, and a wellness newsletter since 1980, I would say, none of these book are about wellness. They're resources, but don't deal with a total approach that includes nutrition, fitness, environmental sensitivity, life purpose, taking responsibility for self-care, reducing stress. These are all elements of wellness. Without considering all of them, it's not wellness. Wellness tools provide people with the ability to remain well, vibrant and purposeful into old age.

Posted : Nov 20, 2019 03:09


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