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This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, and more.

Books can change us. They offer insight and inspiration, transport us into other realms, and inform us on countless topics. New ideas, fresh stories, and probing questions are what help us examine our inner landscape and become a tool for change and growth.

Our annual Books We Love feature gives us a chance to share the newest books that we think you’ll enjoy. This year we examine self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, among other topics.

Growth happens when we delve into our beliefs and stories and hold them up to the light. We include a section on journals that will inspire you to put pen to paper, and another section on practices that will guide you through your darkest days.

We have books to help you get your deepest, most restorative sleep, and an intriguing story on bringing your dreams to life. As John Lennon sang, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”

Enjoy these selections, and we hope you’ll share your favorite reads with us.


New Books We’re Excited to Read

Ayurveda for Depression: An Integrative Approach to Restoring Balance and Reclaiming Your Health 
Dr. L. Eduardo Cardona-Sanclemente
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS

Living Ayurveda: Nourishing Body and Mind Through Seasonal Recipes, Rituals, and Yoga 
Claire Ragozzino
ROOST BOOKS

Cultivating Your Microbiome: Ayurvedic and Chinese Practices for a Healthy Gut and a Clear Mind 
Bridgette Shea
HEALING ARTS PRESS

Fast Asleep
Michael Mosley
ATRIA

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
Katherine May
RIVERHEAD BOOKS

How to Sleep: The New Science-Based Solutions for Sleeping Through the Night
Rafael Pelayo
ARTISAN

Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon
Nikki Strange
LEAPING HARE PRESS

The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life
Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
ST. MARTIN’S ESSENTIALS

Moon Bath
Dakota Hills and Sierra Brashear
CHRONICLE BOOKS

10-Minute Moon Rituals: Easy Tips for Working with Each Astrological Sign to Develop Your True, Lunar Nature
Simone Butler
FAIR WINDS PRESS

The Power Wish: Japan’s Leading Astrologer Reveals the Moon’s Secrets for Finding Success, Happiness, and the Favor of the Universe
Keiko
PENGUIN LIFE

A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal
Sarah Bessey (editor)
CONVERGENT BOOKS

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger
Lama Rod Owens
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS

How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community
Mia Birdsong
HACHETTE

Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World
Sharon Salzberg
FLATIRON BOOKS

Love Is the Way: Holding Onto Hope in Troubling Times
Bishop Michael Curry with Sara Grace
AVERY

Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage
Philip Goldberg
HAY HOUSE

Embodied Healing: Survivor and Facilitator Voices From the Practice of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Jennifer Turner (editor)
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS

Everyday Herbalism and Recipes for Radical Wellness
Sarah Kate Benjamin and Summer Singletary
SHAMBHALA

Mastering Mindful Eating: Transform Your Relationship With Food
Michelle Babb
SASQUATCH BOOKS

The Friendly Vegan Cookbook: 100 Essential Recipes to Share With Vegan and Omnivores Alike
Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn
BENBELLA BOOKS

Love Your Gut: An Easy-to-Digest Guide to Health and Happiness From the Inside Out
Megan Rossi
THE EXPERIMENT

FODMAP Friendly: 95 Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Recipes for the Digestively Challenged
Georgia McDermott
THE EXPERIMENT

Journey: A Journal of Discovery
Paulo Coelho
CHRONICLE BOOKS

The Heroine’s Journey Workbook: A Map for Every Woman’s Quest
Maureen Murdock
SHAMBHALA

Conscious Creativity: The Workbook: Experiment, Explore, Create
Philippa Stanton
LEAPING HARE PRESS

Braver by the Day: A Journal for Finding Your Voice and Living Boldly
Eva Olsen
CASTLE POINT BOOKS

What’s Your Story? A Journal for Everyday Evolution
Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond
SOUNDS TRUE

Out of the Blue: A Journal for Finding Your Way From Depression to Happiness
Nadia Hayes
CASTLE POINT BOOKS