BOOKS

 

Books are a wonderful way to share information and keep up on the latest developments in wellness research. Whether you’re interested in building resilience, stronger communication and collaboration, sticking to some better habits or sticking to a budget, you’ll find information from the experts below. These books were selected by topic, credentials of the author, and readability as judged by Amazon reviewers. Each book has a 4-star or higher average rating on Amazon.

The Guide to Starting a Book Club can help school employees develop their first book club. Book clubs allow participants to boost their social well-being while discussing ideas and recommendations from their reading.

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Physical Well-being

Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson

The Wellness Project – Phoebe Lapine

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Chip and Dan Heath

Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers – Robert Sapolsky

Social Well-being

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships – Daniel Goleman

Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently – Dawna Markova

Mindful Relationships – Dr. B Grace Bullock

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone – Brene Brown

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – Adam Grant

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath (Gallup)

Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes – Margaret Heffernan

Power Listening – Bernard Ferrari

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Measure of Error – Kathryn Schulz

Fierce Conversations – Susan Scott

Emotional Well-being

Trauma Stewardship – Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

21 Days to Resilience – Zelana Montminy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy – Sheryl Sandberg

How to Live a Good Life – Jonathan Fields

Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin

Little Book of Mindfulness – Patrizia Collard

Mindfulness: An 8 Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge – Djamel Boucly

The Dalai Lama’s Cat – David Miche

Super Better: The Power of Living Gamefully – Jane McGonigal

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brene Brown

Emotional First Aid – Guy Winch

The Stress Proof Brain – Melanie Greenberg

Success Under Stress – Sharon Melnick

The Upside of Stress – Kelly McGonigal

Managing Stress in the Workplace – Joe Martin

Purpose Well-being

The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

How Full is Your Bucket? Educator’s Edition – Tom Rath, Donald Clifton

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

Drive – Daniel Pink

Focus – Daniel Goleman

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges – Amy Cuddy

Balance Me: A Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life – Matt DeCoursey

Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss – Dierdre Maloney

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Measure of Error – Kathryn Schulz

Financial Well-being
Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms – Amanda Steinberg