The Sun, the Sea, and the Stars: Ancient Wisdom as a Healing Journey
By Iulia Bochis
Published by The Crown Publishing Group
A beautiful visual representation of personal growth and healing based around striking affirmations, mantras, and ancient wisdom, from Lao Tzu to Rumi and beyond. When it seems that you have been left behind, in a moment of stillness you might realize that the infinite stars, the restless sea, and the patient moon are all traveling along with you. In this beautiful collection, artist Iulia Bochis pairs visual storytelling with timeless wisdom to take you on a voyage of self-discovery through the seasons of life. Following a traveler as they face the changes of fall, the loneliness of winter, the hopeful nature of spring, and the happiness of summer, these pages capture the grief, transformation, healing, and growth we all experience on the journey toward self-love. Guided by Iulia’s insightful words and punctuated with Zen proverbs and quotes from prominent thinkers from Lao Tzu to Rumi, this vibrantly illustrated book will inspire you to trust the process, find comfort in new beginnings, and reflect on the beauty and magic that exists in the world around you.
By Amanda Gorman, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Published by Penguin Random House
Presidential inaugural poet and bestselling author Amanda Gorman and Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Winner Christian Robinson have created a timeless message of hope. Sometimes the world feels broken. And problems seem too big to fix. But somehow, we all have the power to make a difference. With a little faith, and maybe the help of a friend, together we can find beauty and create change. Intimate and inspiring text and powerfully stunning illustrations reveal how even the smallest gesture can have a lasting impact.
Embodied Self Awakening: Somatic Practices for Trauma Healing and Spiritual Evolution
By Nityda Gessel
Published by Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
An offering to be with, and to turn toward, the feelings from which we instinctively recoil. We have learned how to suppress our pain and deny its presence, but when we fight against our internal turmoil, glimmers of peace are short-lived. Rejecting our suffering is not a sustainable solution because trauma is held in the body. In this book, Nityda Gessel invites readers on a journey toward lasting freedom, with insights and experiential practices that marry the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, yogic teachings, and Indigenous understanding with somatic psychotherapy and neuroscience. When we heal, our actions and attitudes are not hijacked by our nervous systems as easily. We begin to feel more comfortable in our bodies, more at peace, awake, and free. With Gessel’s invitation, readers will learn to look out into the world, and see more than their own trauma reflected back.
Glow-Worthy: Practices for Awakening Your Inner Light and Loving Yourself as You Are-Broken, Beautiful, and Sacred
By Katie Silcox
Published by BenBella Books
Today, we’re dealing with high-stress levels, anxiety, and a deep sense that something is missing from our overly technologized lives. We long for community, spiritual authenticity, and a feeling of belonging in the body. You are not alone, and you are not permanently stuck. Glow-Worthy’s powerful framework combining modern science and wisdom from global spiritual traditions will help you live a fuller, more authentic life—no matter your background or faith. It’s possible to live from a place of deep connection to something that is far sweeter, far more powerful, and far wiser than you ever knew. To feel aligned in your mind and heart with a sense of purpose that resonates all the way to your soul. And to recapture an authentic relationship with your physical, breathing body that, in turn, can deepen your engagement with the world around you.
What’s My Aura? Learn Your Color, What It Means, and How You Can Embrace Your Unique Energy Signature
By Mystic Michaela
Published by Adams Media
Identify your aura and use that unique energy signature to unlock who you truly are with this informative guide from New Age influencer and author Mystic Michaela. Your aura tells your unique story: and this book can help you understand and embrace the colors you shine out to the world. In What’s My Aura?, aura expert and psychic to the stars Mystic Michaela teaches you everything you need to know to “see” and identify your aura colors and to learn what each color means and how they represent different personality traits. She provides insight about how these aura colors show up in all aspects of your life, from how you interact with the spiritual world to how you communicate with the people around you — and even in your personal style.