6 of the Best Personal Development and Wellbeing Books


It Yougi we are all about a healthy mind. Reading and learning is in our DNA, so hunker down, light a candle and let's get cosy. 

Here’s our 6 fave personal development and wellbeing books, new and old, that will give you great tips, learning and feeling good in equal measures.

 

1. Light Is the New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul's Callings and Working Your Light

 Light Is the New Black will guide you back home to the callings of your soul, so you can light up the world with your presence.
Rebecca Campbell had her first awakening when she was a teenager, but without anyone to guide her, she ignored her soul's callings and dimmed her light in order to fit in. Then, just before her 30th birthday, the life she had so consciously created began to crumble around her. It was as if the Universe turned off all the lights, so she had no choice but to rediscover her own. In this book, Rebecca shares her own journey alongside practical tools to help you reconnect with the core of your being and channeled messages from the Universe.

'Follow what lights you up, and you'll light up the world'.   


2. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith

Any personal development book list wouldn't be complete without Gabrielle Bernstein 
 Each story and lesson in the book guides you to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help you relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom. You will learn to stop chasing life and truly live. Making the shift from fear to faith will give you a sense of power in a world that all too often makes them feel utterly powerless. When the tragedies of the world seem overwhelming, this book will help guide them back to their true power.

 

3. Brave New Girl

Brave New Girl is a straightforward guide to building more self-belief and reducing the need to people-please.
It is commonly thought that confidence is something we either have or don't have, but hypnotherapist Chloe Brotheridge shows how it can be built. 
Be the most confident version of yourself.
How would you act if you didn't care what people thought? 
Who would you be if you knew for sure that you were worthy, loved and accepted? 
What would you do if you knew failure was just a stepping-stone, not a final resting place? 
How much more time and energy would you have if you could confidently say no and ask for what you want?

  


Michael A. Singer tells the extraordinary story of what happened when he decided to let go and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey in his life, the events that transpire will both challenge your assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a very different way.

5. Playing Big

Five years ago, Tara Mohr began to see a pattern in her work as an expert in leadership: women with tremendous talent, ideas, and aspiration were not recognising their own brilliance. They felt that they were playing small’ in their lives and careers and wanted to ‘play bigger’, but didn’t know-how. And so Tara devised a step-by-step program for playing big from the inside out: this book is the result. And when women play big, we make things happen.

 

6. How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong

If only we could all have been given this book at birth! We’re big fans of Elizabeth Day (journalist, broadcaster and novelist), not only for her warm-hearted, straight-talking candor but for reframing ‘fails’ to ‘learnings’. Things going wrong is pretty inevitable. This book has chapters on friendships dating, work, family and more, and is based on understanding why failing ultimately makes us stronger. 


Shout out to some of our long-standing  favourites …

Why We Sleep?

Be Good to Your Gut

The Body Keeps Score