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Experience Life‘s Book Club

Looking for inspiration for your next book club read? Explore these books that have been featured in Experience Life.

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50 Shades of Kale50 Shades of Kale

Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD is a pioneer in linking mental health with diet and is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Feed Your Mind.”

The Book of DelightsThe Book of Delights

Poet Ross Gay spent a year chronicling what brought him joy in daily life. The surprise was how easy it was.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “The Book of Delights.”

The Book of HopeThe Book of Hope

Although the future may seem bleak, Jane Goodall seeks to inspire us all with faith, resiliency, and awe.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “How Jane Goodall Sustains Hope.

Broadcasting HappinessBroadcasting Happiness

A shift in mindset can improve your life — and the lives of others. Positive-psychology expert Michelle Gielan explains how to spread your joy around.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Broadcasting Happiness.

deep creek book coverDeep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

How author Pam Houston found the nurturing she had missed as a child by caring for a Colorado ranch.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Finding Home.

ErosionErosion: Essays of Undoing

Williams explores what it means to witness not just the whittling away of America’s public lands, but also the gradual erosion of culture, democratic institutions and norms, trust, and the self.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Finding Beauty in Erosion.”

happiness curve book coverThe Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50

Feeling gloomy in your middle years? Award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch tells us why life gets better after 50.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Happiness Curve.

happiness diet bookcoverThe Happiness Diet and Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety

Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.

Read more at “Feed Your Mind.

healthy deviant bookcoverThe Healthy Deviant: A Rule Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World

Experience Life founding editor Pilar Gerasimo discusses the healthy rewards of conscious nonconformity.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Defying Convention.”

joyful book coverJoyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Ingrid Fetell Lee on design principles that spark positivity and moments of happiness.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “The Aesthetics of Joy.

keep it moving book coverKeep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life

The legendary choreographer on putting your best foot forward at any age.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Twyla Tharp Shares Her Wisdom.”

The Little Book of BeingThe Little Book of Being

Diana Winston, renowned meditation teacher and director of mindfulness education at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, outlines her practices for helping fellow meditation students discover natural awareness.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Uncovering Natural Awareness.

more of less bookcoverThe More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

Best-selling author Joshua Becker explains how downsizing your possessions and your calendar can help you focus on the things and people that matter most.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Minimalist Living.

Paddling NorthPaddling North: A Solo Adventure Along the Inside Passage

New editions of kayaking pioneer Audrey Sutherland’s classic books provide inspiration for anyone looking to make a solo journey.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Going It Alone.

Real Change Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World

Mindfulness pioneer, Sharon Salzberg, shares her quiet-yet-powerful impact on changing the world in her eleventh, and latest, book.

Read more about the book and the author in our article “Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness.

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