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Mental Well-Being Booklist

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January 6, 2021

This year, resolve to focus on you! We've curated a list of books for all ages that tackle mental well-being and self care. From yoga to mindfulness, from unplugging from tech to understanding and embracing your emotions, find a book that helps you kick off the new year right.

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For Young Children

Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids by William Meyer

Fred’s Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mr. Rogers by Laura Renauld

Here and Now by Julia Denos

Hurry Up!: A Book About Slowing Down by Kate Dopirak

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

My Mindful Walk with Grandma by Sheri Mabry

Now by Antoinette Portis

Straw by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

You Are Ready! The World is Waiting by Eric Carle

For Older Children

Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems by Kate Coombs

Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere by Kira Willey

Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-By-Pose Wake Up Story by Miriam Gates

Is Nothing Something?: Kids’ Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids by Whitney Stewart

My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope by Diane Guerrero

Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hunter

For Teens and Young Adults

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles by Jessica Burkhart

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

You Are Enough by Jen Petro-Roy

For Adults

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence by Daniel Siegel

Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying by Light Watkins

Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation by Thomas Bien

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book by Dan Harris

Mindful Pregnancy: Meditation, Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Natural Remedies, Nutrition by Tracy Donegan

Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers by Suze Yalof Schwartz