New Years Books for a “New You,” 2014 Edition

Happy New Year 2014 image

Now that we’re recovered from the Christmas holiday our attention is shifting to New Year’s Eve. It’s only 4 days away! Time for champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and your favorite sparkly outfit. But New Year’s Eve also brings up the idea of New Year’s Resolutions.

Every year on December 31st at the stroke of midnight many of us decide it’s time for a change. We might want to get in shape or maybe get our finances in order, but regardless it’s a time for reflection on how to make you the best version you can be.

Here’s a list of a few books that might come in handy for all kinds of New Year’s Resolutions.

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall cover imageGet Fit

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

If you need inspiration to get you motivated this year, we recommend this book. The author goes on a quest to find secrets from the world’s greatest runners and shares them with you.



Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, BS cover imageHealthy Habits

Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, Bs

Paleo is in! But practical wasn’t exactly how I thought of it until this book. Sanfilippo explains the science of processed foods and what foods to avoid to feel healthy all year long. It also includes meal plans – super helpful!


Drive by Daniel H. Pink cover imageRethink Success

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

Author Daniel H. Pink refutes the belief that people are motivated by rewards like money or fame but by the desire to follow your own interests and the benefits of them. He offers background, examples and ideas for how we can each master what motivates us.



Wild by Cheryl Strayed cover imageSee the World

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Part travel book, part self help book Cheryl Strayed takes us on a journey with her on the Pacific Coast Trail. When she hit rock bottom in her life she turned to nature and this honest memoir inspires to take time off for yourself and live life to the fullest.


The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach cover imageFinance 101

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach

We all want to millionaires, but the sad truth of it is we probably won’t be. Womp, womp. But David Bach at least makes being financially secure seem somewhat easy. As long as you are dedicated to the discipline he advises, you may just be a millionaire yet.




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