The Ultimate Book List for Creating Happiness: Mind, Body, and Soul

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I am a HUGE reader and have likely read in the high hundreds of books in the non-fiction, self help and mind-body-soul related areas. In fact, I often get asked for book suggestions, so I thought I’d compile a list of some of the top picks from my own personal bookshelf. These books are all books that have had a direct, personal impact on my life and I believe they will have a meaningful impact in your life too!

These books cover a range of topics including spirituality, relationships, physical, mental and emotional wellness, neuroscience, quantum physics and more, and I’ve tried to loosely categorize them for your ease, but you may well note that many of them span across multiple categories. Each book included below was included on this list because it offers valuable insights and practical advice for creating a happier, more fulfilling life. And honestly, in order to narrow down this list, I had to exclude dozens of books that were also equally worthy of inclusion… perhaps I will have to make a second list someday! Either way, I hope you find these recommendations helpful and inspiring.


Spiritual Growth and Mindfulness Books to Enhance Your Life

Books in this section focus on cultivating presence, inner peace, and spiritual awakening. They offer guidance on how to live in the moment, let go of ego, and discover your true self. These books are perfect for anyone looking to deepen their spiritual practice and find a greater sense of peace and fulfillment.

  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  • Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Kahn
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
    • Key Themes: Inner peace, freedom from limitations, self discovery
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  • The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
    • Key Themes: Personal freedom, wisdom, practical guide to personal transformation
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  • Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
  • Letting Go by David R. Hawkins
    • Key Themes: Emotional release, spiritual enlightenment, self improvement
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  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Health, Wellness and Emotional Well-Being Books for a Happier Life

This section includes books that address managing stress, embracing self acceptance, and understanding emotional and physical health. They provide practical techniques and insights to enhance overall well-being. Whether you’re dealing with burnout, seeking to improve your mental health, or looking for ways to cultivate a more positive mindset, these books offer valuable tools and perspectives.

  • Self Compassion by Kristin Neff
  • Burnout by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
  • F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John Parkin
    • Key Themes: Letting go, acceptance, liberation from societal pressures
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  • Existential Kink by Carolyn Elliott
  • The Way Out by Alan Gordon
  • Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté
  • The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté
    • Key Themes: Mind-body connection, healing from trauma, societal norms
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Neuroscience and Mind-Body Connection Books for Personal Growth

Explore the science behind meditation, mind-body connection, and the power of positive thinking. These books delve into how our brains work and how we can harness that knowledge to improve our lives from the inside out. From understanding neuroplasticity to utilizing techniques like EFT, these reads are perfect for anyone interested in the intersection of science and self-improvement.

  • Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza
  • Evolve Your Brain by Joe Dispenza
    • Key Themes: Neuroplasticity, brain science, personal transformation
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  • The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner
    • Key Themes: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), stress relief, healing
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  • The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  • The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté


Money and Financial Well-Being Books to Transform Your Wealth

These books provide insights into developing a healthy money mindset and achieving financial freedom. Learn practical strategies to manifest wealth and maintain financial health. Whether you’re looking to break free from limiting beliefs about money or find new ways to attract abundance, these books are essential reads for financial empowerment.

  • Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi
    • Key Themes: Wealth consciousness, quantum physics, abundance mindset
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  • Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield-Thomas


Practical Action Steps and Habits Books for Lasting Success

Focused on habit formation and personal development, these books offer actionable advice for making consistent changes that lead to lasting success. They provide practical tips and proven strategies to help you develop positive habits, overcome self-sabotage, and achieve your personal and professional goals.

  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
  • Stop Doing That Sh*t by Gary John Bishop
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • Dare to Lead by Brené Brown


Relationships Books for Building Strong Connections

Covering various aspects of relationship health, these books offer guidance on communication, intimacy, and building strong, loving connections with others. Whether you’re looking to improve your romantic relationships, enhance your parenting skills, or learn better ways to communicate, these books provide valuable insights and practical advice.

  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
    • Key Themes: Compassionate communication, conflict resolution, empathy
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  • Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski
  • Good Inside by Becky Kennedy
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
  • How to Be the Love You Seek by Nicole Lepera
  • Hold Onto Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Maté



I hope this list provides you with some great reading material to enhance your happiness and well-being across various aspects of your life. From spiritual growth and mindfulness to practical action steps and relationship advice, these books offer something valuable for everyone. If you have any must-read books that I have missed, please send them my way. I’d love to hear your recommendations so I can also continue to grow with even more incredible books!


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