Every year has its ups and downs. For a lot of us, though, 2016 seemed like a steady stream of not-so-great occurrences, with the occasional serendipitous event tossed in to keep us from losing our sh*t altogether.
Eager as we may be to welcome the incoming Year of the Rooster and bid 2016 good riddance, it's worth taking a moment (preferably with hot apple cider in hand) to reflect on the good things that happened this year. For example: the gene responsible for ALS has been identified, over 6 million California homes are powered by solar energy, and Harriet Tubman was confirmed as the new face of the $20 bill. And, on top of that, some pretty spectacular new books found their way onto our reading lists.
So, before you get wrapped up in the craziness of the new year, or start gearing up for your 2017 resolutions, take some "me time" to catch up on a couple of the life-changing health- and happiness-centric books you might've missed. These books are crammed full of just the kind of mind-opening, restorative ideas you need to inspire your best year ever.