Gangster Reads: Wellspring Edition

Gangster Reads: Wellspring Edition

With temperatures dropping and daylight fading, there's no better time to refresh your reading list and get cozy. After our trip to Wellspring, we’ve got no shortage of book recommendations for you. Here are some of our favorite gangster reads we picked up along the way.

Wanderlust: A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self

Like their festivals, Wanderlust: A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self, is an engaging road map to cultivating your best self. This book not only provides a new way of understanding yoga but allows readers to embark on their own personal path. Engage in finding your practice, direction, core, heart, community, creative spark, center and true north. Each chapter provides new yoga practices, thought-provocative questions, art, music, recipes and other fun activities suggested by renowned teachers. Can’t make it to one of the festivals, this book will recreate it for you.

Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art, and Ritual

Allow yourself to enter into a handcrafted world where berries, leaves and pinecones transform into enchanting art. In his first book, Day Schildkret, shares the seven steps he implements when creating his Morning Altars and over 100 different altars. Morning Altars is an easy read full of beauty, stories and insight that will take your existing gratitude and mindfulness to an entirely new level.

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal’s National Bestseller, Stealing Fire, explores a topic quietly sought after by millions: how altered states provide inspiration and boost information. By exploring the Navy SEALSs, the Googleplex, Burning Man festival, Richard Brandon’s Necker Island, Red Bull and Nike, these two authors reveal the secret to radically upgrading your life. This book is cutting edge and will revolutionize your life.

Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

Marianne Williamson’s Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles is a bestselling guide, applying new insight on how to apply love into achieving inner peace. Learn to tap into your own miracle worker potential. Whether dealing with pain in your career, relationships or health, Williamson’s application of love can subside any struggle.

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life

Glennon Doyle Melton’s, Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, moves readers with her hilarious, inspiring and poignant personal experiences. She invites us to step into our own personal power and bravery in a refreshing new way. This gangster read will inspire you to shed your layers, embrace your past and move forward into a space of self-love and self-forgiveness.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

One of Hollywood’s most prominent English actors, comedians and activists, Russell Brand, authentically embraces his own struggles with addiction to create a genuine manual for self-realization. Sharing the advice and wisdom he’s received through his fourteen-year struggle to recovery, Brand centers around unveiling “what pain is your addiction masking?” While he understands suffering and addiction come in various forms, (e.g., drugs, caffeine, alcohol, sugar, bad relationships, fame, digital media, etc.) this read provides an attempt to make sense of this delicate world and provide an applicable recovery plan, regardless of your struggle.

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