You don’t always have to read books on mindfulness to increase your overall happiness and life satisfaction. Reading others’ stories can give people insight and expand their horizons. A study in 2012 found that those who read about someone else’s “awe-inspiring” story had decreased stress, increased satisfaction, and volunteered more often! So, pick up an adventure book next time you are at the library. Here are some personal favorites: 

  • Tracks by Robyn Davidson
  • Ghost Rider: Travels On The Healing Road by Neil Peart
  • Tuk-Tuk To The Road by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
  • Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
  • The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel 

Happy reading!

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