Julie Diamond gets up early to read before meeting her first client. Diamond says she loves to continually learn about how the mind and body work together and she makes wellness education a priority. We asked the L.A.-based trainer to recommend a few selections for our reading list.
The Telomere Effect, by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel
Sleep quality, exercise, diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres. Chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even living the wrong neighborhood can eat away at them. What are telomeres? I didn’t know either until I read this book.
Anatomy of the Spirit, by Caroline Myss
Caroline Myss is a “medical intuitive,” which mean she uses powers of intuition to determine the causes of physical and mental disturbances. Her book explains human energy, including physical energy and emotion energy, and how everything is connected.
Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown
The awesome Brené Brown writes about how having the courage to be vulnerable can transform our lives.
Secrets of Longevity, by Maoshing Ni
I would literally pick this book and open to a page every day and just learn! It is a simple yet effective book that covers everything from nutrition to meditation and more.
Fulfilled, by Anna Yusim
I learned from these pages how to reclaim my life through a spiritual practice!