Our Favorite Books on Fun and Relaxation
Here are some of our current favorite books at Skillful Home on our favorite topic – Fun and Relaxation.
Be Water, My Friend
The Teachings of Bruce Lee
The Surprising Science that Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do
Wallace J. Nichols
“Blue Mind” by Wallace J. Nichols is a book that explores the emotional, psychological, and physical benefits of being near, in, on, or under water. Here are some key points from the book:
• The book also explores the cultural and historical significance of water, as well as the threats to our waterways and oceans and the importance of conservation efforts.
How and Why Water Can Make You Feel Better
Dr. Catherine Kelly PhD
“Blue Spaces” by Dr. Catherine Kelley, PhD is a book that explores the benefits of being near or in water, such as oceans, lakes, and rivers, for mental and physical health. It discusses the science behind how water impacts the brain and body, and offers practical tips for incorporating blue spaces into everyday life.
How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
Stuart Brown, MD with Christopher Vaughan, founder of the National Institute for Play
“Play” by Stuart Brown, MD is a book that explores the importance of play for human development and well-being. Here are some key points from the book:
Why We Swim
• Tsui also discusses the dangers of swimming, including the risk of drowning and the impact of pollution on our waterways.
The Fun Habit
How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life
Mike Rucker, PhD
In the book The Fun Habit by Mike Rucker, PhD, Rucker focuses on the importance of having fun and incorporating play into daily life. Rucker argues that play is essential for creativity, stress relief, and improved relationships. He provides practical strategies for incorporating play into work and personal life, including setting aside time for play, experimenting with new activities, and changing one’s mindset to prioritize fun. Rucker also discusses the neuroscience of play and its impact on the brain.
By the Sea
The Therapeutic Benefits of Being in, on and by the Water
Dr. Deborah Cracknell
By the Sea by Dr.Deborah Cracknell explores the therapeutic benefits of being by the sea. Dr. Crackwell argues that spending time by the sea can improve mental health, reduce stress, and increase feelings of happiness and well-being. She also examines the impact of the ocean on human physiology and discusses the history and cultural significance of the sea.
The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Ingrid Fetell Lee
In Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee,Lee explores the science of joy and how to create a more joyful life. She discusses the elements of joy, such as bright colors, round shapes, and a sense of abundance, and provides practical tips for incorporating joy into daily life. Lee also examines the cultural and psychological significance of joy and argues that it is essential for human well-being.