Die besten 100 Bücher zu Meaningful Living

Meaningful Living is a topic that resonates with many people, as we all strive for a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. Understanding the key principles and practices that contribute to a meaningful existence can greatly enhance our overall well-being and happiness. That's where our expertly curated book list comes in.

This list offers a comprehensive exploration of meaningful living-related topics, providing insights and guidance to help you cultivate a life of purpose and satisfaction. So, why not embark on this life-changing journey and discover the secrets to meaningful living?
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Meaningful Living Bücher: First Things First von Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill

First Things First

Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
4.6 (717 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in First Things First?

This title provides you with valuable insights and guidelines that will help you focus your life on the things that are truly the most meaningful. You’ll learn how to set your priorities, make the best decisions, and develop a keen vision for the future. If you’re looking to create positive change in your life, this book is a great place to start!

Wer First Things First lesen sollte

  • Anyone who feels a lack of inner peace, balance or meaning in life
  • Anyone who wants to use his or her time more effectively
  • Anyone who has a hard time making big decisions
  • Anyone who wants to improve the quality of his or her life

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Untethered Soul von Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul

Michael A. Singer
The Journey Beyond Yourself
4.4 (446 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Untethered Soul?

The Untethered Soul is all about you: your feelings, thoughts and consciousness. By drawing on different spiritual practices, this book explains how you can navigate your own mind, get in touch with yourself and become your own master, to ultimately achieve enlightenment.

Wer The Untethered Soul lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to lead a happier and healthier life
  • Anyone needing to let go of negative emotions
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the benefits of spiritualism

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Gifts of Imperfection von Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection

Brené Brown
Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are
4.6 (658 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Gifts of Imperfection?

The Gifts of Imperfection offers an accessible and engaging walk through the ten principles that you can follow to live a more fulfilling life, defined by courage, connection and compassion towards others. Filled with relatable anecdotes and actionable advice, the book is a useful resource for readers both young and old.

Wer The Gifts of Imperfection lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to live a more meaningful life
  • Anyone who has a  great idea, but is afraid to share it with the world
  • Anyone troubled by feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Wisdom of Insecurity von Alan Watts

The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan Watts
A Message for an Age of Anxiety
4.5 (361 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Wisdom of Insecurity?

In The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951), author Alan Watts discusses the paradoxical nature of modern life: we pursue goals and covet material goods that promise happiness, but which leave us feeling empty and more anxious than ever. As we indulge in unproductive thoughts about the future or the past, we tend to forget about what is most meaningful – the present moment.

Wer The Wisdom of Insecurity lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling unfulfilled in life
  • Anxiety sufferers searching for the secrets to happiness
  • People interested in contemporary philosophy

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power Of Meaning von Emily Esfahani Smith

The Power Of Meaning

Emily Esfahani Smith
Crafting a Life That Matters
4.6 (344 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power Of Meaning?

The Power of Meaning (2017) discusses the four pillars of meaning that a person should honor if they hope to lead a fulfilling life. This book encourages readers to discover themselves by searching for a purpose in life, connecting with others, engaging in transcendence and learning from past traumas.

Wer The Power Of Meaning lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in spirituality  
  • Those struggling through hardship
  • People interested in psychology, philosophy and literature

Meaningful Living Bücher: Minimalism von Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus


Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Live a Meaningful Life
4.1 (355 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Minimalism?

Minimalism (2011) offers readers an alternative path that avoids nine-to-five drudgery and helps them focus on what’s important in life. Authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have practical guidance on how anyone can free themselves from the financial and emotional binds of modern life to build a new and simpler lifestyle that is still authentic and rewarding.

Wer Minimalism lesen sollte

  • Readers who are ready to live a more peaceful lifestyle
  • Anxious and distracted people eager for a decluttered life
  • Anyone who’s tired of living for a paycheck

Meaningful Living Bücher: Stop Reading the News von Rolf Dobelli

Stop Reading the News

Rolf Dobelli
How to Cope with the Information Overload and Think More Clearly
4.5 (322 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Stop Reading the News?

Stop Reading the News (2020) shows us how we can live a calmer, healthier, and more thoughtful life if we simply stop reading the news. By practicing what the author calls radical abstinence from the news media, we can rescue our minds from the overload of information, and focus on what actually matters in life.

Wer Stop Reading the News lesen sollte

  • News addicts desperate to break the habit
  • Those looking to leave the news media and become long-form journalists
  • Anyone curious about technology and its impact

Meaningful Living Bücher: Together von Vivek H. Murthy


Vivek H. Murthy
The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
4.6 (267 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Together?

Together (2020) is a powerful treatise on the impact of loneliness and the benefits of human connection. Drawing on scientific research and personal stories, it explores the high cost of loneliness, and considers how individuals, societies, and governments can tackle the problem by promoting connection.

Wer Together lesen sollte

  • Lost souls in search of more human connection
  • Those who feel like modern life makes friendship harder
  • People interested in the psychology of loneliness

Meaningful Living Bücher: Transcend von Scott Barry Kaufman


Scott Barry Kaufman
The New Science of Self-Actualization
4.5 (500 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Transcend?

Transcend (2020) expands on Maslow’s famous ideas about human needs and presents them in a new light that takes us on a path toward self-actualization. It explains the ways in which love, connection, creativity and purpose can be part of our lives. In addition to providing practical advice on how to become your best possible self, it also demystifies transcendence, explaining that it’s something we can all integrate into our daily lives.

Wer Transcend lesen sollte

  • Happy people who’d like to lead even more meaningful lives
  • Deep thinkers in search of new insights about themselves
  • Curious souls looking for self-actualization

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Lazy Genius Way von Kendra Adachi

The Lazy Genius Way

Kendra Adachi
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done
4.4 (274 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Lazy Genius Way?

The Lazy Genius Way (2020) is an essential guide for perfectionists everywhere. We run ourselves ragged trying to excel at everything, but this leaves us exhausted and unfulfilled. Luckily, there is another way. We can identify what really makes our lives meaningful, and put our energy into leading lives that fulfill us. By adopting the practical strategies of the Lazy Genius, we can transform how we live and work, one small step at a time.

Wer The Lazy Genius Way lesen sollte

  • Perfectionists who want to learn how to relax
  • Working parents struggling to balance a busy life
  • Anyone overwhelmed by clutter

Meaningful Living Bücher: We Need to Talk von Celeste Headlee

We Need to Talk

Celeste Headlee
How to Have Conversations That Matter
4.4 (227 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in We Need to Talk?

We Need to Talk (2017) walks you through the art of good conversation – a vital but often undervalued skill. It shows how effective conversation leads to more meaningful relationships and a greater understanding of other people. The book also offers advice on how to improve your own conversation skills.

Wer We Need to Talk lesen sollte

  • People frustrated by superficial conversations
  • Keen talkers who want to become better listeners
  • Conversationalists eager to improve their skills

Meaningful Living Bücher: Greenlights von Matthew McConaughey


Matthew McConaughey
4.3 (241 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Greenlights?

Greenlights (2020) is a guided tour into the life and mind of award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. These blinks tell his story as only he could tell it, full of “outlaw logic” that has informed a wildly original personal philosophy for how to live life to its utmost.

Wer Greenlights lesen sollte

  • Fans of the McConaissance
  • Anyone eager to generate their own greenlights
  • People interested in the inner workings of a creative mind

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power of Intention von Wayne W. Dyer

The Power of Intention

Wayne W. Dyer
Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way
4.3 (450 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of Intention?

What’s it about?

The Power of Intention (2004) explores the connection between human beings and the creative potential of God and the universe. This feel-good guide to spirituality examines the true meaning of intention and explains how we can all live more purposeful lives. 

Wer The Power of Intention lesen sollte

Who’s it for?

  • Those looking for greater meaning in life
  • Spiritual souls seeking fresh wisdom
  • Fans of New Age philosophy

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power of Awakening von Wayne W. Dyer

The Power of Awakening

Wayne W. Dyer
Mindfulness Practices and Spiritual Tools to Transform Your Life
4.7 (418 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of Awakening?

The Power of Awakening (2020) is a collection of timeless writings by the late spiritual and motivational leader Wayne Dyer. They provide an accessible yet inspiring exploration of his belief that enlightened thinking can manifest concrete and positive change in the universe.

Wer The Power of Awakening lesen sollte

  • Spiritual seekers ready to connect with a deeper understanding of life
  • Mindfulness devotees interested in exploring the power of thought
  • Self-help fans who want to unlock their higher purpose

Meaningful Living Bücher: What Are You Doing with Your Life? von Jiddu Krishnamurti

What Are You Doing with Your Life?

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Explore answers to some of life's most difficult questions
4.5 (493 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What Are You Doing with Your Life??

What Are You Doing with Your Life (2001) attempts to answer some of life’s most important questions. From considering the role of happiness and personal transformation to the purpose of life itself, it sets out a philosophy to guide you through every stage of your journey. 

Wer What Are You Doing with Your Life? lesen sollte

  • People who feel a little lost and are looking for direction 
  • Those into philosophy and deep thinking
  • Budding gurus and life teachers

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Eight Master Lessons of Nature von Gary Ferguson

The Eight Master Lessons of Nature

Gary Ferguson
What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World
4.5 (158 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Eight Master Lessons of Nature?

The Eight Master Lessons of Nature (2019) is a reflective treatise on what nature can teach us about living well. Carefully observing many forms of life, from forest mushrooms to mighty elephants, the guide reveals valuable lessons they may hold for us. In doing so, it invites us to look again at the wild world around us with a renewed sense of awe and wonder.

Wer The Eight Master Lessons of Nature lesen sollte

  • City slickers seeking a greener life
  • Nature lovers looking for a deeper connection
  • Those searching for a more mellow approach to living

Meaningful Living Bücher: That One Should Disdain Hardships von Musonius Rufus

That One Should Disdain Hardships

Musonius Rufus
The Teachings of a Roman Stoic
4.6 (118 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in That One Should Disdain Hardships?

That One Should Disdain Hardships (2020) is a collection of lectures delivered in imperial Rome in the first century CE by the Stoic Gaius Musonius Rufus. Heralded as the “Roman Socrates,” Musonius’s philosophy is anything but academic. Designed to help listeners lead the best possible lives, his lectures hone in on practical, everyday questions. The result? A doctrine that you really can live by.

Wer That One Should Disdain Hardships lesen sollte

  • Philosophers and thinkers
  • History buffs
  • Practical-minded ethicists

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Myth of Sisyphus  von Albert Camus

The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus
4.7 (332 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Myth of Sisyphus ?

The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) is an influential essay that contributed significantly to the philosophical movements of existentialism and absurdism. The essay asks whether life is worth living in a world emptied of religious meaning and considers whether suicide is the only appropriate response to the void of meaninglessness. Ultimately, the essay advises against suicide, arguing that the meaninglessness of existence is, in fact, the condition for a fulfilling life lived with freedom, passion, and happiness.

Wer The Myth of Sisyphus lesen sollte

  • Atheists who want to know how to live a meaningful life without faith
  • Armchair philosophers interested in significant works of Western thought
  • Anyone who could use a boost of inspiration and passion in their lives

Meaningful Living Bücher: Good Vibes, Good Life von Vex King

Good Vibes, Good Life

Vex King
How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness
4.3 (331 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Good Vibes, Good Life?

Good Vibes, Good Life (2020) explores the power of positive thinking. By outlining simple techniques for changing your mindset, it reveals how every one of us can take control of our happiness – and our future.

Wer Good Vibes, Good Life lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed by 2020
  • Wallflowers looking for a confidence boost
  • Budding entrepreneurs searching for inspiration

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Science of Living von Stuart Farrimond

The Science of Living

Stuart Farrimond
219 Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine
4.0 (277 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Science of Living?

The Science of Living (2020) explores the science behind things you do every day and debunks some of the common myths that shape your habits. By doing this, it seeks to help you plan your days better, so that you can live a healthier, happier, and more productive life.

Wer The Science of Living lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in living a healthier, happier life
  • Those looking to squeeze as much out their days as possible
  • Workaholics, insomniacs, and oversleepers

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Greatest Secret von Rhonda Byrne

The Greatest Secret

Rhonda Byrne
4.4 (302 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Greatest Secret?

The Greatest Secret (2020) is a sequel to the worldwide best seller and self-help phenomenon The Secret, which inspired millions to better their lives by using the laws of attraction. In this installment, we learn an even greater secret: who we really are, and how we can use that knowledge to achieve everlasting happiness.

Wer The Greatest Secret lesen sollte

  • Fans of The Secret and other New Age manifestos
  • People attracted to the spiritual and mystical
  • Seekers of joy and happiness

Meaningful Living Bücher: Learning to Pray von James Martin

Learning to Pray

James Martin
A Guide for Everyone
4.1 (167 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Learning to Pray?

Learning to Pray (2021) unpacks one of the most important yet misunderstood aspects of spiritual life: prayer. What’s the purpose of prayer? How do you pray “correctly?” What should you expect when you pray? These are just some of the questions that often stand between believers and this deeply rewarding practice. And there’s no better way of answering them than by looking back through the different styles and rituals of prayer found in the Christian tradition. 

Wer Learning to Pray lesen sollte

  • Believers struggling with prayer
  • Agnostics and skeptics with an open mind
  • History buffs

Meaningful Living Bücher: Forest Bathing von Qing Li

Forest Bathing

Qing Li
How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
4.7 (284 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Forest Bathing?

Forest Bathing (2018) is a guide to the Japanese practice of forest bathing. It explores the beliefs, culture, and traditions behind forest bathing, as well as various studies on its health benefitsIt also lays out easy-to-follow steps for practicing forest bathing in any environment.

Wer Forest Bathing lesen sollte

  • People interested in nature’s effect on human health
  • Nature lovers
  • Japanese culture enthusiasts

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Comfort Crisis von Michael Easter

The Comfort Crisis

Michael Easter
Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self
4.5 (227 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Comfort Crisis?

The Comfort Crisis (2021) offers a cure for the physical and mental health problems of modern-day life. It’s all about getting comfortable with discomfort, which can mean anything from roughing it in the wilderness to contemplating death.

Wer The Comfort Crisis lesen sollte

  • People feeling disillusioned with modern life
  • Restless spirits craving an Into the Wild experience
  • Anyone interested in improving their physical or mental health

Meaningful Living Bücher: Courage is Calling von Ryan Holiday

Courage is Calling

Ryan Holiday
Fortune Favors the Brave
4.3 (278 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Courage is Calling?

Courage is Calling (2021) is both a meditation on bravery and a guide to courageousness. From how to dispel your fears to the benefits of taking small steps first, it gives concrete advice for building courage, and lays out, in writing rich with anecdotes, the simple ways that each of us can become a little bit braver.

Wer Courage is Calling lesen sollte

  • Scaredy-cats in need of a strong dose of daring
  • The already-courageous who want to become even braver
  • Anyone interested in how courage has shaped history

Meaningful Living Bücher: On Being and Becoming von Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

On Being and Becoming

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei
An Existentialist Approach to Life
4.6 (494 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On Being and Becoming?

On Being and Becoming (2021) is simultaneously an introduction to the philosophy of existentialism and a guide to the good life. Drawing on a broad range of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century existentialist writers, the book unpacks the main themes and insights from the movement and explains what that means for how you should live your life.

Wer On Being and Becoming lesen sollte

  • Philosophically minded people looking for an introduction to existentialism’s key ideas 
  • Unhappy souls who dwell on the difficulties of existence
  • Anyone who wants to know how to live a happier and more authentic life

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Art of Living von Thich Nhat Hanh

The Art of Living

Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
4.7 (395 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Living?

The Art of Living (2017) offers wisdom on how to fully experience every moment of every day. Many of us are consumed with fears or busyness that prevent us from engaging with the wonder of life. But by expanding our understanding of existence and embracing mindfulness practices, we can overcome the obstacles that stop us from truly living.

Wer The Art of Living lesen sollte

  • Stressed-out individuals longing for peace
  • Ambitious people seeking stillness
  • Anyone interested in Buddhism

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Way of Integrity von Martha Beck

The Way of Integrity

Martha Beck
Finding the Path to Your True Self
4.3 (307 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Way of Integrity?

The Way of Integrity (2021) is a four-stage process to finding integrity – a quality that can alleviate the suffering caused by harmful autopilot actions and beliefs. In reconnecting to what makes you feel whole, you’ll achieve a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and mental well-being.

Wer The Way of Integrity lesen sollte

  • People who feel unhappy but aren’t sure why
  • Disconnected individuals who want to improve their relationships
  • Anyone seeking more joy and purpose in their life

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Last Lecture von Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch
4.4 (215 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Last Lecture?

The Last Lecture (2008) is a heartfelt and insightful rumination on life, death, and the value of pursuing your dreams. In this unique text, computer scientist Randy Pausch reflects on mortality after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. 

Wer The Last Lecture lesen sollte

  • New parents looking for sage advice
  • Friends and family of terminally ill individuals
  • Anyone seeking a little inspiration

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Work-Life Balance Myth von David J. McNeff

The Work-Life Balance Myth

David J. McNeff
Rethinking Your Optimal Balance for Success
4.5 (483 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Work-Life Balance Myth?

The Work-Life Balance Myth (2021) is a guide to managing stress and creating harmony across the key areas in your life using the Seven-Slice Method. Rather than divide your waking hours between work and life, the Seven-Slice Method recontextualizes life into seven key areas and demonstrates how spending time in each of them every day can help you overcome pressure and find peace.

Wer The Work-Life Balance Myth lesen sollte

  • Professionals seeking ways to manage stress
  • Parents struggling to juggle family and work life
  • Those who want more harmony in their lives

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power of Full Engagement von Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

The Power of Full Engagement

Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
4.4 (82 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of Full Engagement?

The Power of Full Engagement investigates the formula for peak performance by examining the causes and qualities of our many energy sources of energy. The authors offer tricks and methods on how to nurture those sources of energy in a way that helps us live fulfilling lives that adhere to our deepest values.

Wer The Power of Full Engagement lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to get more out of life, be it in their performance or happiness level
  • Anyone who believes there just isn’t enough time to get everything done
  • Anyone looking for a new and creative approach to time management

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching von Thich Nhat Hanh

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

Thich Nhat Hanh
Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy and Liberation
4.7 (334 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching?

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching (1998) explains core Buddhist teachings, including the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. It shows how to apply these practices to daily life to transform suffering into joy and heal the pain of others.

Wer The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching lesen sollte

  • People who are suffering
  • Those wishing to adopt Buddhist practices
  • Anyone who wishes to lead a more joyful life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Love People, Use Things von Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Love People, Use Things

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Because the Opposite Never Works
4.4 (430 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Love People, Use Things?

Love People, Use Things (2021) is a manifesto extolling the pleasures of minimalism. This primer explains why living with fewer things can lead to less clutter and more fulfilling relationships.

Wer Love People, Use Things lesen sollte

  • Budding hoarders looking to cut back
  • Thrifty savers seeking tips on light living
  • Anyone interested in the practice of minimalism

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Art of Living von Epictetus

The Art of Living

The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness – A New Interpretation by Sharon Lebell
4.7 (612 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Living?

The Art of Living (1995) is a clear and concise introduction to Stoic philosophy. This modern interpretation of Epictetus’s teachings gives timeless insight into living a stable and satisfying life.

Wer The Art of Living lesen sollte

  • Modern thinkers curious about ancient philosophy
  • Hectic go-getters needing advice on slowing down
  • Anyone seeking a more Stoic lifestyle

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Practice of Groundedness von Brad Stulberg

The Practice of Groundedness

Brad Stulberg
A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds – Not Crushes – Your Soul
4.6 (678 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Practice of Groundedness?

The Practice of Groundedness (2021) provides some counterbalance to all those self-help books that extol us to never stop optimizing ourselves, becoming more productive, and pushing ourselves toward more success. Drawing from both ancient wisdom and modern science, it identifies six principles of a more grounded way of living. It also tells the personal story of how the author came to understand these principles while struggling to overcome mental health issues.

Wer The Practice of Groundedness lesen sollte

  • Highly-driven people feeling burnt out, scattered, or restless
  • Professionals looking for a more sustainable approach to success
  • Anyone who wants to be more grounded

Meaningful Living Bücher: Living Beyond “What If?” von Shirley Davis

Living Beyond “What If?”

Shirley Davis
Release the Limits and Realize Your Dreams
4.3 (517 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Living Beyond “What If?”?

Living Beyond “What If?” (2021) is an empathetic handbook to realizing your dreams. It shares intimate, affecting anecdotes and sets out a step-by-step guide to overcoming your fears and achieving success.

Wer Living Beyond “What If?” lesen sollte

  • People struggling to get over a particular fear or blockage
  • Those who want to reinvent themselves but don’t know how
  • Anyone looking to level-up their life

Meaningful Living Bücher: The High 5 Habit von Mel Robbins

The High 5 Habit

Mel Robbins
It's Time to Cheer for Yourself
4.4 (1.224 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The High 5 Habit?

The High 5 Habit (2021) offers a startling proposition: A single change to your morning routine can help upend your outmoded, self-limiting attitudes and kick your life into top gear. Interwoven with personal anecdotes and scientific research, this blueprint for life transformation makes self-improvement seem easier than ever.

Wer The High 5 Habit lesen sollte

  • Self-improvement and personal-development fanatics 
  • Anyone who wants to change but needs a strong dose of pep and energy
  • Armchair psychologists interested in the workings of emotional growth

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Gap and the Gain von Dan Sullivan with Benjamin Hardy

The Gap and the Gain

Dan Sullivan with Benjamin Hardy
The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success
4.6 (1.777 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Gap and the Gain?

The Gap and the Gain (2021) is a guide to finding happiness and fulfillment inside yourself, instead of constantly hunting for external affirmation. By learning to define your own standards of success, and by measuring your achievement backward, you’ll appreciate how much progress you’ve actually made, and experience renewed motivation in every area of your life.

Wer The Gap and the Gain lesen sollte

  • Undermotivated entrepreneurs 
  • Successful but unfulfilled business people
  • Persistent ruminators who want to learn how to think positively

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Comfort Book von Matt Haig

The Comfort Book

Matt Haig
4.7 (656 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Comfort Book?

The Comfort Book (2021) is a compendium of practices, philosophies, stories, and encouragements to help you get through tough times. Matt Haig shares the insights he gained while experiencing years of severe anxiety and depression, as well as his own unconventional strategies for developing a sense of self-worth and looking after your mental health. 

Wer The Comfort Book lesen sollte

  • Fans of Matt Haig’s honest and unconventional approach to discussing mental health
  • Anyone looking for strategies to build emotional resilience 
  • People grappling with pandemic-related uncertainty

Meaningful Living Bücher: Things No One Else Can Teach Us von Humble the Poet

Things No One Else Can Teach Us

Humble the Poet
Turning Losses Into Lessons
4.6 (667 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Things No One Else Can Teach Us?

Things No One Else Can Teach Us (2019) is a part-memoir, part-unconventional self-help book. Full of revealing personal stories and philosophical musings, it will inspire you to question your beliefs about failure, success, and what really makes life meaningful.

Wer Things No One Else Can Teach Us lesen sollte

  • Would-be creatives looking for encouragement to follow the life of their dreams
  • Self-development and personal growth seekers
  • Fans of Humble the Poet who want to learn more about his life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Living Buddha, Living Christ von Thich Nhat Hanh

Living Buddha, Living Christ

Thich Nhat Hanh
Explore the common ground of Christianity and Buddhism
4.2 (248 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Living Buddha, Living Christ?

Living Buddha, Living Christ (1995) is a meditation on the surprising intersections between Buddhism and Christianity. This thoughtful text shows the common ground shared by two of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders.

Wer Living Buddha, Living Christ lesen sollte

  • Christians seeking a new perspective on Christ
  • Buddhists looking to enrich their practice
  • Anyone wanting to cultivate a deeper spiritual life

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power of Fun von Catherine Price

The Power of Fun

Catherine Price
How to Feel Alive Again
4.4 (382 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of Fun?

The Power of Fun (2021) explains why fun is fundamental to living a happy and healthy life and how to have more of it. Not just any old fun but True Fun – the kind of fun that makes you laugh, smile, and feel alive!

Wer The Power of Fun lesen sollte

  • "True Fun" seekers
  • Introverts who want to become fun magnets
  • Anyone who wants SPARKs to fly

Meaningful Living Bücher: Million Dollar Habits von Brian Tracy

Million Dollar Habits

Brian Tracy
Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income
4.4 (1.162 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Million Dollar Habits?

Million Dollar Habits (2017) is the manual to your brain and your life that you never got in school. It explains the “secrets” of success and what you need to do to unlock your full potential.

Wer Million Dollar Habits lesen sollte

  • Millionaire wannabes
  • Couch potatoes looking to get fit and healthy 
  • People who want to develop great relationships

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Art of Possibility von Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

The Art of Possibility

Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
Transforming Professional and Personal Life
4.5 (139 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Possibility?

The Art of Possibility (2000) provides a series of strategies that will invite possibility into every aspect of your life. By putting these strategies into practice, you can fuel your creativity, enhance your problem-solving skills, and deepen your relationships with others.

Wer The Art of Possibility lesen sollte

  • Modern thinkers looking for new solutions to old problems
  • Seekers hoping for more abundance in their lives
  • Anyone interested in learning how to transcend their limitations

Meaningful Living Bücher: Tuesdays with Morrie von Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch Albom
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
4.4 (277 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Tuesdays with Morrie?

Tuesdays with Morrie (1997) chronicles an important relationship in Mitch Albom’s life – the one between himself and his old college professor, Morrie. As they reconnect during the professor’s final months of life, they discuss everything from greed and forgiveness to death and a meaningful life. 

Wer Tuesdays with Morrie lesen sollte

  • Anyone who feels lost 
  • Individuals actively searching for meaning and purpose
  • People contemplating how to live a good life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Welcome Home von Najwa Zebian

Welcome Home

Najwa Zebian
A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul
4.6 (520 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Welcome Home?

Welcome Home (2021) uses the metaphor of a house to provide a personalized blueprint for achieving self-worth, belonging, and happiness. Through personal stories, practical advice, and poetry, it lays out tools you can use to build a place where you’re at peace with yourself.

Wer Welcome Home lesen sollte

  • Young adults embarking on a journey of self-discovery
  • Lost or directionless individuals who want to take control of their lives
  • Anyone who wants to be stronger, happier, and emotionally healthier

Meaningful Living Bücher: How to Begin von Michael Bungay Stanier

How to Begin

Michael Bungay Stanier
A Proven Plan to Start Something That Matters
4.4 (698 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Begin?

How to Begin (2022) argues that you unlock your greatness by working on the hard things. The things that matter. Not to your partner, friends, or family – but to you. The hardest part isn’t the work itself, though. It’s identifying the kinds of projects that are worth investing your time in. Projects which give your life meaning. And that’s what this book is really about: helping you discover worthy goals.

Wer How to Begin lesen sollte

  • Self-improvers stuck in a rut
  • Thinkers and doers
  • Anyone who wants to live their best life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Falling Upward von Richard Rohr

Falling Upward

Richard Rohr
A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
4.6 (58 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Falling Upward?

Falling Upward (2011) explores the “tasks” of the two halves of life. It explains that the second half of life isn’t about getting old; it’s about filling the “container” that we create during the first half and finding our purpose. 

Wer Falling Upward lesen sollte

  • First-half lifers looking for insights
  • People who’ve “fallen” and need comfort
  • Second-half lifers seeking reassurance 

Meaningful Living Bücher: Why the Universe Is the Way It Is von Hugh Ross

Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

Hugh Ross
3.7 (97 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Why the Universe Is the Way It Is?

Why The Universe Is the Way It Is (2008) takes you on a cosmic journey from the Big Bang to the mysteries of time, all while exploring the universe's beauty and complexity. With a perfect balance of science and theology, it's a must-read for the curious and contemplative.

Wer Why the Universe Is the Way It Is lesen sollte

  • Curious cosmic explorers
  • Theological scientists
  • “Big picture” modern philosophers

Meaningful Living Bücher: From Strength to Strength von Arthur C. Brooks

From Strength to Strength

Arthur C. Brooks
Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life
4.5 (667 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in From Strength to Strength?

From Strength to Strength (2022) is a roadmap for thriving in the second half of life. Packed with practical advice, it helps readers stop dwelling on past successes and find fulfillment in the present.

Wer From Strength to Strength lesen sollte

  • Anyone facing the decline of their professional abilities
  • Professionals preparing to pivot from one career to another
  • Everyone who wants to lead a life full of purpose

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali von Translated and commentated on by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Translated and commentated on by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Timeless Teachings for Mind, Body, and Emotional Harmony
4.7 (324 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (1978) is a classic text on yogic philosophy and practice. Written in ancient Sanskrit, it explains the core metaphysical, spiritual, psychological, moral, and ethical ideas of yoga. It also lays out the principles of how to practice yoga, so you can put those ideas into action and use them to achieve lasting happiness and inner peace. 

Wer The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali lesen sollte

  • Seekers of wisdom, happiness, and peace 
  • Followers of Eastern spiritual traditions 
  • Anyone interested in those traditions

Meaningful Living Bücher: The 6 Phase Meditation Method von Vishen Lakhiani

The 6 Phase Meditation Method

Vishen Lakhiani
The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals, and Make Magic in Minutes a Day
4.6 (424 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The 6 Phase Meditation Method?

The 6 Phase Meditation Method (2022) is a ground-breaking transformational guide divided into six distinct phases. In as little as 20 minutes, you can reclaim your life and reap the many practical benefits of meditation.

Wer The 6 Phase Meditation Method lesen sollte

  • Failed meditation experimenters
  • Time-poor self-improvers
  • Mental-fitness geeks

Meaningful Living Bücher: Autobiography of a Yogi von Paramahansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda
3.6 (68 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Autobiography of a Yogi?

Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) is a deeply spiritual yet light-hearted account of the life of India’s preeminent yoga emissary to the West. In this epic, Paramahansa Yogananda narrates his encounters with legendary gurus, swamis, saints, and astral beings that guided him toward the fulfillment of his mission to unite East and West under one God through the personal and scientific practice of Kriya Yoga.

Wer Autobiography of a Yogi lesen sollte

  • Yoga devotees trying to learn more about the author’s personal journey
  • People curious about yoga and the enchanting world of astral beings and their interactions with humans
  • People of faith seeking points of contact and dialogue with different world religions

Meaningful Living Bücher: Seeking Wisdom von Julia Cameron

Seeking Wisdom

Julia Cameron
A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection (A Six-Week Artist's Way Program)
3.9 (191 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Seeking Wisdom?

Seeking Wisdom (2021) is a six week program for learning the power of creative prayer. Whether you are a blocked artist or an aspiring screenwriter, in these blinks, you’ll learn how one’s spiritual life can unlock creativity and create a meaningful artistic life.

Wer Seeking Wisdom lesen sollte

  • Blocked creatives
  • Fans of The Artist’s Way
  • People with a history of addiction

Meaningful Living Bücher: Master Your Core von Bohdanna Zazulak

Master Your Core

Bohdanna Zazulak
A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
4.3 (420 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Master Your Core?

Master Your Core (2021) provides a holistic overview of how strengthening your core can directly boost your athletic performance and mood while reducing injuries. It offers a scientific explanation of “core stability” and includes breathing, stretching, and dynamic exercises to train your core muscles and improve your overall health.

Wer Master Your Core lesen sollte

  • Desk workers who want to improve their posture and mood
  • Injury-adverse athletes looking to boost strength and power
  • Anyone craving sculpted abs with a side of mental well-being

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Awakened Brain von Lisa Miller

The Awakened Brain

Lisa Miller
The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life
4.5 (525 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Awakened Brain?

The Awakened Brain (2021) reveals the science of spirituality. Drawing on Dr. Lisa Miller’s decades of research and her own personal journey, it locates an innate capacity for spirituality in human biology. When engaged, this spiritual awareness can protect against depression, support health, and reveal the deep interconnection between all life.

Wer The Awakened Brain lesen sollte

  • Seekers of science and spirituality
  • People coping with depression or anxiety
  • Anyone contemplating life’s big questions

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power of Unwavering Focus von Dandapani

The Power of Unwavering Focus

4.6 (789 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of Unwavering Focus?

The Power of Unwavering Focus (2022) is a practical and personal guide that offers clear steps toward ending the distractions, fears, and worries that keep us stressed out and anxious, while carving a clear path toward more mental clarity and focus. Packed with concrete steps and personal reflections, it offers a deep look into the awesome power of the mind and how focus can help everyone live a more purposeful and joyful life.

Wer The Power of Unwavering Focus lesen sollte

  • Exhausted multitaskers feeling lost in the grind
  • Goal-seekers looking for a clearer path to success
  • Anyone wanting to live with more purpose in daily life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Mindfulness von Joseph Goldstein


Joseph Goldstein
A Practical Guide to Awakening
4.6 (327 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Mindfulness?

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening (2013) explores how adopting a Buddhist approach to mindfulness can unlock a true and deeply felt freedom. The author draws on an ancient dialogue conducted by Siddhartha Gotama, the Buddha, and creates a clear, systemic path to establishing mindfulness of body, emotion, thought, and time as a way to overcome suffering.

Wer Mindfulness lesen sollte

  • Curious minds interested in the time-tested wisdom of the Buddha
  • Deep thinkers committed to living mindfully 
  • Anyone interested in using meditation to enrich their lives

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Book of Forgiving von Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu

The Book of Forgiving

Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu
The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
4.6 (309 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Book of Forgiving?

The Book of Forgiving (2014) is a practical guide to harnessing the power of forgiveness and healing in your own life. As humans, we will all experience hurt at some points in our lives. We’ll also harm other people, intentionally or not. Learning to both hold yourself and others  accountable and forgive them for what they’ve done will transform your personal relationships and broader communities. 

Wer The Book of Forgiving lesen sollte

  • Anyone who is estranged from a loved one, and is looking for ways to reconcile
  • Psychology buffs interested in a contemporary approach to forgiveness, and how it can change our lives
  • Admirers of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who want to learn more about his pioneering work in forgiveness. 

Meaningful Living Bücher: Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home von Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home

Marie Kondo
How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life
4.5 (296 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home?

In Kurashi at Home (2022)interior organization expert Marie Kondo invites readers to conceptualize their ideal kurashi, or lifestyle. Kondo then shows how, through interacting with and optimizing their living spaces, readers can achieve our idea of kurashi. 

Wer Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home lesen sollte

  • People who’d like to live more mindfully in their space
  • KonMari fans eager for more life-changing advice
  • Anyone who wants to live their ideal lifestyle at home

Meaningful Living Bücher: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It von Kamal Ravikant

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

Kamal Ravikant
4.4 (738 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It?

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It (2020) is an uplifting and enlightening account of one man's journey to reclaim his life and destiny. It shares hard-won wisdom and unwavering commitment to self-love through a powerful combination of personal stories, practical advice, and an accessible meditation practice.

Wer Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It lesen sollte

  • Negative self-talkers
  • Anxious self-haters
  • Busy self-improvers

Meaningful Living Bücher: Lighter von Yung Pueblo


Yung Pueblo
Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future
4.6 (468 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Lighter?

Lighter (2022) guides anyone seeking self-improvement through the process of releasing the past and taking power over the future. It’s a combination of wisdom and proverbs as well as a practical guide for doing the inner work of self-healing.

Wer Lighter lesen sollte

  • Self-improvement seekers
  • Buddhism buffs
  • Anyone who needs to heal from the past

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Midnight Library von Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig
4.6 (83 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Midnight Library?

The Midnight Library (2020) centers around the infinite lives of one person, Nora Seed. In the Midnight Library, she’s able to choose lives that she might have led if she had made different decisions. But, as Nora soon finds out, the reality of life based on those decisions doesn’t always turn out the way it was imagined.

Wer The Midnight Library lesen sollte

  • Anyone whose regrets lie heavily in their thoughts
  • Science-fiction lovers
  • Those who think they need to understand life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Abundance von Deepak Chopra


Deepak Chopra
The Inner Path to Wealth
4.5 (402 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Abundance?

Abundance (2022) offers a new way of releasing you from a life of lack and scarcity. By using its meditation techniques, you can transform your life from one dogged by limitations into one where you want for nothing.

Wer Abundance lesen sollte

  • Seekers of fulfillment wanting to live their best lives
  • Ambitious dreamers wishing to transform goals into reality
  • Yogis looking to take their practice to the next level

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Earned Life von Marshall Goldsmith

The Earned Life

Marshall Goldsmith
Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment
4.4 (462 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Earned Life?

The Earned Life (2022) poses a simple yet profound question: Why does a life of constant achievement often leave us feeling empty? The answer can be found in ancient Buddhist wisdom: it’s not meeting ambitious goals but rather working on meaningful goals that really brings fulfillment and happiness. 

Wer The Earned Life lesen sollte

  • High achievers who feel like something’s missing 
  • Anyone interested in personal improvement 
  • Secular-minded folks interested in spirituality

Meaningful Living Bücher: Spiritual Activator von Oliver Niño

Spiritual Activator

Oliver Niño
5 Steps to Clearing, Unblocking, and Protecting Your Energy to Attract More Love, Joy, and Purpose
3.9 (63 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Spiritual Activator?

Spiritual Activator (2023) provides a five-step program to detox your energetic body so that you can overcome the blocks that prevent you from being your highest self. By following the program over 15 days, you can cleanse yourself of negative influences and encourage abundance, love, and peace into your life.

Wer Spiritual Activator lesen sollte

  • People trapped in negative thought patterns
  • Those who feel disempowered, lost, or unfulfilled
  • Seekers of peace and abundance

Meaningful Living Bücher: Live Life in Crescendo von Stephen R. Covey and Cynthia Covey Haller

Live Life in Crescendo

Stephen R. Covey and Cynthia Covey Haller
Your Most Important Work is Always Ahead of You
4.6 (202 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Live Life in Crescendo?

Live Life in Crescendo (2022) anecdotally provides the answers to many questions about life: How do you live your best life, no matter how old you are? How do you respond to life-changing challenges? What do you do if you have a midlife crisis? It shows how to live life in crescendo – continually growing in contribution, learning, and influence.

Wer Live Life in Crescendo lesen sollte

  • People experiencing a midlife (or quarterlife) crisis
  • High achievers looking for a new challenge in life
  • Anyone who wants to learn inspiring life lessons

Meaningful Living Bücher: Embrace the Suck von Brent Gleeson

Embrace the Suck

Brent Gleeson
The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life
4.5 (334 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Embrace the Suck?

Embrace the Suck (2020) teaches you how to embrace challenges and use them as a tool for personal growth. Through candid storytelling and actionable steps, Brent Gleeson empowers you to expand your comfort zone, build discipline, and transform your mindset to create a fulfilling life.

Wer Embrace the Suck lesen sollte

  • Recent graduates or career-changers
  • Stressed-out mid-level managers
  • Retired military veterans

Meaningful Living Bücher: 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think von Brianna Wiest

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

Brianna Wiest
4.4 (649 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think?

101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think (2016) is an antidote to anxiety, but not in the way you think. Instead of mounting roadblocks against your darkest feelings, it encourages you to use them as agents of personal growth. Managing your thoughts will lead you toward the daily habits that will bring you fulfillment.

Wer 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think lesen sollte

  • People in their twenties trying to find purpose and meaning, and manage their anxiety
  • Thirtysomethings who want to understand how their past has shaped their present and how they can still salvage the future
  • Those who want to find joy and fulfillment in being themselves

Meaningful Living Bücher: Discipline Is Destiny von Ryan Holiday

Discipline Is Destiny

Ryan Holiday
The Power of Self-Control
4.7 (1.502 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Discipline Is Destiny?

Discipline Is Destiny (2022) draws on Stoic virtues to make a case for a life guided by self-discipline. It shows how being in control of your body, thoughts, and emotions is a prerequisite to mastering anything else – and uses historical figures to illustrate how things like sleep, discomfort, and kindness tie into greatness. 

Wer Discipline Is Destiny lesen sollte

  • Frazzled folks looking for more structure in their lives
  • Go-getters who want to optimize their time and energy
  • Anyone seeking actionable steps to improve their happiness and well-being

Meaningful Living Bücher: Living Untethered von Michael A. Singer

Living Untethered

Michael A. Singer
Beyond the Human Predicament
4.4 (309 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Living Untethered?

Living Untethered (2022) is your guide to finding self-realization and unconditional happiness. It provides practical guidance on moving beyond your thoughts, feeling, and emotions and will help you to stop struggling and start experiencing life to its fullest.

Wer Living Untethered lesen sollte

  • Spiritual-guidance seekers
  • Anyone who wants to understand who they really are
  • People experiencing anxiety or tension who want to learn how to let go

Meaningful Living Bücher: Life Is Hard von Kieran Setiya

Life Is Hard

Kieran Setiya
How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way
4.0 (378 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Life Is Hard?

Life Is Hard (2022) takes a close look at common struggles – like infirmity, loneliness, grief, and failure – through the lens of philosophy, as well as fiction, sports, history, and personal anecdotes. By examining the familiar hardships of the human condition, we can learn how to live well.

Wer Life Is Hard lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed by the hardships and injustice across the globe
  • People trying to cope with personal struggles
  • Fans of practical, accessible philosophy

Meaningful Living Bücher: Redeeming Your Time von Jordan Raynor

Redeeming Your Time

Jordan Raynor
7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, & Wildly Productive
4.0 (62 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Redeeming Your Time?

Redeeming Your Time (2021) offers practical, faith-based guidance to help you make the most of your precious time and focus on what truly matters. Drawing on inspiring stories and biblical wisdom, this powerful resource equips you to prioritize your tasks, develop meaningful habits, and ultimately live a more purposeful life. 

Wer Redeeming Your Time lesen sollte

  • Busy professionals seeking work-life balance
  • Faith-driven individuals pursuing purposeful living
  • Time management enthusiasts seeking fresh insights

Meaningful Living Bücher: Awaken Your Genius von Ozan Varol

Awaken Your Genius

Ozan Varol
Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary
4.5 (450 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Awaken Your Genius?

Awaken Your Genius (2023) is a straightforward yet philosophical guide to releasing the aspects of yourself that don’t suit your growth. Through a five-step process, it shows readers how they can find their way back to their unique and authentic genius selves.

Wer Awaken Your Genius lesen sollte

  • Anyone who feels stuck in a rut
  • People contemplating a major life change
  • Those looking to live more creative lives

Meaningful Living Bücher: Young Forever von Mark Hyman

Young Forever

Mark Hyman
The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life
4.6 (279 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Young Forever?

Forever Young (2023) challenges the notion that poor health associated with aging is an inevitable part of life. Instead, it provides a roadmap to not only live longer but to enjoy good health until death.

Wer Young Forever lesen sollte

  • Young people wanting to set themselves up for a long, healthy life
  • Older people looking to reverse the aging process
  • Those suffering from disease who want to improve their well-being

Meaningful Living Bücher: The School of Greatness von Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes
A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy
4.5 (99 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The School of Greatness?

The School of Greatness (2015) draws on the author’s own journey and his extensive research into what it takes to lead an inspiring and meaningful life. This includes his many interviews and conversations on the topic with leading figures including entrepreneurs, artists and athletes on his podcast of the same name. 

Wer The School of Greatness lesen sollte

  • Personal developers looking for practical, actionable advice
  • Aspiring leaders seeking daily habits to achieve their goals
  • Anyone looking to live a more meaningful, inspiring life

Meaningful Living Bücher: Living in Flow von Sky Nelson-Isaacs

Living in Flow

Sky Nelson-Isaacs
The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World
4.2 (264 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Living in Flow?

Living in Flow (2019) invites you on a transformative journey to discover the power of synchronicity – and, through it, to create a life filled with ease, joy, and fulfillment. Unveiling the science behind meaningful coincidences, it provides practical guidance for aligning yourself with life's natural rhythms and unlocking your full potential.

Wer Living in Flow lesen sollte

  • Personal development enthusiasts
  • Science-minded individuals
  • Fans of Carl Jung

Meaningful Living Bücher: Unlearn von Humble the Poet


Humble the Poet
101 Simple Truths for a Better Life
4.2 (439 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Unlearn?

Unlearn (2014) is a collection of 101 short essays on how to live a better life. These succinct yet profound essays prompt you to challenge your own beliefs as well as the commonly held assumptions of wider society. The truths revealed about happiness, love, success, and truth itself aren’t always easy to hear, but they’re crucial insights into the nature of empowerment and freedom.

Wer Unlearn lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling lost or stuck in life
  • Those looking to improve their relationships with others and themselves
  • Artists seeking inspiration

Meaningful Living Bücher: Hamlet von William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare
4.8 (57 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Hamlet?

Hamlet (c. 1509-1601) is widely regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest play. A tragedy in five parts, it tells the story of Prince Hamlet, a thinker who must turn to action to avenge his father. It’s not only the finely crafted plot that’s fascinated readers and theatergoers down the centuries, though – Hamlet is also a penetrating study of the meaning of life and death.

Wer Hamlet lesen sollte

  • Shakespeare lovers who haven’t gotten around to reading Hamlet
  • Those who find Shakespeare’s original language difficult to enjoy
  • Fans of Hamlet who want a refresher

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Greatness Mindset von Lewis Howes

The Greatness Mindset

Lewis Howes
Unlock the Power of Your Mind and Live Your Best Life Today
4.4 (364 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Greatness Mindset?

The Greatness Mindset (2023) is a powerful guide to unlocking your full potential and living your best life. With personal stories, transformational strategies, and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to define your purpose, conquer self-doubt, and start your journey toward a rich, abundant future.

Wer The Greatness Mindset lesen sollte

  • Self-reinventors
  • Ambitious millennials
  • Goal-oriented achievers

Meaningful Living Bücher: Enchantment von Katherine May


Katherine May
Re-awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
4.2 (44 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Enchantment?

Enchantment (2023) asks how – in a world of toxic social media, rolling news coverage, burnout, stress, and anxiety – we can spark feelings of wonder, magic, and miracle. It suggests that discovering a connection with nature and rekindling our connection to our own inner selves will awaken our ability to be enchanted by the world.

Wer Enchantment lesen sollte

  • Anxious scrollers who can’t seem to tear themselves from their newsfeeds
  • Burnt-out workers, parents, and carers who have lost their spark
  • Anyone who feels disconnected from nature and community

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Portfolio Life von Christina Wallace

The Portfolio Life

Christina Wallace
Future-Proof Your Career and Craft a Life Worthy of You
4.0 (73 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Portfolio Life?

The Portfolio Life (2023) is a guide to veering off of the traditional path and creating a well-balanced, fulfilling, and sustainable life that incorporates all of your varied skills and personal goals. Combining a practical playbook with self-help style coaching, it gives you the tools and motivation to achieve true work-life balance, preserve your happiness, and protect your future.

Wer The Portfolio Life lesen sollte

  • People seeking a big life change
  • Anyone looking to follow a less traditional career path
  • Fans of self-help books

Meaningful Living Bücher: I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was von Barbara Sher with Barbara Smith

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

Barbara Sher with Barbara Smith
How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
4.4 (352 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was?

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (1994) offers practical guidance to help people figure out what they want in life and how to use that knowledge to go after it. It tackles the most common obstacles to goal-setting with exercises and tactics that help people customize an approach that works best for them.

Wer I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was lesen sollte

  • People who do not know what they want in life
  • High achievers who feel like something is missing
  • Anyone struggling with figuring out their next steps

Meaningful Living Bücher: Life Worth Living von Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun and Ryan McAnnally-Linz

Life Worth Living

Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun and Ryan McAnnally-Linz
A Guide to What Matters Most
4.3 (378 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Life Worth Living?

Life Worth Living (2023) is about discovering your own vision for a meaningful life. It offers a wide spectrum of philosophic and theological ideas in order to better understand what is most important to you, and how to turn that understanding into action.

Wer Life Worth Living lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s ever wondered about the meaning of life
  • People interested in theology and comparative religion studies
  • Curious minds looking for inspiration and guidance

Meaningful Living Bücher: Excellent Advice for Living von Kevin Kelly

Excellent Advice for Living

Kevin Kelly
Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier
4.2 (596 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Excellent Advice for Living?

Excellent Advice for Living (2023) is a collection of 450 aphorisms that will help you start living a better life. Covering everything from parenting and travel to survival and success, it invites you to pick and choose from a plentiful feast of bite-size wisdom. 

Wer Excellent Advice for Living lesen sollte

  • Young people entering college or the workforce
  • Individuals starting – or looking to start – a family
  • Older folks seeking a shot of inspiration

Meaningful Living Bücher: Happy Mind, Happy Life von Rangan Chatterjee

Happy Mind, Happy Life

Rangan Chatterjee
The New Science of Mental Well-Being
4.5 (256 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Happy Mind, Happy Life?

Happy Mind, Happy Life (2022) busts the age-old myth that happiness is a by-product of wealth or success. Instead, it’s something to cultivate and nurture independent of life’s circumstances.

Wer Happy Mind, Happy Life lesen sollte

  • Frustrated achievers wondering why their hard work isn’t making them happier
  • Those seeking insight into the mind-body health connection
  • Anyone wanting to live with more joy and mindfulness

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Power of a Graceful Leader von Alexsys Thompson

The Power of a Graceful Leader

Alexsys Thompson
Flow. Integration. Alignment.
4.2 (10 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of a Graceful Leader?

The Power of a Graceful Leader (2021) offers an immersive journey into a radical reimagination of your leadership approach. Focusing on aligning your core values with your actions, it provides insightful steps for self-evaluation and reflection, demonstrating how to handle any situation with grace. As you traverse this transformative path, you'll discover the secret ingredient for sustained happiness, fulfilling work, and a profound impact on the world.

Wer The Power of a Graceful Leader lesen sollte

  • Aspiring leaders seeking authentic leadership styles
  • Professionals struggling with work-life harmony
  • Individuals interested in personal growth and self-awareness

Meaningful Living Bücher: Be Water, My Friend von Shannon Lee

Be Water, My Friend

Shannon Lee
The True Teachings of Bruce Lee
4.6 (374 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Be Water, My Friend?

Be Water, My Friend (2020) is part inspirational guide, part intimate memoir, centered on Bruce Lee’s “Be water” philosophy. Drawing on Lee’s deep relationship with the element and his lifelong martial arts practice, it offers simple yet profound teachings on self-actualization. 

Wer Be Water, My Friend lesen sollte

  • Die-hard Bruce Lee fans 
  • Those pursuing personal growth and self-actualization 
  • Anyone interested in Eastern philosophies

Meaningful Living Bücher: The One Truth von Jon Gordon

The One Truth

Jon Gordon
Elevate Your Mind, Unlock Your Power, Heal Your Soul
3.9 (302 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The One Truth?

The One Truth (2023) reveals a pivotal insight that can empower individuals to cultivate resilience and thrive amid life’s challenges. Supported by true anecdotes and practical strategies, it underscores the transformative power of “oneness,” urging people to harness its principles for personal growth and success. 

Wer The One Truth lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling lost or stuck in life 
  • Individuals interested in increasing their resilience
  • Leaders striving to inspire positive change

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Saad Truth about Happiness von Gad Saad

The Saad Truth about Happiness

Gad Saad
8 Secrets for Leading the Good Life
4.2 (91 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Saad Truth about Happiness?

The Saad Truth about Happiness (2023) offers a series of life lessons from the perspective of a behavioral scientist. Whether you're looking to improve your relationships, your career, or your overall well-being, you’re likely to find some inspiration within these guidelines on good living.

Wer The Saad Truth about Happiness lesen sollte

  • Anyone pursuing happiness
  • People seeking a more meaningful life
  • Fans of self-help books with lots of actionable advice

Meaningful Living Bücher: Leading an Inspired Life von Jim Rohn

Leading an Inspired Life

Jim Rohn
4.5 (312 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Leading an Inspired Life?

Leading an Inspired Life (1996) is a philosophy that will transform your life and business. It’s a credo that will help you attain inner fulfillment, financial independence, and the opportunity to elevate your lifestyle while positively contributing to society.

Wer Leading an Inspired Life lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to be happy and successful
  • Those trying to start or elevate a business
  • People trying to increase their value in the marketplace

Meaningful Living Bücher: Build the Life You Want von Arthur C. Brooks & Oprah Winfrey

Build the Life You Want

Arthur C. Brooks & Oprah Winfrey
The Art and Science of Getting Happier
4.3 (350 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Build the Life You Want?

Build the Life You Want (2023) provides a blueprint for a happier life. Based on scientific knowledge and decades of personal and academic research, it offers practical strategies that you can implement to increase your happiness immediately, regardless of your circumstances.

Wer Build the Life You Want lesen sollte

  • Happiness seekers
  • Lonely souls looking for connection
  • Cravers of purpose and meaning

Meaningful Living Bücher: Awakening Your Ikigai von Ken Mogi

Awakening Your Ikigai

Ken Mogi
How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day
4.5 (652 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Awakening Your Ikigai?

Awakening Your Ikigai (2018) introduces the Japanese concept of ikigai or “life’s purpose,” and explains how uncovering and nurturing ikigai can catalyze a life filled with purpose and meaning.

Wer Awakening Your Ikigai lesen sollte

  • Serial snooze-button users who want to wake up feeling inspired
  • Workers who feel they’re just going through the motions
  • Anyone interested in uncovering their higher calling

Meaningful Living Bücher: Happy Sexy Millionaire von Steven Bartlett

Happy Sexy Millionaire

Steven Bartlett
Unexpected Truths about Fulfillment, Love, and Success
4.4 (308 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Happy Sexy Millionaire?

Happy Sexy Millionaire (2021) is part unfiltered memoir, part practical guide, and part desperate plea to today’s connected generation. Challenging pervasive narratives around what we “should” be chasing, it posits that fulfillment, genuine relationships, and intrinsic success are the true markers of a life well lived, and offers a range of strategies to get you on your way. 

Wer Happy Sexy Millionaire lesen sollte

  • Those feeling they may be chasing the wrong things 
  • Entrepreneurs carving out their own definition of “success” 
  • Individuals interested in self-discovery and personal development

Meaningful Living Bücher: Own Your Past Change Your Future von John Delony

Own Your Past Change Your Future

John Delony
A Not-So-Complicated Approach to Relationships, Mental Health & Wellness
4.6 (254 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Own Your Past Change Your Future?

Own Your Past Change Your Future (2022) provides a simple five-step plan to overcoming past trauma, changing your thoughts and actions, and healing. It will help you grieve your past hurts, make real friends, and set you on a path to wellness.

Wer Own Your Past Change Your Future lesen sollte

  • Self-help seekers looking to improve their lives, heal from past hurts, and grow
  • Mental health professionals interested in a new framework to help their clients
  • Personal development enthusiasts who want to deepen their connections and find meaning

Meaningful Living Bücher: Travel Light von Light Watkins

Travel Light

Light Watkins
Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life
4.7 (21 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Travel Light?

Travel Light (2023) is a refreshing take on the practice and philosophy of minimalism. Rather than focusing on streamlining physical possessions, it suggests that true minimalism begins from within, with the streamlining of beliefs and desires. 

Wer Travel Light lesen sollte

  • Minimalism enthusiasts
  • Those who want to live more simply but don’t necessarily want to give away all their stuff
  • Individuals who’ve already given away their stuff who’re questioning the effectiveness of minimalism

Meaningful Living Bücher: Master of Change von Brad Stulberg

Master of Change

Brad Stulberg
How to Excel When Everything Is Changing - Including You
4.6 (36 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Master of Change?

Master of Change (2023) is a guide to coping with the inevitable – a life full of change and uncertainty. Drawing from age-old philosophical traditions and cutting-edge science, it shows how your attitude to change is the key to a life of resilience, fulfillment, and growth. By altering your mindset and embracing change, you can improve your life.

Wer Master of Change lesen sollte

  • People experiencing changes in their personal or professional lives
  • Stressed-out individuals who want to learn how to cope better
  • Self-improvement seekers

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Conquest of Happiness von Bertrand Russell

The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell
4.6 (36 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Conquest of Happiness?

The Conquest of Happiness (1930) explores the pursuit of human happiness. It dissects common obstacles to happiness, such as competition and fatigue, as well as the various factors that contribute to it. Equal parts philosophical and practical, you’ll come away with a deepened understanding of, and preparedness for, a fulfilling life. 

Wer The Conquest of Happiness lesen sollte

  • Anyone wanting to increase their sense of fulfillment
  • Individuals interested in the development of the personal happiness movement
  • Philosophy enthusiasts seeking an understanding of Russell’s perspective

Meaningful Living Bücher: Transitions von William Bridges


William Bridges
Making Sense of Life's Changes
4.5 (32 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Transitions?

Transitions (1980) serves as a comprehensive roadmap for managing life's changes, breaking down the process into three pivotal phases: the ending, the neutral zone, and the new beginning. It offers simple yet impactful strategies for navigating each phase effectively.

Wer Transitions lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s about to initiate a major change in their life
  • Anyone who’s been shaken by a change they didn’t see coming
  • Anyone who wants to support a friend going through major life changes

Meaningful Living Bücher: The Western Guide to Feng Shui von Terah Kathryn Collins

The Western Guide to Feng Shui

Terah Kathryn Collins
Room by Room
4.1 (17 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Western Guide to Feng Shui?

The Western Guide to Feng Shui (1996) is a practical handbook for harnessing the ancient Chinese art of placement. Blending common sense with timeless wisdom, this guide empowers you to see your home in a new light and transform your living space into a peaceful, nourishing and uplifting sanctuary. 

Wer The Western Guide to Feng Shui lesen sollte

  • Those moving into a new space and wanting to start off right
  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed or drained by their home or workplace
  • People seeking more creativity, prosperity, and positivity in their lives

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What's the best Meaningful Living book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard First Things First as the ultimate read on Meaningful Living.

What are the Top 10 Meaningful Living books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
  • The Power Of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith
  • Minimalism by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
  • Stop Reading the News by Rolf Dobelli
  • Together by Vivek H. Murthy
  • Transcend by Scott Barry Kaufman
  • The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

Who are the top Meaningful Living book authors?

When it comes to Meaningful Living, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Michael A. Singer
  • Brené Brown
  • Alan Watts
  • Emily Esfahani Smith