Renewal Reading, Volume 1


And just like that, the first week of the new year is already complete. How did yours go? Whether it was the best week of your life or not so much, don't allow it to paint the picture of your year. You have 51 more weeks to make your year the worthwhile, meaningful experience you envision. In the world of Spire & Co, we too want to help you create a meaningful year (remember, new year more you?). That's why we are starting a new series: Renewal Reading. Each week, we'll round up our favorite finds from around the web that fall under the kinds of conversations we love to feature here on Spire: the kind that lift your spirits, enlighten your mind, and inspire your soul. We hope our favorite reads reinvigorate your weekend reading and serve as a launch pad to renew your energy for the week ahead.


These 25 science-backed ways to be happier are perfect for starting your new year on a positive note. Who knew flowers could reduce anxiety?

If you've ever wondered what ambition looks like at its core, this article on the six internal motivations of pure, unadulterated ambition provides major insight into that.


If you're looking for an easy way to make healthier choices this year, start by drinking water. This post by Hallie Wilson on how and why to stay hydrated once and for all will give you all the motivation you need.

These 10 health rules to live by in 2017 is the perfect way to add healthy habits into your week without feeling restricted.

Style & Beauty:

Diane Keaton has such an iconic style. This Man Repeller article on dressing like her is all the style inspiration we need on a Friday.

What are free radicals and antioxidants and why should we care?


Hidden Figures hits theaters this weekend! This video by MAKERS is an incredible showcase of the real women behind the movie.

Have the travel bug? This story on breaking up and venturing alone to Italy for two weeks will have you looking at flights and packing your bags within the hour.