Common's Latest Book Promises to Bring Positive Change through 'Good Energy and Joy'

“And Then We Rise” details the 51-year-old’s wellness journey.

Common's self-care formula will soon be released in his latest book, And Then We Rise.

“During the pandemic, I was really focusing on just putting out good energy because the world was experiencing so much and health was in the forefront of a lot of people's thoughts and in their hearts,” he told People.

Like many folks in 2020, Common would take to social media to share his wellness journey, from videos working out with his personal trainer, Yancy Berry, to cooking healthy meals with his chef, Lauren Von Der Pool. It was clear to others that he was his health advocate, and with the feedback he received, he decided to channel that inspiration into a book.

In the exclusive interview with People, the rapper said, “I had friends who knew my practices and lifestyle call me like, ‘What should I be doing during this time?’ It was an amazement that the desire to be healthy was really in the front of our minds. Obviously, it should be.” 

Furthermore, he shared that he felt like whatever way he could provide some good energy and joy and love on the planet to people. “Especially to the communities that I come from — I was like, man, I want to do that.”

Published by HarperOne, Common's book will serve as a manual for enhancing an individual's well-being. He says, "I felt that this was my way of giving back to people."

The actor continued, “I can actually get some people to really help themselves if they just read some of this or even practice some of it. It could change lives. I know it changed mine.”

Over recent years, Common shared that therapy has also undeniably been a crucial component of his healing journey, contributing to mindfulness and the maintenance of his mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Allocating time for himself has proven to be exceptionally significant.

 And Then We Rise will be released in January 2024.


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