Sophie Grégoire Trudeau publishing two books on the importance of personal and collective wellness

The books draw on Grégoire Trudeau's advocacy work and personal experiences.

The books draw on Grégoire Trudeau's advocacy work and personal experiences.

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has signed two book deals. (CBC)

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will be publishing two books about wellness, mental health and personal development. 

The first book, Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other, is a self-discovery and wellness book for adults. It explores the importance of acceptance, compassion, empowerment and self-knowledge for better emotional literacy and mental health.

It will feature Grégoire Trudeau's personal stories and include interviews with top psychologists, scientists and thought leaders. 

Closer Together will be published in spring 2024 by Penguin Random House Canada. 

KO Éditions has acquired the French Canadian rights to the book, which will be published at the same time. 

Grégoire Trudeau's second book will be a picture book, which will be published in 2025. It will encourage kids to move, explore and be connected to the great outdoors and their own inner emotions.

"Partnering with Penguin Random House Canada on these two books is a unique opportunity for me to share some insights, tools, and stories that can help readers better understand their emotions and the internal hardships they face in their daily lives," Trudeau said in a press statement. "In revealing parts of my own mental health well-being journey, it's my sincere hope that it will shed light on our profound connections with ourselves and all human beings."

Grégoire Trudeau's books will draw on her longtime advocacy work in mental health, emotional literacy and love for nature.

Grégoire Trudeau is the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She has worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association, and is the official spokesperson of Fillactive, a foundation that encourages girls between the ages of 12 to 17 years old to be physically active and adopt a healthy lifestyle. She is also a global ambassador for Plan International Canada to advocate for gender and social equality, and children's rights.

Grégoire Trudeau speaks on causes such as teenage self-esteem, women's rights, mental health and eating disorders — previous initiatives include establishing a podcast about mental health and well-being. 

WATCH | Sophie Grégoire Trudeau launched mental health video series:

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Sophie Gregoire kicked off a series of conversations with Canadian personalities to raise awareness about mental health with Elle Quebec and Elle Canada.

Grégoire Trudeau received the UN Women National Committee Canada Recognition Award in 2013 for her contribution to human rights, and is an honourary guide for Families with Parks Canada. 

"I've long admired Sophie for her work as an engaged and passionate advocate for mental, emotional, and physical health and a champion for gender equality. We are committed to supporting and expanding Sophie's incredibly important work in these areas," said Kristin Cochrane, CEO of Penguin Random House Canada in a press statement. 

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