This is a list of some of my most favorite books, many of which have helped shape my journey to wellness,
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown shares her study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self. Brene infuses personal stories as she explores how shame and vulnerability affect our day to day life.
Brene provides tools to discover our own shame triggers, helps us to understand our own feelings, and helps us strive towards shame resilience. Click here to read my book review.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
In this book Brene Brown takes her work on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
Brene teaches us how to live from a place of “I am worth it”. It is such a powerful message!
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Dr. Brené Brown encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
Daring Greatly introduces us to how the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself
Dr. Lissa Rankin spent years practicing as a classically trained OB/GYN, until she herself was diagnosed with a chronic illness forcing her to quit medicine. This book maps out her path to wellness without traditional medicine and provides medical research behind her choices.
You Can Heal Your Life
Louise L. Hay is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed” The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer.
Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them
In this handy A-Z book, based on her bestselling Heal Your Body, Louise Hay shows you that, if you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed. Just look up your specific health challenge and you will find the probable cause for this health issue, as well as the information you need to overcome it by creating a new thought pattern. The list of mental equivalents in this book has been compiled from Louise’s many years of study, her work with clients, and her lectures and workshops.
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries can help us define our limitations and help us grow.
The Alchemist, A Fable About Following Your Dream
A magic, mysticism, story full of wisdom and wonder tells the story of a shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way.