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Dare To Own You
Dare To Own You by Liz Brunner is a powerful and inspiring memoir that offers practical tools for personal transformation. The book weaves together Brunner’s own story of determination, perseverance, faith, and trust with practical advice for readers to take […]
Higher Self Oracle
The Higher Self Oracle by Deanna Marie Riddick is a powerful tool for those seeking guidance and insight into their emotional and daily challenges, as well as their overall life lessons. Comprised of 45 beautifully illuminated cards, each one features […]
The New Eight Steps to Happiness
As part of my continued meditation instructor training, The New Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Living Kindness was part of the current required reading. The New Eight Steps to Happiness is a detailed and practical guide to […]
Just like the title indicates, this is a book for beginners. You’ll find it a easy way to start a journey of discovery into mindfulness. You will begin to explore meditation while learning all the aspects and experiences while practicing. […]
Teachings Of Abraham Well-Being Cards
If you have ever joined me on my Insight Timer Live session each week, you know that I like oracle cards. I have several decks and regularly use them to inspire my journal writing. While I do have a favorite […]
Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Joe Dispenza was recommended to me by a friend. I looked forward to reading it and, to be fair, there was a good […]
Find Your Happy Daily Mantras
Find Your Happy Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation for a Happy, Peaceful, and Fulfilling Life I should say that I’m skipping around this book rather than ‘reading’ it from front to back.After personally working with Shannon, I bought her Find […]
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
As I was looking through my bookcase (which is rare since I’m usually reading on my Kindle) and I came across my original copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I probably hadn’t read it in 45+ years but have always remembered […]
Nothing Has To Be Done: Meditation, Neuroscience and Dissolving the Ego
I’ve read more than my share of ” how to meditate” books. Nothing Has To Be Done shares the neuroscience science behind why meditation is helpful. And, unlike many others, it’s less about the only ‘right way’ to meditate and […]
Game On? Brain On!: The Surprising Relationship between Play and Gray (Matter)
Game On? Brain On? provides a logical summary of the cognitive science behind play and learning learning. I was looking for more insights about adult combinatory play since I know that time for play allows adults to relieve stress and […]
A Brightly Guided Life: How a Scientist Learned to Hear Her Inner Wisdom
While searching for inner wisdom reading, I stumbled across this one afternoon and was intrigued. I immediately felt an affinity when I read that Ingrid was a scientist. Not that I’m one but I could very much appreciate and relate […]
Waking Up to What You Do
If you have never read any of the basic precepts of Zen Buddhism and their application to everyday life, you could do worse than read this book. I felt this was a more pragmatic, accepting and loving approach than the […]
Mutant Message Down Under
I hesitated to put this here because of, well, rocks being thrown at me. But here goes anyway. I read this book (and the follow up one Mutant Message From Forever) more than 20 years ago. I noticed the pair […]
Meditation: First and Last Step – From Understanding to Practice
As someone that came to meditation in perhaps an unusual way, this book walked me through the why meditation works. And even more importantly, why it hadn’t worked for me in the past (I just hadn’t found the way that […]
Hey God. Hey John. What Happens When God Writes Back.
OMG! I love this book! A friend told me about this book and it ❤️❤️❤️ it.It’s a little bit like Conversations With God but MUCH MORE REAL!John Roedel is raw and so very authentic when he describes his self-doubt, depression and lack of belief. While […]
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
I decided to dig out another book from my library this month and it happened to be this one. I don’t think I’ve picked it up other than to pack for a move in the past 15 years. I’m glad […]
Betrayal Trauma Recovery
Betrayal Trauma Recovery is a daily support group, with multiple sessions a day in multiple time zones. BTR also provides a free educational podcast for women needing immediate emotional refuge from the pain and chaos caused by their husband’s lying, gaslighting, […]
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
I was recently on a Clubhouse call with the Women Who Start Shit and we started talking about books. Someone mentioned The Untethered Soul and I realized that I hadn’t read it in a while. I dove in that weekend and instantly remembered why I […]
Angel Blessings: Cards of Sacred Guidance & Inspiration
These cards were a gift many years ago and I’ve always found them to be a great journal prompt. I don’t use them all the time but on the days that I pull a card, I find the message or […]
I frequently get asked what I use to journal in daily. I’ve been using these plain, simple journals for years. I like the size as they travel well and the paper has a nice feel. This is what I give friends as […]
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program
I stumbled across Melanie when I was at my lowest point. Melanie Tonia Evans is a narcissistic abuse recovery expert, healer, author and radio host provides healing methods that allow you to thrive. Her step-by-step system for healing from this specific […]
I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to guided meditations. Bethany gave me hope, calm and guided me gently to be in the moment.Some of my favorites: Awaken to a Clean SlateFrom Pain to PeaceBecoming
I was fortunate to find Insight Timer when I needed it most. I had struggled to meditate for years until I discovered the guided meditations here. Insight Timer is the world’s largest FREE library of more than 90k guided meditations, 11k teachers & the […]
Signs of Emotional Abuse: How to Recognize the Patterns of Narcissism, Manipulation, and Control in Your Love Relationship
One of the first books I read after finally accepting that I had been in an abusive marriage for over a decade. I wept almost all the way through as I had horrifically lived through each of the covert tactics […]
If Cats Disappeared From The World
I watched the 2016 movie on a flight and wanted more. The story asks the challenging question on how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you […]
Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World
This mix of wisdom and heartfelt reflections by Pema Chödrön recognizes the inherent goodness in all of us. Even those that are unwelcome and we find challenging provide opportunities for growth and personal development.
You Are Enough: Revealing the Soul to Discover Your Power, Potential and Possibility
I wanted to like this book. The title resonated with me and expected to get tools or insight on how to embrace our ‘enoughness’. While the book itself is well written, I just didn’t find it substantial in terms of […]
Messages from Your Angels Cards
I’ve had these cards for years and I enjoy how they prompt my journal writing. There are 44 cards in the deck, which comes in a nice little box. Each of the cards has a lovely painting of an angel […]
What I'm Reading
I read everyday. I’m sure that Amazon loves my voracious reading habit.
I usually have 2-3 books going at the same time.
The fiction I read in the evenings before bed as a way to wind down my day.
The non-fiction is usually savored over a cuppa joe on a lazy Sunday morning.
Such a wide variety of genres: from murder mysteries like the Commissaire Adamsberg series, The Three Evangelists and every Agatha Christie to historical fiction such as the Kopp Sisters and even the nonsensical Noir: A Novel.
The non-fiction I reads runs from self care books like Whole Again and The Passion Test, to more business-related subject matter with Get Together and the 12 Week Year followed by more current topics such as The Psychology of Pandemics.
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