Yes! You've taken the first step! is all about teaching you the lessons to truly take care of yourself (we believe in truth bombs AND bath bombs!). Below you'll find my favourite books and a 7 Day Self-Care Challenge so you don't have to wait for the next cohort of our Signature Program to feel lovely, see lovely, and do lovely!
If you know me, you know I absolutely LOVE books! Here are 20 that have really supported my self-care. There's something here for everyone and remember that if you start a book and you're not into it, PUT IT DOWN! Make exploring your inner world an enjoyable endeavour!
1. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
"Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love."
2. Breath by James Nestor
"The fascinating and unexpected story of the power of breathing. Western science has overlooked the amazing effects that different methods of breathing can have on our health."
3. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
"The book explores the theory and practices behind “Wholehearted living”: a concept Brown devised after years of research into shame, vulnerability, and self-worth."
4. Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
"Hal Elrod’s antidote to living the kind of mediocre life that most people accept as normal."
5. Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson
"A practical guide to attaining more happiness, love and wisdom in life."
6. How to Do the Work by Dr. Nicole LePera
"The physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of our health are all interconnected. By changing how we eat and exercise, engaging in mindfulness and tackling past trauma, we can heal ourselves and transform our relationships."
7. What Happened to You? By Oprah and Bruce Perry
"how traumatic experiences affect our brains throughout our lives, what they mean about the way we handle stress, and why we need to see it as both a problem with our society and our brains if we want to get through it."
8. The Power of Emotions by Jerry + Esther Hicks
"This book will help you understand the emotions that you’ve been experiencing all of your life. Instead of the out-of-control, knee-jerk reactions that most people have to their ever-changing life experience, this work will put those responses into a broader context."
9. It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn
"shows how the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents can live in our unexplained depression, anxiety, fears, phobias, obsessive thoughts and physical symptoms—what scientists are now calling “secondary PTSD.”"
10. Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
" Think Like a Monk shows you how to clear the roadblocks to your potential by overcoming negative thoughts, accessing stillness, and creating true purpose."