You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay
This is a staple in my collection, and one I go back to almost daily. Louise Hay, Creator of Hay House Publishing, wrote this book back in the 80’s before anyone was talking about the connection between thoughts and our health. Why I have found it beneficial: She walks you through recognizing your beliefs and how to release ingrained behaviors. Louise is the queen of affirmations, and has an entire section at the end dedicated to affirmations for every ailment and body part. It is vast and impressive. Overall takeaway: If you are interested in empowering your life, and knowing that you have the potential to heal, this book is a must-have.
Inside Job, Mark Sephton
Mark is a master at connecting people. That’s how I discovered him and his great book. Inside Job is an excellent title: it’s all about us as a product of our thoughts. Why I have found it beneficial: I am always reinforcing this very idea in my own mind. It’s key for me, and I love examples and practical ways (he provides examples of his own problems and issues, along with exercises, questions, and simple repetitions) to get your thoughts where they need to be. Overall takeaway: Pay attention to your thoughts, and incorporate some of Mark’s simple strategies to build them into habits that can bring more positivity and success to your life. (Plus there’s an audio version with his lovely Brit accent!)
Back in the Game, Kelly Green
Ok, full disclosure… a friend of mine wrote this. But I still recommend it in good conscience: it’s a fun, easy read, and dishy in a Sex-and-the-City kinda way. It’s a memoir of her dating game after her mid-forties divorce, plus, she gets real and honest about herself. Kelly will also be featured on my “The Real Show Podcast: Inspiring and Influential Women” series coming up in May/June. Why I have found it beneficial: Because it’s fun to step out of your own life for a while and escape. Overall takeaway: Add it to your summer reading list- a perfect beach read, and you’ll pass it to a friend no doubt!
Love, Trust & Pixie Dust, Leslie Green
No relation to the above author, but…ok, relation to me. Disclosure again! Our husbands are brothers. But she’s still a super-amazing writer, author, and inspiration. RY was lucky enough to have Leslie guest write for us as well! Breast cancer survivor and blogger/radio show host Leslie Green’s book is a staple on my nightstand shelf because she tackles trust from a very personal perspective. Why I have found it beneficial: I definitely need help in the self-love and self-trust departments, from someone living a normal life and dealing with the day-to-day that can easily overwhelm us. Overall takeaway: One of those books you’ll hold onto and refer back to. Open it anywhere; you’ll get something out of it.
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