Recommended Reading

I’m an avid reader and authors have been some of my best therapists this year: Paulo Coelho, Brené Brown, Rob Bell, Jen Sincerto, Robert Fulghum, Glennon Doyle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rachel Hollis to name a few. If you have a thirst for knowledge and a rather lengthy commute like me, I cannot recommend audible books enough– Brené Brown was my co-pilot for about 6 months straight! If you prefer the smell of the pages and like to carve time away for yourself, I recommend you check them out of your local library or purchase them from your local independent bookstore. If you’re in the Boise area, check out Redisovered Books on 8th Street!

So here we go with my first recommendation: If you’ve never read this hero’s tale, perhaps now is the time?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”– Paulo Coelho

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

“Stress is wanting something to be the way it isn’t; stress is called by being ‘here’ but wanting to be there” -Eckhart Tolle

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

“We can do hard things” -Glennon Doyle (and let’s remember that you’re a goddam cheetah!)

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Someday you’re gonna look back at this moment in your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning, and your heart was broken, but you were changing” -Elizabeth Gilbert

Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

“The Enneagram doesn’t put you in a box. It shows you the boys you’re already in and how to get out of it.”

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

“Outer order contributes to inner calm”

The Four Agreements, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz

“Always do your best. Your best is going to change from one moment; it will be different when you are tired as well opposed to well-rested. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.

I really Needed This Today, Words to Live by by Hoda Kotb and Jane Lorenzini

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.” – Jamie Anderson

Signs, the Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson

“The signs are there. The affirmations are there. The love is there. All we need to do is learn how to receive it.” –Laura Lynne Jackson

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships.”

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This book has given me the courage to take the plunge into the unknown! -Andrea Blythe! 🙂