One item on my Summer bucket list this year was to read 10 books.
To be honest, I rarely actually read a book from cover to cover (with a few exceptions, especially audiobooks). My style of reading tends to be dipping in and out of several books at the same time, which is probably why my bedside table resembles something like a book tower…lol
A common question I’m often asked is “What books are you currently reading that you could recommend?”, so I decided to write a blog on exactly that!
Here is what is on my bedside table right now…
PARENTING & RELATIONSHIPS
1. Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms by Kate Northrup
An amazing book regardless of whether you are a mom or not. This is a book for working women and mothers who are ready to release the culturally inherited belief that their worth is equal to their productivity, and instead create a personal and professional life that’s based on presence, meaning, and joy.
The addiction to busyness and the obsession with always trying to do more is leading women, especially working mothers, to feel like we’re always failing our families, our careers, our spouses, and ourselves.
This book has given me the permission and the tools I need to change the way I approach my life. It has allowed me to embrace living in tune with the cyclical nature of the feminine and to cut out the extraneous busyness from my life, so that I can enjoy greater satisfaction and joy. And it can do the same for you!
This book embraces the notion that by doing less women can have–and be–more. LOVE THAT!!! A MUST read for every woman in my life!!
2. The Whole Brain Child by Damiel J. Siegel
Personally I feel EVERY parent with young children should read this book. It’s filled with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with the day-to-day struggles of raising little humans. Turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development in your child, and ultimately leading to calmer, happier children.
3. Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, by Dr. Laura Markham
If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right consequences for poor behavior, you NEED to read this book. By fostering an emotional connection with your child you’ll better understand their own emotions. And when you have this vital emotional connection with them, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe – or even punish. This book will teach you how to parent with greater empathy, giving you the tools and solutions to foster a deep emotional connection with your child that will create real and lasting change. A remarkable read.
4.When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships, by
I first read this book back in August of 2018. After reading a few passages from it at a Women’s Empowerment Group I’ve pulled it out again and am getting so much from it. This is an excellent resource not only for women who have experienced domestic violence, but also for family members who support them, counselors and advocates.
5. Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield by
MINDSET & LIFESTYLE
7. A Course In Miracles by Helen Schucman
I’ve been a student for a couple of years, and this year I’m doing the daily lessons as part of my morning spiritual practice.
8. The Untethered Soul By Michael Singer
This is a book I read when I was in a really dark place, and it really helped me to understand that the voice in my head isn’t actually me. It’s just my monkey mind, playing all those stories and scripts that continuously play out in my head. The fact is…they’re not the truth. They’re based upon my experiences, and what my world view is of things. This book taught me that I can delete the scripts or better yet, I can rewrite them. And it can do the same for you too! A highly recommended read if you find yourself stuck in old patterns of stories and beliefs that are no longer serving you.
9. The Art of Money by Bari Tessler
This book 100% healed my beliefs and relationship with money. The truth is EVERYONE has pain and challenges, strengths and dreams about money, and many of us mix profound shame into that relationship. Bari’s gentle techniques and approach to “money healing” in this book will help anyone transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life . As she writes, “When we dare to speak the truth about money, amazing healing begins.”
10. My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season by Sarah Britton
Curious about plant-based cuisine? Meet Sarah!
Sarah Britton is a holistic nutritionist and blogger who offers a refreshing, straight-forward approach to balancing mind, body, and spirit through a whole-foods based diet. In this book she shares 100 seasonal recipes that strikes the perfect balance between healthy and delicious food.
Now, I’d love to hear from you now – what books are you currently reading that are having an impact on you and your life? Let me know in the comments.