Here are just some suggestions of books I have enjoyed reading or learned loads from. I really hope you enjoy them too. Please click on the name of the book to take you through to an Amazon link so you can find out a bit more x
Untamed -Glennon Doyle
This book altered the trajectory of my life. It made me realise I was simply existing in life and not living. I felt like everyday was groundhog day, I was trying to meet the expectations of everyone external to me, forgoing my own joy. Go read if you dare.
The Boy, the Mole, the fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy
I found Charlie Mackesays illustrations on Instagram and they cheered me up during Lockdown 1 during the Covid-19 pandemic. I bought his book to have a memoir, a keepsake.
It didn’t start with you – Mark Wolynn
Whilst studying to become a Trauma informed Coach, my outlook completely transformed about trauma and the impact this has on the body. The body keeps score of trauma and who knew it can be carried down the generations, (I didn’t). Doctors have written about how those that had grandaprents or great grandparents in the slave trade, or The Holocaust have trauma trapped in their bodies passed down. A fascinating read.
Yes to life – Viktor Frankl
This book had a profound impact on me, when I was going through an incredibly dark time in my life. How one man, struggling to survive the Nazi concentration camp. Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, founded a theory which claimed that through man’s search for meaning in life, individuals can endure and overcome suffering.
The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
Sitting in my garden on a sunny day, I read this book in one afternoon. I adore Matt Haig and have had the absolute pleasure of watching him on stage in Brighton talking about his life and his work. This fantasy novel describes how ‘The moment you decide what you want in life, really want it then everything in your head exists’ I cried and I laughed.
F**k it therapy – John C Parkin
Just saying the title of this book made me feel better. It’s refreshing and funny.
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
Your thoughts literally can change the outcome of your journey in your life. The Secret is based on the belief of The law of Attraction. I love that I can dip in and out of this book for nuggets of inspiration.
Widowed with Kids – Sharon Rosenbloom
My friend Sharon Rosenbloom wrote this book during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is brave and bold and so inspirational. Highly recommend to anyone who has been widowed.
Break the habit of being yourself – Dr Joe Dispenza
I absolutely live, breathe and sleep Dr Joe Dispenza’s theories and formulas of life. I read this book after stepping away from my marriage. Mastering one’s thoughts isn’t easy and takes practice. I feel like I have rebranded and become a better me for me.
Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey
I fell in love with McConaughey after hearing his Oscar Motivational speech (go listen on youtube). In ‘Greenlights’ he writes “we cannot appreciate the light without the shadows. We have to be thrown off balance to find our footing. It is better to jump than to fall” For me this rang so true after being paralysed in fear after my sister died suddenly and unexpectedly from SUDEP.