Books

Opening a book is akin to landing in a new country, there is so much to explore, interpret, learn and reflect upon.  Only through gaining knowledge and exposure to others viewpoints can one break through the barriers of the mental constructs that bind them.

In this section I will share some of my favorite books to assist you in your journey of breaking through to your best life.


Financial

Your Money of Your Life by: Vicki Robin, click for my inspired blog from this book

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In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this new edition of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today-it tells you how to: 

-get out of debt and develop savings
– reorder material priorities and live well for less
– resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle
– save the planet while saving money
– and much more

In Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.


Spiritual/Insightful

Zen Habits: The Little Book of Contentment

Read this excellent  guide (free e-book) to becoming happy with life & who you are, while getting things done.  A must read for those seeking to build their confidence and contentment with life as it is.

The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life by: Deepak Chopra

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We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets–a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time–provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.

Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. We are still mysteries to ourselves, despite the proximity of these answers, and what we most long to know remains lodged deep inside. 

Because answers to the questions at the center of life are counter-intuitive, they are often hidden from view, sequestered from our everyday gaze. In his ongoing quest to elevate our experience, bestselling author Deepak Chopra has isolated fifteen secrets that drive the narrative of this inspiring book–and of our lives. From “The World Is in You” and “What You Seek, You Already Are” to “Evil Is Not Your Enemy” and “You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person,” The Book of Secrets is rich with insights, a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment.
Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything

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Conversations with God by: Neal Donald Walsch

The sequel to the bestselling Books One and Two of “Conversations with God”, this powerful and inspirational dialogue expands as readers enter into an adventurous exploration of life, gain a better understanding of the universe, and fully develop a personal relationship with God.

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Walden on Wheels by: Ken Illgunas (click for my book review)

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The Gifts of Imperfection by: Brene Brown (click for my book review)

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Man’s Search for Meaning by: Viktor Frankl (click for my book review)

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The Untethered Soul by: Michael Singer (click for my book review)

learning

 Love in a time of Homeschooling by: Laura Brodie (click for my book review)

Simple Living

Click here to read my review of the The Simple Living Guide.  If you’re looking for inspiration on how to simplify all areas of your life, with non-traditional methods–this book is for you.

finding your element2Are you living a life with meaning and purpose?  If not, what is stopping you and how can you find a life with deeper satisfaction?  To learn more about Finding your Element, read my blog entry.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-That-Remains-Memoir-Minimalists/dp/1938793188

A great memoir about 2 friends who leave corporate America and everyday routine life to find a more fulfilling path, enabled by their minimalist principles.  I recommend this book to anyone looking to get back to the basics of a healthy and happy life. To learn more, read my blog entry here.

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This is a wonderful book by Martha Beck that shares strategies for connecting to a new world of opportunities, given your uniqueness and what the world needs right now.  Filled with beautiful metaphors about Martha’s journey’s to Africa and experiences with animals, helping her articulate how to use the knowledge of the animal kingdom to determine  how to serve the world in the best way possible.  Read my reflection here.

 

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