As a young girl, I always looked forward to reading. Yes, I read my fair share of Us Weekly and People Magazine, .. but diving into actual books remained a huge part of my personality.
I was that type of girl who would read the whole book on the way home from purchasing it.
I remember as a teenager, I would buy Bright Eyes albums and spend hours online reading the lyrics, trying to understand what was being said.
Even now, I think what helped accelerate my maturity and what helps me maintain my success, is my obsession with research.
When you grow up achingly co-dependent and reliant on your person(s) for all the answers, you lose your identity and suffocate your power. I have found that it is in the knowledge you acquire that you can develop the strength to confidently live the life you actually want.
With that, I want to encourage you to get educated. Sometimes it will be really easy and fun to understand and sometimes it will feel so mind-blowing . .that your mind will want to work it’s ass off to convince you to step out of your truth. Don’t. Keep going.
Also, please feel free to do more research and find authors that resonate with you (and let me know if they’re good so I can expand!) but below I listed all of the books I’ve read the past 5 years, in the order that I read them. Links attached, enjoy xo
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS – don Miguel Ruiz
A NEW EARTH – Eckhart Tolle
BEYOND CODEPENDENCY – Melody Beattie
THE POWER OF NOW – Eckhart Tolle
STITCHES – Anne Lamott
PRESENCE – Amy Cuddy
YEAR OF YES – Shonda Rhimes
ATTACHED – Amir Levine and Rachel Helle
THE ROUGH PATCH – Daphne de Marneffe
future books that I am looking forward to;
Life beyond measure; letters to my great granddaughter – sidney poitier
white rage – carol anderson
cringeworthy – melissa dahl
skin cleanse – adina grigore
profit first – mike michalowicz
super woman rx – tasneem bhatia md
the magic of thinking big – david j. schwartz
radical forgiveness – colin tipping
emergency contact – mary hk choi
ill tell you in person – chloe caldwell
emotional agility – susan david
dodging energy vampires – christiane northrup
judgement detox – gabby bernstein
influencer – brittany hennessy
to all the boys I’ve loved before – jenny han
how to be a person in the world – heather havrilesky
what if this were enough? – heather havrilesky
disaster preparedness – heather havrilesky
shift your mind – steve chandler
the big leap – gay hendricks
it didn’t start with you – mark wolynn