11 Books That Changed My Life

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I asked for a therapist for Christmas when I was in the 8th grade. I was having a fall out with my best friend and just intuitively knew it would help me sort through things.

Therapy and coaching have played the biggest role in helping me heal and grow but second place goes to books.

I venture to guess that for every exhale I’ve made I’ve given a book recommendation. Few of these books will be new to you, I imagine. Some are best sellers. Others are Oprah-approved. Do not be turned off by this or their location in the 'self-help' department. These books are popular because they are excellent and they labeled 'self-help' because they assist you to do just that. Through these books I’ve experienced paradigm shifts. I’ve had concepts explained to me that I could never have understood from any other voice. These books gave me words when I had none. I’ve been validated, found kinship, and felt my connection to you and you and you simply because of the books I have read.

Anytime I’m near a used bookstore I seek out these titles so that I can always have a copy on hand to give away. Are any of these on your bookshelf?

  1. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

  2. The Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place In The World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, And Uncommon Sense by Carol Adrienne

  3. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser

  4. Women, Food, & God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth

  5. Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller

  6. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

  7. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

  8. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

  9. There is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hatred by Cheri Huber

  10. Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck

  11. Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind by Roger Walsh

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