Favorite Books from 2015
Those who know me, know I am a major book lover. I haven't always been so crazy about reading. However I was lucky enough to grow up in a house with books in almost every room. My favorite photo of me and my dad when I'm little is of us painting bookshelves he built when I was 3.
This year I put each book I read aside so I could see themes, ideas I gravitated to, and so I could refer to my favorite ones for clients. In total, I consumed over 45 books...I may slow down this year. But each book opened a new portal to something I couldn't get enough of! My initial goal was to read one per week. Some I read 2-3 times and some I really slowed down to enjoy.
I studied the Chakras, quantum physics, habits, money, beliefs, coaching, mindfulness, forgiveness, compassion, change, and more. I have a few favorites I'd like to recommend. There are a few I've added to my list to re-read in 2016.
Here are my Top 10 Books from 2015:
10.) Zero Limits by Joe Vitale This book covers an ancient Hawaiian practice called 'Ho'oponopono'. The idea is pretty out there and so powerful! The idea is that we are 100% responsible for the creation of everything that comes into our life. This practice helps us clear the static and heal what's not well in the world through our own experience.
9.) Anatomy of Spirit by Caroline Myss I remember my mom had a copy of this book on her shelf throughout my childhood. I can't believe it took until this year to pick it up! This is a wonderful venture through the Chakra system.
8.) Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver A book I think everyone can use. It will make you laugh-out-loud and sigh at the same time. This is one woman's adventure in totally surrendering to life and her higher self and seeing what happens. This is one I will re-read in 2016.
7.) Spontaneous Healing of Belief by Gregg Braden If you want to take a mini-dive into the world of quantum physics this is where I would begin. Gregg Braden is a physicist turned spiritual teacher. He is on a mission to share the science of faith and belief. And it get's pretty weird in the best way!
6.) Taking the Leap by Pema Chodron My favorite part of this book is her description of the 'groundlessness' of life. That we all go searching for something more solid to stand on, only to find it doesn't exist! And that this is ok.
5.) Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach Radical self-compassion, is there anything as powerful? If you are having a difficult time loving yourself, read this.
4.) Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith I. Love. This. Book. If you are ready to dive into the psychology and development of our energy centers called Chakras then I recommend this book. I reference this book is almost every coaching session.
3.) Prosperous Coach by Steven Chandler and Rich Litvin Calling all coaches and people working with people! This is one I read 3 times. It's a quick read but packed with so much about how to show up and serve powerfully as a change agent. I am so grateful this book was written!
2.) Soul of Money by Lynne Twist I have read a lot (I mean, a lot) of books about money in my quest to change my relationship to receiving, having, and giving money. This book finally spoke to me in a way I was missing. Lynne's fundamental understanding of coming from a place of plenty is so simple and profoundly needed.
1.) Rising Strong by Brene Brown Are you surprised a Brene Brown book is #1? I counted down to the release of this book. In her third book on the power of vulnerability, she finally owns that she is, in fact, a wonderful writer and story teller. And it shows. Thank you Brene for helping us own our stories and show up bravely!
Narrowing down to 10 was so hard! What are some of your favorite reads from this year?
Much love and light for this joyous new year!