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A Few Of Our Favorite Books
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This is a story about how thinking too hard can keep you from reaching new levels. An easy read with stunning photography from Maine photographer, Carol Savage, it makes a great gift for anyone whose thinking gets in their way, and a reminder to simply be present in the moment. ~Teri
We both read this book and feel it makes a daily difference in how we see and react to other people. It uses a story to explain how to create a peaceful (and peace-full) heart, that sees people as People, and not as objects. This message can change every relationship you have, including the one with yourself. Read the book, listen to it on Audible, whatever works for you - it's message is soft but mighty.
When I was in 8th grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Neirgarth, had our class read this book, and she showed us the movie, (or was it just a filmstrip?). This was my introduction to breaking free from the "norms" and finding your own place in the world - a message I would need in order to live my authentic life! It was also my introduction to Richard Bach. This book is a "must have" as you "climb your mountains" and grow into yourself. ~ Teri
When I was a freshmen in high school, my two best friends, Karen and Jenny, gave me a copy of this book, and may life was forever changed. A bit tattered and yellowed, I still have the copy they gave me, and I have read it too many times to count. This story shaped my life, and I have shared it with 100's of people over the years. It's an easy read with a powerful message.... In fact, I think it's time I read it again! ~ T "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." (RB)
Being vulnerable has never been my favorite place of being, but after much stumbling, I am proud to say I have been Daring Greatly more and more. If everyone could learn the benefits of being vulnerable, I believe we would live in a much softer world. Give it a try! ~Teri
As someone who never felt I fit in, this book reminded me that I am not the only one. It also reminded me that no family is "perfect," but instead we are all perfect in our imperfections. There is much to learn about our place in the world - it helps to realize we must all brave the wilderness in one way or another. ~Teri
You'll notice a recurring theme of Brene Brown books here, as I have been deeply inspired by her no-nonsense, authentic writings. This book holds a special place in my journey as she shares insights on communication, overcoming fear, and being true to yourself. Read or listen to this one - it's full of support. ~Teri
This book brings SO much wisdom every day that I think everyone should read it everyday for the rest of their life. Each day brings a new topic and a daily meditation to go along with it, and each seems to hit home for me. It's important to note that this is written with an emphasis for people who have been involved in the AA 12-step program, and there is a lot of mention of God and a higher power. While I have not been in a 12-step program, the wisdom it offers can be applied to ANYONE's life. So, read it daily and gain support and knowledge to help you through all of life's challenges. ~Teri
I’ve given this book away more times than I can count. As hard as the pill may be to swallow, a teaspoon of self-love and acknowledgement goes a long way. Louise Hay, a cancer “sur-thriver,” explains how our thoughts, and beliefs manifest into physical form and disease. She says that life is simple and provides insight to the vitality and healing of self-love. The premise of You Can Heal Your Life is simple “our outer lives are a direct reflection of our thoughts.” Our bodies tell us everything we need to know. Love yourself enough to listen! ~Dolores
Our emotions are our compass!! This is a recent read that came across my path during an equine workshop. When we use our emotions as information, we open new realms of self-awareness that affects our relationships on all levels. We begin to understand the internal and external conflicts of who we think we are, who we are told we are toward knowing who we are. McLaren explains how culture, society and beliefs affect us and the healing forces available as we begin to honor our emotions and to understand when we are carrying the emotions of others. This is a must read for those of us that are empaths. I’m going back for a second time – it’s that good! ~Dolores
I’ve just started this one and loving it. My youngest daughter is reading Designing Your Life as part of her college required curriculum. It is an excellent read for any one at any age. The authors encourage self-reflection and discuss the dysfunctional beliefs that affect how we live life. I’m enjoying the discussions, that she and I are having around the importance of living well and with joy. Join me and share your thoughts. ~Dolores
This book was given to me by my Mom when I was 18 years old. The principles held with the teachings explain the power within positive thought. It’s a concise read, Florence does a great job of describing How our beliefs, feelings insides, the words we choose and the stories we tell ourselves (and others) affect our lives. She uses concrete examples to show how we can use them to bring more of what we want into our lives, including abundance, love, and success. I have used The Game of Life as a handbook, applying to my life as a reminder to accept my role in the game. By using these easy actions steps, I have learned to trust the process, let go of "how" it happens and to always believe that it will happen ... under grace in the perfect way. ~Dolores