Top 10 Books you MUST read

booksI must confess, I am not a fast reader. Sometimes I read over a paragraph three or four times so I can absorb what it is offering me. But I do love books. And, I’m not a fan of those kindle devices (although I’m partial to an printed out e-book!). My books are all scribbled, underlined, ear-marked and loved!

I’ve been reading personal growth and spiritual texts since I was nineteen. I literally devour them. I can happily say, they have helped shape who I am today. It’s an honour to be able to directly learn from some of the greatest teachers in the world, right in the comfort of my bed (double bonus!!).

I was guided to read my first ‘self-help’ book, Feel the fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers at 19. A friend of a friend was talking about reading it and the impact it had made on her.. I thought it sounded very intriguing so I went off to Collins Bookstore and bought myself a copy. This very easy to read book gave me my first major ah-ha realisation which went something like:

Holy Beeeep .. I Get to choose the course of my life, I CAN actually make choices! Fear isn’t a sign that I ‘shouldn’t’ do something?!!!”

And with that.. I broke up with my boyfriend! Continue reading

Kickin’ the comparisonitis habit

I love myself exactly as I am.

Last week I was talking to a girlfriend about an important decision she’d made recently. I was so proud of her for following her gut instinct. She had made a choice a few months go, tried it out, and over the following months something just didn’t feel right (hello: instinct) and so she changed her mind.

Awesome Girl, I say!

It sounds so simple doesn’t it.. Changing our minds. But often we are so consumed with outside influences – what’s supposedly right and wrong, what we believe people will think of our choice and what our choice says about us and the person we wish to be seen as – that it can be really confronting to challenge that noise and just follow our gut. Continue reading