Hello friends,

Today I’m coming at you with six vastly different books (two of them are journals) that have helped shaped me into who I am today. These are books that I always find myself coming back to. They lift me up when I’m feeling down, and then ground me when my mind is scattered all about. Hope you find something you like!

When your body doesn’t feel like home…

Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live  – by Megan Jayne Crabbe September 7, 2017

Megan’s body-positive bible stands for everything that we’ve always needed to hear, but never have. If you’ve ever felt “less than” in your skin, if you’ve picked apart your physical insecurities like picking at a rotisserie chicken, this book is for you. Megan’s fantastic book is available in the UK and Europe, and it’s due to come out in the US on September 7th, 2017.

 

Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.

-Megan Jayne Crabbe

 

When you’re having an existential crisis / don’t know your purpose…

Light Is the New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Callings and Working Your Light – by Rebecca Campbell Paperback – July 6, 2015

This book came to me when I was at my lowest low, and helped me pull myself up int he most incredible way. If you feel like your career isn’t the right fit for you, your partner isn’t the right person for you, the things you do day-to-day don’t fill your soul with joy, I urge you to read Rebecca’s life-changing book.

 

Believe that your tragedies, your losses, your sorrows, your hurt happened for you, not to you. And I bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open because the world needs you open.

– Rebecca Campbell

 

For the women that need to find their way back to their wild roots…

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype – by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

This is the bible of the feminine, and I have recommended it to so many people in the last few years. It is a book packed with stories of strong, independent, wild women. It’s not the type of book you can sit down and read in one day, because it takes so much processing. You’ll feel if you’re ready for this book and its incredible lessons, and even when you physically own the book, the lessons will find you when you’re truly ready.

 

 I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

When you’ve had enough of the diet industry and are ready to treat your body with love…

Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–and Never Say Diet Again – by Rebecca Scritchfield

While this book has a similar theme to the first book on this list, its approach is completely different. This lovely book will serve you as a guide to beginning a brand new, healthy relationship with food and your body. It has many writing prompts in it, if that’s something that you think you’ll find beneficial.

The best choices you can make don’t need any more reward than the satisfaction you feel after making them.

-Rebecca Scritchfield

When you need a no-fuss, quick way to a better life

3-Minute Morning Journal: Intentions & Reflections for a Powerful Life

This journal is so simple, but so powerful. It creates a space for you to tune out from the world every morning and every night, just for a couple of minutes. Creating this space where you can express gratitude, set intentions, and reflect, will create an incredible difference in your day-to-day.

When you need an easily digestible dose of mindfulness..

Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace – by Patrizia Collard

This book is so beautiful to look at, and as the title says, it’s full of 10 minute prompts to help you quiet down and be more mindful. The colors in this beauty are enough to make your day beautiful, but the prompts really seal the deal. I especially recommend this if you have younger kids because it’s interesting enough to keep their attention. Finding silence, gratitude, and mindfulness can be beneficial at any age!

With a sense of adventure and curiosity, we can learn and experience more, moment by moment.

-Patrizia Collard

6 Replies to “6 books to better your life: body and soul

    1. Oh yes! It’s actually a big reason why I prefer plain journals to themed ones like the one in the post but for some reason I kept coming back to the 3 minute journal long enough to create a habit☺️💕

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