I meant to share last month more recently read books.. but February ran away with me and we’re half way through March already… wait, what??! Time needs to slow down, my brain still thinks it’s only just the new year ha! Anyway, I’m still on a big reading kick. It feels good to be filling my brain with words again, the last couple of years I’d seemed to not read as much and I’m realising now how much I had missed it. I do read a lot of kindle books… sometimes they’re cheaper, and I can read them on my phone in bed, without needing a light on that would wake the Beastie! Nothing quite beats the feel and smell of a real book though does it?! Here are a few favourites from the past month or so.
An oldie, but forever a favourite. I love this book SO much! I’ve read it a few times in full, and often dip in and out of it – open it at random and soak up the wisdom – a little like an oracle deck. It looks at the evolution of feminine psyche through the eyes of the stories of many cultures, and how these stories can reflect passages of our own journey, and how these stories can provide indications on what can happen and how we can trust ourselves in this process of growth and self-knowledge even more. This is one I recommend everyone to read at least once!
I bought this after seeing it pop up on my Facebook feed a few times. When I read that HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough, it was enough to convince me to buy it. I’m about a third of the way in, taking it slowly, acting on the questions and thoughts it raises and really doing the exercies she gives you. I’m loving it so far.
Mindfulness, in general, is something I’m really trying to incorporate into my life. It’s proving great for my anxiety, when my mind is a whirling, swirling mass of thoughts, stopping and focusing on the task in hand is a great way to calm it down. I bought this book after seeing it pop up on my Amazon recommended reads, and I’m so glad I did. It’s giving me some great insights into the way my brain works and the way that I react.
I went vegan at the start of the year, and I’ve been focusing on really cleaning up my diet, and eating super healthy. I realised that the last few years I’d been comfort eating… turning to junk and sugar-laden foods to numb. I’ve cut out not just dairy and eggs, but processed foods, bread and pasta on a whole… this book has some amazing recipes in. A lot are vegan, and the ones that aren’t’ can mostly be adapted to a vegan diet. It’s given me some great recipes to build on, and they are easy and delicious to boot!
Really, this was one for the kids BUT I love it too. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever bought to read to them. One hundred stories of inspirational women – these are the perfect stories to fill their heads with before bed.. not princesses in need of saving, but amazing, heroic women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams, to inspire them to be bold and brave and follow their hearts.
This is one I have on my phone and have slowly been reading through at night when I can’t sleep. A spiritual guide to making the most of life, it’s about saying ‘yes’ to life in every way.
Another kindle book, this beautiful devotional is a great start to the day. I’ve been reading each days’ entry while I eat breakfast – it gives me something to reflect on throughout the day.
What are you reading at the moment?