Four inspirational books I love right now

If you ever came into my home, one thing you’d know for sure is how much I love books. Fact or fiction, I love to read. I love to get lost in a cheesy romance book when I’m stressed and looking for some escapism, but I have a HUGE love for inspirational books. I have read so many the past couple of years, and in some of my darkest moments, they are what have gotten me through.

Here are four books that I’ve read in the past couple of months and really loved and have been inspired by ~

POSER by Claire Dederer

I spied this book whilst in WHSmith’s one day, and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. A fantastic insight into motherhood, family life and the ups and downs of marital bliss. The book has some great take-home lessons on balancing your life and achieving contentment. It really made me stop and think about my own life, about how yoga fits into my world, and the impact it has on all of me. Whether you practice yoga or not, I’d highly recommend this.

GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE by Rachel Hollis

I came across this after I saw an excerpt shared on Pinterest. When I finally tracked down which book it was from, I ordered it the same day. What can I say – this book totally transformed my life. I’ve read a lot of self-development books in the past eighteen months and wasn’t sure if I needed yet another book to tell me what to do. But boy this is THE book I needed. The way Rachel Hollis structures the lies that we all have grown up with and the truth and hacks around them is brilliant. She is authentic, honest, warm, funny and motivating. Seriously a life-changing book.

Girl, get ahold of your life. Stop medicating, stop hiding out, stop being afraid, stop giving away pieces of your life, stop saying you can’t do it. Stop the negative self-talk, stop abusing your body, stop putting it off for tomorrow or Monday or next year. Stop crying about what happened and take control of what happens next. Get up, right now. Rise up from where you’ve been, scrub away the tears and the pain of yesterday, and start again… 

YOGA GIRL by Rachel Brathen

Part memoir, and part self-help, it’s an interesting and inspirational book. I love her honesty, it’s a great encouragement to us all to stop striving for more and more and to begin to accept ourselves for who we are. The book is filled with beautiful photos and some step-by-step yoga poses which are great if you are just beginning to get into yoga. There are also some deliciously healthy recipes.

THE INNER BEAUTY BIBLE by Laurey Simmons

As a beautiful alternative to the countless magazine and blog posts that tell us how we should be looking so we are beautiful, this gorgeous book encourages you to nurturing beauty and wellbeing from the inside out. A mix of ancient wisdom and modern mindfulness, it teaches simple rituals you can weave into your life to polish your heart and soothe your soul. If you want to learn more about the power of crystals and how to tap into the wisdom and healing power of Nature, this is the book for you.

You can see some other books that I’ve read and recommended here

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