Books have opened my eyes to ideas that I’ve never been exposed to before. They have shaped my life and given me a deeper understanding of principles of truth. I love being able to see things from different perspectives. I’m often reading two or three books at a time; choosing which one I’ll spend time with depending on my mood.
There came a time in my life when I was compelled to dig deep, be resilient, and craft a different “fairy-tale ending” for myself than the one I’d envisioned. Several books helped me re-imagine my future, forge new habits and feel confident in moving forward on unfamiliar ground.
There is a scripture that states, “Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom . ..”
Here is a list of my favorites. I have been awakened, educated and empowered by what I’ve learned through these amazing books. I guarantee that each one is fantastic and will be totally worth your time.(Check them out on the Suggested Reading tab.)
- Choosing Clarity – Kimberly Giles
- Intuitive Eating – Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. & Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D
- Healing After Loss – Martha W. Hickman
- Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
- The Lesson – Carol Lynn Pearson
- The Gift – Carol Lynn Pearson
- The Anatomy of Peace – The Arbinger Institute
- Leadership and Deception – The Arbinger Institute
- The missing piece meets the Big O – Shel Silverstein
- Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath
- Confronting Abuse, an LDS Perspective on Understanding and Healing – Anne L. Horton, B. Kent Harrison & Barry L. Johnson
- The Peacegiver – James L. Ferrell
- Boundaries – Dr.’s Henry Cloud & John Townsend
- Pathological Positivity – Paul H. Jenkins Ph.D.
- The Fred Factor – Mark Sanborn
- How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk – John Van Epp
- Learning to Launch , A Guide to Starting New Projects – Robert B. Sowby Ph.D.
- The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate – Gary Chapman