The Power of the Word

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