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Books! A Few of My Faves

Updated: Feb 17

Enough people have asked me for book recommendations that I thought I'd answer in a way that's available to more fellow book-lovers!

Here's just a few to start so as not to overwhelm. Books that are more in-depth on yoga specifically may follow in another list. :) (Feel free to let me know if you're looking for specific types of recommendations in the meantime.)

  • Trance of Scarcity by Victoria Castle - One of my favorites as it was a game changer for me for reworking a scarcity mindset. I love that it includes practices to help take it from theoretical to practical.

  • The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle - Revolutionary book on the power of presence that although written in 1997, continues to bring me new 'a-ha' moments every time I read it.

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith - A comparison between western developmental psychology and eastern subtle body anatomy (chakra) theory from a therapist who lays out a practicable framework for self-work and understanding filled with interesting anecdotes from her practice that blends psychology, somatic work, and yogic practices.

  • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron - Become the artist of your own life with a 12-week course that is largely about daily practice and designed to reconnect you with yourself (was instrumental in helping me take a huge leap in my own life back in 2014).

  • When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté - The body-mind connection between stress and disease with interesting case studies by a renowned physician.

  • It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn - Mind-blowing anecdotes about the transmission of intergenerational trauma that helps us understand where many of our presenting issues may actually come from and what we can do about it.

  • Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore - Thomas Moore says that many of our current modern-day issues come from a lack of "soul". This book is a "guide to cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life" from a depth psychotherapy practitioner with degrees in religion, musicology, and theology who spent 13 years in seminary, quitting just before becoming a priest.

  • Anything by Stephen Cope - Sorry, not one book here because they're all too good. A psychotherapist and teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga for almost 30 years, his practice is deep and he explores how to live as a yogi in the modern world. Great Work of Your Life is brilliant if you're struggling to "find your purpose".

  • Anything by Pema Chödrön - This incredibly relatable, funny, authentic, and real nun and American Tibetan Buddhist has a true gift for making the "hard work" of the spiritual path so much lighter and more joyful.

I hope it's of benefit! Happy reading!

Holler with any question, comments, or to share your faves with me! ♡

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