My Favorite Books
Here are a few recommended reads I hope you’ll enjoy. You can also come by the boutique and borrow a book for $5 (for up to 2 months) or buy it for $10 (gently used).
Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.
Harnessing our human drives is not easy; if it were, we wouldn’t see so much restlessness in the world. This book presents the true “activators” of human experience—a series of powerful yet simple actions you can take to radically increase your levels of energy, engagement, and fulfillment in all areas of your life.
Here is both a practical and inspiring book forged in the context of a solid understanding of human psychology and a clear and thoughtful observation of human behaviour. Rather than feeling powerless and vulnerable in an unjust and cruel world, we can recover inner peace and power through an accurate understanding of the paradigm laid out in this book. We can then become once again the conscious architects of our life experience.
An extensive book that covers the five major mechanisms of the unconscious that condition our present behaviour and block the full realization of our real potential, allowing readers to transform themselves for the better.
Presents a clear and profound understanding of the mechanisms of human consciousness and of the inner process of transformation.
With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, you are lead through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.
This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe. Not limited to artist or artistic endeavors. Everyone is born with a desire to create and express themselves and this book helps you tap into that desire.
In a conscious approach to parenting, children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child ‘know it all’ approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship.
Karol Truman provides a comprehensive and enlightening resource for getting in touch with unresolved feelings which, she explains, can distort not only happiness but also health and well-being. Leaving no emotion unnamed, and in fact listing around 750 labels for feelings, Truman helps identify problem areas, and offers a “script” to help process the feelings, replacing the negative feeling with a new, positive outlook.
Could there be a divine purpose behind everything that happens? If you’re willing to embrace this possibility, every aspect of your life can change. This is the theory behind Radical Forgiveness, Colin Tipping’s revolutionary method for liberating your energy for the soul’s highest expression.
Includes step-by-step instruction in what begins as a healing process, and culminates in a paradigm-shifting path to awakening.
The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.”
Dr. Bradley Nelson
The Tapping Solution, he gives readers everything they need to successfully start using the powerful practice of tapping – or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives. Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations. The tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body, and in turn rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways.
We often make ourselves ill by having thoughts of self-hatred. She includes a directory of ailments and emotional causes for each with a corresponding affirmation to help overcome the illness.
Dr. Judith Orloffs
This book will show you how to recapture, nurture, and affirm your intuitive ability, so that you can utilize it to help heal yourself. Intuition plays an indispensable role in self-diagnosis, pain control, immune response, and recovery from acute and chronic illness; it can lead you to breakthroughs in anxiety, panic, depression, and other emotional blockages, even when traditional psychotherapy has failed.
with The Bowl of Light, you are invited to share in the sacred wisdom of one of the world’s most powerful indigenous traditions, including:
- The Bowl of Light-how we can restore our natural divine radiance
- The three directives of the spiritual warrior-love with humility, live with reverence, and know with self-discipline
- Rituals for communing with nature, receiving wisdom from the spirit world, purifying our consciousness, and more
- The Ancestral Grand Plan-exploring the path our ancestors set in motion millennia ago, and how the Plan is playing out across the world today.
With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness.
Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman
The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation– to communicate firsthand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power. Awakening to the Spirit World takes you through each step of developing a personal connection with your helping spirits to receive wisdom, insight, and healing energy. From an overview of shamanism, to your first journeys and encounters with your power animals, to expanding your skills and insight through long-term practice, here is an in-depth resource for the shamanic arts .
Teresa of Ávila’s vision of the soul as a beautiful crystal castle with many mansions, and many rooms within those mansions, is the template for this modern spiritual journey on which you meet different aspects of your self and spirit and prepare for the ultimate encounter with God and your own divinity. Seven stages of intense practices and methods of spiritual inquiry develop your personal powers of prayer, contemplation, and intuition, which in turn reinforce your interior castle and build a soul of strength and stamina.With stories and inspiration from mystics of all traditions, Entering the Castle is a comprehensive guide for the journey of your life — a journey into the center of your soul.
In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.
Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman.
Visionary Fiction Books
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
“There is much wisdom here… What sometimes appears as madness may contain its own wisdom; and what may sometimes sound like wisdom may be madness. It is precisely this intricate balance that the medicine woman must learn to keep.” — Santa Fe Reporter