It seems like most of us these days are seeking the best wisdom to create lasting change…
But we get overwhelmed and self-help turns
into shelf-help, when it’s on the shelf it’s just
collecting dust leaving us in the dark.
This list will save you time, shed some light and take the heartache of trying to figure out where to start. I had so much fun going into my library (see pic) to give you the best of the best that changed my life.
Oh, and there are quotes to give you the flavor of each book too!
Book topics we’re covering:
- spirituality + the soul
- yoga philosophy
- health + healing
- biz + creativity + career
- money + success
- books on my night table
- books I’m excited to read next
Note: This list is not a full list, these are the best of my foundational books from my past and some recent reads. Some are oldies but goodies… And you will get a chance to share what books made a difference in your life in the comments below!
How I Lost My Self-Help Book Virginity on My 21st Birthday
Back in the mid 90’s for my 21st birthday I was given my first metaphysical, self-help book You Can Heal your Life by Louise Hay. I scanned it. I was a bit skeptical but I tried this one exercise and became a convert to the self-help movement.
There was one exercise in Louise’s book that totally cracked me open. It was painful. It was healing. It was exactly what I was searching for.
This Was The First Self-Help Book That Changed My Life
She said to look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself you love yourself. Out loud! I know… I’ve never ever did that in my life. So, when I looked myself in the eyes in the mirror and said, “I love you Hillary”, my voice cracked and a river of tears poured down my face.
I ached for a deeper sense of self love and got it.
My life has never been the same since. Louise is a master teacher and I’m eternally grateful her book was given to me. I consider her one of my first teachers.
I want you to get this… What you need to hear or learn will always show up when you are looking for it. You have to keep your eyes and heart open because the universe loves you.
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Get Cozy, grab a Cup of Tea and fill yourself up with some of my fave books, friends and mentors who have changed my life.
FYI… The authors names are linked to amazon so you can order the book. Feel free to get the kindle version, audio version, just get the wisdom you are seeking to create lasting change in your life.
Spiritual Liberation – Michael Bernard Beckwith
“Each of us is an individual expression of an unfolding collective, cosmic destiny.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith
Care of the Soul – Thomas Moore
“In our spirituality, we reach for consciousness, awareness, and the high values; in our soulfulness, we endure the most pleasurable and the most exhausting of human experiences and emotions. – Thomas Moore
Power VS. Force – David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
“Everything is part of a larger whole, everyone is involved in the evolution of the all inclusive attractor field of consciousness itself.” David R. Hawkins
Poised for Grace – Douglas Brooks
“The Bhagavadigita, the Song of the Blessed One is a defining moment in the history of yoga. It is a response to moral chaos; a guide for the perplexed; and prolonged meditation on the nature of God, the immortality of the Self, and the practical needs of everyday life.
Yoga Spandakarika – Daniel Odier
“Disencouragement and weariness are fruitful moments. They represent a natural pause that comes along to interrupt the course of our eagerness.” Daniele Odier
Yoga Gems – Georg Feuerstein
Yoga has produced a galaxy of extraordinary individuals who were not only spiritual giants but also philosophical and/or literary geniuses.” Georg Feuerstein
How to Heal Your Life – Louise Hay
“No matter what the problem is, our experiences are just outer effects of inner thoughts.” Louise Hay
Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can – Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
“It is virtually impossible not to be influenced by a personal history of emotional or psychological wounds.” Caroline Myss
Biology of Belief – Bruce H. Lipton, PH.D.
“You need more than just “positive thinking” to harness control of your body and your life. It is important for our health and well-being to shift our minds energy toward positive, life-generating thoughts and eliminate ever-present, energy-draining, and debilitating negative thoughts.” Bruce Lipton
The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz
“Love has not expectations. Fear is full of expectations.” Don Miguel Ruiz
Loving What is – Byron Katie
“When you argue with reality, you lose- but only always.” Byron Katie
The Ultimate Relationship Program (DVD set, this changed my world + I had to share it) – Tony Robbins
Discipline One: Putting Your Lover First: It’s Not About You! Put your lover’s feelings first. when you are focusing on your pain, you are putting your own needs first.” Tony Robbins
Fire Starter Sessions – Danielle La Porte
“Whatever is on your plate got there because you said yes to it.” Danielle LaPorte
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
“Self-doubt can be an ally. this is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration.”
Now Discover Your Strengths – Marcus Buckingham + Donald O. Clifton
(buy this one new to take the online assessment. you can use the kindle version too!)
“You will only excel by maximizing your strengths, never your weaknesses.” Marcus Buckingham
Busting Loose of the Money Game – Robert Scheinfeld
“When you cross the Busting Loose Point, you’ve collapsed the foundational patterns that kept you locked into financial limitation.” Robert Scheinfeld
The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks
“Are you willing to take the Big Leap to your ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution?” Gay Hendricks
The Law of Divine Compensation – Marianne Williamson
“Making love the bottom line doesn’t mean you have to give everything away or that you’ll never charge for your services. The principle of fair exchange gives love to both give and receiver.” Marianne Williamson
Places That Scare You – Pema Chodron
Meditation for the Love of It – Sally Kempton
May Cause Miracles – Gabby Bernstein
Double Double - Cameron Herold
A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson
The Desire Map – Danielle LaPorte
The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown
The Art of Attention – Elena Brower
Crazy Sexy Diet – Kris Carr
Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
What do you think about this post?
Did it hit the spot? Do you see a book or two or three that you can add to your library?
If you’re seeking resources that are not listed here please tell me below so I can give you some suggestions. (just tell me in the comments below.)
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Your Turn to Share Your Fave Book…
What is the #1 book that changed your life and why? Let us know in the comments below. (extra credit: share a quote from the book.)
I can’t wait to hear what you think and see what books you have to share with the community. I’m will add them to my books I’m excited to read list.
Your Angel of Fire,