on my bookshelf

These books have helped me in my own journey to find more courage and compassion (especially the courage part)! Check back to find updates each month, including more diverse authors and culturally relevant content. The purchase button will take you to an Amazon affiliate link, meaning that I get a small commission for your purchase.

The Negativity Remedy by Nicole J. Phillips

When I found out there was someone else out there sharing the "brave" and "kind" message, I was a little intimidated, especially because Nicole does it so well! I've learned since (and even by appearing on her show, The Kindness Podcast) that we are all part of the same kindness army, bringing our light to the world together! Nicole shares heartwarming stories, kindness research and practical tips in this useful book.

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

This incredible follow-up to "Daring Greatly" provided an answer to shame: resilience. Adopting this idea in my own life has helped build my self-confidence and care far less about potentially negative opinions.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Brene Brown's shame research has helped millions. myself included. I read this shortly into my sobriety journey and let go of so many "skeletons in my closet" related to shame. Her emphasis on empathy helped me tap into something that comes naturally

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

This book is foundational to my morning routine. I've used it off and on for years. Her work on codependency has helped so many people, but the daily devotions would help anyone! Boundaries, letting go of negative emotions, helpful suggestions to start each day.

Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell

This amazing book can be devoured in one setting or broken into small daily readings. Journal prompts will keep you on track and inspired to live your soul's purpose. This was the last book I read before launching this site!

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

A staple for any bookshelf, this short book based on Toltec wisdom is a blueprint for life!

Living Forward by Michael Hyatt

I didn't know what to expect from this book, but when I read it in 2015, I was so lost. I completed all of the exercises to get unstuck at that time in my life. Today, I am living the legacy I only dreamed up on paper so many years ago.

Grit by Angela Duckworth

This book was given to me as recommended reading for work. While at first I felt like I was just trudging through the scientific research, I soon became fascinated by her application to our emotional well-being and growth. I began to celebrate each baby step I took on the way to consistency and developing more grit!

Choose Wonder Over Worry by Amber Rae

Beautiful journaling prompts and inspiring graphics abound in this book from Amber Rae. Her ability to motivate me beyond fear helped launch my new blog!

Something More by Sarah Ban Breathnach

I spent months poring over this book, reading one short excerpt each morning. The field work helped me discover the passions I had as a child, but lost in adulthood. The collages which resulted from my Field Work are like mini vision boards. I still use that practice whenever I need a dose of motivation!

On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff

I attended Jen's workshop in April 2019 and my life hasn't been the same since. It was the last workshop before the release of her memoir and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I read it on the beach in Cabo. I laughed, I cried, I learned so much about being human.