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.
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.
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!
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.