My List of 10 That Has Changed My Life [And Might Change Yours Too}

Well,'s been an extremely long 6 weeks of not having put up a blog post {for a number of reasons, including the dreaded writer's blog.} There have been a number of blah days and when that happens I need to find ways of getting inspired.

One sure fire way to drum up the mojo for me has been to read. For a long time now, I continue to turn to books to help me out. I enjoy reading up on a wide range of subjects; both for information   and for education. Sometimes I am drawn to provocative titles, other times to simple ones. It's never cast in stone.  In today's post I am happy to share 10 of my favourite books of all time, in no particular order.

Heads up: In the spirit of honesty and full disclosure, the links to the titles are affiliate links which means that I will receive a commission for each purchase that is made through them. All kickbacks aside, I’m sharing these resources with you because I’d recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone looking to live a full and inspired life.

1| Lean In by Cheryl Sandelberg

This was the first book that got me thinking about why I felt that the linear way of struggling through my career was not for me. Cheryl made it ok to stand out by being female in the workplace. Understanding that I could embrace my softer, nurturing characteristics in a space that expected me to be rough and tough felt like a breath of fresh air- there was no need to pretend any more.

2| Think Like A Stripper by Erika LyreMark

I loved the provocative title and I loved the business tit-bits more. The title claims the book has business lessons to up your confidence, attract more clients and rule your market. In my opinion it takes a lot of guts to be a stripper but it takes a special brew of courage, self-awareness and determination to leave that industry and condense all your lessons into a witty business manual. Clearly, inspiration can come from anywhere. What I love most about Erika is her no-nonsense approach to business and life; lessons she picked up almost by force in her previous life.

3| Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christine Northrup

I loved the concept of 'Body English' from the first time I heard it. I loved it even more after reading this book.  Dr. Northrup combines her many years of experience as a qualified medical practitioner with real life examples from her patients. Women should do ourselves a favor and learn how to work and plan our lives within our natural cycles. It makes for fascinating stuff. { A post on cycles coming up soon}

4| Orgasm Unleashed by Eyal Matsliah

The man behind this book is a darling and I say that because I have had the immense pleasure of interacting with him. My biggest takeaway from this book is how to re-define my idea of pleasure. It is partly the thoughts in this book that formed the basis for this website.

5| The Artists' Way by Julia Cameron

This book made a believer out of me. I always thought that creativity was the preserve of a few. The 12 week lessons helped bring me back to my own sense of artistry. In addition, Julia provides a series of tools that are guaranteed to change your life.  Needless to say, I have read 3 of her other books. I appreciate her sense of coherence, clarity and uniformity in message.

6| 365 Ways To Connect With Your Soul

It helps a lot that I was a co-author here. This book is packed with 365 ways of pure inspiration to help you connect more with your soul. I was blown away by the numerous methods people use to connect with their souls, many of which are easily accessible to us- including coloring, decluttering, journalling and gratitude.

7| Soul Space by Xorin Balbes

My whole journey started with the simple urge to declutter and make my space a lot more supportive and representative of my inspirations, dreams and vision. I made it my life goal to change my relationship with my space. This is one book that lays down a systematic step by step process to get you to creating a sanctuary where you can find peace and joy- without too much jargon.

8| Code Red by Lisa Lister

I love being a woman but what I love most about it is the fact that we have access to great power during the menstrual cycle. It has been life-altering to chart my flow and understand the apparent mood swings, cravings, why I work best and when and making adjustments accordingly.  Women, get this book to help you understand your cycle. Men, get this book to help you better understand the women in your life. The world will be happier for it.

9| Revelation! by Suzanne R. Banks

I am crazy about using essential oils to support your wellbeing and this for me has been a goldmine in describing the various personalities of oils and using that to enhance mood. It has been a gold mine in explaining how and why to combine certain oils to get optimum results. It is worth a shot in trying to understand the dynamic nature of essential oils.

and finally:

10| The Richest Man In Babylon by George Samuel Clason

This is the simplest manual on wealth creation. A 7 step process told in the form of parables set in ancient Babylon, this classic still stands true today as it did when it was first written in 1926. Sometimes, the most profound lessons come packaged in very simple terms.

There you have it – 10 reads that I highly recommend. Have you read any of these books too? What books are on your list?

I’d love for you to share with me in the comments below!

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