Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Must Have Books!

I am going to make lists of all my favorites this holiday season in different categories from books to meditation supplies to supplements I take daily! I will compile everything into a list HERE for reference and talk more specifically to each item in the dedicated post.

Today we explore….

The five books that have changed my life most

  1. Eat Pray Love … By Elizabeth Gilbert

I really couldn’t give two fucks how cliche it is that this is my number one. I actually picked up this book way before it was popular over 9 years ago at an airport on a whim. The funny thing is, I was actually headed to an Ashram myself in Kona, Hawaii for my Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training. I related SO much and I have read this book multiple times and refer back to it often. Through the divorce, finding my own spirituality again and just learning to love “alone”, this book is a companion to me forever.

2.The Alchemist … By Paulo Coelho

I firmly believe everybody in the world needs a copy of this book in their possession. This is the most beautiful written story for anyone who is a dreamer and believes in destiny and love. Some of the quotes I live by are from this book.

  • “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
  • “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

3. Daring Greatly … By Brene Brown

I don’t think a single book has taught me how to live my life more boldly and bravely than this book. I learned everything I know about vulnerability and authenticity from this book. It is beautiful. It has molded me as a parent, friend and one day I know this book will be instrumental in being vulnerable in love. This book is a game changer for anyone looking to live a more meaningful life and rid themselves of shame, guilt and fear.

4. Tuesday’s with Morrie … By Mitch Alboum

I picked up this book 15 years ago. It still has lessons that have stayed with me. The one thing that I remember so deeply from this book is the permission to FEEL. Really feel. All of an emotion before letting it go. I always loved the relationship between Mitch and Morrie. Flash Forward and it reminds me of my relationship with Bob now. I have my own “Morrie” and it is truly beautiful the wisdom and love having a special older friend brings into your life.

5. The Single Woman … By Mandy Hale

This book was my “bible” when I reentered the dating world. For the past 5 years I have referred back to it time and time again to make me laugh, snap me out of a mindset or just to feel a sense of camaraderie and empowerment in being single. It is sassy as described and fun! A must have classic book for any single lady out there!

All my favorites can be found HERE once again!

If you have a favorite book, add it into the comment section!

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  1. Suzanne Sirianni says:

    Love book recommendations thank you for this ! I too love Eat Pray Love and Teisdays with Morrie.
    I wanted another Tuesday’s with Morrie read so much .. Although I enjoyed the author’s other books I finally found another amazing book by learning about Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture.” I truly believe EVERYONE should have a copy of this book. Absolutely love it !

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