My top three have to be Playing Big by Tara Mohr, High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard and Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly. I know what you're thinking by the titles alone, but let me tell you, these books were at the right place at the right time and have nothing to do with gurus pushing you to the top. Each one is so unique and centers around showing up as your true self, your best self regardless of what you are doing. Living your purpose fully! Each one challenged me in ways that had me saying "hell yeah" outloud. Once I even got so revved up, I threw my highlighter across the room with a personal high five. These three books have given new meaning to inner critic, resistance and how I really want to show up for the people in my life! And not one of them made me feel like I had to be doing what someone else was doing to be successful. Quite the opposite. If you are sitting at the threshold of the next level of your journey, I highly recommend these three books.
Next on the list had to be There is No App for Happiness and A Life Worth Breathing both by Max Strom. I've trained two years with Max and I love his message. Both of these books center around breathing, yoga and meditation in a practical way. You don't have to be a yogi to read either one. As a matter of fact, everyone should read the first, There is No App for Happiness as a way to maneuver in this ever changing world of technology. You can also find Max's TedX talks here! Run, don't walk! WATCH THEM TODAY!!!!
There Is No App for Happiness Breathe to Heal
I also read The Fifth Agreement by Ruiz, Life's Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard, A Confident Heart by Renee Swope (also the creator of Proverbs 31 Ministries page on Facebook), and Covering Your Business in Prayer by Jennifer Allwood. Each one bringing spirituality into the day to day.
Finally, I read Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown. I really enjoyed Braving as I do with all of Brené's books. For me they validate the fact that I'm not the only one having the same feelings. As for taking that validation and actually doing something with it, I have to go back to the first three books.
My favorite daily devotional read is still Mark Nepo The Book of Awakening. I've been reading and re-reading it since 2014. And of course my newest and best yoga book that I'm totally loving is Yoga for Healthy Aging by Baxter Bell.
So there you have it! Just a few of the books I've read this year. Let me know what you're reading right now and what you recommend. I'm ready to start my list for 2018.