If you find yourself searching for light, beauty and bliss right now, I am with you.
This time is a beautiful time, it’s a time for honesty, truth and love. More love than anything else.
I’ve been searching for things to pour my heart into, cultivating authentic connections and renewal in all aspects of life. Although being “busy” and “productive” are not my focuses right now, I’m still yearning for growth and tools + practices I can use, so that I can continue evolving bit by bit as the days pass me by.
In the next few weeks, we’ll talk through book recommendations, podcasts, social brands + accounts and healing practices that are bringing me joy, love and bliss.
Getting lost in a book will always be one of my favorite healing practices and joyful experiences. Learning more about the minds and lives of the best of the best in their respective fields is incredibly insightful, energizing and a reminder that all of us have the opportunity to share a collective experience.
I’m currently reading the following books this month: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra, Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis, Untamed by Glennon Doyle and Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett.
Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra
Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra is an inspiring read that allows us to rethink how we are committing to ourselves in allowing deeper awareness, change and renewal in our minds and bodies. I’m only three chapters in and I’m so grateful that I have picked up this read during this strange, but beautiful time.
“Your mind is calm and not overworked. You enjoy being in its presence. You don’t feel haunted by guilty and shameful thoughts. Your memories fill out your experiences; you accept them for what they are. You don’t try to control your thoughts. The more freely they come, the better.”Deepak Chopra
Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis
Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis motivates readers to find and establish a creative practice and really debunks the stereotypes of what makes a “creative” person and proves that everyone can be creative in some shape or form.
“We’ve been trained to avoid creative obstacles rather than risk trying to surmount them.”Chase Jarvis
Jarvis introduces and walks us through his IDEA system: IMAGINE what you want to create, DESIGN a daily practice that supports that dream, EXECUTE on your ambitious plans and AMPLIFY your impact through a supportive community.
Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett
Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett is an honest read that makes us dive deep into our feelings and ask ourselves, “are we truly comfortable with how we feel?” This time of solitude is the perfect opportunity for all of us to dive deeper into how we feel and giving others the space to share how they feel as well.
Marc discusses in his book that the mental wellbeing of children and adults is shockingly poor. He provides a practical and transformative 5-step strategy backed with psychological research, educational practice and compelling stories to ensure that humanity, as a collective, can make emotional intelligence come alive.
“We all want our lives, and the lives of the people we love to be free of hardship and troubling events. We can never make that happen. We all want our lives to be filled with healthy relationships, compassion and a sense of purpose. That we can make happen.”Marc Brackett
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
If you haven’t heard already, people everywhere are raving on Glennon Doyle’s newest book, Untamed. This read will guide women to not only find their voice, but liberate women: emotionally, spiritually and physically.
This book is for you if you have felt small, quiet, afraid and you ready to embrace your wild, brave heart. After listening to Glennon Dolye sharing her truth with Brené Brown on her podcast, Unlocking Us I was so excited to pick up this read and elevate my mood by reading this gem.
“Blessed are those brave enough to make things awkward, for they wake us up and move us forward.”Glennon Doyle