OUR RECOMMENDED BOOKS TO NOURISH THE MIND AND FIRE THE SOUL! THIS MONTH, WE SELECT OUR TOP FIVE ‘360 SPRING CLEAN’ (RESET, RESTORE, REPURPOSE) READS FOR ALL…
1. How To Live A Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science + Practical Wisdom by Jonathan Fields
Seriously . . . another book that tells you how to live a good life? Don’t we have enough of those? You’d think so. Yet, more people than ever are walking through life disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied, mired in regret, declining health, and a near maniacal state of gut-wrenching autopilot busyness. Whatever is out there isn’t getting through. We don’t know who to trust. We don’t know what’s real and what’s fantasy. We don’t know how and where to begin and we don’t want to wade through another minute of advice that gives us hope, then saps our time and leaves us empty.
How to Live a Good Life is your antidote; a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of a life well lived. Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and the author’s years-long quest to learn at the feet of masters from nearly every tradition and walk of life, this book offers a simple yet powerful model, the “Good Life Buckets ” – spend 30 days filling your buckets and reclaiming your life.
Each day will bring a new, practical yet powerful idea, along with a specific exploration designed to rekindle deep, loving, and compassionate relationships; cultivate vitality, radiance, and graceful ease; and leave you feeling lit up by the way you contribute to the world, like you’re doing the work you were put on the planet to do. How to Live a Good Life is not just a book to be read; it’s a path to possibility, to be walked, then lived.
2. Light Is The New Black: A Guide To Answering Your Soul’s Callings + Working Your Light by Rebecca Campbell
Light Is the New Black is a guidebook for a new breed of women who are here to be bright lights in the world – modern-day lightworkers, who agreed to be here at this time in history. In order to thrive in this new age, everything we do must be an authentic expression of who we truly are. Light Is the New Black will guide you back home to the callings of your soul, so you can light up the world with your presence.
Rebecca Campbell had her first awakening when she was a teenager, but without anyone to guide her, she ignored her soul’s callings and dimmed her light in order to fit in. Then, just before her 30th birthday, the life she had so consciously created began to crumble around her. It was as if the Universe turned off all the lights, so she had no choice but to rediscover her own. In this book, Rebecca shares her own journey, alongside practical tools to help you reconnect with the core of your being, and channelled messages from the Universe. Once you rediscover what you already know at soul level, you can offer the world something that only you can give.
3. The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus + Roman Tschäppeler
Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently?
A UK bestseller, The Decision Book distils into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used on MBA courses and elsewhere that will help you tackle these important questions – from the well known ‘the Eisenhower matrix for time management’ to the less familiar but equally useful ‘the Swiss Cheese model’. It will even show you how to remember everything you will have learned by the end of it.
Stylish and compact, this little black book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plot a presentation, assess someone’s business idea or get to know yourself better, this unique guide will help you simplify any problem and take steps towards the right decision.
4. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying by Marie Kondo
Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms, as well as covering a wide range of items in different categories.
The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change.
Marie Kondo has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is her in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.
5. BodyWise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence For Lifelong Health + Healing By Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams
Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain-headaches, backaches, or pelvic discomfort? Do you experience depression or feel anxious? Do you have allergies, rashes or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your sex drive somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a condition that Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams calls Chronic Body Depletion.
The condition can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body run down. In BodyWise, Dr. Rachel shows us not only how to treat the symptoms that plague us, but offers strategies for optimum health and lifelong healing.
Dr. Rachel presents an integrative approach that balances conventional medicine, wellness practices and intuition to heal the body both physically and emotionally. Exploring the causes of today’s most chronic health issues, BodyWise teaches women to understand the body’s innate wisdom, and to use a customised 28-day plan to restore their five fundamentals of health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving and finding purpose.
Written with the wisdom of a top physician but the warmth and humour of a close friend, BodyWise is a compelling and life-changing work that delivers hope, knowledge and advice on how to live a life that is healthy and truly fulfilling.