I want to share some of my favorite books that have really helped me. So I guess this really should be called what is in my library!
Excuse me your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn
I just love this book. It makes you really stop and think about how our negative thought patterns only attract more negative energy. She not only walks you thru this but tells you exactly how to shift your thoughts into positive energy. For example, did you ever realize that the statement “I want to lose weight” is a negative thought pattern? Think about it, it implies that you haven’t lost weight. Lynn stretches your mind into thinking about what would you FEEL like with that weight gone? What activity would you be able to do? Would your joints feel better? How much more energy would you have? When you focus on feeling all of the things that come along with a good weight then you are much more likely to attract weight loss. Make sense? I think this is a must read!
Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend
This is an oldie but goodie. I bet many of you even already have this book but never opened it. I consider myself a fairly good boundary maker but was shocked in learning that many of my issues with my immediate family members were because I really hadn’t set a boundary and more importantly that it was healthy to set boundaries. This book has so many great chapters but you could literally just read the first section and then head over to the specific chapter that is relevant to you. If you feel like you are being taken advantage of or find yourself frequently doing things you really didn’t want to do then you HAVE to read this. You are not setting boundaries! Read this and practice it. Your health depends on it.
Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
This book takes our seemingly random ailments and shows you how they are really just manifestations of your internal struggles coming out sideways. A mentor of mine introduced me to this book and at first I thought, yeah right, there is no way. However, I cannot tell you how many times this book has really brought out what exactly is going on in my life and then gave me tools to release it. It gets downright specific. For example, my cat bit me on my middle finger of my right hand. Now how random was that? I thought it was completely random until I read what that meant for that particular finger of that hand to have something happen to it and boy was I surprised. I now pull this out when I have something happen to me or hear of my friends having issues. I’m starting to use it with my patients who are getting recurrent issues. It is a fascinating book. You just have to open your mind a little bit for this one though so get ready. 🙂