Book Recommendations 12 April 2017

Why hello there. It's been a while! I've had a lot of messages requesting a blog post with book recommendations soooo, here it is. I hope my short descriptions can help you to find whatever it is you might be searching for. If not, give them a quick google to get more of an idea.

PS. Not all of them are in this smashing selfie.

The Untethered Soul - Michael A Singer
This book was the prerequisite for my yoga teacher training and I wish it was a required reading for every human on the planet. I first listened to it as an audiobook and had it playing every time I jumped in the car - highly recommend, especially if you're someone that doesn't have much spare time to pick up the book (it's a quick read and great to have a hard copy). The first three chapters are: The Voice Inside Your Head, Your Inner Roommate, and Who Are You? - you'll be hooked from the get go. Michael's way of explaining things is very similar to Wayne Dyer - simple, straight forward and easy to comprehend. 

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
I watched The Secret (movie) quite a few years ago and loved it. Last year, on my way to the Maldives for a surf trip I stood in the bookshop at the airport waiting for something to jump out at me. I needed something that would help shift me out of a not-so-great mindset and negative self talk. There was just one copy of The Secret on the shelf, I flicked through it and it was exactly what I needed. I whizzed through it like a speed demon on the final flight and it changed the way I approached the whole trip. Surfing every day and doing my best to apply what I had learned in the book made for a pretty life changing holiday.

Wishes Fulfilled - Wayne Dyer
Firstly, Wayne Dyer speaks to my soul! He is my favourite author and I connect with all of his work. I'd like to challenge you to find a more soothing voice too - his audios are extremely calming. This is the book that featured quite a bit on my Instagram in March and it has changed my life. I love that we can be one book away from a completely new way of thinking. I was craving some guidance on manifesting and I wanted to hear it from Wayne. I walked into a book shop, found his books and read the back of about 5 books and thought hmm, either they don't have something or I'm meant to hear it from someone else. I picked up Wishes Fulfilled last and bam, SPOT ON. The Secret is a great place to start with manifesting to get you thinking differently but Wishes Fulfilled takes it to an entirely new level.

Other must reads from Wayne Dyer are The Shift which is also a movie - highly recommend grabbing the book to flick through and highlight, I'm a notorious highlighter, Excuses Begone I have just dipped my fingers into this one, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Wayne's interpretation of the Tao Te Ching - incredible.

Audios that I'd highly recommend from Wayne Dyer are Everyday Wisdom this was the first I had heard of Wayne Dyer and fell in love instantly - it's a bunch of life changing one liners and you can skip / start the 1hr track anywhere you like (I purchased it as an audiobook through iBooks on my phone, it's also available for free on YouTube but I got sick of it getting cut off everytime I closed the app, ya know!), 101 Ways to Transform Your Life is another absolute banger. I love listening to Wayne when I'm in the car and craving some calmness or if I'm ever struggling to get off to sleep.

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman
Oh the differences between a Law degree and Yoga Teacher Training. We were required to do a book review on Way Of The Peaceful Warrior. Hands down the most enjoyable 'assignment' I have been given. If you prefer to follow a story more than a self help book, this is your jam. It has also been made into a movie, woo! So pop it on the movie night list and invite the fam & friends.

The Surrender Experiment - Michael A Singer
This year my mantra is to only do things that feel good. For the first time in 25 years I have been really connecting with my intuition and letting that guide me. So when two friends suggested I read Michael Singer's second book all about surrendering to the flow of life, I walked straight to the bookshop and then sat on a hill glued to the book for the next hour. There really is no other way to live life and this book is all about how the author of The Untethered Soul let life live through him, rather than forcing it. Extremely inspiring. Must read.

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
My Dad had been planting seeds and little ideas to ponder many years before I felt ready to dive into The Power of Now for myself. It's not really a book you will sit down and read cover to cover. More of a bedside bible that you will pick up, read, and ponder for a few days / years. If you would like to be more present, this book is the leader in Now ;).

The Healing Code - Alexander Loyd
When I was studying Law I was guaranteed to be hit with tonsillitis twice a year. Semester One exam block followed by Semester Two exam block. Common denominator? Ridiculous amounts of stress and burning the candle at both ends with ZERO coping mechanisms in place. The Healing Code technique healed my tonsillitis quicker than antibiotics ever could and educated me in an instant on the effects stress has on our body. Stress switches our immune system off, therefore leaving us completely open to illness and disease. The Healing Code allows us to eliminate the stress and therefore switch our immune system back on. This book is a life changer. Especially those with 'incurable' issues - chronic fatigue etc.

Unwritten - Jack Delosa
Jack Delosa was the first person I found that was combining business and spirituality. Jack's approach to entrepreneurship and living a life that aligns with your purpose is refreshing and something I very much agree with. I read this book on the plane from Brisbane to Melbourne - yep in 2 hours. I was on fire and could barely see past my glasses when I got off the plane. If you are seeking some guidance in relation to purpose and also your career this is a must read.

The Secret Language Of Your Body - Inna Segal
I am obsessed with the metaphysical meanings of illnesses and disease. Our body communicates with us in very obvious ways but we have been taught to ignore it. This book is a brilliant guide / glossary to the meaning behind a long list of physical ailments. Very interesting to flick through. Another great book which is very similar is 'Your Body's Telling You: Love Yourself'.

I think that is all for now. I will continue to add to this list as I get through some more books in my pile!

Currently making my way through The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho, Power Vs Force - David R. Hawkins and Beyond Past Lives - Mira Kelley. Loooving them!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Elle xx