Here is a selection of books I'd recommend, covering the areas of mindfulness, meditation, wellbeing, mental health and encouraging reads on
living life to the fullest.
The selection will continue to grow each month, with the most recent books added to the top of the page.
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The Art of Living Your Dreams
We are all filled with infinite possibilities, and it's time to explore how powerful we truly are. With clear-eyed and masterful prose, Infinite Possibilities effortlessly reveals our true spiritual nature and exactly what it takes to find true happiness and fulfillment.
With Uncertainty and Change
Life sometimes seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn't we cling to the certainty of the shore--to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive.
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving.
A guide and map for recovering from childhood trauma.
This book also contains an overview of the tasks and a great many practical tools and techniques for recovering from childhood trauma.
Letters of Affirmation & Empowerment for All of Us
Dear Universe is a lighthearted and insightful collection of inspirational letters--with a southern twist- that invites each of us to transform our social and spiritual lives. Written by Akili over the span of many years working as a counselor and educator, each letter glimmers with both the joy of self-realization and a universal wisdom that echoes across the page.
The Art of Happiness
A Handbook for Living
The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom.
How To Meditate
A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps you live in a wholehearted way.
The Art of Living Consciously
The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life.
Dr. Nathaniel Branden, our foremost authority on self-esteem, takes us into new territory, exploring the actions of our minds when they are operating as our life and well-being require - and also when they are not.
Essential Wisdom for Getting Through The Storm
Thich Nhat Hanh
Renowned Zen master and Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives.
Just F*cking Do It
Stop Playing Small. Transform Your Life.
JUST F*CKING DO IT will take you on a mind-altering journey of self discovery and personal transformation using an approach which combines psychological rigour with spiritual power.
The Trauma of Everyday Life
Dr Mark Epstein
Guided by the Buddha's life as a profound example of the power of trauma, Epstein closely examines his own experience and that of his psychiatric patients to help us all understand that the way out of pain is through it.
The Brain that Changes Itself
Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science.
Here bestselling author, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge reveals the secrets of the cutting-edge science of 'neuroplasticity'. He introduces incredible case histories - blind people helped to see, IQs raised and memories sharpened.
How Emotions are Made
The Secret Life of the Brain
lisa Feldman Barrett
Emotions aren't universally pre-programmed in our brains and bodies; rather they are psychological experiences that each of us constructs based on our unique personal history, physiology and environment.
A Practical guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World.
Mark Williams, Danny Penman.
Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to break the cycle of anxiety, stress unhappiness and exhaustion.
The Body Keeps Score
Mind, brain and body, in the transformation of trauma
Bessel Van Der Kolk
Here one of the world's experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.
The Japanese secret to a long and happy life.
Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles
It's the Japanese word for a reason to live or a reason to jump out of bed in the morning. It's the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.
The Miracle Morning
The 6 Habits that will Transform Your Life
The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level.
You Are Amazing
Uplifting Quotes to Boost Your Mood and Brighten Your Day.
There’s so much that’s great about you. So much that’s worth honouring and cherishing. This little book of quotes is full of words of gratitude and appreciation that will make you recognize and remember that YOU ARE AMAZING.
The Power of the Heart
Finding Your True Purpose
Baptist De Pape
A journey to discover the power of your heart that will transform how you think about money, health, relationships, and success and how you live in relation to them. You will discover an original and authentic power, one that is buried inside yourself like a hidden treasure.
You Are Special
A Story for Everyone
If you've ever wondered 'What do others think of me?' If you've ever felt judged by the world. If you've ever wanted to change only to please someone else. Then let this simple tale share a beautiful truth - you are special just the way you are.
Start With Gratitude
Daily Gratitude Journal
Life can be stressful and filled with problems and anxiety. But it is also filled with beauty, and joy, and fulfillment. If you focus on the latter you will start noticing the stressful events less and begin enjoying and treasuring every day more.
Change Your Aura, Change Your Life
A Step by Step Guide to unfolding Your Spiritual Power
Barbara Y Martin, Dimitri Moraitis
The aura is your spiritual blueprint. By changing the quality of your aura, you can automatically change the quality of your life.
The Places That Scare You
A Guide to Fearlessness
One of the most inspiring spiritual teachers of our time offers simple, practical advice for living with less fear, less anxiety and a more open heart.
The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
In The Untethered Soul Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, by tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness,
How your Mind can Heal your Body
David R. Hamilton PhD
Dr Hamilton explores the effect of visualization, belief and positive thinking on the body, and shows how using our imagination and mental processes can stimulate our own defences and healing systems to combat disease, pain and illness.
You are the Placebo
Making your mind matter
Dr Joe Dispenza
In You Are the Placebo, Dr Joe Dispenza explores the history, the science and the practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. The many amazing cases studies will empower you to personally.
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
In Quiet, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts.
The Pathway of Surrender
David R Hawkins
The book is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality and spiritual growth.