Below are some favorite books and products that have helped in my journey to find peace & happiness in life.
This book Eckhart Tollee’s “A New Earth” really helped me understand the power of the ego and how that is not my True Self. Along with Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast which she interviews Eckhart chapter by chapter this is a valuable and important book. That said, I don’t really like the description of his book on this website so please don’t let that influence your decision to buy it or not.
“Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” is a great book that helped me understand what being an introvert meant and the wide range of characteristics. Did you know Amy Poehler is an introvert?!? Google her August 19, 2016 interview with People magazine.
How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neurologist, surveyed more than 2,000 people who have experienced enlightenment and how it affected their brains and lives. Fascinating reading with “practical strategies to activate those circuits in our own brains.”
Cyndi’s Memoir, May I Be Happy shows us even yoga teachers can struggle with self-image and how to appreciate our bodies no matter what our age.
The Book of Awakening is a must have! 365 days of inspiration to help you heal and appreciate what really matters in this world. Beautiful short stories, meaningful quotes and to top it off, a breathing exercise, meditation or other surprise for each day.
Rebel Buddha was revolutionary for me! A fresh approach on Buddhism for contemporary life. I loved it!
In Buddhist Boot Camp byTimber Hawkeye offers short chapters about Buddhism I felt were relatable and very inspirational!!
When I found, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, on a friend’s bookshelf, it was exactly what I needed during a dark time! A month by month guide to finding happiness and appreciating what’s good in our lives.
Any couple can benefit from reading The 5 Love Languages; The Secret to Love That Lasts to find out what their love language is. The free quiz on the Research page helps discover which is most important to you: “Acts of Service”, “Quality Time”, “Physical Touch”, “Words of Affirmation”, or “Receiving Gifts”? A definite eye opener to understanding your partner and visa versa!!
I recently bought this Manduka Pro Lite Indulge yoga mat after checking our several others and am very happy with my purchase. Manduka makes a quality mat that has a lifetime guarantee, is lightweight and with emissions-free manufacturing is mindful of the earth .
I’ve used this meditation cushion by Brentwood Home for a while now and love it! It’s pretty & well constructed.
Paperblanks are my favorite journals. Many styles have a handy envelope in the back to store treasures from your journey.