The following books were all game changers for me. I loved reading every word, was inspired by the message, and used the lessons they taught to make my life better. These are all books that I keep close at hand and refer to on a regular basis. I hope you find value in them.
When I read I Thought It was Just Me by Brene Brown I knew I wasn’t crazy and that I was going to be ok.
The War of Art, a quick read by Steven Pressfield, is written for artists but applies to anyone who wants to accomplish something. I’ve read it from start to finish four times in the first ten months that I owned it and refer to it all the time.
The 4-Hour Workweek was my introduction to Tim Ferris. A must read for anyone who wants to maximize their time.
The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris completely changed the way I eat and exercise.
I have had The 4-Hour Chef, Tim Ferris’ next book, pre-ordered for months. Can’t wait until it comes out. Update: It finally showed up and is as awesome as I hoped.
I’m not vegan but try to keep my diet extremely plant focused. Kris Carr’s amazing cookbook, Crazy, Sexy Kitchen is teaching me a lot about loving my veggies and eating healthier.
Chris Guillebeau is my high water mark. He’s class act all the way around. The Art of Non-Conformity is a must read for anyone who is looking for something a little different than the American Dream.
My husband bought You Can Heal Your Life on the recommendation of a friend and never opened it. I was ready to toss it in the Goodwill pile, but at the last second decided to flip through it. I’m so glad I did. Louise Hay taught me that I had to change my life one stinky thought at a time.
Born to Run inspired me to not only take up running again but also gave me options to do it in a way that didn’t injure my body. And it’s just a great story to boot.
Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book Simple Abundance came into my life when everything was dark and dreary and gray. She shifted the trajectory of my life with the simple idea of the gratitude journal.