One of my favorite things to do in January is to set a #readingchallenge goal for myself. Reading is SUCH an important part of my job - if you are a client, you know how much I love to suggest books that will help you in your healing journey! This year I plan to read at least 30 books. Here are three that I'm starting with this month.
Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty. Ok - if you have talked to me at all in the last few months, you know that I am totally obsessed with this man and this book. I love how he integrates "old school" spiritual teachings with more modern takes on life. This book packs a huge wisdom punch while also delivering genuine smiles, laughs, and "uh-huhs" for the reader. If the thought of reading 300 pages on mindfulness scares or bores you - try dipping your toe in with this one. I promise it won't disappoint.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. As most of you probably know, this is not a new book - it was first published in 1999. But it still remains as relevant as EVER. I think it should be required reading every year, tbh. In this book, you'll learn how to take a step back and to observe your thoughts so you can stop being so darn "hooked" by them. Tolle's tone is so matter of fact at times that it almost slaps you awake (in a good way). For me, this book goes into the category of "life changing." So I will read it again. And again. And again.
We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen. I have actually been listening to this one as an audiobook and it makes me LOOK FORWARD TO SITTING IN TRAFFIC. That's how good it is. McKowen tells a brutally honest story of her sobriety journey that will inspire you to take a closer look at your own life and relationship with alcohol (or other addictive behaviors). A great read for #dryjanuary and beyond.
What's on your reading list this month?? Would love to hear in the comments below!