These are a few of my recommended reads:

Over the years, I’ve come across some really insightful, helpful and moving people and works that are game-changers. And while I reference some of them in my blogs and podcasts, I want to make a short list of some of the references that I frequently recommend. Below are some of my favorites. Most are probably already familiar names to you.

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The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

Danielle LaPorte brings you a holistic life-planning tool that will revolutionize the way you go after what you want in life. You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing the feeling that you hope achieving that goal will give you.

Identify your “core desired feelings” in every life domain: livelihood & lifestyle, body & wellness, creativity & learning, relationships & society, and essence & spirituality. Find on Amazon: The Desire Map

  • Create practical “Goals with Soul” to generate your core desired feelings
  • Why easing up on your expectations actually liberates you to reach your goals
  • Self-assessment quizzes, worksheets, and complete Desire Mapping tools for creating the life you truly long for

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[one_fourth]Crazy Sexy Cancer[/one_fourth]

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Crazy Sexy Cancer

As a friend and cancer survivor myself, this book has particular personal meaning to me and helps server as a message of hope and inspiration. Kris was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer at 31-years old. She left her acting career upon diagnosis to film her journey for the next four years. Find on Amazon: Crazy Sexy Cancer

If you like this, check out her other books:

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
Crazy Sexy Green Juice Recipes 
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
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[one_fourth]Women Food and Desire[/one_fourth]

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Women, Food, and Desire: Honor Your Cravings, Embrace Your Desires, Reclaim Your Body

My pal Alex Jamieson showd us how our cravings are the gatekeepers of our deepest longings and desires; how transforming habits set us free; and how detoxing unclutters our bodies and minds so we may engage in our lives with more power and authenticity. Find on Amazon: Women Food and Desire
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[one_fourth]The davidji Meditation Experience[/one_fourth]

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The davidji Meditation Experience, Vol. 1

10 amazing tracks from my own meditation guru, Davidji. And if you are new to meditation, check out his book, Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation Find on Amazon: The davidji Meditation Experience
Secrets to Meditation: Personal Transformation
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[one_fourth]The Disease to Please[/one_fourth]

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The Disease To Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know this is something I quote all of the time, because so many of us have this Disease to Please. If you say yes when you really want to say no, apologize often, avoid confrontation, and put everyone else before yourself – you probably have the Disease to Please too! Find on Amazon: The Disease to Please
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[one_fourth]You Can Heal Your Life[/one_fourth]

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You Can Heal Your Life

Queen of the power of affirmations, Louise Hay wrote this book about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. Her message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Find on Amazon: You Can Heal Your Life
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[one_fourth]Dying to be me[/one_fourth]

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Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing

This will change the way you think about death. In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth…and the actual cause of her disease. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself…and that there are miracles in the Universe that she’d never even imagined. Find on Amazon: Dying to be Me
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[one_fourth]A Mastery of Love
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A Mastery of Love – Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz uses inspirational stories to impart the wisdom of three fundamental Toltec masteries (Awareness, Transformation, and Love). He exposes fallacies and misplaced expectations about love that permeate most relationships.
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[one_fourth]Drama of the Gifted Child
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Drama of the Gifted Child – Alice Miller

Alice Miller explores the pain and meaning behind experiencing and surviving childhood drama and trauma. Many of us will recognize our experience as the “gifted” child that learned to adapt in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their ”love.” Find on Amazon: Drama of the Gifted Child[/three_fourth_last]
 
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Love Zodiac: The Essential Astrology Guide for Women – The AstroTwins

Join my favorite astrologer duo, The AstroTwins as they help you demystify men and transform any relationship. Discover what you see in him and what he’ll see in you according to your astronomical anatomy. Find on Amazon: Love Zodiac[/three_fourth_last]
 

Other Good Stuff:

[one_fourth]Lavender Oil
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Lavender Essential Oil

One of my favorite all-around essential oils to breathe in and relax before meditating or any time during the day. Great before meetings, auditions or other stress triggers. doTERRA: Lavender Essential Oil[/three_fourth_last]
 

[one_fourth]Stress Away Oil
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Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

Another favorite essential brand of mine is Young Living. They have high quality oils and some great scent blends including this one… which says it all 😉 Find on Amazon: Stress-Away Oil[/three_fourth_last]
 

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All Natural Microwaveable Heating Pad

I have been using these for years and love them. The gal who used to make mine for years is no longer producing them, but this is a very similar product. The materials are all natural and are great to sooth sore muscles, relax you while you meditate, or to warm you up on a cold night. They are microwavable so you can avoid toxic EMF waves from electric heating pads. Find on Amazon: Microwaveable Heating Pad[/three_fourth_last]