Monday, January 13, 2014


There is a definite theme in my reading over the last few months. I have loved all the books I have gone through but I have also realized that I think my next book needs to be a great piece of fiction! So much serious/soul searching/contemplative reading can leave someone feeling inspired and burnt out all at once.

I thought it would be fun to compile these for you all though- like I said above, I have truly loved reading all of these for what they brought to the table. They are insightful, they get you thinking, and they really open you up to new ways of thinking and its amazing. So here we go ...

The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health by Michio Kushi: This is my most current read and I am still in Pt 1 but hoping to finish by the end of January. I have been intrigued by macrobiotics since I heard Courtney Love practiced it years ago (awesome, right?!) and now I am finally getting educated on the topic!

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne: Simply amazing. The most inspiring book I have read lately and I have put so much of this book into practice since reading it last month. The accompanying documentary is also really good but I encourage you strongly to read the book- I got much more out of it!

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone: This is the book that started it all for me. It combines vegan and macrobiotic principles and inspired me to try the vegan lifestyle. Easy to read and includes tips, information, and recipes.

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain: I am also currently reading this book as a follow up to The Secret. Nate's mom gifted this book to us a few years ago when we were too young and silly to understand how good it really is. It has meditations, visualization activities, and great insight to creating the life you want by using your greatest asset ... your mind!

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen: This book is exactly what it sounds like. The most straight forward book I have read on Buddhism and broke down all the aspects into easy to understand sections. I definitely don't know everything there is to know about this religion but I feel more informed now for sure.

Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers by Thich Nhat Hanh: I have mentioned this book in a few other posts because it was so good. I have several other books by Thich on my to-read list. This book was really what I needed to relate my Christian upbringing with the parts of Buddhism that I really connect to.

What have you been reading? ♥

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