Happiness Life Women

Recommended reading to awake the soul and mind

December 12, 2016

Looking to get some reading down time during the holiday period while inspiring the spirit?

Everyone has a few recommendations for books that have helped them on their way throughout life.  I’d like to share mine with you, in order of preference, to give you a shake up and get you thinking.

Reflections on the Art of Living – Joseph Campbell

My definite favourite all time book, you can just browse through this and take from it what you will.  It provides simple stories and essays about life which encourage you to think, question and create change.

Women who run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

If you’re a women this is the book that enables you to fully explore what it is to be female, in all its facets.  This is one book that should live on your night-stand and is the go-to in times of mediation, trouble and reflection.

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

Giving you an inspiration guided journey towards your creativity, I strongly recommend Julia Cameron’s practice of artist dates and morning pages, among other things, to anyone looking to unlock their creativity.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Written by Margaret Atwood, this is something for every woman to ponder.  Atwood’s foresight into the possibilities of the plight of women into the future is chilling.  Published in 1985, she has captured a world which we see in real life in some parts of our world.

The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

One of my favourite modern day thinkers.  Take from this a range of thing but it gives a great insight into us as tribes, our consumerism, our thinking and what drives us.

He: Understanding Male Psychology – Robert A Johnston

An interesting take from this famed Jungian analyst about the male psyche – definitely a great grounding for understanding a different perspective about men.

I’d love to also hear from you regarding what you’re reading if you’d like to share.



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