Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Books I've Ready Lately #7

Can you actually believe it?! I only have 3 more books to read before I hit my target of 30 in 2018! 

It has been much easier than I expected and I think I might have to bump it to 40 for next year just to challenge myself a bit more. Okay so here are the four books that I have read just lately.

Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson 
This is a series of short stories written by the hilarious Jenny Lawson. She suffers from some extreme mental health issues but always comes out stronger from it. Her books document some funny past life experiences as well as talk through her struggles. I was laughing out loud while reading this book – it is that funny and random. Definitely an entertaining read for when you feel like reading something a bit lighter.

Rushing Woman’s Syndrome – Dr. Libby Weaver 
This is a MUST READ for every woman. It’s such an essential book to understanding why your body is the way it is. It answers the health questions and provides solutions for things like bloating, fatigue, menstrual issues, feeling tired and wired all the time, anxiety, depression, sluggishness, caffeine addiction, alcohol addiction etc. It is such an eye-opening book that teaches you how to properly care for your nervous system and adrenal functioning. It discusses the phenomena of women’s health deteriorating due to our fast-paced lifestyles. This is a highly education must read for any woman to better understand their body.

Am I Doing This Right? – Tanya Hennessy 
I loved how raw and authentic this book was! Tanya structured telling stories about her life in the form of an ‘encyclopedia of bri-tanya’. Each letter of the alphabet symbolised a topic that she would discuss and there was not much left uncovered. Main topics included; love, boys, bullying, body image, exercise and the many struggles we encounter as women. This book was like a breath of fresh air and I really enjoyed the light hearted read.

Many Lives, Many Masters - ― Brian L. Weiss 
Okay so this is my latest read and let me warn you – it’s a weird one. It follows the concept of reincarnation and uncovering previous lives through hypnosis. The general principle is that we are all souls who come back in lifeforms to learn lessons about life. It is a seriously interesting read and great for expanding the imagination.

“Why do we come back to learn? Why can’t we learn as spirits.” “Those are different levels of learning, and we must learn some of them in the flesh. We must feel the pain. When you’re a spirit you feel no pain. It is a period of renewal. Your soul is being renewed. When you’re in the flesh, you can feel pain; you can hurt.” 

“More learning can occur when there are many obstacles then when thear are few or none. A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul's growth. You may have chosen the more difficult life so that you could accelerate your physical progress” 

“One of the most important of life´s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom. This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations. Breaking attachments leads to freedom, but breaking attachments does not mean abandoning a loving and meaningful relationship, a relationship that nourishes your soul. It means ending dependency on any person or thing. Love is never a dependency.” 

See you in the next and last installment of this series for the year! I'll finish off the last 3 books over the coming weeks and give you an update with my thoughts / a wrap up about reading for the year.

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