These books to help balance your life are beautifully written, and important to help you cope in the world as an empath (someone who gets upset about all the unkindness in the world, including to other beings). These books are not by big celebrities, but rather offer hope and wisdom, if you need to just chill out a bit, so you can recognise your own beliefs amid the noise of the outside world, and come back to who you really are. There lies inner peace.
The Little Book of Life Change
The Little Book of Big Life Change explores 9 key areas of wellbeing. Carries help you understand how to look after the pushed-aside parts of life: nutrition, breath, movement, rest, cleansing, thought, unity, purpose and love. better understand the foods you eat, decreased unwanted substances around you, become aware of your thoughts and how they affect how you feel, and be mindful of what you buy Interweaving science with experience and ancestral wisdom, Carrie Ciula helps us understand ways that we can be in a state of imbalance, and shows how to hone in on a few all-important but often pushed-aside parts of life:
Landscape Your Life (with help from trees)
Can’t See the Wood for the Trees? is a guide to landscaping your life, to get back on track. Alison Smith explains that your subconscious already knows the answers you seek. So rather than ‘trying to find the answer’ to problems, go the other way and just let go of habits that no longer serve, until the solutions present themselves naturally. It’s like when Columbo could not figure out the crime; he always cracked the case when he was eating chilli.
If you can’t see the wood for the trees, feel like a fish out of water or are going around in circles, use the language you describe for your stuck situation, to find the solution. Offering an effective process based on the power of metaphors, break down barriers to translate help into real life. Use nature as your coach, and nature’s landscapes as metaphors for your life. Look to patterns in nature (caterpillar/butterfly, seasons, day/night, the tides and the germination of seeds) to find answers that you seek.
A Book to Make Easier Decisions
Don’t Over Think It: How to Make Easier Decisions is for anyone who would like to know how to make easier decisions. For anyone who suffers from over-thinking, making decisions can be a real bugbear. What if you make the wrong decision, and others suffer?
Anne Bogel shows how to overcome negative thought patterns that stop you keep making the same self-sabotaging mistake, and replace unhealthy and unhelpful modes of thinking, with positive thought patterns. This can bring more peace into your life. And just like people who meditate, when you feel at peace, you are more likely to make better decisions.
Find changes to make an immediate and lasting difference in how to deal with questions from whether you should buy those flowers, to what to do with your life. This creates a framework to make choices you feel comfortable with.
An eagle needs two wings to fly. If an eagle were to try to fly with just one wing he would only spin around in circles on the ground. The same is true with many people going around in circles, getting more and more frustrated and kicking up a lot of dust. Rick Joyner
A Five-Step Approach to Balanced Goals
A More Beautiful Life is a guide to a five-step approach, to living balanced goals with heart. This is not about tracking and measuring everything to death, but by meeting you right where you are. Traditional goal setting, can set us up for failure. We attempt to answer the question ‘Where do I want to end up in life?’ But these plans with journals, spreadsheets and complicated tools are too long and elaborate, and nothing like real life.
Instead, this book does not focus on outcomes, but embraces who we are, and lets that understanding guide us towards a better life. Whitney shares her system that starts with what matters most to you, and frees you from comparison. You won’t have to become someone else:
- H – Help yourself
- E – Empower yourself
- A – All your people
- R – Resources & responsibilities
- T – Trade
Create a meaningful life, that’s all yours. You won’t feel imbalanced or off-centre as you pursue one area, fearing it will cost you somewhere else. Create goals that are aligned with where you want to go in life. Don’t change who you are, to ‘follow the system’. No more deadlines, no more tracking and no more nonsense!
Author Whitney English believes anyone can live a beautiful life, and believes gratitude is the birthplace, love is the answer and if you’re real you can’t be ugly. She has a degree in interior design and has studied management at Parsons in New York City.