We all need one another to be our mirrors, and to guide our way. Many great teachers have helped me develop my mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Here are some of their works.
AS A MAN THINKETH
by James Allen
First book that taught me I can become whoever I wish myself to be by changing my thoughts.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS
by Debbie Ford
How to embrace what our weaknesses and dark feelings.
THE UNTETHERED SOUL
by Michael A. Singer
A must read! Singer helps us explore deep inquiry into our inner voices and understanding ourselves.
A RETURN TO LOVE
by Marianne Williamson
How to love ourselves unconditionally and love others. Her writing contains religious undertone, but don't let that prevent you from learning from her experiences and insights.
by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Don't let the title deter you. Ghandi practices non-violence to reinforce what he wished to see in the world. Learn how to communicate with yourself and with others effectively and compassionately. The book provides solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace.
THE PURSUIT OF PERFECT
by Tal Ben-Shahar
Harvard professor specializing in positive psychology share his insights on our pursuit of perfection - how we channel our perfectionist tendency to our benefit vs. our detriment.
MISTAKES I MADE AT WORK
Edited by Jessica Bacal
25 influential women share their stories on what they learned from getting it wrong at work and in life. One of my favorite stories is that of Cheryl Strayed - the author of WILD.
By Amy Cuddy
Learn the science behind feeling confident and what we can do, especially with body postures, to help us feel more confident in the most challenging situations.
THE POWER OF HABIT
By Charles Duhigg
Duhigg breaks down the science behind how we form and break habits. His theories helped me circumvent some of my own unhealthy habits - i.e. eating chips in front of the television.
YOU ARE A BADASS
By Jen Sincero
During a challenging time in my life, a dear friend gave me this book to help me find my inner strength and believe in myself.
THE SOUL OF MONEY
By Lynn Twist
I met Lynn Twist at a leadership program and felt so touched by her gentle, genuine and kind energy. I have struggled with my relationship with money for most of my life. This book helps me see money as a currency of love, which is meant to flow in and flow out like water. Let money be a vehicle to reinforce what we value - let every dollar earned and spent represent our values.
By Fred Kofman
As a workplace culture consultant, I am always looking for ways to make the workplace effective and more human. Kofman shares what it means to run a conscious business. I especially enjoy using his framework in mediating conflict and fostering understanding in the workplace.
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE
By Oprah Winfrey
I like to keep this book on my bedside. If I had a tough day, I would open this book to a random page and read a short section before I go to bed. I find a lot of comfort in Oprah (her wisdom, her presence, and especially her voice). I also love that this book is a collection of short personal Oprah stories. Each story is a quick reminder for the way I want to show up in life.
By Elizabeth Gilbert
I have enjoyed Gilbert's works since reading "Eat, Prey, Love" almost 10 years ago. Big Magic is an easy read and a good reminder to remain curious. Value the seeker in me. Don't be so hard on myself. Let the inspiration and creativity come through at unexpected moments.
By Arianna Huffington
Another easy to read/ quick read. Learn from Huffington's experience on how to live a sustainable and meaningful life, in a society where most career women feel overwhelmed by the demands of work and home life.