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My Reading List

  1. You Can Heal Your Life

 Louise L. Hay

I’m actually rereading this book. It’s a self-help book that was written in 1984. The author actually released her first book at 60 years of age, and this book is her second. This book is a must read! In the book, Louise encourages readers to get down to the root of their real problem. She includes a ton of exercises that reveal our inner truth, and then she helps us rebuild our inner beings back together. She challenges us to face ourselves and love ourselves exactly for who we truly are. She helps the reader turn every thought, experience, and statement into a positive one. Each chapter begins with a beautiful declaration of self-worth. It’s best to read them out loud. My favorite quote from “You can heal your life” is, “Think of a rose from the time it is a tiny bud. As it opens to full flower, till the last petal falls, it is always beautiful, always perfect, always changing. So it is with us. We are always perfect, always beautiful, and ever changing.”

2. The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

This is my favorite book thus far. This book was written in 1988 by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. The books theme is about finding ones destiny. The story takes you through a whirlwind of emotions, and experiences that the character Santiago faces. Every single experience he faces mirrors life. The character’s ups and downs, failures, heart ache, losses and victories, can all be related back to our lives. My favorite quote from the book is, “when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true.” The Alchemist encourages readers to believe that all things are possible! This book will change your life.

  1. The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition

 Gary Chapman

I read this book in South Africa and it taught me so much about love. The author, Gary Chapman, breaks “Love” down into 5 different categories. He explains how love is perceived differently for everyone. Gary believes that if we master all 5 languages, loving others and finding love will be enjoyable. He includes real life experiences and couples who all practiced his methods. Readers are encouraged to find out their love language as well! This book will help you to improve all relationships and your attitude towards other people.

“Love is the fundamental building block of all human relationships. It will greatly impact our values and morals. I am also convinced that love is the most important ingredient in the single’s search for meaning.”

  1. Trust Your Journey

Raelia Lewis

I wrote this book over the span of a year. I had experienced so much in my life, and I wanted to share my story with other people. Trust Your Journey is a self-help book that encourages the reader to follow their dreams, create opportunities where there appears to be none, and to focus only on positivity. The book includes real life experiences and visionary exercises that are great coping methods for depression, fear, and anxiety. I am very open about my heart ache, losses, and wavering faith. I close out each chapter with amazing reflections that will teach the reader how to grasp life’s lessons.

“I use to think that his rejection was the worst thing that could have happened. I fell in love with a man who didn’t love me back, and in my mind that was another loss for me. It took me almost a year to realize that this man gave me a huge gift. You see there is no shame in losing someone who doesn’t love you; the only shame is in losing someone who does.”

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason

This is the next book that I’ll be reading. I’ve heard a ton of great things about the story! The Richest Man is a story that takes place in Babylon. It gives financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom.