The Body Rebel’s Picks

Spirit Junkie, Gabby Bernstein

I’ve been reading this book for months – it always sits in my living room so its handy. If you’re wanting to transform portions of your life, or just re-jig your already great life – this is the book. It’s a great read – compelling, funny, real, down to earth, easy to pick up over and over again. Gabby writes just like she talks and inspires you to consider your perceptions and take action, however big or small.

SELF-LOVE 101 WORKSHEET

This worksheet was developed by the Health Coach Institute, where I got all my training and I’ve found really helpful to do every few months.  So important to give yourself some love and this will give you specific and easy ways to do that.

I Can See Clearly Now, Dr Wayne Dyer

The title of this book pretty much says it all! Wayne Dyer is an author, motivational speaker and self-help pioneer. I can read or listen to him for hours and always come away with several AHA’s! Here’s one of his quotes I love: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

The Shopaholic Series, Sophie Kinsella

If your looking for an escape and some good laughs – the Shopaholic books are amazing. I love all of them – read some over a rainy weekend, some on the beach, on a plane, in bed. When I wanted to relax and not have a care in the world, these books were my go to.

Sometimes we just can’t figure out a way to do something….we may be looking for how to make it “perfect” or we may have told ourselves that we don’t know how.  Very often fear comes into play and paralyses us.  When that happens to me, and believe me it does, I look at this as a reminder that

How to Eat, Thich Nhat Hanh

I picked up this book when I wanted to find a way to be more mindful when I was eating. This is a small book and with a chapter being one page! I read a page before I eat my dinner every night and I think about it as I’m eating dinner – talk about being mindful! It works and is so simplistic – as it should be 🙂

The Good Bean Original salted roasted Chickpea snacks

The Good Bean is a terrific high protein snack that is satisfying and gives you all the nutrients you need in an organic snack. It’s also good for travelling as the package ziplock and it comes in single serving size too. Enjoy!

Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint Tea

“If you love peppermint, this is the tea for you – organic, fair trade and amazing fresh, cool flavour! Peppermint is said to enhance your dreams, and stimulate passion and creativity.”

Celestial Seasonings - Bengal Spice Tea

This is like dessert in a cup! It has a spice (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla) and a light Chai taste to it that puts the finishing touch on a good dinner or at the end of a long day. And there’s no caffeine – one of my regular go to’s. Enjoy!

Brent Brown - The Gifts of Imperfection

The subtitle – “let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are” – is a great way to describe why you’ll want to read this book. Brené has made a career out of studying difficult emotions such as fear and shamed and here she emphasizes that above all other ingredients of living an emotionally healthy life is the importance of loving ourselves. Touché!

Ticht Naht Hahn - No Mud, No Lotus

Have you ever thought about if there was no left, there would be no right, or if there was no sad, how would we recognize happy?  This book helped show me that what we think is “negative” or “bad”, can actually show us the way to all the good stuff in life!
The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.”

Love Good Fats Rich Chocolatey Almond Bars

“Fat is back…Sugar is Out!”
These bars are so tasty – not full of crap and really good for you!  They are a great snack and I even freeze them – delicious! Gluten free, non-GMO and this one is nut-free too.

Love Good Fats Mint Chocolate Chip Bars

“Fat is back…Sugar is Out!”
These bars are so tasty – not full of crap and really good for you!  They are a great snack and I even freeze them – delicious! Gluten free and non-GMO.

The Universe Has Your Back Journal

“Hold space for your dreams and manifest your greatest desires with this inspiring journal from #1 New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein.”
I’m not a big journaler and yet this book makes me want to write – it has cool sayings that inspire me and it is my go-to journal right now!

Your Holiness Discover the Light Within

Ohhhh, this book is so amazing – inspiring, thought-provoking and it filled me with peace, calm and joy!!!!
Engaging and accessible, clear and unwavering, philosophical yet practical, Your Holiness is a gift to the soul that both guides and nourishes. At a time when so much in our world feels uncertain and suffering is widespread and persistent, Debbie’s voice is more essential than ever. Your Holiness grounds us in the here and now while delivering a timeless and empowering message of relentless love and strength.”

How to Love - Thich Nhat Hanh

Such a feel good book – and you can read a page a time and pick it up whenever you feel the need for some extra love
“Thich Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humour to the thorny question of how to love. He distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.”