Latest Book Review~ Highly Recommend!

The past month I have listened to many books. Here are some of my favorites from the past month!

 

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

 

The Invention of Wings

Goodreads~ The Invention Of Wings

 

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

The Henna Artist

Goodreads~ Henna Artist Description

Where The Lost Wonder by Amy Harmon

Where the Lost Wander

Goodreads~ Where The Lost Wander

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Goodreads~ Jane Eyre

 

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Book Review Wednesday! Self- Help Books

I am an avid reader who dives into different genres. Today, I will review a couple of Self-Help books.

The first one that I believe every person should read! It’s not just for an artist or writer. Everyone can relate to this book.

 

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert really breaks down the trials and errors of what it’s like to create. Hoe putting pressure on creativity something magical will not produce great things.  She talks about the stress that we as the artist put our selves through to always create something that we will be proud of or make money.  The fear of failure theme Elizabeth talks about and how to over come that.  It talks about creating a balance between truing creating your masterpiece and reality.

Some of my favorite quotes from her book are:

“Fear is always triggered by creativity because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome. This is nothing to be ashamed of. It is, however, something to be dealt with.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

“You are worthy, dear one, regardless of the outcome. You will keep making your work, regardless of the outcome. You will keep sharing your work, regardless of the outcome. You were born to create, regardless of the outcome. You will never lose trust in the creative process, even when you don’t understand the outcome.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, 
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

More Quotes from Big Magic on Goodreaders

Another book that I highly recommend is

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself: Michael A ...

Michael Singer does a fanatic job on gently reminding us how our thoughts can control our mind. If we think negatively then it will become a vicious cyle in our head.  He talks about the mental dialog we always having going on in our head can be so bad for our health if the dialog is negative.  It’s up to us to do the positive self talk!  Singer also talks about how we fight change but change is very important in life.

Some wonderful quotes from this book that are my favorite are:

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.”
― Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

“When a problem is disturbing you, don’t ask, “What should I do about it?” Ask, “What part of me is being disturbed by this?”


― Michael A. Singer, 
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

 

Enjoy!

 

To read more quotes or about the book: Goodreads