Happiness

Inspire a happier life with these 5 books.

As one of my aims with this blog is to share information and resources to inspire you, it seems only right that I share with you some of my favourite sources of inspiration. I will be doing a whole other blog post on why I believe inspiration is such an important part of a happy life.

Reading is as necessary to me as breathing and one of my primary sources of inspiration.

Today I’m going to share with you five books that have changed my life.

Let’s dive right in:

1. Tranquilista – Mastering the art of enlightened  work and mindful play– Kimberly Wilson

I love, love, love this book. As anybody who has read any of my posts will know, Kimberly Wilson is my role model. Tranquilista transformed my life. It was this book that started me blogging, started my passion for cake decorating and if I’m honest one of my truly favourite things in this book is the suggestion of having a ‘bed-day.’ A bed-day is a day when you gather your snacks and your entertainment and spend your day relaxing in bed just pogging around. Perfect.

Tranquilista, however, is about far more than just chilling out, the book brings into focus mindfulness, beauty, and entrepreneurship, all with a hint of sparkle and a dash of flair. There is also a golden thread of leaving a legacy. Have I mentioned that I love it?

If you would like to learn more about Kimberly, you can find her here.

Tranquilista – Kimerbly Wilson

2. The Gardener – Grian

What a stunning book. Written by Spanish writer Grian, it is a collection of magical tales. Each is exquisitely written and contains a life lesson which I feel we can each interpret to the right meaning for us at the right time.

What a stunning book. Written by Spanish writer Grian, it is a collection of magical tales. Each is exquisitely written and contains a life lesson which I feel we can each interpret to the right meaning for us at the right time.

My personal favourite is ‘From the love of trees.’ It’s a lovely peaceful read I highly recommend it.

The Gardener – Grian

3. If only it were true – Marc Levy

This book is a bit of chick lit, but I feel it promotes a message of not giving up hope and also living for the moment. An easy read.

It features this story,
“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to used during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank, it’s name is time. Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off at a lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and health. The clock is running. Make the most of today.”
Marc Levy, If Only It Were True – taken from Goodreads

A bit of inspiration and romance, just a lovely read. Again I highly recommend it.

If Only It Were True – Marc Levy

4. Twelve Lessons – Kate Spencer

I came across this book when I was down in the dumps and looking for inspiration, and wow I found it. I don’t want to ruin the story, but it is about a woman who reaches rock bottom. She goes on to discover the Law Of Attraction the results change her life and allows her to make a huge difference to others. The book inspired me to join Kate Spencers Life & Soul Academy (then The Lightworkers Academy Online Club).

The club has helped me grow so much, and I have met AMAZING people through the group. You can read more here.

Twelve Lessons – Kate Spencer

5. Heart to Heart – Pea Horsely

This book had me laughing one minute and crying like a baby the next. Beautifully written Pea shares her experiences of communicating with a variety of animals. It certainly opened my eyes. In fact, I went on Pea’s level 1 animal communication course. I loved it and can’t wait to attend more.

Heart to Heart and Pea’s other book The Animal Communicators Guide Through Life Loss and Love helped me to cope with the passing of my two fur babies in 2014, and for that, I am forever grateful. You can visit Pea’s website here.

Heart to Heart – Pea Horsley

I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual journey through my bookshelf (it’s the tip of the iceberg – believe me) I’d love it if you’d share books you have enjoyed and perhaps why they inspire you.

For now, that’s all folks 🙂

Love

Lara xxx

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