Welcome to Recommended Reading. Here are some books that I have really enjoyed, purchased for others and highly recommend to everyone for general inspiration, to broaden their knowledge and enjoyment of health, fitness, wellness, good food and life in general. For your convenience, click on the images of the books to order them directly from Indigo Books.
Great books read in 2020:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
Great books read in 2018
Siddharta by Herman Hesse
Power Cues by Nick Morgan
The writings of Florence Scovel Shinn date back to 1925 and are completely timeless in nature. These are books I have loved and embodied from first reading.
Transcending the Levels of Consciousness is a book that came recommended to me by my coach several years ago. The spiritual thought expressed by Dr Hawkins really spoke to me and I embodied those thoughts in my life thereafter. This is a book that I continually recommend and buy for friends. Living consciously is something that many of us wish to explore and this book is a great guide.
My Life in Advertising and Scientific Advertising was an unexpected page turner and inspirational read that I found on a friend’s bookshelf. This book was originally written in 1923 and the thoughts that Mr Hopkins conveys remain relevant and interesting in today’s world.
Switch came recommended by Dr John Berardi, an expert at helping people make lifestyle changes required to transform their bodies. I really enjoyed this book, as it provided great insight into how to motivate yourself and others to make change work. This is a highly engaging book with great real life examples of all sorts of people making effective lasting changes in all arenas of life.
Secrets of a Good Night’s Sleep is a book I recommend to many clients when I learn that they are sleep deprived, like most of us are. This little book has many great tips on how to improve your sleep, which is immensely helpful in improving your overall health.
BiRite Market’s Eat Good Food is my favourite cookbook of the year (2012), simply for it’s educational quality about enjoying good food and simple recipes people can adopt for every day life. And I loved their salted caramel icecream while I was in San Francisco.
The Coconut Diet cookbook is not so much a diet book, as it is a education on the benefits of adding coconut oil to your diet. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil have many health enhancing properties, so this book is a great primer on all the benefits complete with recipes to try.
Paul Chek is a longstanding holistic health guru that leads many of us trainers. How to Eat Move and Be Healthy is a great book to learn about how all the different systems in your body interact and what you can do to help you be healthy from the inside out.
Instant Emotional Healing is a book I came across recently and really enjoyed. The authors give many techniques that you could easily use on a daily basis to manage your own emotional distress and stress levels. They highlight the concept of taking care of your own emotional health on a regular basis to stay well much like we do with fitness or other health related habits.
Seven Masters One Path, is an incredibly easy to read book that shows you many easy ways to learn how to meditate. In today’s highly stressful world and lifestyle we live in, meditation has immense personal benefit to all of us. John Selby shares ways to use meditation techniques that require just short amounts of time, so you can take a moment for yourself pretty much anytime, anywhere.
Positivity is a great book on positive thinking that is based on extensive scientific research done by Barbara Fredrickson. Positivity is more than positive thinking, it is something heartfelt we can all tune into.
Mindless Eating is as entertaining as it is informative about environmental cues that affect our eating behaviour that we are even not aware of! Brian Wansink’s tips on how to make effective, lasting changes to your eating habits are very helpful and easy to do.