In today’s episode, we ask the question “Can a book really change your life?”
For us, the answer is a resounding yes. Books have played a huge role in our lives and our health. They have helped to shape us and open our minds. And they provide us with a constant source of inspiration and growth.
The episode starts with the role books have played throughout the course of our lives, the connection between reading and writing, as well as the power books have held over our life and health. We end the episode by sharing about the 10 books that collectively changed our lives for the better and why.
We’d love to hear from you!
What books have transformed you in some way? Perhaps a book has helped you to see the world differently, think bigger, change up your diet or other habits, or even move in a totally different direction in your career.
Whatever the transformation has been, we want to know what those books are and why!
- The role books played in our lives growing up
- The kind of books we gravitate towards
- How reading connects to writing
- Storytelling and sharing of your truth
- Our current relationship with books and reading
- Finding the time to read
- Books as daily touchstones or rituals
- Our current favorite genres
- The books that changed our lives and why
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Betsy’s 5 Books:
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh
Emily’s 5 Books:
- Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
- Life Shift by Aleta St. James
- Make Miracles in Forty Days by Melody Beattie
- Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield-Thomas
- Dancing with Life by Phillip Moffitt
Other books mentioned:
- Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell
- The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude by Sarah Ban Breathnach
- Eat Pretty Every Day by Jolene Hart
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Quotables:My love of reading and books came out of a desire for self-help and philosophy. Click To Tweet I use books as a form of meditation, disconnection, and retraining for my brain. Click To Tweet I like that last thing I look at to be an actual piece of paper from a book, not a screen. Click To Tweet I can’t finish a book lately. I'm trying to acknowledge where I am in my life but it's a struggle. Click To Tweet I really want to get into the habit of reading something inspiring every day. Click To Tweet Coming back to books is a great way to connect with our inner child. Click To Tweet