The new year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about resolutions. We all want to live the best life possible, but sometimes we need a little help. Here are some great books to help you start the new year off right.
Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage by Sara Harvey Yao*
Paying special attention to those in leadership roles, Sara challenges the assumption that busy is better. She encourages the reader to block a chunk of time (white space) in order to drop in and ask yourself what you need. She, also, discusses deep listening, meditation, and the importance of the hero’s journey.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
One of my favorite books on habits! Charles explains why habits exist and how they can be changed. What could be a very dry report on the study of habits is actually a fascinating story about people who were controlled by or changed their habits to transform their lives.
This quick read discusses ways you can transform your mornings and become more productive. Some of my favorite tips are doing important things in the morning, making a list of 100 dreams, and planning weekends.
Even though I don’t watch any of her shows, I enjoyed reading Shonda Rhimes’ memoir about changing her life by saying yes. Her book definitely makes me want to seize the day and every opportunity that comes my way.
Jennifer is a Certified Nutritionist as well as founder and owner of Passionate Nutrition. In her book, Jennifer discusses The Food As Medicine Movement™ and how she was able to rebuild her life after a childhood of neglect and poor nutrition. The memoir/guide book/cookbook is easy to understand and emphasizes eating healthy food to treat problems such as anxiety, depression, weight issues, and digestive stress.
Go Clean, Sexy You: A Seasonal Guide to Detoxing and Staying Healthy by Lisa Consiglio Ryan*
Lisa encourages readers to cut out certain foods, such as dairy, caffeine, gluten and soy, and to eat plenty of clean produce, such as avocados and pineapple. Her book is full of soups, salads, smoothies, and other treats She, also, tells you what kitchen gear you will need and includes a menu plan and shopping list for each detox.
* These books were sent to me by BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.
In non-bookish news…
I’m happy to be featured in this week’s Links à la Mode! Check out all the fashionable links included this week.
Links à la Mode, [December 1, 2016]
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- Blonde Menagerie:Under $200 Tech Gift Guide
- Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans:Gift Guide for the Bestie
- Ella Pretty Blog:Gossip Girl Chic…On A Budget
- Elements of Ellis:Leather Jacket + Grey Scarf
- Fancier’s World:The Only Metallic Parka You Will Need This Season
- Fancier’s World:Holiday Gift Guide: Swarovski Crystal Collection Sale on Zulily
- Feathers and Stripes:Best Books to Gift
- Finite1:Master Guide To Materials Of Jackets And Coats: What Jacket Or Coat Should I Wear?
- Glitter Inc:How to Transition Your Decor From the Holidays to New Year’s Eve
- Greige Market:Holiday Giving Guide
- Happy Pretty Sweet:Pressies for Everyone on Your List
- Love, Amber Victoria:Duster Coats
- Middle of Somewhere:Holiday Gift Guide: For Her Under $100
- Pudding Monster:Pink Coat
- Smile Is It:The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Family & Friends 2016
- The Wanderbliss:Unclad
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