Growing up I loved reading. I would read every night before bed and any time I had the chance. These days I am lucky to make a moment for reading when I'm on a plane or have some "down time". I realized that I still loved reading and wanted to make it a priority. I block out time before bed to wind down with a book and it definitely helps me sleep better over mindlessly scrolling through social media before bed. Not to mention expanding your horizons on different subjects and points of view! If you still feel like there's "no time" Amazon prime members have access to audible and hundreds of books to listen to for free when you're on your morning commute or tidying up the house.
I try to keep 3 types of books in my personal rotation:
- Something business minded
- Something light and fun like a novel, memoir or fiction
- Something spiritual or yoga focused to constantly learn more and look deeper into the universe within.
Check back every month and see what's on the Intrepid Hearts reading lists!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F^ck Mark Manson
This book was incredible. It was so good I already gave my copy away immediately upon finishing it. Mark Manson can come off abrasive at times, but his no nonsense delivery of information is the slap in the face you need to stop worrying about things out of your control and giving a f%CK about what actually matters. Highly recommend!
Not That Kind of Girl Lena Dunham
I love Lena Dunham and if you have been living under a rock and haven't seen or heard of her HBO series Girls it is so brilliant and on point. This book is like the prelude to the show with her honest free flowing writing that will have you laughing out loud one minute and totally appalled the next. This is a fun, light and quick read.
Meditation for the Love of it Sally Kempton
This is one of my all time favorite books. It was recommended during my first teacher training at Dig Yoga and I have been hooked on meditation and Sally Kempton ever since. It is a honest approach to meditation that truly can change your perspective on meditation and life. You can read this book over and over again and refer back to the practices to develop your meditation journey. Definitely a book to always have on your shelf. (I have probably bought 5 copies of this that I have given away to friends and family).