Life changing books for the autumn.
1/ Steve Magness – Do Hard Things
What does it take to be really tough? This is a book that challenges all preconceived notions of what makes us resilient. No more bravado, instead 4 pillars – embrace reality, listen to your body, respond (not react), and transcend discomfort. One of my more inspiring reads and hugely recommended. (If you don’t want to read the book, check him out on the Rich Roll podcast.)
2/ Podcast – Hakim Tafari and Rich Roll: Reinvention
Okay, not a book, but this is too good not to share. I recently re-watched this and found it even more inspiring second time round. For anyone who doesn’t know what they want to do, where they’re going, or why they bother, this is for you. It’s long, but the end of the story will definitely touch you and give you the motivation to keep going.
3/ Lewis Hyde – The Gift
Just the most gorgeous book, this really is a gift. And in the spirit of gifting, I recommend it to you. It explores the gift economy, as opposed to the market economy of acquisition, covering historical and anthropological examples. In particular, he talks about how art is a gift, not a commodity. If this doesn’t make you see through the delusion of the modern economy, nothing will!
4/ Brene Brown – Daring Greatly
A glaring omission that I haven’t shared a Brene Brown book before. If you, like me, identify with the following then check this book out – it will help, greatly! “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” (Also on Netflix as Call to Courage).
5/ Dr Gerald Lemole – Lymph and Longevity
Never underestimate the power of your lymphatic system! If you want to know more about it, why it’s so important, and the possible risks of not looking after it, then check out this book. Clearly written, with practical suggestions. Of course, yoga and breathwork rate highly….!