April 17, 2015 at 6:50 am #75463
Can anyone recommend a book to me please. I am coming through a tough spell of anxiety (2 years) I posted on tough times a year ago and had some wonderful replies.
I am now in a good place and am doing a mindfulness course but I am after some kind of book to inspire me to become more positive, happy and spiritual I guess. Just something lovely and fluffy. I have no idea what i am looking for but I love yoga, mindfulness and just want something lovely to read that will help me further on my journey. I am a very calm and loving person now but still have some lingering anxiety.
I wasn’t sure where to post this so I hope here is ok.
JuApril 17, 2015 at 7:22 am #75464Lost GirlParticipant
I don’t know if you read it already, I know a lot of people have, but I would recommend Paulo Cohelo’s book The Alchemist.
I’ve been recommended this reading on this forum and I really loved it. It helped me a lot.
On the other hand, I’d be glad to know what other people would recommend since I am in a similar case.
Take care 🙂April 17, 2015 at 7:27 am #75465Martina WeissParticipant
check out The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It is absolutely inspiring and lovely written. Also any titles of Brené Brown I recommend.
Enjoy!April 20, 2015 at 2:29 am #75566
Thank you Martina and Lost GIrl.. I shall be buying the books you’ve recommended, they sound really good.
I appreciate your help.
JuApril 21, 2015 at 5:47 am #75631Tj BrooksParticipant
My suggestion would be “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer, it’s one book that will move you higher.
All the best
TjApril 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm #75692JimParticipant
Hi Libby. I’d recommend “Your Sacred Self” by Wayne Dyer.April 24, 2015 at 11:08 am #75764Ellie GParticipant
Brightest Blessings Libby! If you haven’t checked out this little gem, please do read; ZEN and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss. I carried this book in my purse for 2 years as a “Karma pick-me-up” when I was having rough times in my life and was frequently ‘doused’ by other people’s negative mojo… (My kids rag me about how my book is “hi-lighted to death in an array of neon marker colors and do I have enough mini post it tabs, on my favorite pages!”) Here’s hoping you will find some inspiration too… Namaste!April 28, 2015 at 5:08 am #75909Bon VitaParticipant
I would honestly start with “The Secret” by Rhonda Bryne. You can also view it as video documentary. It’s honestly a fantastic place to start for positive thinking – and it’s pretty much life-changing. You can see how highly credible it is by typing it into Google 🙂April 28, 2015 at 6:15 am #75913
Thank you all so much for replying.
I have bought the Untethered Soul and I shall be reading it this week. Thank you TJ.
Thank you Jim, I shall look that book up now 🙂
Ellie G, I bought the Zen and the art of happiness and Wow I am loving it. I am 75% of the way through it now and I am already looking for a similar book. I am really interested in buddhism and positive thinking. I have had a tough life and suffered extreme anxiety the last 2 years after I went through a horrible experience with my extended family ( that I have since walked away from) My life is now good but the anxiety still affects me daily. I am finding yoga and mindfulness helpful but feel I need something more as I am so negative. This book really did help. Thank you so much.
Thank you Bon. I have heard about The Secret. There are alot of negative reviews on Amazon aren’t there. I shall check it out though. 🙂May 7, 2015 at 10:26 am #76367Ariane MichaudParticipant
I have suffered with anxiety and panic disorder for 11 years.
Some great years in that stretch- some very challenging!
A book that really, really helped me understand the nature of anxiety & panic attacks is called Panic Away.
It’s an ebook format/online program that you can easily find by a Google search.
I read it a few years back and will be giving it another read as it really helped me to be courageous in the face of attacks
Good luck 🙂May 10, 2015 at 11:30 pm #76572MichelleParticipant
The messenger by Markus Zusak
Really great read, deep characters with beautiful message to it.June 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm #78138MarleenParticipant
Hi Libby, I have anxiety at times haven’t had a break down in a while thank goodness. I recommend reading Pastor Rick Warrens Book ” The purpose Driven Life” why on earth are we here for ? Wonderful read and tells the truth on every aspect of life , worrying , feeling sad, lonely . It’s a good read and recommend it to anyone . Hope you feel better soon. PS since I have started running that has helped a lot ! Any form of cardio will doJune 23, 2015 at 7:14 am #78721ChayaParticipant
I recommend The Emotionally Sensitive Person, by Karyn Hall.
Good luck 🙂June 24, 2015 at 5:37 am #78781
Thank you all so much. I love reading and am learning so much.
All great recommendations and on my to read list.