Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Resolution & Revolution: Read

Resolution: A firm decision to do or not do something.

Revolution: 1.) Completion also: the period made by the regular succession of a measure of time. 2.) Radical or complete change.
Instead of making a sweeping New Year's resolution when the calendar page flipped to 2012 last January, I thought I'd try mini resolutions that I'd attend to each month. So far, my little experiment is working...last month I challenged myself to maintain a regular yoga practice. Bravo me...I did it and boy did it feel good. It was everything I needed to stay centered, aligned and rooted during a tumultuous time. When you stick with it, yoga saves, yo.
This month I'm going to further my self improvement quest by rereading (and sharing with you) three terrific books that have helped me realize how vital I could be inside and out, to enhance my spectacular attributes, aspects of my life and inner and outer atmosphere. (Yeah, I know I really sound pretentious here, but someone has to toot my horn it may as well be me- and I say you toot yours too, don't be shy!) The last one on my mini-list helped me realize things about myself that, like Harry Potter when he discovered he was a wizard, didn't realize were potent bits of muggle magic. Yes, sadly my children assure me I am in fact a muggle.

Set the Stage (prepare the body)
Last year right around this time Kris Carr entered my life, okay not really, but her personality is so magnificent and brilliant, it seems like she's right there by your side. Kris is a powerhouse of vitality and charisma and a woman living with cancer. She is a beam of inspiration, has a veritable tome (and the actual book of course) of first hand knowledge about health and wellness and pretty darn funny sense of humor to boot. So this month I will revisit Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Life. Also check out her new cookbook: Crazy, Sexy Kitchen - which you will hear about here on Ladies Holiday toward the end of the months.

Bring up the Lights (refine and align)

Next up on my reading list is the delightful...Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets every Woman should Know. What I love about other than the fact that it is empowering is that like Crazy Sexy Diet, I can read it in bite sized chunks. A section a day, which when you're a busy mom who wears many hats, feels manageable. Some of the exercises just require reading and a bit of thought, others require pen and paper and still others amount to clearing clutter.

Also check out my interview with Victoria here. Like these other gals she is a prolific writer and if you should find yourself jonesing for inspiration check out any of the other titles by each of these ladies. They will keep you company and bring you clarity all winter long.

The Greatest Show on Earth (You and Me - we are the stars of our story!)

Martha Beck is one of my lady heroes. She has transformed her life into one of abundance, connection and shares how we can access our inner most truths and do the same. There isn't any hocus pocus, any requirement to acquire things you don't already have deep within. Her suggestions, ideas and practices are intuitive after you think about it, like, oh, right, of course I'm already spectacular and my belief in that heralds the life path I'm most meant to be on. Like Kris, she also has a wicked sense of humor.

All of these books, together, for thirty days seem like a pretty potent recipe for magic to happen. Do you have any amazing print suggestions to steady you on your path? If so please share below and if any of these resonate with you, I'd love to hear about it!

Enlivening the Magic Within,

I wasn't paid or in anyway compensated for this post. These are my opinions given for free.

Resolution and Revolution from previous months:

January: Breathe

February: Meditate

August: Attention
September: Yoga
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  1. Ooo, I've been wanting to read that last one. I love books like that! And it's such a great idea to make mini-resolutions. Maybe I'll do that next year. :)

    To answer your question, it's not my dog in the photos. He's a friend's. :)

  2. These look like some great books!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!


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