A Life Well Lived

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A Life Well Lived

You deserve true happiness and fulfillment. A life well lived, full of happiness and fulfillment, can become a reality for anyone who decides to embark on such a journey. Regardless of your situation, past or present, the ability to positively impact your life, become a better problem solver, form healthy habits, and improve the quality of your overall well being is very possible. The following suggested reads have been compiled to provide you with an extra dose of inspiration, good vibes, and hopefully the motivation and insight you need to live your best life and fulfill your purpose.

In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney  
Anyone who has ever wanted to sit down with a person they admire and inquire about their lives, listen to their stories, and ask thought-provoking questions, may find In the Company of Women enjoyable. The fascinating creative entrepreneurs, chronicled in Bonney’s New York Times bestseller, are charming, diverse, unique, passionate, and inspiring.

Your Hidden Riches: Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood with Sylva Dvorak, Ph.D.                                                     
Are your thoughts primarily positive or are they negative? Do you feel energetic or often sluggish? Are your habits advancing your life or are they holding you back? Your answers to these questions provide a little indication of how “connected” you are. Discover how your rituals, “tools to access your hidden riches,” are used for healing by reconnecting the mind, body, and spirit. Explore rituals for diet, health, beauty, family bonding, creating wealth, fulfilling dreams, and managing relationships.

The Power by Rhonda Byrne              
Learn about the power of positive thinking and the role it plays in ensuring your happiness and success. The Power, Byrne’s sequel to the highly sought The Secret, explores the keys to a more abundant life by tapping into your emotions and beliefs. Love is a recurring theme that Byrne emphasizes as she highlights its transformative power.

Success Never Smelled so Sweet by Lisa Price and Hilary Beard                                                  
Lisa Price’s incredible journey is confirmation that despite setbacks, hardships and failures, one can still become successful. Lisa is candid and open in this memoir, sharing her triumph from bankruptcy to financial security, providing recipes from some of her Carol’s Daughter bath and beauty products, and enlightening with her entrepreneurial spirit and wisdom.

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
Often times the hustle and bustle of daily tasks consumes much of our time, yet are we really accomplishing the tasks that matter most? Identifying the single most meaningful task to focus the majority of your energy on will dramatically improve your productivity and success. Keller explains the value of directing your attention on the things that you should be doing. Find out why The One Thing was voted one of the top100 Business books of all time on Goodreads.

You Can Do It! by Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
Ever wonder how some people know exactly what they want to do with their lives early on and they become the person they envisioned, while others spend their entire lives “finding themselves”? Whether you’ve found your true calling or are still searching, You Can Do It is an insightful resource, complete with inspirational quotes, affirmations, and information. From hobbies to careers, you can explore many of your interests within this one book. Get published, start sewing, travel, dance, continue your education, become a mentor, do stand-up comedy, learn a foreign language, and lots more with You Can Do It.