The Only 3 Books You Need to Read Right Now

3 Best Books for Self-Improvement

An alternate title for this post may have been "An Ode to Jen Sincero and my overwhelming (read: mildly obsessive) love for her", but that one felt slightly less compelling. 

I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. In fact, my favorite thing about being a writer is being a reader, because of all the ways I've grown through the stories I've read. But of all the books I've perused during my time on this planet, none have changed my life like the following three.

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

A-ha! So many a-ha moments while reading this book. It's as if every page rings true to what is going on around me, around us as a whole. It completely revolutionized the way I think about ego and spirituality and my connections. This book is about seeing clearly - ourselves, our circumstance, and subconscious thoughts. I don't think there is a single person that couldn't benefit from reading this book, and if we all did I think the world might be just a little bit better. 

You Are A Badass & You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

It doesn't even feel right to call these "self-help" books. I mean, when's the last time you read a self-help book riddled with hilarity and curse words? This lady gets me. And apparently she gets lots of other people too, because she's sold uh - like a million copies of these books. They are SO good, and that's a serious understatement. Full of bite-sized, kick your butt into gear and stop poo pooing around advice. I laugh, I cry, I tell my husband I'm starting my own business. If you aren't reeling with confidence and gusto to get the damn thing done after reading these, did you really read them? But seriously, go read them. Now. 

Today, I had a delicious lunch with a few old friends and as a gesture of love I shared with them some gifts - a book, because obviously, and a sage smudge stick (from another dear friend at Three Little Birds Wellness) for cleansing and generating positive energy in a new residence. 

The sun was shining, my sweet son woke up with a smile on his face, and my husband and I danced around the kitchen to our record player first thing.

What a magical day.