So far this year (2010) has been pretty good. (knock on wood.)
Lots of life improving things have come into my life within these past few months. Mostly in the form of great books. I went through a bit of postpartum depression after my baby was born last December and I really feel like one of the main things that helped me pull out of it was reading lots of good, and/or fun books.
Aside from all the fun one's like books by; Jessica Day George, Gail Carson Levine and of course the final Fablehaven (Brandom Mull), the new "Theif" book (Megan Whalen Turner), as well as listening to Harry Potter, and Spiderwick on CD . . . There are a few books that truly have been life changing.
Some life changing novels I've read include:
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
A great book to help one see life through a new perspective.
The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim
A beautiful book that might help you find the happiness that is hiding within you.
Now to some more self help style books that are truly life changing.
It's Just My Nature, Carol Tuttle
Discover the nature you were born with and learn how to be true to all your natural positive, in born talents. Also understand those around you better. Learn what element best represents you, and how to enhance it. Energy Profiling is amazing! Everyone in the world should read this book!
The 7-Day Back Pain Cure, Cannone Jesse
I'm all about alternative health care and finding out how to care for myself by working with and not against mother nature. So anything drug free is always interesting me me. This book has helped me understand why I have had so much pain and so many problems with my back for most of my life. It all makes so much sense, but the best part is all the natural, reasonable solutions that the author offers. I haven't had a chance to implement most of them yet, but I look forward to a pain free future!
Now for more visible, tangible life changes, I give you . . .
Creation Plan: A Seven Day Approach to Guilt Free Homemaking, Betty Meyers
This book makes every day tasks actually seem possible and helps this very disorganized person feel like organization is possible and even exciting!
So if any of you are looking for something good to read, here is a great list! Enjoy!