I love books.

Especially right before bed. Reading books allows me to connect with my imagination and helps me wind down and relax. Sometimes I read lying next to Paul in bed, but most of the time I read in the bath using my favorite bath accessory – my bamboo caddy (and drinking hot tea of course).

In this recent blog post, I talked about the five categories that determine a human’s level of health and overall well-being. Here’s an up-to-date list of what books I’m reading for each “health” category of my life at this moment:

 

Spiritual – Gripped by the Greatness of God, Visioneering

Physical – Think & Eat Yourself Smart, The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur’s Guide to Holistic Health

Mental – Thrilled to Death, How to Love

Social – Just 18 Summers, Same Kind of Different As Me

Interests/hobbies – Kisses from Katie

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photography: Bryan Grayson

Some of these books are really quick reads, and others are so dense that it’s taken a month or two to finish.

But all of them are so full of wisdom and truth, that I can’t read them and not be changed in some way.

Once I’ve read a chapter or two, I spray my BRAID bottle onto my silk pillowcase and fall asleep to the soothing aroma. I love this light spritzer because it’s free from unwholesome ingredients, preservatives, and chemicals. 🙂

I’m also comforted knowing that in a small way, I’ve contributed to the health of a child I’ve never met. For each purchase, BRAID donates 10% of their profits to Hope Supply Co. – a charity that meets the critical needs of homeless children by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies, and toys, as well as various programs to enhance their lives. (use code CAUSEBOX20 at checkout for a 20% discount here)!

 

What is on your reading list lately? I’d love any recommendations!

 

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Great list of books! Children who see adults reading and enjoying it, are much more likely to read themselves.

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That’s so true, Sarah….thank you for that sweet reminder! I hope Audri can always look to me as a role model – and that she enjoys reading as much as I do!

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Thanks Ciara for sharing these awesome list. I have the opportunity to have read “Thrilled to Death, How to Love” and I must say it is really a great piece and I will recommend it to all. I will try my to read the others when I am less busy. Ones gain, thanks!

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Thank you, Lindon! Let me know how you like the others!

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Nice collection and inspiring posts Ciara . It feels great that through our little actions or postive habits, we have able to touch the lives of others . A friend also recommended “Same Kind of Different As Me”… I plan on reading it next month . Thanks

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Thanks Vera! Yes, please read it when you get the chance!

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VISIONEERRING by Andy Stanley is a great book which i will recommend to all. Other great books I think people should read include
Mastery by Robert Greene,
How to Murder Your Life, by Cat Marnell
The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge

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I’ve read Visioneering and it’s amazing! Really anything by Andy is great….

I will order your recommendations now, thanks!

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