Brain on Fire

Eye-opening and brave, this read will keep you turning page after page.

I was captivated within seconds of  reading Brain on Fire written by Susannah Cahalan. This bestseller is a powerful memoir of Susannah’s medical mystery. Her narrative takes us through the story of how her 24 year old self went from vibrant living to a life of being violent, psychotic and bed bound. She is vulnerable in her writing and bravely honest with each stage of her nearly missed diagnosis and an unremembered month with moments she can only recollect through her parents journals, medical records, interviews and video footage. Keeping you engaged as each chapter passes, this story takes you on a journey of survival and perseverance; of love and of strength.

If you’re into autobiographic writing, I will say that Brain on Fire is unquestionably important for all humans to read. As Cahalan writes “It’s a reminder of  how fragile our hold on sanity and health is and how much we are at the utter whim of our Brutus bodies.”

Brain on Fire

 Keep calm & read on. xx

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

MonkWhoSoldHisFerrariThis inspiring and wonderfully crafted fable written by Robin Sharma, takes you through the essential steps to higher living. To living a life with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. It was my first read for 2016 and a good choice at that. Inspiring me to shine brighter this year and play into the poetic possibilities of life. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate read to kick-start the year!

This tale reveals the revelations of Julian Mantle, former superstar lawyer, as he embarked on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and enlightenment after a near death experience. His findings outline steps to follow in life to ensure your desires come true. All of which, I am sure we know, but often forget to put into practice. Here they are as an important reminder for us all.

  1. Have a clear vision of your outcome
  2. Create positive pressure to keep you inspired
  3. Never set a goal without attaching a timeline to it
  4. Go out and buy a journal, your dreambook
  5. Magic Rule of 21- for new behavior to crystallize into a habit, one is said to perform the activity for 21 days in a row

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

These 5 treasures of wisdom, along with the 10 rituals for radiant living, (briefly touched on below) will enrich your everyday and bring great balance and control. Take a moment for yourself, curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and this read. I promise you it is sensational and a book you will not want to put down.

And for later reference and because I love these so much; I’ll share with you a snippet from the Rituals for Radiant Living.

Ritual of Solitude– ensuring that your daily schedule includes mandatory period of peace, for your soul to recharge and explore the healing power of silence. Understand who you are.
Ritual of Physicality– as you care for your body, you care for your mind. Get your blood circulating and your body moving for increased energy. At least, 5 hours per week should be invested in physical activity.
Ritual of Live Nourishment– as you nourish your body, you nourish your mind. Your diet affects your clarity and mood. Enjoy live foods that are created through the natural interaction of the sun, air, soil, and water.
Ritual of Abundant Knowledge– lifelong learning and expanding the knowledge base while taking daily, consistent action to apply the knowledge and realize your dreams.
Ritual of Personal Reflection– taking the time to get to know yourself.
Ritual of Early Awakening– rise with the sun and start the day off well.
Ritual of Music– never forget the power of music. Improves mood and motivates.
Ritual of the Spoken Word– recite a series of mantra every morning, noon, and night. See the effects, keeping focused, strong and happy.
Ritual of a Congruent Character– do the right things. Take daily, incremental action to build your character.
Ritual of Simplicity– live a simple life. Focus on your priorities, those that are meaningful and better for your well-being. Take pleasure in the simple things.


Happy Reading. xx

Journey of Souls

Mind-blowing, transformative, everything that I have hope for.

Journey of Souls written by Michael Newton, Ph.D is extraordinary; as Newton explores the spirit world through regressive hypnotherapy and uncovers what happens between lives, as a reader you are left in awe. This read is focused on the experiences of Newton’s patients when he dives into  the space between lives and what that journey is like, how we choose our lives, and how we interact with the souls who accompany us on our journey. Most of what I’d hoped for about in life and between lives was affirmed and expanded in detail with all 29 remarkable case studies outlined in this book.

If you have the slightest interest on what awaits you on this journey in life, this is a must read! It is brilliant and will make you more aware of your inner self and all those around you, without any religious teachings imposed. Each page will have your heart and mind filled with wonderment and you will be quickly turning to the next page for more and more awe-inspiring words.

Once finished I was definitely yearning for more and luckily for myself and all readers, Newton has released a second book Destiny of Souls, which dives into 70 case studies and is much more comprehensive. I just started to read it, so I’ll keep you posted! Journey of Souls

Enjoy the journey. xx!

The Prophet

The Prophet- Kahil Gibran

Published in 1923 and translated into more than twenty languages, this book is truly a timeless masterpiece and in my opinion should be the universal bible. A must read for all.

Each sentence is undoubtedly magical in its words and massages your soul with satisfaction and yearn for more. It’s one of those books that flows so beautifully that it is hard to put down, yet each verse explodes with profound insight that you need to break and absorb the brilliance.

Gibran’s philosophy on life is poetic, lucid, and a classic for all to live by for all time. He gracefully touches on 26 of the most important aspects of life and his words are powerfully intense. Touching on love, giving, work, joy and sorrow, freedom, pain, friendship, time, and more, there is no point that’s overlooked. These 96 pages are an all-consuming read, filled with enlightenment and wonder. You will not be disappointed.

The Prophet certainly tops my lists for a must read, must have, and a must live. Please treat yourself and get lost in the eloquent words of Mr. Kahil Gibran.

The Prophet

 Just Read. xx