Awakening…

Blossom awakening

Like the blossom on trees and spring flowers starting to appear, my time of dormancy is coming to an end. It’s time to awaken…You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet over here and there are good reasons for that. I made the decision to take advantage of winter, the time of year when hibernation is part of the natural seasonal cycle. Hibernation brings with it the chance to focus energy where it is needed most. Perhaps for me this winter has meant a focus of energy on my roots, of who I am, what I do and what I plan to make happen this year. It has felt the very best way to spend my time and has given me the much needed energy to begin our wedding plans, make changes to my day job and focus on my personal development of becoming a life and business coach…

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From the bookshelf :: 16 brilliant books for 2016

 

Top 16 books for 2016

One of my favourite things is sitting down to read. Like many people it’s a way to escape but also for me it is one of the best ways to learn and discover more. Taking the time to savour the sculpted journey created by an author’s words, absorbing the content, and enjoying the main message from cover to cover is one of my simple pleasures. I fit in reading a book where I can, whether its my 15 minutes during my commute to work on the train or snuggling into a blanket with a cup of chai tea in hand at the end of a busy day at work. I enjoy the moment and I’m trying to make more time for it, especially at weekends.

Over the past year or two I’ve rediscovered my love of books, last March I wrote a blog post about a few of the books I have been reading and some of them crop up here too. For me at the moment I’m especially loving the raft of personal development and creativity books that I’m finding. I haven’t read a novel for quite some time, I love them but I know in time that they will be there waiting for me when I’m in the mood. For now it’s all about reading about and discovering more about creativity, development and making changes to life.

I wanted to put together 16 books that I have read (or have re-read) over the past year and share my thoughts on them. I’m not going to review them in a way where I tell you what happens but provide a short summary so that you can make your own discovery of the book and enjoy the process of reading. Grab a cup of tea and let’s start…

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