Two books I’m currently loving to keep me inspired daily:
Sacred Living is a sweet little coffee table (or in my case, bedside table) book to help keep you in the right frame of mind each day. The book contains information on cultivating daily practices for stress reduction and general mental well-being, then goes day-by-day through the entire year to give you a message and task for “sacred” living.
August 1: Strength. My strength comes in developing the ability to express myself honestly.
It takes strength to be true to ourselves, When you express your truth, it may not look anything like you planned. Sometimes it comes out with tears, sometimes with laughter, sometimes forceful or gentle. As we cultivate our inner truth, however, we find the strength to speak it.
I’ve already mentioned on multiple occasions that I’m a big yoga fan. Yoga helps bring balance to the body (and the skin) in so many ways, and regular practice makes all the difference with this type of exercise. I’ve had Christy Turlington’s book, Living Yoga, for YEARS and read through it from time to time. It is currently keeping company with Sacred Living on my bedside table. In the book, Christy writes about herself, her family and her travels. She also writes about her discovery and love affair with yoga and how it has improved her life mentally, physically, and spiritually. She explains the basics of yoga in easy-to-grasp terms and suggests gentle and effective yoga poses for daily practice.