recommended books

Here are the books I most commonly recommend. I hope you find them as useful as I have. Please note that I receive a small commission on any sales via this page.

Nonviolent communication

Nonviolent Communication connects soul to soul, creating a lot of healing. It is the missing element in what we do. Deepak Chopra

make your bed

Struggling to find structure? Finding yourself lacking motivation? Start by making your bed.

Master essential daily habits for staying grounded. Learn how to keep your mind calm and ready for the day ahead

atomic habits

Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.

People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

tiny habits

We all have behaviours we want to change for the better.

How can we create lasting change without risking feeling bad about ourselves or replying only on motivation?

The answer, Fogg writes, is to change our habits in tiny ways.

ikigai

Ikigai is the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.

Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. 

the gentle art of swedish death cleaning

Whether it’s sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what’s important.

scattered minds

Explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based – and offers real hope and advice for those who live with the condition.

Gabor Maté is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology – and himself has ADD. Scattered Minds is a must-read for anyone interested in how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain.

Remodelista

Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn for an unencumbered life in a home that makes us happy.

This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips

I’m Ok, You’re Ok

This practical guide to Transactional Analysis is a unique approach to your problems.

Hundreds of thousands of people have found this phenomenal breakthrough in psychotherapy a turning point in their lives.

In sensible, non-technical language Thomas A Harris explains how to gain control of yourself, your relationships and your future – no matter what happened in the past.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Co-developed by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, MBCT is recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, equally, it works for the rest of us who aren’t depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world.

Embracing Our Selves

Drawing on years of clinical experience, the authors take readers on a remarkable journey of self-discovery.

The sub personalities that live with the self are explained, allowing readers to pursue their individual destinies.