At the end of a Style Statement consultation I often recommend the following books. I have experienced the power and beauty of their words. Enjoy!
The Pocket Pema Chodron by Pema Chodron
One of the questions I ask during a Style Statement session is, “What does your critical voice say?” This book of 108 short selections teaches us to soften our hearts towards ourselves. Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun, writes about spirituality in everyday terms, in a way that’s practical and applicable.
The Artist Way by Julia Cameron
This book changed my life. Twelve weeks of discovery and structure revealed my yearning for more creativity. Cameron recommends two activities to unblock creativity and build confidence. Morning pages is a daily ritual of writing three pages and the artist date is a weekly date spent alone in a artistic experience.
The Creative Habbit , Learn it and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
New York choreographer Tharp finds a system for turning ideas into products. Forget “natural genius,” good work habits and preparation for creativity breeds success. Her commitment to creativity is admirable.
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
My husband and I refer to this book often. For us, the treasure lies in, “Turn towards each other instead of away.” Small gestures of action that can be applied to all areas of your life. Turn towards your desires instead of away!
Collins advocates the Hedgehog Concept – What you can be best at, what you are passionate about, and what drives your economic engine? Collins states that sustained disciplined action is achieved by commitment to the Hedgehog Concept and the willingness to shun opportunities that fall outside the three circles.