A few mentions to books helpful for persons struggling with body image that will prove helpful:
These books are relevant to us in all walks of life; however I am keeping them in a separate category to personal development for simplicity. Don’t forget that many are available on audio CD, which is helpful if you are strapped for time.
There are many more books available dedicated to dream interpretation and also some helpful websites. I believe that our dreams can reflect several things, our subconscious working out ‘stuff’, our guides giving us symbols related to life events or people that require a bit of interpretation on our behalf, as well as dreams and desires….. Only you truly can interpret what your dream means to you.
The following is a list of recommended children’s development books that have crossed my path in my career and also some which relate to adults that may be helpful should you have come through a difficult childhood.
My Wish Lists
The following books are ones that are “Next” on my reading list, OR are currently on my shelf waiting for me to pick them up :-). For these reasons I am unable to write a review, however they come highly recommended to me by clients, friends and fellow professionals, and so may draw you to their wisdom. They are not listed in any particular order.
Recommended books that may help you along the journey of self-discovery……..
I have always been an avid reader; spending a whole day curled up on the sofa in between the franticness of an active childhood was nothing strange to me. My mum was and is the very same; only she quite literally devours books at the speed of lightening, and she is my go to person for a perfect spelling and grammar check.
Books are where you lose yourself as a child and live a double life. I travelled far and wide; Mary O’Hara transported me to the great plains of Wyoming in My Friend Flicka and other novels, I was transported into The Enchanted Woods by Enid Blyton and then became a member of The Famous 5; I travelled with Toad in The Wind in the Willows, fell in love with The Fox cub Bold and The Animals of Farthing Wood, and I sailed boats in balmy summers in Swallows and Amazons. And who forgets Peter Rabbit? My childhood is mile stoned by books when I wasn’t out creating my own adventures with my brothers.
“I think the irony is that as we become adults we lose ourselves to a double life of others expectations, should do’s and must be’s, only to later re-find ourselves in books.”
We all have a very personal journey with books, and so my list really can only reflect what I have been drawn to and found helpful for me or helpful for my clients. I am incredibly time stressed so my love of reading books and the amount read in the past years sadly isn’t reflected in the vast number of books I have on my shelves. I will someday, get through them all, they all speak to me and when the time is right I will learn their mysteries, lessons and insights.
Books that I have found helpful on my own journey and that I recommend to various clients include the following. I cannot promise to have read each from front to back; however I have found some gems within these books which helped me with what I was after in the moment.
The secret to the following books is to read what you are drawn to; don’t ask questions or analyse the front or back too much. With books there is a magic far more special than logic can define, I am convinced that the book chooses you…..