living our best life possible – books

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We read to know we are not alone. —C.S. Lewis

 

I love to learn and therefore I read.  Reading is something I have struggled with since I was a young child, eventually discovering that I was dyslexic.  But, I kept at it, and now I  enjoy reading, although I am a slow and struggle with comprehension and retention.  So, if I think the book is important, I take notes.

Through this journey called life, I have read a lot of books, mostly nonfiction.  For a while, I mostly read books on natural healing, trying to discover ways to help myself where western medicine continued to fail me.

There are several books that have helped me on this health journey and I would like to share them with all of you.  I realize all of our journeys are unique, but I feel that these three books could be beneficial to some.

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan by David Perlmutter, MD

The UltraMind Solution by Mark Hyman, MD

Tired of Being Tired by Jesse Lynn Hanley, MD and Nancy Deville

 

So the question today is:

What book(s), if any, have you found helpful in your journey to heal?

Please take a moment to leave a comment below.  I truly believe we are here to assist each other in life, and your recommendation may be the one that brings someone relief.

Thank you ~

 

 

*** No one on this site is providing medical advice.  We are just offering comments on what has worked in our own lives ***

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124 thoughts on “living our best life possible – books

  1. Journey Of Souls by Michael Newton (and he has 2 other books along that theme). This for me Wendi, and remember everyone views things differently so they will respond to different things, was a game changer. It showed me something that would allow me to let go my fear of dying and begin to live. So after that spirit took me through a few things so I could see death in its full glory, to which I wrote ‘The Death’ up on my menu bar at the top of my site. It was amazing, and like all other fears, that when you understand those fears they lose their power over you, and you truly begin to live, openly, freely and not a mask or set of blinkers in sight ❤️

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    • Hey Mark! Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and leave comments on the books that changed your life. This is another author that I am not familiar with and plan on checking to see if my local library carries any of his books.
      I love how you are now able to live fully and fear has lost power over you. I think this is one of the deepest desire every human has………to live completely without fear!
      Thank you again for sharing, I deeply appreciate your time.

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      • Along those lines, one of the best books I have read about preparing for one’s own death, or the death of a loved one is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. There are conversations that need to happen, and this is a good facilitator.

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  2. Wow Wendi, that quote from C. S. Lewis is a favorite of mine. 😄❤ I am so amazed at how well you do with the dyslexia!❤ I have several books that have helped me spiritually to heal from all the trauma including: Ann Voskamp’s “One Thousand Gifts” and “The Broken Way” also “A Lifetime of Wisdom” by Joni Eareckson Tada and her books “Joni” and “A Step Further”. They all have helped me so much. Much love dearest lady and big hugs!!!💜🙏🍂🍁🤗

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    • 🙂 how cool is it that I used that quote and it is one of your favorite……it be honest, I had never heard it before yesterday but once I read it I fell in love with the honesty of the words. 🙂
      I have read a book by Joni Tada and enjoyed it, but now I can’t remember what the title was. I have also read One Thousand Gifts and LOVE IT! I enjoyed it so much that I passed on several copies to others. I have just requested The Broken Way from my local library……….I can’t wait to check it out.
      Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving the books that have helped you, I deeply appreciate it Vivian 🙂

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  3. I’ve read many helpful books, but the ones that helped the most had to do with psychological issues. “The Perfect Daughter” was one. “Reparenting the Self”, and a book by Gabor Maté: “When the Body Says No.” Becoming ill meant I couldn’t do all the things I did before and that left me with a lot of guilt. I hadn’t been aware of how toxic my life had been.

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  4. Hey Wendi! The book Nourishing Traditions started a journey for us and led us to the Weston Price foundation. Those resources have informed us nutritionally and more importantly they expose the fallacy science that has led to the detriment of most of us. There have been many other twists and turns….but that was the start.
    Hope you have a good day today.

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    • wow! I did not expect someone to mention The Weston Price Foundation……..I had been a member for years and LOVED receiving their magazine. I also have several Nourishing Tradition books and LOVE them! Thank you so for leaving such awesome suggestions Mark, I deeply appreciate it. I think I am going to see if we can work the NT magazine back into our budget for next month………I do miss reading them.

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    • Oh, thank you so very much for joining in this conversation! I love that you get absorbed into to stories, I know for me that if the story is very good I can enter another world and escape for a while.
      Thank you for also for sharing motivational writing……..I will be checking this one out too!
      Thank you for stopping by, I deeply appreciate it

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      • Thanks, Wendi. We don’t watch TV, and we dropped cable. We would rather read. I’m slow, too, and read larger print on a Kindle.
        Btw, I cannot respond to blogs except by tapping Like or Comment in the notification email. Can’t figure out why. So if don’t respond to yours or anyone else’s, please don’t think I’m disinterested.

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  5. Wow, you ask GREAT questions! I’m saving this to my links bar so I can come back and re-read all the suggestions. 😊
    I posted a comment above, to Mark Lanesbury’s comment, but I don’t see it. Dealing with one’s own death or a loved one: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Death needs conversation, and this book facilitates well.
    Other books:
    8 Steps to a Pain Free Back by Esther Gokhale
    The Healing Power of Essential Oils by Eric Zielinski
    Rich Food Poor Food by Jayson Calton and Mira Calton
    Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Foret
    And, I think I saw this in the comments: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

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  6. Trying one more time (hoping I don’t see multiple posts of this)…
    Wow, you ask GREAT questions! I’m saving this to my links bar so I can come back and re-read all the suggestions. 😊
    I posted a comment above, to Mark Lanesbury’s comment, but I don’t see it. Dealing with one’s own death or a loved one: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Death needs conversation, and this book facilitates well.
    Other books:
    8 Steps to a Pain Free Back by Esther Gokhale
    The Healing Power of Essential Oils by Eric Zielinski
    Rich Food Poor Food by Jayson Calton and Mira Calton
    Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Foret
    And, I think I saw this in the comments: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

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    • thank you so very much Warren for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love that you read through The Bible every year, I have to admit, I have only done with once, I purchased a book that you read part of it daily and I was so happy to have read through the entire BOOK by the end of the year.
      Thank you again for sharing Warren!

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      • Always a pleasure to stop by. I bought a book also about 15 years ago, then the smartphone had bible apps, which made it easier to go through the whole bible in 90 days. Starting the year off with that, is the best way to equip your soul for the battles ahead. The last couple of years my schedule has been busier, so now I listen to the 90 day whole bible audio version. Going through the whole bible is good, but loving Him with your whole heart… is what transform the love! within! God bless!

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  7. Congratulations, Wendi, for overcoming the obstacle of Dyslexia. I love this question – and reading the responses. It provides a lot of excellent reading information. The Bible is my #1 go-to for help and wisdom, inspiration and Truth. I have “The Comparative Study Bible” that puts 4 translations side by side on each page: King James, NIV, Amplified, and New American Standard. Additionally, a friend has loaned me her copy of the CS Lewis Bible and I have The Message by Eugene Peterson. I find reading various translations to be very helpful.

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  8. Another good question, you are coming up with some good ones. My husband’s doctor recommended he check out all of Joel Fuhrman’s books. He is a medical doctor that has written several books on how the foods we eat have a huge impact on our health. Some of his titles are Eat to live and Super immunity. Thank you Wendi for doing this, always learn a lot in these posts.

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    • Thank you so very much for stating that you appreciate these posts, it is very encouaraging and much appreciated.
      I will be checking out the books that you listed, it has been fun to request so many of the books that people have suggested. 🙂
      Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!

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    • thank you so much for adding to the list of books that have helped. I am thrilled you have listed another one that I do not know so I will be checking my local library today.
      i really appreciate you taking time to stop by – it really means a lot to me that you added to the discussion. May your day bring you smiles. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  9. Hey, Wendi, you’re question has put me in a quandary. Why? Because though I have read many many books in my life and have learned a lot but for the life of me, I cannot remember a single title. Is it believable?
    Well all I can say is this the the most I have learned is from living. Life is a great teacher and has taught me the toughest lessons.

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  10. This is brilliant, thank you for sharing these as I hadn’t come across any of them before. ‘How to be sick’ by Toni Bernhard is one I’ve recently got but haven’t read yet and that’s supposed to be quite good and worth a read. xx

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    • It is truly my pleasure Caz, I hope you may find something here that is helpful.
      Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave comments. Please let me know how you like that book you listed as it doesn’t look as if my library has it.
      Hope your day is peaceful! 🙂

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  11. Wonderful to know that you persevered with your reading Wendi.. Showing us just what a determined spirit you are..
    The first motivational book that had a great impact within my own healing journey was by Louise Hays~ You Can Heal Your Life… whereby I followed her affirmation technique and it began the journey of me learning to love myself..
    The second book which confirmed to me we are so much more than our bodies when it comes to healing ourselves from the traumas of life patterns of the past we often subconsciously hold onto which develop later into illness and dis-ease… Was the book The Journey: by Brandon Bays, which is a true story of of her journey of healing herself from inoperable Cancer.. And how her life changed as a result and how she understood from a new perspective how events, people and even her marriage became an integral part of that healing process even though she had to go through more trauma before she came out of her dark tunnel… It had a profound effect in showing me the synchronicity of life and those we meet and why we all are connected as we evolve as we learn to let go of our emotional baggage..
    Many thanks again Wendi for sharing and asking us the question..

    Much love my friend ❤

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  12. I popped over after reading your comment on Pam Grout’s blog. My daughter and I have been reading all her books and when she started the series on The Course in Miracles, I told her she had another book there. When you talk about books, I have a mega list. The first one is Louise Hay’s “You can heal your life”, I have whole sections on spirituality, self-healing, quantum physics, and anything else I’ll bet we have read many of the same books.

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    • YAY! I am so happy that you came over for a visit, thank you so very much!
      You are now the 3rd person who has mention Louise Hay’s book and I have now requested it from my local library.
      I am happy to read that you have a “mega list” and if you can think of any more off the top of your head I would love to know.
      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving comments…..I know it will help many more people than just me 🙂

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  13. You seem to be doing great through your dyslexia. My niece has it and has struggled all through school, because it wasn’t caught until her middle school years. If it had been discovered earlier, there were different programs to help with the learning process…A book I read many years ago really helped me, called Help Me Heal by Lynda Allison Doty.. I just discovered it can be found on Amazon.!

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    • I am so very sorry to read about your neice Renee. It is so hard to struggle through school and no one understands why! Mine was not found until college and I remember crying with relief because I had always thought I was just stupid. By that time I had figured my own way around learning. Once I had kids I read to them all – the – time, multiple times a day and it was so hard at first but it did get a little easier. I still read to them as as the books are now on the adult level, I struggle at times. I will send a prayer up for her……
      Thank you so very much for adding to the discussion on books that have helped you on your journey. I am not familiar with Help Me Heal and look forward to checking it out. Bless you for your willingness to help others on their journey!

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  15. Wendi, you really are an amazing woman and I admire you. You are a strength that is inspiring! I have read so many great books, I can’t even start share the great books I have read. Now, I do love reading crime books because they just allow me to not be in reality. Thank you for sharing the books you have found helpful and now I must read these!

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    • Oh Alyssa, you are so very sweet, thank you! It is so fun to read books that allow you to escape reality because we all know that escaping reality for a while is a huge blessing 🙂
      I hope that you will find at least one of the books helpful. thank you so very much for stopping by my dear.

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      • Of course I live in the south and people around here do not know how to drive when the sun in shinning. It is horrible when it rains or snows. It was bitter cold and windy today and even snowed in the mountains in NC. Crazy weather! I am glad you have a warm house and I too feel bad for those that do not.

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      • I get being around people who don’t know how to drive! My daughter and I were in our van at a red light and we were rear-ended! The woman told me what an inconvience it was because she had an appt. We both went to the ER and we were released and told that we would be sore! I tried to explain to the MD that I have a neuro disorder and both my daughter and I have a connective tissue disorder so it makes this incident a little more harsh – you know what he said – I will let you guess –
        take tylenol! ok – yep, that will help, thanks! j

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      • 🙂 He didn’t listen at all nor did he even touch me or my daughter………..he told me we were fine, there was no need for testing or meds. I was smiling but in my mind I thinking all kinds of things 🙂

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  16. Great post Wendi! My 3 suggestions are…
    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor
    Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually loses his life to ALS – full of life lessons.
    And likewise Life Lessons by Elizabeth Kubler Ross & David Kessler – Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short, but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters.
    And A New Earth by Echart Tolle – encourages its readers to live their lives in each present moment and to create happiness for themselves without emphasising material possessions.
    Wendi, can you summarise how Tired of being Tired was helpful to you?

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