Daring Greatly by Brené Brown is an interesting dive into the world of vulnerability. I have to admit I am still in the midst of reading this book, but I felt so moved by it that I knew I had to blog about it right away.
Because in a time when everyone wants to create an image of a cool, perfect instagram life with perfect outfits, perfect parties, and perfect desserts (Hey, I’m guilt of this as well!)- this book tears that idea apart and really asks you to peel off these layers and be yourself.
Be Vulnerable. Allow others to really see you…. and that’s some scary sh*t right there.
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Angela Carter, English journalist and feminist, combines fairy tales from all around the world centered on the female protagonist– “be she clever, or brave, or good, or silly, or cruel, or sinister or awesomely unfortunate- she is center stage...”
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I took a friend to a bookstore yesterday (I always do that) and came across Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. I read this book ages ago…. But I decided to flip through it again just to get a quick refresher course. My favourite part of this book was when Malcolm talked about the 10,000 rule.
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Wow, this book is the third Julia Cameron book that I’ve blogged about already!
The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of “Enough” complements The Artist’s Way and Finding Water‘s themes on creativity in an area where most artists struggle with: finances.
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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Several times this book would be mentioned in my life… First, I would have a cousin tell me these agreements during his coffee break in Sydney. Then I would read an interview where Giselle Bündchen mentions how this book shaped her. And lastly, I was given this audiobook right before a long plane ride. So many signs to read it right?
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It’s funny how a book could be on your shelf for the longest time, and you never even notice it. Until one day, it just pops out among the others and catches your attention. When I first read The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, I couldn’t put it down. Mainly because it explores ideas of energy, awareness and spirituality (topics that I love to learn about) through a tale of adventure.
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I already wrote about Julia Cameron’s book, “The Artist’s Way,” and now I recently finished her other book, “Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance.” This book has been immensely helpful for me in times of doubt, filling me with patience and dedication to keep going on- even if it’s one baby step at a time.
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This book is for anyone who
hates dislikes self-promotion… or feels uneasy with the idea of putting their work out there (*Raises hand*).
Austin Kleon, the author of best-selling book “Steal Like An Artist,” wrote “Show Your Work: 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered.” I often feel really hesitant when I need to promote the work I’ve done, worrying about how people will receive it, or if what I’m doing is even good enough.
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