I have always been interested in psychology and philosophy: how we can get happy, stay happy, be content and at peace. Practising yoga is an important in this regard for me, but I am also an avid reader of books and websites on these subjects. Here you will find links to sites that I visit regularly for inspiration on how to lead a richer life. And you’ll also find some books that I recommend. Please feel free to use the blog to add some of your own!
Simple wisdom for complex lives
Simple wisdom, quotes, tips and stories. Much of it focuses on relationships and mental health and wellbeing. You can subscribe to a daily email.
Optimize Your Life with Brian Johnson
More wisdom in less time
This is another site full of tips mainly about getting you motivated, whether that’s to improve your work/career or perhaps to become more healthy. If you want to change something in your life, this is a great site and again you can get free daily emails.
Christiane Northrup M.D.
This site is the home of American gynaecologist Dr Christiane Northrup. She has written some great books on women’s health, and she has a strong belief that how we feel really affects our health. She is a great ambassador for living a joyous life, whatever your age. Her latest book, Goddesses Never Age, is on my book-list!
I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I love TED talks for many reasons: fun, education, inspiration. Find it here: www.ted.com and enjoy!
Donna Farhi has written some wonderful yoga textbooks (Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness) and some on yoga philosophy (Bringing Yoga to Life: The everyday practice of enlightened Living). I like her approach to yoga and often incorporate her teachings in my classes.
Peter Blackaby after attending his workshop, totally changed how I view why we do some asanas. He has written this groundbreaking book, challenging many years of yoga teaching. Once I read it made so much sense and I incorporate his teachings all the time. If you are interested find it here Intelligent yoga
Eckhart Tolle, a renowned German modern-day philosopher, is author of A New Earth and The Power of Now. Since 1999 he has been writing and talking about “living in the moment”, and "being present", and finding your life’s purpose.
Wayne Dyer, who sadly passed away last year, has written over 40 books on changing your life, finding success, abundance, and manifesting your life’s goals. Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting is a great book to start on.
Louise Hay was probably my first foray into the links between health and the mind. The classic You Can Heal Your Life is a great book to dip into.