Hello Monday! I want to start off the week with a book recommendation: The Universe Has Your Back, Transform Fear To Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein. I want to tell you a little about how I came to read it. I love fiction and find nothing more relaxing than a good story book. A few years ago, I entered this phase where I was questioning all my long-held beliefs, and the choices I made- from the books I read, to bigger questions such as the purpose of life. Yes, it could be a classic case of midlife, but I think it was also in part because I finally felt like I’d grown into myself. You know when you suddenly realize this is who you are, and these are your strengths and weaknesses? That you are braver than you thought? Sillier than you knew? That you are carrying some unnecessary baggage? And even better, have so much you can learn about becoming a lighter and more luminous version of yourself? I know quite a few people will identify with this feeling!
I first heard about Gabrielle Bernstein on Marie TV. I watched a couple of her YouTube videos, and was really drawn to her message of positivity and support. I have been trying to follow a more curiosity and less fear-based approach to life, and her new book’s title really appealed to me. The book offers lessons and guided exercises that help you release your need for control, and other patterns of behavior that may not be serving you. Using stories and lessons, the author guides the reader on how to lead a life that ‘flows’ rather than one where we are constantly striving. I found her voice to be both relatable and accessible, and it’s a book that I am going to come back to often. You can find it here. Have you read it? Let me know what you think in the comments or via email. Have a fabulous day!- Priya
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