Book reviews.

If Life is a Game These Are the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott. I found this little book at the “free store” on Cortes Island. I had no idea what it was about but I liked the title. I ended up bringing it home along with a shirt, a couple of other books and some kitchen props. A good day in a shop that has a sign that reads “shoplifting is encouraged”. This book is a very easy read, but to my surprise and excitement, it expresses all of my beliefs. Every chapter takes you deeper into the understanding of life as I see it. If I had to pick “THE” book, this would be the one. I am attached to it, I am jealous and always uneasy when I suggest it to my friends because of how important it is to me. Although it is too good not to be shared. I might not give you my copy but it will be on the top of my list if you ask me 😉


“Anatomy of the Spirit” by Caroline Myss is a book that a healer suggested me after a session in 2013. I went home and ordered online. This is the book for you if you are curious about self-healing, body and mind connection and religions. Caroline in this book compares Chakras system with the Christian Sacraments and the Sefirot from the Kabbalah. Every center is explained in detail with examples. Is a “must read” if you are starting to feel and understand energy fields and live on a different level.


“Phantoms in The Brain” by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee. I am so fascinated by the brain that when I saw the title of this book at the “free store” I couldn’t leave it there on the shelf. I brought it home and started reading. If you believe that your brain is a simple machine that just automatically does what is supposed to, you will find an example in this book that will make your own brain go numb and her way to explore and answer her own questions is just inspirational and genial. “What is consciousness? Who are we? What are we? What is reality?” are some of the questions that came up reading this book. Get ready for a treat.


“The Conscious Cook” by Tal Ronnen is a great book for vegan food. The kind of food that it will amaze the people invited, even meat eater. Guest chefs interviews, menus ideas, beautiful pictures, and detailed recipes make this cooking book a sweet place for inspiration and learning about vegan food. Mostly not for quick and easy dishes but for something more sophisticated 😉

 


“The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruitz. Don’t let this small book fool you and add a copy to your library as soon as you can. Is a practical guide to living aligned with higher energies as taught by the Toltec lost nation from Mexico. Speech, judgment, and action are expressed in this book with examples of everyday life experiences. For me is a little “Bible” that I can quickly look at and remind myself how I want to live my life as an example.

 


“The Lunatic Express” by Carl Hoffman. If you commute in the traffic every day this is the perfect read while you are waiting sandwiched between other hundred cars. You will feel better and grateful for your commute. If you traveled to these places you’ll find yourself back into the busy streets and will make you smile. If you wish to travel it might change your dream ;-). A brilliant book about travel, society, connection, family, and comfort.

 


“Archetypes” by Caroline Myss is a great book to discover who you are. Based on Carl Jung studies it takes the idea in a simple and very clear way to understand. Just follow the scheme and realize which is more powerful in you. I felt a different connection with some of them. Some are connected with the idea of “Who I would like to be” and others are connected to my core and heart. Have fun exploring these and learn a little more about your mission.


“The Body Mind Code” by Mario Martinez is one of those books that I find at the thrift store that has a cool title. I bought it for $2.
You might be aware or not that body and mind are connected to levels that are not explored yet because of our limited beliefs. In this book clearly, that connection is explained and explored. I found the exercise at the end of each chapter, that let you into different reactionary belief, are beautiful and powerful yet easy to follow.
If you are looking for a simple and deep exploration of your pain and ideas this is a book that will guide you into a deeper connection with yourself and you past-present patterns.


“The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma. Often people I was meeting suggested me to read this book and never happened until I made it to India. I was in a guest house and I found it and read it in a couple of days. At the time it was an interesting book. The idea is fun and the stories compelling. Using the “layers” example as well makes it very understandable. I read it again and this time, maybe because now I know who is Robin Sharma and his teachings and guidance I didn’t find it as interesting as before. Still worth to read it. Is a small book with many suggestions on how to live a more fulfilled in life.


“Mugged by a muse” is a book of various stories where most of the writers are adventurers that decide to embark into an unusual journey in Canada. It is a funny book and most of the stories are self-mocking.  Canada is a big country and this book contains a list of some of the craziest trips ever made. For me is a good night story for adults that most of the time left me with this question

 


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“Refuse to Choose” by Barbara Sher. I used to be confused and overwhelmed about the things I started and never finished. At times I felt ashamed of who I was, always wanted to learn and curious. Often jumping from one experience to another. This book helped me to understand who I am, what drives me and how to organize myself and no loose track of what I was doing. Great book if you have many interests and don’t know how to deal with it.


“The Way of The Superior Man” by David Deida. I met a guy one evening while a was exploring a lake. We sat and have a chat. He suggested this book assuring me that changed his life. I finally bought it and read it.
For me was a very uncomfortable read. My belief has been shacken and even if I don’t agree with 100% of the ideas is still a very interesting book that will bring some light into the relationship with women. If you are struggling to understand the natural differences between male and female, this is a good read and will help create a deeper connection with your partner.