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Ellany Lea

I read and implement at a book a week, sometimes more. Some lead to more busyness and overwhelm, whereas these vetted recommendations lead to more freedom, through grace. Whenever I find a book that shows more grace (ie. more ease, peace, joy, truth or trust), I bump off one from the Top 10 list. Be free!

 Surrender + Grace  •  Womanhood + Self-Worth  •  Identity + Leadership
Spirituality + Success​  •  FreedomPreneurship + Lifestyle Business
Creativity + Storytelling  •  Joy + Inner Peace  •  Mindset + Stamina
Money + Wealth Mastery​​​  •  Love + Partnership  •  Health + Vitality

 

Top 10 • All Categories

By Caroline Myss

Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God

 

By Caroline Myss

Advanced Energy Anatomy: The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice

 

By Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

 

By Kristen Neff

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

 

By Barbara Sher

Refuse to Choose!: A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything That You Love

 

By Amoda Maa Javen

Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

 

By Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

 

By Shirzad Chamine

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential

 

By Paula Prober

Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth

 

 

Top 10 • Surrender + Grace

By Caroline Myss

Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God

 

By Michael Singer

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection

 

By Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

 

By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

 

By David R. Hawkins

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

 

By Kristen Neff

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

 

By Marianne Williamson

Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

 

By Tara Brach

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

 

By Sue Monk Kidd

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions

 

By Kristen Neff

Self-Compassion Step by Step: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

 

 

Top 10 • Womanhood + Self-Worth

By Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

 

By Glennon Doyle

Untamed

 

By Regena Thomashauer

Pussy: A Reclamation

(From the School of Womanly Arts)

 

By Sue Monk Kidd

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

 

By Susan Forward

Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters

 

By Marianne Williamson

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

 

By Soraya Chemaly

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

 

By HeatherAsh Amara

Warrior Goddess Training: Becoming the Women You Are Meant to Be

 

By Marianne Williamson

A Woman's Worth

 

 

Top 10 • Identity + Leadership

By Brené Brown

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

 

By Brené Brown

Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution

 

By Barbara Sher

Refuse to Choose!: A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything That You Love

 

By Adam Grant

Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World

 

By Paula Prober

Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth

 

By Marylou Kelly Streznewski

Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential

 

By Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

 

Quiet

By Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

 

By Brené Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

 

 

Top 10 • Spirituality + Success

By Caroline Myss

Advanced Energy Anatomy: The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice

 

By Caroline Myss

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential

 

By Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

 

By Amoda Maa Javen

Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

 

By Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

 

By Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

 

By Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

 

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

 

 

Top 10 • FreedomPreneurship + Lifestyle Business

By Daniel Priestly

Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You Kindle

 

By Paul Jarvis

Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business

 

By Denise Duffield ThomasX

Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

 

By Jean-Noël Kapferer, Vincent Bastien

The Luxury Strategy: Break the Rules of Marketing to Build Luxury Brands

 

By Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

 

By Natalie Sisson

The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life

 

By Chris Guillebeau

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Perigee Book.)

 

By Steve Chandler

The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients

 

By Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

 

Top 10 • Creativity + Storytelling

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

 

By Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

 

By Tara Mohr

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

 

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

 

By Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

 

By Amanda Palmer

The Art of Asking: How I learned to stop worrying and let people help

 

By Glennon Doyle Melton

Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

 

By Daniel Goleman

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

 

 

Top 10 • Joy + Inner Peace

By Alan Watts

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

 

By Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

 

By Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

 

By Brené Brown

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

 

By Barbara De Angelis

Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom

 

By Gabrielle Bernstein

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

 

By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

 

By Amy Cuddy

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

 

 

Top 10 • Mindset + Stamina

By Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

 

By Jack Canfield

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

 

By Shirzad Chamine

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential

 

By Simon Sinek

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

 

By Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 

By Greg McKeown

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

 

By Jeff Haden

The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

 

By Viktor E. Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning

 

By Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

 

By Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

 

 

Top 10 • Money + Wealth Mastery

By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

 

By Marianne Williamson

The Law of Divine Compensation : On Work, Money, and Miracles

 

By Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Kindle

 

By Bari Tessler

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing GUide to Financial Happiness

 

By Denise Duffield-Thomas

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life

 

By Barbara Stanny

Overcoming Underearning(TM): Overcome Your Money Fears and Earn What You Deserve

 

By T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

 

By Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen

Cracking the Millionaire Code: Your Key to Enlightened Wealth

 

By Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen

The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

By Lynne Twist

Unleashing the Soul of Money

 

 

Top 10 • Love + Partnership

By Amir Levine, Rachel Heller

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

 

By David Deida

Dear Lover: A Woman's Guide To Men, Sex, And Love's Deepest Bliss

 

By Alison Armstrong

In Sync with the Opposite Sex

 

By Marianne Williamson

The Enchanted Love Workshop: Building the Inner Temple of the Sacred and the Romantic

 

By Katherine Woodward Thomas

Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life

 

By Alison Armstrong

Celebrating Partnership

 

By David Deida

The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

 

By Alison Armstrong

The Amazing Development of Men: Every Man's Journey from Knight to Prince to King

 

By John Gray

Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship

 

By Katherine Woodward Thomas

Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After

 

 

Top 10 • Health + Vitality

By Louise Hay

You Can Heal Your Life

 

By David Deida

Enlightened Sex

 

By Peter Levine

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

 

By Judith Orloff

Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People

 

Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You

 

By Arianna Huffington

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

 

By Arianna Huffington

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

 

By Andrew Holecek

Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming

 

By David Perlmutter

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life

 

By Gabor Maté

When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection