I love to read and wanted to share some of my favorite books for inspirational living that support you in clearing spiritual clutter as well as decluttering your life and clearing clutter to change your life. Books are some of my favorite gifts for decluttering.
Be sure to check out my other two blogs for clutter free holiday gift ideas and eco-friendly gifts that won’t add clutter to your life.
Gifts for Decluttering: Why Not Give the Gift of Clearing Clutter from Your Life?
Give the Gift of Inspiring Books
Books are a great gift to give because they can last a lifetime. I once came across a funny meme where they were Kondo’ing books and said to limit it to 30 books. I know that’s hard for many people. I try to limit myself to a nice sized bookcase, but with many books that I reference regularly for studies and more, this is one area where I have given myself some leeway. Remember, if you use it, like it and love it, it’s not clutter!
With the option of eBooks you don’t have to worry about adding to people’s physical clutter (although you can create digital clutter, but I will save that for another day!) and make it a convenient gift they can take anywhere.
Why not give the gift of inspirational living and clearing clutter this year?
Here are my 10 picks for inspired living:
- The Four Agreements by Don Miquel Ruiz. I try and read this every year. Such a small book packed with wisdom. It provides four principles to live your life by that might sound easy, but can be challenging. By following these principles you can increase your joy and sense of peace while living with intention.
- That Thing on My Mom’s Brain by Wendy and Noe Santana. This was written by my dear friend and her son about her journey with having a brain tumor. All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information. To learn more about Wendy and her journey from brain cancer to life rediscovered find her here. Be inspired by my interview with Wendy, too, and you can listen or watch.
- 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I will be giving this book to my nieces and nephew when they graduate from high school. Such a great book overflowing with sage advice. I come to this book when I need to open my heart and always feel the loving energy behind his words.
- You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I read this book years ago and still often refer to it. There is always something new I’m learning. Lots of great information to successfully navigate life and find joy. I love her chart that relates physical dis ease with affirmations to improve.
- Living Beyond Fear: Sacred Letters from the Afterlife by Beth Mund and Berit Stover. As much as I believe that you never die and have past lives (or the multiverse—still contemplating that one!), I have a fear of death. This book helped me realize my fears aren’t real. To learn more about Beth and Berit’s work, visit here. Get a taste for what they do when working with those who have passed by listening or watching to my interview with them.
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I fell in love with this book when I first read it. I read this now every year or two and each time I discover something new. This is a wonderful book about her personal spiritual journey. Our journeys always include pain, but if we stick with it, we will find happiness and continue to grow.
- Radical Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal Relationships, Let Go of Anger and Blame, and Find Peace in Any Situation by Colin Tipping. I really need to read this book right now. I realized that I have a pattern of being angry and staying in hopelessness and need to break this. This can be a very hard book to read and you have to get to a certain point where you can begin it and not immediately shut down. It has incredible healing power when you open yourself up to his wisdom.
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Because I do end of life planning and organization, this is a book I recommend to clients. The author is a physician and shares his journey when his father was sick. What kind of quality of life do you want as you prepare for the next adventure?
- The Gift of Healing Herbs. Plant Medicine and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life by Robin Rose Bennett. I’ve been studying plant medicine since April and this is a book I refer to frequently. I believe the more remedies we can use from nature, the better off we will be. You don’t need to study like I do, but you can gain a lot of great information from this book. She not only offers recipes but also benefits as well as energetic properties.
- Illuminata A Return to Prayer by Marianne Williamson. I have to admit I’ve seen different religious groups that bothered me so much that I wasn’t a fan of prayer, but Williamson’s book changed that for me. There are so many great prayers for different reasons and needs. Multiple pages are dog eared for reference for me.
Bonus Declutter Your Life Books
Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompt Books by Julie Coraccio. OK, I am a bit biased on this one. I am passionate about having people access their inner wisdom as we all have the answers within. There are 12 journal prompt books to choose from so you can find what you need to declutter your life in multiple areas. When you clear your clutter you can share your gifts with the world. I’d like to live in a world where we’re all sharing our gifts, wouldn’t you?
What book sounds most inspiring to you? What book has influenced you the most? What book would add to this list? What gifts for decluttering do you give?
DIY Options to Clear Clutter
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