The Best Books For Self-Awareness

The Books I Picked & Why

The Choice: Embrace the Possible

By Edith Eva Eger

The Choice: Embrace the Possible

Why this book?

We all need more hope in our lives. This inspiring and truly humbling book is a wonderful journey into the meaning of life, making sense of our human experience and our infinite power of resilience in the face of adversity. I felt I learned so much from Edith and I am in awe of how she managed to overcome her traumatic experience in Auschwitz and create a meaningful existence.


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Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

By James R. Doty

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Why this book?

We are born with so much untapped potential and Dr Doty’s techniques can really help us transform our lives through a series of visualisation and relaxation exercises. From humble and difficult beginnings Dr. Doty has had considerable achievements in his lifetime and has been so generous in sharing what he has learned over the years. Being a neurosurgeon, Dr. Doty has a wealth of experience of the inner workings of the mind. His self-development journey brought him to create amazing tools to increase confidence, positivity, and self-expression.


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The Stress Solution: The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose

By Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

The Stress Solution: The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose

Why this book?

Dr. Chatterjee’s podcast Feel Better, Live More and The Stress Solution gives a fascinating insight into Dr. Chatterjee’s work with patients and how he has been coaching them into better health by reducing their stress levels. As a stress management expert myself, I am a huge advocate of learning techniques to help you reduce stress and, as Dr. Chatterjee says, it only takes a few small lifestyle changes to live a happier life. This book will give you simple steps to take that can really transform how you feel.


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Find a Way

By Diana Nyad

Find a Way

Why this book?

I love this book. It's such an incredible story about conquering challenges that appear near-impossible. Diana Nyad was the first person in history to swim 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida which she did successfully on her 5th attempt at 64 years old! What is fascinating is how she managed to separate herself from negative thinking - from doctors and the public, not to mention her own.⁣


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The No-Nonsense Meditation Book: A Scientist's Guide to the Power of Meditation

By Steven Laureys

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book: A Scientist's Guide to the Power of Meditation

Why this book?

It is difficult to find books that have both a solid research background and explain concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. As a Sophrologist, I have a strong interest in scientific studies that measure how meditative practices like mindfulness, sophrology, or transcendental meditation can transform our brain and therefore our consciousness. Dr. Laureys has written a captivating book, sharing his rigorous scientific approach while using an accessible tone throughout on how the brain of meditation masters of our time have transformed their brains. This book makes you want to take up meditation and explore the infinite possibilities of the mind.


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