It seems like just yesterday that I was graduating high school and getting ready to head to college. I have known my college friends almost half of my life. Recently I had a conversation with one of my good friends from college and we reminisced on how we thought we knew so much during those years. Life has definitely changed. We have experienced some great wins and some devastating losses. What I have learned and what I share with my clients is that all of these experiences serve a purpose. The joys and the pains are here to teach us something and we make it through these events with support and a dose of resiliency.
Last year, I shared the list of books I read in 2016 that helped me on my journey towards healing and intentional self-work. You can find that blog post here. I believe reading can be therapeutic and hearing someone else's story can be encouraging. Whether you like non-fiction or autobiographies, books have the power to affirm and transform your life. Here I'll share eight books which I believe are essential for the healing journey.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo