My Top 3 Books from 2011 for Saving Your Ass, I Mean Saving Your Soul

As 2011 draws to a close, I wanted to take a minute and look back over this crazy-wonderful past year.  And I don’t think it’d be any stretch to use that ‘ole Dickens quote from A Tale of Two Cities to say “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….”

But enough of the dead white men.  Let’s at least move to some living white men.  Ha ha ha ha ha, um….

Here…drum roll, please..are my Top 3 Books from 2011 when it comes to saving your ass, I mean saving your soul.  I’ve read a lot of books for this blog this past year, and these really are the best.  If you’re trying to create any lasting change, that is. If you’re just looking for some fun, you’ve come to the wrong place, buddy.  And I ain’t gonna show you twice.

What’s that? You didn’t know I could strong-arm you out the back door? Well, you will when I’m done with you!

Anyway, here they are:

Best Book For Saving Your Marriage: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson

Best Book For Saving Your Relationship With Your Kids: All Children Flourishing: Igniting The Greatness of Our Children by Howard Glasser

Best Book for Saving Yourself: OK, this one is a tie, depending on where you’re at. First, there’s Tired of Being Tired: Rescue, Repair, Rejuvenate by Jesse Lynn Hanley, M.D., if you’re ready to address what’s dragging you down physically.  (I haven’t written about this one in a post yet, but it’s a must-read for anyone who’s stressed out and/or burning the candle at both ends. Wait, isn’t that all of us?)

The next one’s for those of you who are ready to go a little deeper into the mind-body connection, in this kick-ass book by Caroline Myss that “shows how every illness corresponds to a pattern of emotional and psychological stresses, beliefs, and attitudes.” Like all of the books mentioned here, Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing can really change your life.

Sheesh!  You’d think I’d at least be getting some cutback from Amazon here, with all the books I recommend around here.  Alas, not so.  But what that starts to change and I start bringing in the ka-ching, I’ll definitely let you know.

Until then, Happy New Year!

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One Response to My Top 3 Books from 2011 for Saving Your Ass, I Mean Saving Your Soul

  1. Tanja Pajevic December 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    After I wrote this, a reader wrote in to say that I should be receiving income from Amazon and she sent me the link to sign up. But what I forgot to mention in this post is that Amazon no longer works with Colorado bloggers because of a tax dispute. Read this for details:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/08/amazon-reacts-to-colorado_n_490028.html
    So… I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but it might just be time for me to start linking to other booksellers. I mean, hell, I like Amazon as much as anyone else–it’s cheap, it’s easy–but as a writer, it’s really time I started supporting some other bookstores before Amazon takes over that last tiny piece of the world it doesn’t already own.

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