Casting off several knitting projects (and realizing I am lacking the required needle for the only project in the works) sent me off to my bookshelf last evening. I tend to go first to the craft books to choose my next project, but this week I prowled around the other shelves and found some gems that I wanted to share with you.
Some are old, some are new, some I've read many times, others I'm just working my way through for the first time. Here are a few favorites:
The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing: This classic book is the story of one couple's journey to a self-made and sustainable life. The Nearings are inspiring to me in every way.
Zapped by Ann Lousie Gittleman: This book was sent to me by the publisher to review and I've read several sections. The chapter I jumped to immediately was on cell phones and the information I found there informed our choice of new cell phones recently. I was happy to find good information on how to do my homework and make healthy choices with regard to EMFs.
The Twelve Stages of Healing by Donald Epstein: The is a wonderful book for understanding the connection between body, mind, and emotions. It gives a great understanding of where each of us is at this moment in our journey and provides tools to help us evolve in our greater health. I know. Hard to explain. But if you click the link you can read the description in Epsteins words.
Homemade Fun by Rae Grant: Another book I was sent by the author, Homemade Fun is a sweet book to start you and your children crafting. Simple, accesable projects joyfully presented. A good joyful first craft book for someone just dipping their toe in the crafty waters.
Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes: I know. I keep talking about this book. But if you haven't read it yet I promise you that it will change you. As one friend put it, "I think I found my religion." It's like that. Maybe my favorite book ever.
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon: This is another book that I keep talking about, but I am compelled to mention it again because it is just so important. While Nourishing Traditions is not a book about tooth decay, our journey to heal Lupine's teeth is what led me to finally read this book that I had stashed with my cookbooks. Now we use it (or its principles) daily.
What's on your bookshelf that is inspiring change in your life?