inspiration books: help pursue goals/dreams? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 11-08-2010, 10:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
kangamitroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: city girl reading on a farm in PA
Posts: 1,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm looking for books that help the reader ask reflective questions--to figure out how she wants to live her life, to discover what kind of work to pursue, to exercise creativity--and then give tools for pursuing those goals.

trying to help my 19yo sister. i have read so many inspiration books over the years, yet nothing great is coming to mind when i need it.

thanks!

mama to one amazing daughter born 1/2004
kangamitroo is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 11-10-2010, 05:55 AM
 
Sativarain1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm not sure, but I'm interested in the replies.


"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." -Vincent Van Gogh
Sativarain1 is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 11-12-2010, 12:03 PM
 
katybear mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: port jefferson, long island
Posts: 596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

How about A New Earth by Tolle?  I also just started reading Loving What Is by Byron Katie and there are tools for self-reflection in there...I'll have to think of some more...I can't think of anything great off the top of my head either.


"While Eeyore frets ...and Piglet hesitates...and Rabbit calculates...and Owl pontificates...Pooh just is."
taken from The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
 
 check out my children's room in the library:  Hampton Bays Public Library Children's Room  http://hbaychildroom.blogspot.com/ 
 
katybear mama is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 11-17-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Keeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Loving the stuffing out of Seattle
Posts: 2,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Depending on what kind of book you're looking for, here are some creativity-inspired ones:

 

Anything by SARK

 

Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself

 

The Artist's Way

 

Can't recommend highly enough: The Art of Non-Conformity

 

Also the blogs Rowdy Kittens and Far Beyond the Stars


Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
Keeta is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 11-17-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Imogen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: England
Posts: 2,389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

You know, I've never been a huge fan of anything that might be considered 'self-help', it's the cynic in me I'm afraid.  But in saying that, I have one book that I have returned to again and again over the years and that's Clarissa Pinkola Estes 'Women Who Run With The Wolves'

 

This book has spoken to me on so many levels over the years I cannot begin to articulate how important it is to me when I'm experiencing rough periods.

 

Clarissa's audio tape 'Healing the Stone Child' and Gregory M Peck's 'The Road Less Travelled' did however help me move towards a reconciliation regarding my feelings towards my biological Mother.

 

Peace

Imogen is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 12-02-2010, 07:29 AM
 
HeatherAtHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Another vote for The Artist's Way. I'm reading through it now. 


Blogging about renovations in our first home
HeatherAtHome is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off