Good Reads: What's on my bedside table?

Book recommendations Good morning! I hope your week is going well. As I was getting out of bed this morning, I realized my stack of bedside reading continues to grow. I am not one for reading one book at a time as much as I try. As I looked at my stack I thought it would be fun to share what I've been reading lately.

Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

My interest in plant-based eating has reached an all time obsession. If you are at all interested in healing yourself with foods or just eating to obtain and maintain optimum heath this is a good read. I will admit it does get a little scientific but Dr. Fuhrman is very good at explaining exactly what he means. The book is geared towards eating nutrient rich plant-based foods for weigh loss. However, don't let that deter you from reading. The information in the book is scientific based and just makes sense.

In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore

As our culture seems to be addicted to mindless speed and trying to do more things in less time, this book has been my permission to slow down. This book brings awareness to the fact that faster is not always better. If you feel it's time to slow down some of the daily aspects of your life then this book is definitely worth a read.

Here is a link to the TED Talk by Carl Honore where he talks about this idea of slowing down: http://www.ted.com/talks/carl_honore_praises_slowness.html

Handbook for the Soul

I've had this book for almost twenty years and the stories in it never cease to inspire me. This book is a collection of original writings by some of the most renowned spiritual teachers.  Handbook for the Soul helps you to better understand, nurture and nourish your soul and spiritual side. I love this book because you can read one essay nightly. Reading this book feels like a lovely, deep breath that helps you slow down and feel better.

Handmade Home-Living with Art and Craft by Mark & Sally Bailey

This is my newest book and I have devoured it from lovely cover to lovely cover. I know I will come back to this book over and over again. I am a huge fan of Mark and Sally Bailey so I knew this book would be wonderful. This book is a celebration of handmade, home, imperfections, and the art of creating a home with a soul, a pure heart and that completely reflects the interest of those that dwell in the home.

So there you have it. Let me know if you pick up any of these books to read.

Any books on your night table that you'd like to share?