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Resources for Change and Growth

Recently I was asked what some of my favorite books and resources were when I created my very first vision board and during the time of major changes in my life. I was asked this during my recent Vision Board presentation at the Path of Consciousness Conference and Retreatand my Envision Your Author Success workshop at the Detroit Working Writers Conference.

There are so many different resources available but only what resonates with us personally will be helpful in our growth. I have had – and continue to have – many wonderful mentors that have helped me on my path. We are forever growing, changing, and evolving. It’s such a beautiful process.

Favorite Resources:


You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza to overcome major pain issues, his meditation was very helpful and life changing, then used at a later time to work on personal growth and development. Dr. Dispenza offers the science behind neuroplasticity in his book for those with inquiring minds.

The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: How to Overcome Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block by Hilary Rettig to overcome perfectionism and free self to create. As a previous perfectionist, this was a huge game changer. Highly recommended.

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You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay to work with pain and difficulty. Insightful and helpful in removing blocks.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. This book offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Listening to Tara Brach speaking about concepts such as RAIN, forgiveness, and acceptance. An excellent resource for coping with chaotic times.

Marie Kondo   “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is a book that truly changes how we manage our space. A great way to think about all the baggage we hang onto and how to clean up our energy and physical spaces to move our life forward.


Tim Ferriss and The 4-Hour Workweek   A highly useful book for finding new ways to think about living life. Step out of the old paradigms and systems and look at the world in a brand-new way.Four Hour workweek

Edgar Cayce  An excellent resource for many decades. This website offers trustworthy and quality tools for astrology and access to the akashic records.

Hayhouse Podcasts and any podcast that helped me to learn more about my path were helpful including anything about entrepreneurship, blogging and writing, and lifestyles.

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert – With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear.

A Course in Miracles by the Foundation for Inner Peace

The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner is a well written resource about Tapping, also known as EFT, the practice of combining intent with the energetic body. Or jump right in with my favorite Brad Yates who describes his YouTube channel as “Tapping videos to help you move through limiting beliefs and enjoy an ever-greater abundance of health, wealth and happiness, which you deserve. Create the life of your dreams!”

Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo presents helpful information for public speaking. I also found that attending a few Toastmasters meetings to be helpful as well.

Thoughtless Magic and Manifestations by Richard Dotts is similar in concept to Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work in regards to neuroplasticity. A great resource for creating your vision.

Directing Your Destiny: How to Become the Writer, Producer, and Director of Your Dreams by Jennifer Grace

Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson Packed with useful exercises, checklists, personal stories, and a wealth of resources, Cheryl Richardson’s program will show you how to step back, regain control, and make conscious decisions about the future you’d like to create.

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Writing Spirit by Lynn V Andrews is a book that shows us how to channel our own spiritual and intellectual energy and balance the need for love with the desire for power.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott is a classic that offers valuable writing advice.


I would love to hear about your favorite resources and how they changed your life – please comment and share!