Category: Books I Love

I’m a bit of a sucker for self-improvement books. Now and then I come across a book that changes my life. Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration, but there are some great books out there. My favourite are the kind that teach me something new or which reinforce my existing beliefs and show me that my way of thinking, although not always mainstream, can help to build a positive, meaningful life. My aim is to share some of those books with you.

Lean In: A short review

Given the name of my blog, it will come as no surprise that Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In makes it on the list of books I love. In Lean In, Sandberg examines why there are still fewer women in leadership roles than there are men, and, controversially, she suggests that women take charge of their circumstances and focus on what they can do as individuals to take charge of their own path and, ultimately, change…

Start with WHY

‘People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.’ To drive decision making, we need to communicate from the inside-out. We need to start with why…

I Know How She Does It

I recommend this book to anyone struggling to keep all the balls in the air, who feels like there isn’t enough hours in the day or who is looking for an alternative to the trade-off between a career and family. But I also recommend it to busy people who, like me, think they’re not doing too bad of a job by themselves…

Stuffocation: Living more with less 

Stuffocation’ means exactly what you think it means – it is the idea that we are suffocating ourselves with ‘stuff’. We have become so tied up in a culture of materialism that we are overwhelmed with things. We are drawn into a cycle where we work hard so that we can afford to buy things, to keep up with the Joneses, to acquire more and more, bigger and better. But having everything we thought we wanted…

Lessons from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Although I hate labels, I do class myself as a minimalist. Not an extreme minimalist like these guys, but minimalist nonetheless. I don’t like ‘stuff’. I can tell you exactly where everything I own is kept.  I like to have a few empty cupboards. I don’t have a junk drawer. I banned asked my friends and family politely not to buy teddy bears as gifts for my daughter. I…