Dr. Tara Swart: The Source: Open Your Mind, Change Your Life

Honestly – I would probably buy this book solely because of the cover – the rosegold foil details are simply too pretty in contrast to the navy blue textured hardbound edition. But when I opened it and browsed through a few chapters, I was hooked! It turns out the author holds BSc in Biomedical Science and a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from King's College and a medical degree from Oxford University, and she is incredible at combining science with practices that are a lot of times considered somewhat esoteric – law of attraction, mindfulness, journaling and everything in between. I will definitely read it over and over again.

Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

This is my favorite short novel ever, and it has been this way since I first read it at 15. Interestingly I understood it quite differently at that time. I've noticed that my comprehension of the message(s) in the book changes and matures the same way I do. What a beautiful way to notice aging. For those of you that have not read it yet – go ahead. It is a wonderful tale of becoming your true self and embracing the journey. And to those of you who haven't picked it up in years – maybe it's time.

Meik Wiking: The Little Book of Hygge - The Danish Way to Live Well

A lovely book full of reminders to make your lifestyle cozier and to live a slower, more mindful life. The author explains the Danish concept of living well, which focuses mostly on feelings of inner peace, comfort, warmth, and nostalgia. I personally believe autumn and winter season is the perfect time to pick this book up (the physical book, if possible – it adds to the message!) alongside some warm hot chocolate, wearing your favorite fluffy socks.

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