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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

06th August 2015

I love reading so much – I sometimes dream about taking a whole week off and just reading for the whole time. I’d revisit all the amazing personal development and business books that I love so much, get recommendations from my teenage daughters about good new fiction and come home from the library with piles of classics that I never seem to have the time to read. Oh, and nutrition and parenting books, women’s studies and books about yoga too… Anyway, for now, I squeeze reading into cracks and crevices in my day. Here’s what I’m reading right now

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

06th August 2015

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

06th August 2015

MOON TIME BY LUCY PEARCE
I loved this book the first time around. Now it’s updated and there’s even more intuitive and inspiring content. Think how to create ceremony for menarche (girl’s first period), menopause and new mothers, how to set up a red tent and best of all, how to harness the energy of your monthly cycles. There’s advice on healing PMS naturally and plenty plenty of resources for all stages of a woman’s journey. A must-have book!

GODDESSES NEVER AGE BY CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP
I love this book! Christiane Northup is an intelligent, inspiring post-menopausal goddess who shares her wisdom on staying youthful bin spirit. She embraces her wisdom years and encourages readers to do the same by following their passions, getting plenty of renewal time and eating a nourishing diet. Although my menopausal years are still a way off I have learnt so much from this rich tome in terms of nutrition and hormonal issues, being receptive and self-nurture. The title suggests this is a book for older women but I would recommend to anyone who is interested in growing older vibrantly! Here is a manifesto for turning growing older into an entirely different experience, for both our bodies and our souls.

MONEY: A LOVE STORY BY KATE NORTHRUP
Christian’s daughter’s book Money has been recommended to me too many times now to ignore it so I picked it up at the weekend and am just getting started. I love the clear advice on charting finances and creating a plan and can’t wait to have a bit of time to delve into these. The exercises seem really well-thought and beneficial – think clearing away limiting financial beliefs and making way for more abundant thinking. Gratitude and generosity are a key part of this work as well so I’m recommending it even though I’m only on chapter two!

THE FIRST 20 HOURS: HOW TO LEARN ANYTHING FAST BY JOSH KAUFMAN
I love Josh Kaufman’s writing – he’s very concise and clear. I reread Personal MBA – his bestseller about running a highly successful business – at least once a year. I gravitated towards this book because it was written by Kaufman but also because I’m intrigued by the idea that I can learn a new skill in a week! I’m really pleased I picked it up – it’s funny, inspirational and engaging. Plus I’ve been able to put his advice to good use learning new software skills. Next up, trying these principles on learning to play the guitar!

LETTING CHILDREN GROW BY DEBORAH JACKSON
I first read this book when my children were really small. Now that they are teens I still pull it out when I need a little clarity and support. Deborah’s sage advice is always comforting and reassuring and gives me waymarkers on a path, which can be rocky and unclear. A beacon of a parenting book!

EMILY OF NEW MOON BY L. MONTGOMERY
This children’s book (first in a trilogy), set on Prince Edward Island, Canada, follows the coming of age of Emily, a budding writer. I love her devotion to her craft and find this a really restorative read at the end of the day; I treat myself to a few chapters a night! I recently read How to be a Heroine and Samantha Ellis recommended this series. Also Gretchen Rubin in her habit-creating bestseller Better than Before talks about how she started up two children’s book groups for adults because she loves children’s books so much. So I feel in good company!

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