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My Book Recommendations For December 2017

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in All Lifestyle, Book Recommendations, Featured, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Elizabeth Finch


I LOVE to read. A lot.

Lately I’ve read a lot of yoga teacher books (I’m completing my yoga teacher training, hooray!). But in between all the anatomy and sanskrit textbooks, I’ve still managed to sneak in some non-yoga books over the past few months.

Reading will change you for the better, in some way or another. I believe it’s important for us to always be learning, about something, anything. Healthy lifestyle, happiness and fulfillment, parenting…even reading fiction helps to expand your vocabulary.

And I truly believe we become what we think. One way to have more power over your thoughts, is to be judicious about what you allow into your mind, and to be selective about what you read.

Audiobooks are great, too. If you don’t love to read, pop an audiobook on your Kindle or Audible and listen away. It doesn’t matter how you gain the information, knowledge, and persepective. It just matters that you DO.

My Book Rec’s For December 2017

1. The Leptin Diet: How Fit Is Your Fat?

The Leptin Diet by board-certified clinical nutritionist Byron J. Richards really blew me away with its straightforward information. How do we maintain our weight and maintain our energy levels, from an early age and as we get older? Richards explains how to unleash the power of hormones to resolve fatigue, food cravings, thyroid problems, and body weight issues. According to Richards, our appetite, energy, and metabolic rate are all controlled by the hormone leptin, and he outlines five simple lifestyle guidelines to help you balance your leptin levels. This book is loaded with great info that you can apply to your eating and lifestyle habits right away.

2. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

I first read The Four Agreements about two years ago and was blown away by the ancient Toltec wisdom contained in this manual. I’ve since re-read the book and was just as blown away the second time. It’s not a long read at all, but the code of conduct outlined can be applied by any person, anywhere, in any situation to help bring them to more happiness, more love, and more personal freedom. I truly believe every person should read this book, and I have given it as a gift now more times than I can count.

Elizabeth Finch

3. Getting In The Gap

I have been recommending meditation for about five years now, to friends and health coaching clients as part of their journey to get to know themselves better, and to learn how to calm their central nervous systems. I have found that people really DO want to start meditating, it’s just that most people are intimidated by the idea which holds them back from ever beginning a meditation practice. Getting In The Gap by Dr. Wayne Dyer simplifies the concept of meditation, and explains how to get started with it better than anything else I’ve read. All of Dr. Dyer’s books are incredibly uplifting and this one is no different. If you are looking to begin a meditation practice and feel clueless about where to start or why you’d even want to do so, be sure to read this book.

Elizabeth Finch

4. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Out of over 4,000 reviews on Amazon, The Untethered Soul receives 4.7 stars out of a possible 5. That’s a pretty phenomenal rating and that’s because this book is phenomenal. This book teaches concepts to help us learn how to stop living in the past and in the future, and instead be more focused on the way to true joy — by living in the NOW. This book will help you begin to understand the thoughts that come in and out of your mind on a daily basis, and learn how to be more empowered about which thoughts you allow into your headspace. Because yes, you really do have a choice and you really do have the power to change your thoughts.

Elizabeth Finch

5. Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

I had never read any of Brené Brown’s books, even though they had been recommended to me time and again. It wasn’t until I began my yoga teacher training and Rising Strong was required reading for me, that I finally read one of Brené’s books. And I couldn’t put it down. Living a brave life isn’t always easy, and there will be times that we fall along the way. But staying open to those times and appreciating that those are the moments that will define us and make us better than we were before, is the beautiful message of this book. I am certain that my work with setting and enforcing energetic boundaries in my life began because of and while reading this book. I’ve only gone on to get stronger and stronger around my boundaries. If you’re looking to build or strengthen your own boundaries, this book is a wonderful starting place. 

Elizabeth Finch


Happy reading!

x Elizabeth


  1. Looking forward to checking these out Elizabeth. Thanks for the recommendations! I read three books last month that I highly recommend: The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, and How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald. They were so good that I have read the first two twice and plan to re-read the third one again this month!
    Happy New Year!

    • I’ll have to check those out Beverly, thanks so much for the recommendations! Happy New Year to you as well beautiful! xx

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