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Posted Mar 10 2009 3:02pm

by Carole Fogarty

Editor Rejuvenation Loungeand facilitator of Women’s Rejuvenation Retreats:


Rejuvenate Your Mind: 

I’m always reading.  In fact, at any one time you will find at least 2 or 3 books beside my bed.  Novels have never really been my thing (even though I do read some).  Personal development and spiritual growth books, on the other hand, are my absolute love.   I get so excited each time a new book finds me.  Books fuel my body, mind and soul with “the good stuff”.



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To share my love and passion of books, I’ve created a reading list, which has been 20 years in the making. I’m guessing I’ve read anywhere between 700 - 1,000 over that time.

I’ve done my best to keep the list of books, as simple and as compact as possible, so I’ve allocated them into different groups.  I hope this helps.   I trust you find some valuable books you haven’t read before, that bring inspiration and healing to your life.


Books I’m Reading Now:

To find out what I’m reading now, simply zip over to the front page of my blog (click here), and scroll down the right hand column until you see the heading “Books I’m Reading Now”.  This is updated every three to four weeks.


Share Your Favourites:

I’m sure there’s lots of books out there that I have yet to discover so please share your favourite spiritual growth or personal development books which have enriched your life.  I’m always open to discovering new books. 



Spiritual Growth:

1: The Unmistakable Touch of Grace: (Excellent, I love it) by Cheryl Richardson

2: The Seeker’s Guide by Elizabeth Lesser

3: The Game of Life/ Your Word Is Your Wand: Written in 1920’s still excellent, by Florence Scovel Shinn

4: The Power of Intention (life changing book)  by Wayne Dyer

5: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success:   by Deepak Chopra

6: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

7: The Seat of the Soul   by Gary Zakov

8: Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Abraham Hicks

9: Creative Visualization: Create What You Want in Your Life  by Shakti Gawain

10: Soul Coaching by Denise Linn



1: Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Verses for Daily Living by Thich Nhat Hanh

2: Findhorn Retreat: Stillness (CD of live event, its fabulous) by Eckhart Tolle

3: Getting Unstuck (CD of live event) by Pema Chodron

4: Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle


  Meditation CD’s:

  1: Getting in the Gap: Meditation (Book with CD) by Wayne Dyer

2: Chakra Clearing (Book & CD) (morning and evening meditation) by Doreen Virtue

3: Walking Meditation w/DVD & CD-ROM by Thicht Naht Hanh

4: Humming Meditation by Dr Kataria


1: Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater

2: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater

3: Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi

4: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide by Deepak Chopra


Holistic Health and Wellbeing:

1: The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide: 77 Strategies for Serenity by Kate Hanley

2: The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for  Mind, Mood & Emotion by Valerie Worwood

3: The Hidden Messages in Water by Dr. Masuro Emoto

4: Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide by Deepak Chopra

5: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: by Christian Northrup

6: Grow Younger, Live Longer: Ten Steps to Reverse Aging by Deepak Chopra

7: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay



Alternate Books:
1: Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians (channeled teachings)  by Barbara Marciniak

2: The Celestine Prophecy   by James Redfield

3: The Education of Oversoul Seven by Jane Roberts

4: Angel Medicine by Doreen Virtue

5: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho



1: Eat, Pray, Love: Italy, India and Bali by Elizabeth Gilbert

2: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World   by Rita Golden Gelman.

3: When in Rome: Chasing La Dolce Vita by Penelope Green

4: Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull

5: The Long Hot Summer   by Mary Moody

6: Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald


1: How to Be Wildly Wealthy Fast:   by Sandy Forster

2: Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women by Kim Kiyosaki

3: Suze Orman’s Financial Guidebook: Put the 9 Steps to Work by Suze Orman

4: Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money by Robert Kiyosaki


Work/life balance:
1: Simplify Your Work Life: Have More Time by Elaine St.James

2: The 4-Hour work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere by Tim Ferris

3: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

4: 7 steps to sanity by Jennifer Jefferies


Thanks for reading my article. Carole.  

You are welcome to come back and visit my blog the Rejuvenation Lounge anytime or treat yourself to one of my   Zen Rejuvenation Retreats in Bali, Australia or Italy:


Enjoyed this article, then I’d be thrilled if you bought me a cup of chai.


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