I have read countless books, but below is a collection of my favourite inspiring books that have influenced me in some way. I have also included my favourite blogs that I follow whom tend to give me the reminders I need at just the right moment. Lastly I have listed movies and TV Shows that I enjoy with a positive after thought.

I love reading, growing and exploring new ideas, so please post any of your personal favourites in the comments below.


A New EarthA New Earth: Create A Better Life – Eckart Tolle
An excellent book! The book is about the ego, and teaching you how to let go and detach from it. The other valuable lesson I gained from this book is about being present. No other book has given me more understanding about the ego and presence than this one. As a result I am freer than I was prior to reading this book.


You are hereYou are Here – Thich Nhat Hanh
Another personal favourite of mine. Thich Nhat Tan writes in a calming manner, that the pace of my reading even slows down as I savour each word he writes. He is a Buddhist and this particular book is the focus of being present, being present while brushing your teeth, to walking, to engaging in conversation with someone else.


Feel the fearFeel the Fear & Do it Anyway – Susan Jeffers
This book is about exactly what the title states, feel the fear, and do it anyway. This book inspired me to conquer fears, which as a result has led to my greatest growth spurts. I still use ‘feel the fear, and do it anyways’ as an affirmation when I need extra courage to achieve what I desire.



Screw it lets do itScrew It, Let’s Do It – Richard Branson
Not necessarily a self-help or spiritual book, however it is still inspirational and a book that has influenced me. Branson is living the life of his dreams and as a result has made a tonne of money just playing a game. He inspires you have a go at pursuing your dreams, and just have fun with it.


Secret Language of your bodyThe Secret Language of Your Body – Inna Segal
Another favourite of mine, and one I refer to whenever I have an injury or illness. Segal presents the information that our bodies are trying to communicate to us when we have an illness, injury or disease. As a result, I look at what aspects of my mind or spiritual self are suffering, and address those issues, thus removing the source of my body’s illness.


You can heal your lifeYou Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay
A great introductory book to loving and accepting yourself. In this book, Louise shares with the reader a mirror exercise where you look into the mirror and say, “I love you” which I still do every day. She also shares affirmations, which I personally found, “I approve of myself” extremely beneficial.



The secretThe Secret – Rhonda Bryne
I actually prefer the movie than the book of The Secret, despite the content remaining the same. The Secret is about the universal law, the law of attraction whereby you create exactly what you think or do. If you are thinking joyful thoughts you will experience joyful experiences, and if you are thinking lack of money, then you will experience just that.


TThe Law of Attractionhe Law of Attraction – Michael Losier
Michael has written a concise book, with plenty of useful worksheets and exercises to assist in deciding what you want. He touches on neuro-lingusistic programming (NLP) which is reframing your words and sentences to resonate with what you actually want. My favourite, and memorable quote which remains with me is, “So, what do you want?” a simple, yet powerful question.


Magicans WayThe Magicians Way – William Whitecloud
A quick and short read but with a wealth of information. Whitecloud uses narration to show the power of the mind, and creating what you think about.




Celestine ProphThe Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
I have read this book quite a few times, especially before bed. This book is a narration about the universal laws of energy, such as how we can give and receive energy. I prefer to read novels with a positive influence in the evening , hence why I have read this book more than once.



Joy A happiness comes from withinJoy: The Happiness That Comes from Within – Osho
Osho is a very frank and honest writer, and in this particular book he explains how all happiness and joy comes from within, not external circumstances. He discusses acceptance and gratitude which will bring you closer to peace, happiness, joy and bliss (to which he explains the differences between each state).


think rich grow richThink and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
This book is not just about becoming rich financially, but rich within.






Sarah Somewhere – Sarah Chamberlin
Sarah Somewhere’s posts always excite me when I see her waiting in my mailbox. She writes snever personally met, I feel so close to her through her truthful recounts of her present and past experiences.

Matt and Jill Went Up The Hill – Matt Mason & Jill Miller
Initially a blog about travelling to Everest Base Camp, then through Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Hawaii and now Australia, it has evolved into a blog about self-discovery – A journey that has changed our lives forever.

KrisCarr.com – Kris Carr
An inspirational account of how she beat cancer by looking at herself holistically. She looked at what her disease was trying to communicate with her, and then addressed each of those issues. She has also produced cooking books, full of healthy recipes.

Tiny Buddha – Lori Deschene
An inspirational collection of various writers, bloggers and creative beings whom share their stories, thoughts and teachings in this blog. I love browsing through this website for inspiration, and each week receive an email with 5 or so blog posts of a particular theme.


Movies / TV Shows

Pursuit of Happyness
About following your dreams, and never giving up. My favourite part when Will Smith tells his son about dream stealers, so never listen to anyone who does not believe in what you are doing.

The Adventures of Tin Tin
Another movie inspiring you to follow your dreams, and never give up when you are faced with challenges.

New Girl, Season 1 Episode 3
I love this TV show and laugh out loud every episode, but in this episode Jess, one of the main character’s, stands up to her male roommates and tells them she loves who she is, and if they don’t like it then too bad.

4 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Marita says:

    Great selection of books Jill, some of which are my favourites too. I also love Deepak Chopra’s Way of the Wizard, Amir Zoghi’s The Greatest Kept Truth; Don Miguel Ruiz The Fifth Agreement; Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East by Baird Spalding; Ramtha’s white book and any poetry by the 16h century Sufi poet Hafiz.

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