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I’ve put together this collection of resources to help you as you create a more meaningful life.


This is a selection of books that I’ve read that have helped me understand myself better and allowed me to create a more meaningful life.

I’ve only included books that I’ve found incredibly helpful for me personally, and that are also highly rated by many other people, so you can have confidence that they will also help you.

It’s a bit of an eclectic mix, and not every book will be a fit for you right now, but hopefully you’ll find something in here that sparks the next step towards a more authentic life.

Here's some of the topics they cover:

Finding your purpose

Book cover - Finding your way in a wild new world by Martha Beck

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

Four steps to fulfilling your true calling

by Martha Beck

I absolutely love this book. It helped me in so many different ways to understand why I felt stuck and confused, and off my path.

Martha really speaks to the inner part of us that knows what we need to be doing, and helps gently bring it to the surface.

Get “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World” now at Amazon.com

Journey of the Angels: The Tobias Materials by Geoffrey and Linda Hoppe

Journey of the Angels

The Tobias Materials

by Geoffrey and Linda Hoppe

A fascinating story of how our souls came to be and why we are here on Earth at this time.

“We came to forget, to remember, and finally, to know. That’s who we are, why we are here, that is the path we have chosen, and our purpose for choosing.”

Get “Journey of the Angels” now at Amazon.com

Book cover - Milk the Pigeon by Alexander Heyne

Milk the Pigeon

A Field Guide For Anyone Lost in Their 20s

by Alexander Heyne

Even though this book is written for 20-somethings, I found it incredibly helpful in getting clarity on my purpose and meaning.

It was this book I was reading when I had crystal clarity, after decades of searching, of what it is I’m here on the planet to do.

Get “Milk the Pigeon” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap

Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

by Gay Hendricks

There’s so many great techniques in this book for looking at your life differently, but I especially love the idea of your “zone of genius”.

Reading this book helped me to understand how to capitalise on my strengths and also how to stop limiting myself.

Get “The Big Leap” now at Amazon.com

The Instruction by Ainslie Macleod

The Instruction

by Ainslie Macleod

A helpful way to understand where you are on your soul’s journey, what you are here to learn and do, and how to find meaning.

How old is your soul? What are your talents, powers and soul type?

Unveil the life plan your soul created before you were even born.

Get “The Instruction” now at Amazon.com

The Life You Were Born to Live by Dan Millman

The Life You Were Born to Live

A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose

by Dan Millman

A numerological look at your key life numbers and what they mean for your personality and life purpose.

This book uses an objective method to determine the life path of anyone born between 1750 and the present, and how to work in harmony with key spiritual laws and your life’s cycles.

Get “The Life You Were Born to Live” now at Amazon.com

Your Soul's Gift by Robert Schwartz

Your Soul’s Gift

The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

by Robert Schwartz

Understanding the bigger picture of the soul’s journey and the reason for your experiences, and why you’re alive right now.

Make sense of difficult situations, develop appreciation for yourself, forgive others and embrace your purpose.

Get “Your Soul’s Gift” now at Amazon.com

Understanding yourself

Book Cover - Astrology for the Soul by Jan Spiller

Astrology for the Soul

The astrological secrets that hold the key to your future

by Jan Spiller

I never thought that a single book on Astrology could open my eyes so much to the meaning and purpose of my life, but this one totally did.

I was completely blown away at the accuracy and detail of Jan’s insights into my Moon Nodes, and for the first time ever I finally understood why I’ve always felt this internal conflict between two different extremes of being in the world and which of the options I need to choose.

Get “Astrology for the Soul” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Human Design by Chetan Parkyn

Human Design

Discover the Person You Were Born to Be

by Chetan Parkyn

As a trained astrologer and analytics geek, I absolutely love the way this book combines astrology, I Ching, chakras, Kabbalah and physics to paint a detailed picture of how you work in the world.

There’s a ton of detail in this approach, but even some of the simple concepts, like my overall energy type (Generator Manifestor), have been super helpful.

Get “Human Design” now at Amazon.com

One Thought Changes Everything by Mara Gleason

One Thought Changes Everything

by Mara Gleeson

An important treatise on the power that a single thought can have to completely transform our lives.

By understanding how our mind shapes our experience, we can take control and live a more deliberate, conscious life.

Get “One Thought Changes Everything” now at Amazon.com

Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts

Seth Speaks

The Eternal Validity of the Soul

by Jane Roberts

A channelled book from the 1970’s that explains how the soul works, and how we can access our full potential.

Brought through by Jane Roberts, this book forms the foundation of our modern understanding of consciousness and the soul.

Get “Seth Speaks” now at Amazon.com

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

The Biology of Belief

Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

by Bruce Lipton

How our minds and bodies are connected and directly affect each other, including a lot of leading-edge scientific research.

This book shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

Get “The Biology of Belief” now at Amazon.com

The Twelve Layers of DNA by Lee Carroll

The Twelve Layers of DNA

An Esoteric Study of the Mastery Within

by Lee Carroll

An explanation of our invisible divine structure and how it intersects with our biology.

This book provides a fully channeled explanation of the extreme puzzle that is our non-coding DNA, raising the possibility that DNA is mostly quantum instructions speaking to the human body.

Get “The Twelve Layers of DNA” now at Amazon.com

Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette

Trust Your Vibes

Live an Extraordinary Life by Using Your Intuitive Intelligence

by Sonia Choquette

Practical tips to tune into the subtle messages from your soul or higher self and trust what you receive.

Awaken your intuition, trust your vibes, and create an easier, more energetically uplifting, and satisfying way of life.

Get “Trust Your Vibes” now at Amazon.com

Making decisions

Book Cover - Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath


How to make better choices in life and work

by Chip and Dan Heath

I absolutely love the Heath brothers’ approach to life, and this book is no exception.

Packed with tips and tricks to help you with your decision making, along with helpful explanations as to why we get it wrong so often, this book is a great read.

Get “Decisive” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn

Will it Fly?

How to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money

by Pat Flynn

Although this book is ostensibly about starting a business, the early exercises are invaluable for getting clear generally on what’s right for you.

I especially love the History Test, which gets to rate your past jobs on a number of factors – I learned so much about myself just from this one activity alone!

Get “Will it Fly?” now at Amazon.com

Making changes

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr Joe Dispenza

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

by Joe Dispenza

Understand how we limit ourselves and how we can change our beliefs, our habits, our biology and our results.

This book combines the fields of quantum physicsneuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible and how to recondition the body and create better health.

Get “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Psycho-Cybernetics The Search for Self-Respect by Maxwell Maltz


The search for self-respect

by Maxwell Maltz

This book was one of the earliest I read on my journey of self-understanding and making changes.

I learned so much about how my view of things affects my experience, and the importance of choosing my thoughts and “steering my ship” if I want to transform my life.

Get “Psycho-Cybernetics” now at Amazon.com

Book - Sick to Fit by Josh LaJaunie and Howard Jacobson

Sick to Fit

Three simple techniques that got me from 420 pounds to the cover of Runner’s World, Good Morning America, and the Today Show

by Josh LaJaunie and Howard Jacobson

I really loved this book’s simple approach to making successful changes in your life.

Through great stories and incredibly practical advice, Sick to Fit will help you transform anything in your life that needs to change.

Get “Sick to Fit” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Upstream by Dan Heath


How to solve problems before they happen

by Dan Heath

I have been an “upstreamer” my whole life, living by the mantra that “it doesn’t have to be like this” and stopping to fix everything as I go.

So I loved that Dan Heath laid out the power of this approach in his book, and how to make changes before everything falls apart.

Get “Upstream” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Work the System by Sam Carpenter

Work the System

The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

by Sam Carpenter

At first glance you might think this book is about running a business and making money, but you quickly discover it’s actually about how to make systematic and deliberate changes in a way that ensure your success.

Even if you don’t implement everything to the letter, you will see life differently after reading this book.

Get “Work the System” now at Amazon.com

Healing the body

The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder

Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth

by Peter Kelder

Five ancient exercises that can improve health and well-being and increase longevity.

The philosophies in the book combine with the practical yoga-like positions of the rites and lifestyle advice to provide you with the ultimate guide to maintaining your youth.

Get “Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth” now at Amazon.com

DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

by Rick Strassman

Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. Government-approved and funded clinical research in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful endogenous psychedelics known.

His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

Get “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - How Not To Die by Michael Greger

How Not To Die

Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

by Michael Greger

This book includes a wealth of information on the power of food to both prevent and reverse a wide range of serious diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

It’s packed to the brim with masses of scientific research that shows all of the amazing effects that a wholefoods, plant-based diet can have on the human body.

Get “How Not To Die” now at Amazon.com

Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork by Dan Brule

Just Breathe

Mastering Breathwork

by Dan Brule

Reduce anxiety, improve health, and tap infinite stores of energy. What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by regulating your breath?

A very helpful collection of breathing exercises to improve health and deal with anxiety, trauma and much more.

Get “Just Breathe” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Medical Medium by Anthony William

Medical Medium

Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal

by Anthony William

In Medical Medium, Anthony William lays out a very clear explanation for the basis for so many of our diseases, including diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis rheumatoid arthritis.

The information on the basis of almost all disease makes this book highly relevant to cancer, heart disease and many mystery illnesses, and he outlines a program of foods and supplements that you can use to strengthen your immune system, heal your gut and detoxify your body.

Get “Medical Medium” now at Amazon.com

Meditation in a New York Minute by Mark Thornton

Meditation in a New York Minute

Super Calm for the Super Busy

by Mark Thornton

A way to sneak your meditation practice into brief moments of respite throughout the day.

No longer do you need to set aside a chunk of 10+ minutes to get your daily dose of peace and inner calm.

Get “Meditation in a New York Minute” now at Amazon.com

Healing emotions

Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff

Emotional Freedom

Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

by Judith Orloff

Techniques to help you release emotions and live a more peaceful happy life.

Combining neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and subtle energy techniques, this book shows you how to identify the most powerful negative emotions and how to transform them into hope, kindness, and courage.

Get “Emotional Freedom” now at Amazon.com

Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff

Happy for No Reason

7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out

by Marci Shimoff

An exploration of the different ways we can be happy regardless of our circumstances, drawing on real life stories.

This book shows that true happiness comes from the inside out, and that we have the power to raise our “happiness set point”..

Get “Happy for No Reason” now at Amazon.com

Molecules Of Emotion by Candace Pert

Molecules Of Emotion

The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

by Candace Pert

A scientific explanation of our emotions and how they work in our bodies.

Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health?

This  book serves as a landmark in our understanding of the mind-body connection.

Get “Molecules Of Emotion” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score

Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

by Bessel van der Kolk

As someone who has personally experienced the impact of trauma on my life, this book was a life saver.

It helps you understand how trauma’s effects bleed into every aspect of your life, and how you can gently but surely release its hold.

Get “The Body Keeps the Score” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - The Emotion Code by Bradley Nelson

The Emotion Code

How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love and Happiness

by Bradley Nelson

I found this book while looking for simpler ways to release emotional baggage, being frustrated with overly complex and time-consuming techniques.

The emotion code delivers in spades, and – once you’ve learned the process = allows to quickly and easily shift all kinds of things you no longer need to carry around

Get “The Emotion Code” now at Amazon.com

Whatever Arises, Love That: A Love Revolution That Begins with You by Matt Kahn

Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Kahn

A Love Revolution That Begins with You

by Matt Kahn

An exploration of the power of love to resolve everything and bring peace and joy into your life.

This book encourages you to look at every experience through the lens of love, and bring about your highest potential.

Get “Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Kahn” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

You Can Heal Your Life

by Louise Hay

Louise Hay is well known in metaphysical circles as a teacher and healer and has written many books on using the power of your mind, body and spirit for healing.

Louise healed herself from cancer using the techniques she shares in this book, which address the mental patterns that create dis-ease in our bodies.

I refer to this book often to understand the mental sources of my physical issues, and I’m constantly reminded to be kinder to myself in every moment. It’s an absolutely fascinating read!

Get “You Can Heal Your Life” now at Amazon.com

Energy work

Born a Healer by Chunyi Lin

Born A Healer

I Was Born a Healer. You Were Born a Healer, Too!

by Chunyi Lin

An exploration of energy work, qigong and various self-directed exercises that can heal and rebalance us.

Get relief from pain, illness and disease, balance your energy and transform your outlook on life.

Get “Born A Healer” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - Energy Medicine by Donna Eden

Energy Medicine

Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality

by Donna Eden

This book is my go-to book for dealing with illness at an energetic level.

Alongside all of the practical, physical things I do to stay healthy, like eating well, drinking lots of water, taking supplements or getting regular exercise, I also recognise that every symptom has an energetic basis as well.

I love Donna’s down to earth approach and her insightful and detailed explanation of the body’s energy systems, and I use her “5 Minute Energy Routine” every single day.

Get “Energy Medicine” now at Amazon.com

Book Cover - The Pleiadian Workbook by Amorah Quan Yin

The Pleiadian Workbook

Awakening Your Divine Ka

by Amorah Quan Yin

I stumbled onto this book while looking for ways to strengthen my aura.

Instead what I got was a magical. life-changing workbook full of insights and techniques to help me understand my existence and work with the energies of the Universe.

Get “The Pleiadian Workbook” now at Amazon.com

The Sophia Code by Kaia Ra

The Sophia Code

A Living Transmission from The Sophia Dragon Tribe

by Kaia Ra

A hard-to-categorise book that opens you up to the healing energies of seven ascended masters and the divine feminine.

Receive downloads from the Divine Feminine, embody your highest self and become the lightworker you’re destined to be.

Get “The Sophia Code” now at Amazon.com

Money and manifestation

Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Ask and It Is Given Esther and Jerry Hicks

Learning to Manifest Your Desires

by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Explains how manifestation works and offers powerful processes to help us go with the positive flow of life, and manifest our desires so that we’re living the joyous and fulfilling life we deserve.

See how our relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern our time-space reality.

Get “Ask and It Is Given Esther and Jerry Hicks” now at Amazon.com

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch

Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life

by Denise Duffield-Thomas

In this book you’ll unlock your hidden potential for abundance and upgrade your life forever, using meridian tapping and emotional release.

Smash through your abundance blocks and join a posse of women all around the world who are learning to live large and become truly lucky.

Get “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” now at Amazon.com

How to Solve All Your Money Problems Forever by Victor Boc

How to Solve All Your Money Problems Forever

Creating a Positive Flow of Money Into Your Life

by Victor Boc

A simple but effective approach to increasing financial abundance, involving gratitude practices and generosity towards others.

This book shows the most powerful money-management system ever devised. And it’s easy and fun! It takes less than ten minutes a day.

Get “How to Solve All Your Money Problems Forever” now at Amazon.com

Instantly Directed Manifestations by Richard Dotts

Instantly Directed Manifestations

The Mindless Way

by Richard Dotts

This book presents a completely new way of looking at physical and spiritual manifestations like never conveyed before.

A breakthrough way of manifestation along with a fine-tuned process in line with the latest modalities, communicated more clearly than ever.

Get “Instantly Directed Manifestations” now at Amazon.com

Soul Shifts by Barbara De Angelis

Soul Shifts

Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality

by Barbara De Angelis

How to successfully transform your internal energy so that everything around you changes to match.

A practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant revisioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation that will inspire and enlighten everyone.

Get “Soul Shifts” now at Amazon.com

Your Greatest Gift by Richard Dotts

Your Greatest Gift

That Unlocks All Manifestations

by Richard Dotts

One of many simple and approachable books written by Richard on manifestation that help you get into the right state of mind.

This book teaches readers how to access their innate gift of manifestation for themselves and also how to guide others to their own healing.

Get “Your Greatest Gift” now at Amazon.com


This is a selection of some of my favourite movies that explore spirituality and the meaning of life.

Be entertained while also having your mind stretched, and your perspectives changed.

You might not love every movie on this list, but I hope you’ll find something in here that transforms your world.

Here's some of the topics they cover:

Finding your purpose

Three characters from 'The Matrix' (1999) film standing confidently, with the movie title prominently displayed at the bottom.

The Matrix (1999)

Free your mind

with Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Some people think that the The Matrix is just a boring sci-fi flick, but they couldn’t be further from the truth.

This movie explores what it is to be alive, the wool that has been pulled over our eyes, and the idea that we can control our experience.

The parallels with our human-soul experience are mind-blowing.

View “The Matrix (1999)” now at IMDB.com

Understanding yourself

Movie poster of the 2009 science fiction film "Avatar" featuring a human face juxtaposed with a Na'vi character against a backdrop of an alien landscape.

Avatar (2009)

Enter the world

with Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

Avatar shows us two different ways to live – the material approach, stripping the planet of everything good – and the spiritual approach.

The mythology around the Tree of Souls and Eywa, along with  the way that the Na’vi are connected to the planet and each other illustrates the power of the unseen.

View “Avatar (2009)” now at IMDB.com

Making decisions

Movie poster of "Sliding Doors" (1998) featuring Gwyneth Paltrow with a mirrored image concept.

Sliding Doors (1998)

There are two sides to every story

with Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch

A fun exploration of the impact that our decisions can have on how our lives unfold.

Do our life paths converge on key moments, or do our decisions take us in completely different directions?

View “Sliding Doors (1998)” now at IMDB.com

Energy work

A movie poster for "Contact" (1997) featuring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and a large satellite dish.

Contact (1997)

Get ready for human’s biggest discovery ever

with Jodi Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

A scientist discovers and decodes a radio message from outer space, against the wishes of those who see her work as pointless, wasteful and sacrilegious.

The message contains plans to build a kind of machine, which takes her on a mind-opening journey to contact with other beings.

View “Contact (1997)” now at IMDB.com

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