Agenda Worthy Reads

FUN READS. Now, even though I love to write and actually an English teacher... I'm not the best reader.  I just don't have the stamina to sit still long enough to really delve into a lot of books.  That's not to say I don't read- it just takes me longer than the average person to finish a book.  That said, when I do find a book that really resonates with me, I somehow find the staying power to finish it. Or at least get through the majority of it.  Here are some of my favorites:

Sage Living by Anne Sage.  You know how it is when you go to someone's house and absolutely love their style, and want your house to look just like theirs? Or at least you want to replicate some of its elements and bring that feel back to your own home?  That's what reading Sage Living is like.  The cover flap description says it best with, "Your best life starts at home." Stemming from this concept, Sage gathers photos of beautiful interiors and highlights them with design tips, giving the reader the tingles as they read the book.  Every time I pick it up I get that, "Damn, I want everything in this book" feeling and can't put it down.  

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney. If you've ever visited the fantastic design & lifestyle website Design Sponge, you'll want to check out this book.  You'll also want to check it out if you're looking for advice and inspiration from creative makers, artists, and entrepeneurs from all over.  This book will inspired you to take a leap and create the life you know you're supposed to be leading. Great photos and great stories make it a book you can pick up daily for new inspiration. 

Yoga Bodies by Lauren Lipton  I love yoga, and I've been practicing it for over 10 years.  But, before I got into it, it intimidated the hell out of me.  I thought my body was all wrong for it.  I was worried because I couldn't touch my toes.  My attention span was another issue.  However, once I became fully entrenched in the yoga community, I learned the great yogic secret- yoga truly is for everyone.  It doesn't matter what your experience is, what your body looks like, or if you can't touch or see your toes.  Yoga is for everyone.  Lauren Lipton embraces this sentiment and demonstrates how every body can do yoga, and be transformed by it in the process. 

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