The healing nest.
nest: a place affording snug refuge or lodging; a home.
"But I have seen the best of you and the worst of you, and I choose both. I want to share every single one of your sunshines and save them for later. I will tuck them into my pockets so I can give them back to you when the rain falls hard. Friend, I want to be the mirror that reminds you to love yourself. I want to be the air in your lungs that reminds you to breath. When the walls come down, when the thunder rumbles, when nobody else is home, hold my hand, and I promise I won’t let go."
Sarah Kay
Yes, The Firestarter Sessions is available in print & e-book & The Desire Map is all online content I'm pretty sure & I guess not a book but SO worth reading!!! Also, I've not read much beyond her quotes, but Harriet Lerner is one I see Brene Brown often reference & what I have read is incredible. I am also a big fan of Dannielle Miller... Her books may/may not be relevant - one is aimed more at parents, and the other two at teens, but I actually think the wisdom holds true no matter what age :)

Awesome!!! Going to get my hands on that for sure! Thank you! OMG yesssss I read Harriett’s books years ago!!! My old therapist used to be obsessed with her and got me onto it! I actually have 3 of her books!!! “The dance of anger”, “The dance of connection” and “The dance of fear” and I remember them all being so incredible! I’m going to dig them out and read them again!!!!! Haha I literally have so many books. I could open a self help library!!! I’ve never seen Brene refer to her, that’s sooo cool! Doesn’t surprise me at all though! They are both so on the same page!!! You should definitely read them!!! Xxxxxxxxx

"I’m going to love
no matter how much I lose.
I cannot give up."
Also, I think that the fact that you've stayed true to who you are & what you love is the reason why you have the number of followers you do. Although you may not write daily personal posts, you're extremely personable through your responses & you share parts of yourself in the way you empathise. People connect with your compassion & authenticity. I for one am so glad I found your blog & wrote to you, because through it you became one of the most precious people in my life xxxxx

Aw shucks! I love you so much! You are one of the most precious people in MY life and I wouldn’t know what to do without you in it! <3 REMEMBER THAT, always please <3 <3

On the healing point, Piece by Piece by Tori Amos. Whilst there are parts of it that defs appeal more to fans, her life story & everything she's overcome is incredible. Anam Cara by John O'Donohue, Heal Your Life by Louise Hay & any of Gabby Bernstein or Kris Carr's books. Also any of the 'new age' authors - Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Deepak Chopra, Mark Nepo. Less directly about healing, but if you want to change your life - Danielle LaPorte is your woman!!!

I knew you would have lots of book suggestions on this too! Thank you lovely!! There you go anon!!! :) Some cool ones on here I want to get now too!! Does Danielle LaPorte have a book!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

You are the best! <3

Anonymous:
Hey there I'm looking for a new book to read or maybe even a film to watch, preferably smt to do with healing. Do you have any books/films you would recommend?

Hellllloooo lovely….Okay, i’ve answered this a few times before and am not in front of my MASSIVE book shelf haha but off the top of my head in terms of books….

Brene Brown is GREAT…"Daring Greatly" or "The Gifts of Imperfection"

Caroline Myss books…I have only just started reading "Why people don’t heal and how they can" and it’s great so far…I love all her quotes so knew i would like it!

I am also reading “Women who run with the wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes…also brilliant!

"Eating in light of the moon" by Dr Anita Johnston is one of my favourite Eating disorder recovery books!

Geneen Roth’s books are also amazing! Particularly "When food is love" and "Feeding the hungry heart"

I started reading Susan Cain’s book "Quiet: the power of introverts" a few months ago and was loving it but as usual, I got side tracked and didn’t finish it…but I will! Definitely recommend that! 

"Walking in this world: the practical art of creativity" by Julia Cameron is rad!

Anything by OSHO or Rumi or Eckhart Tolle

"The Happiness trap" by Dr Russ Harris

SARK!!!! She is the best!! "Transformation soup: Healing for the splendidly imperfect", "Succulent wild women" and "Make your creative dreams real: a plan for procrastinators, perfectionists, busy people, and people who would really rather sleep all day" are the 3 I have read and loved!

"The invitation" by Oriah the mountain dreamer…all her stuff is great!

You will laugh at this one…everyone else does… "The Dalai Lama’s cat" by David Michie. LOL. It’s a really light, simple read but so cute because it’s about a cat…and he has lots of cat wisdom to share HA HA HA. Unfortunately it’s fiction (I bought it thinking it was non fiction and that the dalai lama really had a spiritual cat, haha bugger….it’s still good though!)

Apparently Andrea Gibson has books out but I haven’t read them…I am pretty certain they would be fantastic though as her writing is out of this world!!!

Argh I will probably post this and then remember heaps I have left out!! I can’t think of any movies with a particular focus on “healing”…I have seen lots of movies but for some reason struggle big time to remember them! It’s a really bad habit!

If any of my followers have any other book or movie suggestions, feel free to add!! :)

I hope this helps!! <3 <3 <3

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
"All the “not readies,” all the “I need time,” are understandable, but only for a short while. The truth is that there is never a “completely ready,” there never really is a “right time.”
As with any descent to the unconscious, there comes a time when one simply hopes for the best, pinches one’s nose, and jumps into the abyss. If this were not so, we would not have needed to create the words heroine, hero, or courage."
 Clarissa Pinkola Estés
"The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door."
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
"A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving."
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
 
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