Audible Recommendation – The Healing Power of Ayahuasca by Marc McLean

Back around April time this year I started to listen to “The Healing Power of Ayahuasca” by Marc McLean.  This book looks at 16 different accounts where people had been failed by western medicine and they decided to turn to the mysterious plant medicine Ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca the hallucinogenic plant medicine that has been used for thousands of years in the Amazonian jungle.

Marc McLean talks about how the medicine saved him at the lowest point of his life. Ayahuasca gifted him a level of emotional and psychological healing he’d never have achieved in a lifetime of therapy.

The 16 people share how they have healed a multitude of illnesses and issues through ayahuasca, including PTSD, depression, sexual abuse trauma, eating disorders, crippling fear, chronic health problems and more.

Ayahuasca helps people to discover who they really are.

Ayahuasca is generally not something that pops up in every day conversation and is not something that a lot of people tend to know about. I did not know anything about it until the start of the year but now it seems to come up in a lot of conversations I have and I have even been shown retreats to go to in order to experience the medicine. Ayahuasca is something that is getting more popular as more people are looking towards alternative medicines rather than western medicine.

Even if you know nothing about Ayahuasca I would recommend this book as the stories are so inspiring and it shows you the power the medicine can have and how it can help to improve so many lives.




Quote of the Day

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

Audible Recommendation – Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

I recently listened to Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday on audible.

The book talks about our most common enemy; the ego. The book looks at how our ego is holding us back in every day life.

The books talks about arrange of people journeys to success by conquering their own egos. The book helps to show you how your own ego is getting in the way of your success and future.

I found this book really interesting and really enjoyed the use of other peoples stories to show how powerful the ego can be. It made me realise that even in the smallest of situations your ego can still take over and hold you back.

Audible Recommendation – Atomic Habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear

I recently listened to Atomic habits: An Easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear. I wanted to listen to this book as I often procrastinate quite a lot in my every day life and wanted to see how I could become more efficient in my personal life. This book was really insightful and showed me how I could make little changes and create new habit that will lead to a more efficient lifestyle.

The book looks at four simple laws to help set and maintain good habits, these are:-

  • Make it Obvious
  • Make it Attractive
  • Make it Easy
  • Make it Satisfying

Some of the individual habits he suggests can seem a bit obvious at times but I think until someone else tells you what you should be doing; it’s not really something  that you really consider actually changing. Sometimes it takes having it said to you in black and white for it to register properly within yourself and for you to then start to consider how you can start to bring these habits into your everyday life.

I would recommend listening to this book if you are looking to make small changes to your life that could make a huge improvement.



Quote of the Day

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Audible Recommendation – The Chimp Paradox – Prof Steve Peters

Another audio book that I have recently listened to is “The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters.

The acclaimed Mind management programme to help you achieve success, confidence and happiness. Listeners follow the easy inner chimp’ steps too over come fear and anxiety through understanding why self doubt and negative thoughts drive impulsive and irrational behaviours.

The inner chimp is our emotions often the irrational and impulsive side of us and the human is the more rational and logical side of us.

The books describes lots of examples of how the chimp takes over and how to take back control of the chimp to help to improve our life to find happiness.

I really enjoyed reading this book and really felt like I learned something from it. Out of all the books I listened to while I was on holiday this was one of the books I enjoyed the most. I even relate to this book in everyday life now especially when I start to get hangry and I just tell myself my chimp is playing up haha! Also, if one of my family members is acting a bit strange/irrational then I just think to myself that their chimp is out of control. I obviously don’t tell them this as they wouldn’t understand what I was going on about; but it helps me to find amusement in the situation.

Quote of the Day

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale