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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.

Audible Recommendation – Everything is F*cked: A book about Hope by Mark Manson

I have previously listened to The Subtle Art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson so when I was looking at audio books to download ready for my holiday I decided to give another of his books ago. This time is was Everything is F*cked: A book about Hope by Mark Manson.

In Everthing Is F*cked, it looks at the flaws within each individual self to the endless problems taking place in the world. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He challenges our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself.

The was the first book I read on holiday and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoy books that help me to question what’s going on in the world and especially ones that help me to open my mind up further.

The audio book in around 7 hours long which for myself it a good length for an audio book because sometimes if it is over the 10-12 hour mark by the end I am getting little bit bored and I am eagerly ready to move onto the next audio book.

Overall I would recommend giving this book a try.

 

Audible Recommendations – Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins

I have been listening to quite a few audible books lately and therefore I have decided to share the ones with you that I have enjoyed. The audible book that I have enjoyed the most is “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins.

For David Goggins, his childhood was surrounded by poverty, prejudice and physical abuse; but through self discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed forces icon and one of the worlds top endurance athletes.

He reveals throughout the book that most of us only tap into 40% of our capabilities throughout our lives. He states that anyone can push past the pain to reach their full potential.

I really enjoyed this audio book and would recommend it to anyone. It is highly motivating and inspiring. The things that David Goggins has been able to achieve is outstanding and they are things that many people don’t even dream of doing as they seem impossible.

This audio book really motivated me and when it talked about the 40% rule it really made me think about what I could be possible and what I could achieve if I was able to access my full potential.

This book really is a must read.

 

Audible

I have recently been introduced to Amazon’s Audible; my boyfriend started to use it and at first I wasn’t sold on it. But once I got over being stubborn and gave it a try I absolutely love it.
I am not a massive reader – well that’s an understatement. I cannot actually remember that last time I read a book from start to finish. I have always been jealous of those who can hold there concentration in order to finish a book. I used to always try to read a book but after a chapter or two I would get distracted by something and then I would never end up going back to finish the book. Nowadays I barely even try to read a book unless my boyfriend recommends it and even then it will take me about a year to get through it.
One Sunday afternoon I decided to give Audible a try and I haven’t look back since. So far I am on my 5th book and I have only had it a couple of weeks. There are so many books to choose from and it is so easy to use.
You are able to try it for free for a month which is what I am currently doing it but if after the month I am still as in love with it as I am now I will be continuing to pay the monthly fee for it. In your free month trial you are given 1 credit which allows you to download one book to listen to. However once you have finished the book or if you don’t like the book you can refund it and then choose another book.
I really enjoy learning new things but for quite a while this has been through the internet and not through books. There are so many informative books out there and audible is making them more accessible than ever before. I often select a book and listen to it while I am doing other tasks for example I am listening to it while I am writing this blog.
Some of the books that I have listen to so far have been:-
– The Subtle Art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
– Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
– 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos by Jordan Peterson
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of these books and learnt a lot from all of them. Once you start to read a couple of books you get recommended books often a lot of which I have never heard of before.
I would highly recommend using Audible and I am going to continue to listen to as many books as I can.