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A Spiritual Book I am Enjoying…

If you have been following me you know that this month my goal and focus is on “Strengthening My Spirituality.”

If you click here, you can find the free printable I made which is “20 Days of Spirituality.”

My reasoning for wanting to strengthen my spirituality is because I believe spirituality is the core of who we are.

2020 was a bit of a whirlwind …and I became aware of just how powerful and significant spirituality is in my life, and in the lives of others.

Naturally–I knew I wanted to straighten my spirituality and it will not end after a month. My hope is that this month with really kickstart me into truly prioritizing spirituality into my life.

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So with that…

I would recommend this book “Holy as You Are,” By Christie Gardiner.

I will say, this book relates most to people that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

However, the overall theme behind the book is for anyone wanting to strengthen their spirituality.

This book is beautifully written and it’s focus is on reminding women that they already possess so many holy attributes and qualities.

This book is uplifting and a great read.

You can find this book online or at Desert Book or Seagull Book.

I would love to hear any spiritual book recommendations you may have, please just comment below.

Until Next Time!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Lifestyle

One of My Favorite Books to Read!

I read this particular book recommendation a few years back and I still remember how interesting and thought-provoking it was.

The book is entitled “Hotel on the Corner is Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford.

This compelling book is a novel. Part of the book takes place during the time period of World War Two.

The main characters are Japanese-American and Chinese American.

The story line goes into great detail about the struggles, trials, and racism that was experienced by Asian-Americans at this time.

There is also a beautiful love story intertwined amidst the trials.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

It was a book that I didn’t want to put down, I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

A beautifully written novel.

I hope you enjoy this book too!

To purchase, click here

As always, I would love to hear any book recommendations you have as well!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Good Reads, Lifestyle

Top 5 Books I Want to Read This Year/Goodreads

Do you have the Goodreads app?

If not you should get the app, or go online and join goodreads!

It’s fun to find friends on Goodreads and see what books your friends have enjoyed or would recommend.

Here are 5 books that I would love to read in the next six months :

All the Light We Cannot See

Educated

Little Fires Everywhere

Insights from a Prophets Life: Russel M. Nelson

The Girl with Seven Names

Have you read any of these books that I hope to read?

Or, do you have more recommendations for me?

Find me on goodreads under: Christy Austin and I will follow you back!

I hope you take time to read a bit today!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Lifestyle

How to take time to Read

If you’re following me, you’ll notice this month my goal is to take time for your mental health.

Last week I worked on my mental health by listening to a podcast everyday …. this week my goal is to read for 20 minutes a day. It’s amazing how reading does wonders for your mind and mental health. Reading is a great way to relax and get absorbed into a story.

Relax and Read!

I know it’s EASY to find reasons not to read a book. However, reading a book is so great for mental health in a variety of ways. Here is a list of ways to take time for reading without feeling guilty :

1. Read a book that helps you learn a new skill and feel accomplished after your finished reading. Even if the skill is a “self- help” or “how to better your life” type of book… read it.

2. Find a genre you know you love. When you’re easily sucked into a book there’s less of a reason to think about your long “to-do” list while reading.

3. Remind yourself that reading is taking time-out for yourself and it’s not selfish … reading is uplifting and can help you be more productive in the long run.

4. With the great weather starting to settle in… read a book outside to soak up some natural vitamin d as well.

5. Join a book club and read along with your group. Being able to socialize and discuss the book is not only fun, but great for your deep thinking skills!

So …..go find a book you think you’ll enjoy and start reading!

During this pandemic where the world has turned upside down a bit, take time to enjoy some fun reading and I think you will be surprised by the positive effect reading has on your mental health and stability.

Here is a list of resources to follow to find some great books!

@moms.book.club

Amazons best sellers

Brookeromney.com has a great book list!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee