6 Books That Will Change Your Life Sophie Guidolin

6 Books That Will Change Your Life

I aim to read one book a week, alternating between self-development, business, parenting and a lil romance fiction (my favourite!). Now, I get asked a lot HOW I find time to make this happen, so here are some of my top tips: 

  • I read instead of watching TV 
  • I don’t mindlessly scroll on social media
  • I take a book in my handbag at all times - waiting at appointments, school etc 
  • I read before sleeping each night

This goal not only means that I spend a lot more of my time wisely, but also expanding my knowledge. 

Along the way I have shared some of my favourite reads on my personal Instagram, as well as @flourishandfulfilled, and it is certainly a question I still get asked everyday.

Here are some of my current faves that I believe can change lives for women and mother's everywhere:

Whether it's a spouse, parent, co-worker, or friend, gaslighters distort the truth - by lying, withholding, triangulation, and more - making their victims question their own reality and sanity. Dr Stephanie Sarkis delves into this hidden manipulation technique, covering gaslighting in every life scenario, sharing why gaslighters seem so 'normal' at first, warning signs and examples, gaslighter 'red flags' on a first date, practical strategies for coping, plus how to walk away and rebuild your life.

This groundbreaking book is one I continually encourage women to read. It shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, diving into the early warning signs, personality traits, what can be fixed and what can’t, as well as guidance on how to leave a relationship safely. 

As insightful read for any parent. Children take their lead from their friends: being ‘cool’ matters more than anything else. Shaping values, identity and codes of behaviour, peer groups are often far more influential than parents. But this situation is far from natural, and it can be dangerous. This book offers practical advice on how to ‘reattach’ to sons and daughters, establish the hierarchy at home, make children feel safe and understood, and earn back your children's loyalty and love.

As a mum of two boys, I’ve found this book so useful and interesting. The processes and ideas in this practical guide will help you raise the man you want your son to be, as well as helping you learn more about the development of masculinity and how you can become a more compassionate, centred and effective parent.

I’ve shared snippets of this on my socials a few times and it’s a book I love coming back to you because it is so eye-opening. This book is going to change the way you see your life. Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and this book provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioural patterns so many of us struggle to understand.

You all know I’m a huuuuge believer in setting healthy boundaries and this book is so insightful as to how boundaries are the key to many of the emotional and practical difficulties we encounter in daily life. It’s not just about saying ‘no' - it's about pursuing the things that set our soul on fire, loving deeply without losing ourselves, and better resisting the demands and expectations of others.

What’s your favourite book right now? Let me know in the comments below or reach out to me on Instagram @sophie_guidolin 

Sophie x 

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