In Yoga Sutras, Patanjali, widely regarded as the father of yoga, offers 196 aphorisms on the meaning of yoga that outlines the eightfold path of yoga. These sutras offer wisdom that continues to define the philosophy behind living meaningful and purposeful lives. 





Yoga as Medicine is my go-to book when working with clients dealing with various medical conditions that include: cancer, back pain, diabetes, headaches, infertility, Menopause, Weight, MS, Insomnia, High blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, depression, carpal tunnel to name a few. 


 


Yoga Bug guides children through ten authentic yoga poses named after insects. Beautifully illustrated this is a playful book to introduce toddlers and young children to the magic of their bodies.






Key Poses and Key Muscles of Yoga by orthopedic surgeon Ray long, offer a scientific approach to understanding how the physical practice of yoga postures impacts the physical body through full colour, 3D renderings of the skeleton, major muscles, tendons and ligaments. 







Self Awakening Yoga is another favourite and go-to yoga book that offers over 100 yoga enquiries to understand how prana and movement work together to create expansion and healing in the body.









The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

shares the Japanese art of putting  "your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.” Marie Kondo sees organizing as an act of restoring balance and creating space in your mind which in turn will create more space in your life. 








The River Cottage Cookbook, named one of Fine Cooking’s  top 25 favourite titles of the last 25 years is considered the ground breaking go- to guide to raising, choosing, and eating organic plants and animals. Who knows farming, gardening and agriculture better than the British? 


The River Cottage A to Z complements the original cookbook. Both are sure to delight.



​​The Inviting Life is a thoughtful book on turning the everyday mundane into a spiritual experience so that every moment may be enjoyed with grace, style and beauty. Yet another reminder to pay attention to the details that nurture and nourish friends and family at home.






​The Alchemist combines magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery. Through the eyes a boy, profound transformative wisdom is shared.







Goddesses in Everywoman is one of my all time favourites and a must read for all women of all ages. Also a helpful resource for men, goddesses in everywoman will help men who wish to deepen their understanding of what motivates women. Jean Shinoda Bolen’s celebrated work of female psychology offers profound insights on how goddess archetypes continue to shape the lives of women today. 


She continues to discuss how archetypes influence the lives of men, older women and young adult women in her books Gods in Everyman, Goddesses in Older Women and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Every woman.




​​Women Who Run With the Wolves is a precious gem that shares the secrets to successfully navigate the many traps that are encountered in life. Through masterful storytelling,  Dr. Estés weaves the archetypal stories that shape our lives. 






The Path Made Clear shares Oprah Winfrey's guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

The Camino Within shares Tarek Riman's personal adventure through 500 miles of the Camino leading to many insightful revelations he picked up along the way. This thought- provoking book will inspire you to look at your own life in a more meaningful way.





Hendrix and Hunt in Getting the Love You Want share a compelling message for couples through their proprietary Imago Therapy model. Their basic idea is that marriage is a continuation of childhood and that the partner you choose reflects areas of healing you need. 





Having problems understanding your partner and what they want most from their relationship? If yes, Gary Chapman's The 5 Love Languages is the book to shed light on what your partner needs to feel loved by you. Chapman identifies 5 ways people feel loved. If you or your partner are not feeling loved it is because you and/or your partner are not speaking the right "love language". 



Nonviolent Communication is by far the go- to tool for anyone who wishes to communicate more lovingly and compassionately. The author demonstrates how most people communicate through the lens of their wounds. He offers techniques to communicate from a different place.




Power vs Force is the authority on rates of vibration and explains how all life vibrates at a certain frequency that can be measured scientifically with kinesiology. This pioneering book offers a solid foundation that combines science with spirituality to understand how each truth calibrates differently and why some truths are more difficult to understand than others. 



Don't Sweat the Small Stuff  is all about putting life into perspective, reducing stress and anxiety through small daily changes to help you achieve , your goals. 







In my book Stepping into Consciousness I share profound truths and simple healing techniques so you too can step into consciousness and move from living a  "you" centered fear- based life to a "we" centered loving one. 





Do you ever doubt your truth or suffer from feelings of victimization or paranoia? The four questions that author Byron Katie shares in her book Loving what is will help you see clearly through any transition you may be experiencing. 





Anthony William's latest book Liver Rescue covers the many facets of the liver: What it does, What harms it and how to heal it. Overweight, angry, reactive, depressed? William shares how to clean up your liver with a detox plan, as well as, offers a list of liver cleansing foods and recipes.  


In Medical Medium: the secrets behind chronic and mystery illness you will learn what causes the mystery and chronic illnesses that so many are suffering from today and what you can do about them.


In Medial Medium life changing foods you will get a list of top fruits, vegetables and herbs along with physical, emotional, and spiritual properties and some fantastic recipes for each.  




The Essential Life 5th Edition is a fantastic resource on essential oils. This book shares information on everything you need to know to help you take care of yourself and your loved ones with plant medicine. Helpful tables on how essential oils support various health conditions, thorough descriptions of the properties of each oil, as well as, protocols on using them makes this the go-to reference manual to get the most out of your oil collection. 



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Favourites 

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A young girl of mythology with her dog
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an ancient pathway leading into the horizon
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Yoga 


​Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: With Great Respect and Love 

by Mukunda Stiles 


An insightful resource to reconnect with ancient yoga teachings





Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing

By Tim McCall, MD


My go too book when working with clients with medical conditions






Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones

by Sarah Jane Hinder


for the wee little ones...








The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II

by Ray Long


The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I

by Ray Long










Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body's Own Wisdom

by Don Stapleton 





Home, Cooking & Entertaining


Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing 









Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall


The River Cottage Cookbook


The River cottage A to Z: Our Favourite ingredients, & How to Cook Them 
by Bloomsbury Publishing


I suggest these titles for anyone curious to learn more about enjoying organic food.



Laura Calder


The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness
by Appetite by Random House


​This book is a delight and offers inspiration for anyone for whom entertaining and keeping house is a chore.



Myths and Short Stories


Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist


An all time classic
 


Jean Shinoda Bolen

Goddesses in Everywoman: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition: Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives ​

Gods in Every man: Archetypes that shape men's lives

Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty


Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Every woman


I recommend any of these books for anyone curious about how the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology continue to shape our modern lives today. 







Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés 

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype 

For anyone who wishes to learn about life and growth to be read again and again...


Personal Journey


Oprah Winfrey 

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
 





Tarek Riman 

The Camino Within: We are not lost, we are just not familiar yet    


I suggest this for men who are coming of age or who have have hit a crossroads in their life and need some inspiration to move forward. 



Relationships & Communication 


Harville Hendrix Ph.D. , Helen LaKelly Hunt PhD 

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: Third Edition 


I suggest this for any couple committed to a life long partnership of healing and growth together.






Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Wonderful to understand the needs of your partner and to learn from past breakups.








Marshall B. Rosenberg 


Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides) 


A must for parents, couples, teachers, healers....



Metaphysics


David R. Hawkins, M.D.,Ph.D.

Power vs. Force 

For anyone curious about metaphysics, energy and self improvement.





Self Help 


Richard Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life


 


Nicole Rolland

Stepping into Consciousness- A Guide to Living a Life of Joy, Meaning and Abundance 


For anyone interested in exploring life's big questions and reconnecting to their true nature. 




Katie Byron

Loving What is- Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie 


To help with sensitivity as you begin to dismantle limiting beliefs.



Health


Anthony Williams

Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease


Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables


Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal


For anyone who wishes to live a long and healthy life and is comfortable with the fact that Anthony William is not a medical  doctor. Decide for yourself if his methodology makes sense. 






Essential Life 5th edition

Published by Total Wellness Publishing


For householders looking to use essential oils to support their household's health and wellbeing.








Products 


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I love this welcoming pineapple porcelain diffuser to enjoy your favourite essential oil- functional and attractive. Also available as an owl shape.




Dusky Leaf Cork Yoga Blocks (2 Pack/Pair) Set - 2 Pack






























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​​​Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness Classes,

Programs and Online Resources 

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Enjoy some of Nicole's favourite books and wellness products to complement your practice and support you on your journey towards positive change.


Books

Deepen your practice with this guide to some of my favourite health, wellness and spirituality books. Committed to sharing with you only books of high integrity and that I believe will be enhance your healing journey, each title has a clickable link that will bring you to Amazon where you can order it directly through the affiliate program at no extra cost. Each book and product also makes a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. 


  • Yoga 
  • Home, Cooking & Entertaining
  • Myths and Short Stories
  • Personal Journey
  • Relationships & Communications
  • Metaphysics
  • Self Help Guidebooks 
  • Health


Doterra Oils

You can also access my Doterra website to order your favourite essential oils. Choose a single, an oil blend or an essential oil accompaniment such as fractionated coconut oil. I love the fractionated coconut oil as a greaseless makeup remover and carrier for the essential oils. 


Products

Support your wellbeing with some wellness accessories.


​Enjoy!  Nicole