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On Leesa’s Bookshelf

Here are Leesa’s current reads and books she recommends. Happy reading!

  • Why Meditate? Because It Works by Jillian Lavender
    If you’re curious about meditation and you’d like to know WHAT it does and WHY it actually works, check out this book, it is absolutely brilliant.
  • Second Spring – the self-care guide to menopause by Kate Codrington
    Perimenopause can sometimes feel like the rug has been pulled from under our feet and this can leave us feeling disempowered and lost. Second Spring is a new kind of menopause book, bringing the radical notion that with small changes and a clear-eyed look at what’s no longer serving you, you can reclaim your vitality and joy in life.Second Spring offers a new vision for menopause, mapping the psychological phases and showing how this period in your life can be a time of personal growth.

  • Hormonal Harmony – a natural guide to women’s wellbeing by Susanne Haegele
    This book is exactly what I’ve been looking for in terms of holistic vision, expert knowledge (Susanne gathered a team of experts across many disciplines) and practical tools.I really recommend it for any woman navigating hormonal imbalance – puberty, pregnancy, post natal, perimenopause or menopause. It’s a beautiful, coffee table book, super tactile with beautiful photography and clear wisdom.

  • A Year of Mystical Thinking: Make Life Feel Magical Again by Emma Howarth
A witty and life-affirming account of a spiritual seeker’s year-long quest for enlightenment.

‘What if you could find inner peace right where you are? No one-way ticket to paradise required…’

After a terrible year, feeling burned out and broken, Emma Howarth decided to go on a year-long mystical adventure – from the comfort of her own home.

The result was a year that changed everything. A year that turned frantic chaos into life in the slow lane. A year of magic and moonlight and pink sky sunrises. A year fragranced with incense and burning herbs (that sometimes smelled suspiciously illegal).

A Year of Mystical Thinking is Emma’s witty and life-affirming account of the year that transformed her world. Each month she introduces a new spiritual practice, with practical, actionable tips – from how to create the perfect vision board to living by the phases of the moon. Join Emma on her journey as she connects with spirit guides in February, obsesses over astrology in August and learns about reiki in November.


A revolutionary programme for personal renewal, The Artist’s Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Katherine May thoughtfully shows us how to come through these times with the wisdom of knowing that, like the seasons, our winters and summers are the ebb and flow of life.


Happy reading! Let me know what’s on your must-read list!

Big Love,

Leesa ✨


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