Heroic Reads

Books philosophy-569355_1280“In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through,
but rather how many can get through to you.”

Mortimer Jerome Adler (B. 1902) – American Author and Philosopher

Herein lies our Heroic Literary Recommendations…
While many may leap across the line, with delight, I’ve split these into two categories, one that speaks to Adults Suiting Up and one for Kiddos from wee to mid-teens owning their own amazing Cape of Possibility.

Heroic Reads for Adults:

  • The Story Within, by Laura Oliver – For the writer within us all, each of us with a powerful and heroic story to explore and share with the world.  This is a WoW-is-Me read and resource.
  • Dare to Be Yourself by Alan Cohen – How to shift your life to make you the lead.  This man is one of my timeless heroes.  His humility and ability to engage a reader in the magnificence of the self is second to none.  If you’re anything like me, this book will catapult you to new heights of Xtraordinary!
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle – In all the action that is required to Suit Up, there must be a keen understanding of the moment you are in and a grand understanding of the purpose you are to play in this life.  Eckhart takes us there directly and with universal love.
  • 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn – A simple yet profound guide to tapping the stillness and power within, and offering this treasured tool to the children we love to lead.


For Wildly Free and Heroically Wee Ones:

  • The ABC Field Guide to Faeries by Susanne Alexander-Heaton – Magic beyond measure, hope found, in kindred faery friends in this heroic book about the miracles that can be when we simply believe – in ourselves, in nature, in the impact we can have on the planet and all its living creatures.  Discover more about this Xtraordinary Game-Changing Author and Advocate for all things connected and courageous at www.motivatedbynature.com
  • Value Tales by Ann Donegan Johnson – Bar none, the most spectacularly powerful and inspiration stories that walk us through the lives and legends of legacies such as Helen Keller in The Value of Determination, Ben Franklin in The Value of Saving, Ab Lincoln in The Value of Respect, Eleanor Roosevelt in The Value of Caring, and the list goes on… to include about 15 others.  A journey through our past and the values that ignited change, and vision and love.
  • Despereaux by Kate DeCamillo – The power of belief can conquer all, no matter how small one may be, when coupled with a deep love and trust in one’s own Xtraordinary ability.
  • The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey – Oh we parents knew much of the magic and power of Stephen, and his son Sean has ignited our hearts anew with his kindred characters Goob Bear, Lily Skunk, Sammy Squirrel and more…
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – Our fave book series by far, with insights and treasures beyond compare.  I have entered 44280_1_box_dpthe World of Narnia via these 7, 4 times over the course of my life: once as a girl; again in a Fantasy Literature course at The University of Waterloo; once when our boys were 3 and 5; and, now again at 7 and 8.  Each time I take in different magical elements and lessons that stir and awaken thought, delight and profound understanding.  This series of 7 books are for young and old alike and like a good friend and fine wine, become only richer with age.

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