A collection of Self Practice Favourites.

— By Lauren Trend


One question I get asked so often is if I can recommend any books. So I thought I’d compile a list for you all here of books that are on my own bookshelf, on my to-read list, and of course, the monstrous collection of self-help books I never stop referring to. Find below, a comprehensive yet ever-expanding list.

What are you reading? What should be on my list? Should we start a SP Bookclub?

Let me know your thoughts! I hope you enjoy browsing the below!


  • The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks

  • Self Knowledge, The School Of Life

  • The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

  • Daring Greatly, Brene Brown


  • The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, Esther Perel

  • How To Think More About Sex, Alain de Botton

  • Mating In Captivity, Esther Perel

  • The Five Love Languages, Garry Chapman


  • Start With Why, Simon Sinek

  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi

  • Grit, Angela Duckworth

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven R. Covey

  • The 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris

  • Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

  • The Collaborative Habit, Twyla Tharp

  • Transforming Your Relationship With Money, Joseph R. Dominguez


  • The War Of Art, Steven Pressfield

  • The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

  • Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

  • The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp

  • Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, David Lynch

  • Do the Work, Steven Pressfield

  • Affirmations for Artists, Eric Maisel

  • The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, Sarah Lewis


  • Ways of Seeing, John Berger

  • Design As Art, Bruno Munari

  • The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton

  • Art As Therapy, Alain De Botton

  • A Frame for Life, Ilse Crawford

  • The Plant Collection, Inge Meijer

  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Peter Puklas

  • Wabi-sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

    Book by Leonard Koren

  • The Beauty of Everyday Things

    Book by Yanagi Sōetsu


  • Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton

  • The Most Good You Can do, Peter Singer

  • The Moral Landscape, Sam Harris

  • Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton

  • The Ethics of What We Eat, Peter Singer

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge


  • Handbook in Motion, Simone Forti

  • Feelings Are Facts, Yvonne Rainer

  • My Body, the Buddhist, Deborah Hay

  • Bodystories, Andrea Olsen

  • The Knowing Body: The Artist as Storyteller in Contemporary Performance, Louise Steinman

  • Standing in Space: The Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice, Mary Overlie

  • Sensing, Feeling and Action: The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen


  • Meditations, J. Krishnamurti

  • A New Earth: Awaken Your LIfe’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle

  • The Universe Has Your Back, Gabrielle Bernstein

  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Whatever Arises Love That, Matt Khan

  • Meet Your Soul, Elissa Romeo

  • Earth Is Hiring, Peta Kelly

  • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho


  • Woman Code, Alisa Vitti

  • High Vibrational Beauty, CAP Beauty

  • A Patient's Guide to PCOS: Understanding--and Reversing--Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, George Ryan

  • Daring To Rest, Karen Brody

  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, T. K. V. Desikachar

  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self-healing : a Practical Guide, Vasant Lad

  • Secrets of the Pulse: The Ancient Art of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis Vasant Lad

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