We all have knowledge to exchange and wisdom to share. We do this in many beautiful forms, yet one of those many forms that continues to connect us to this day, is storytelling. Storytelling through the written word is a tool that can help foster your creativity and connection to self and everything around you. So many books have personally opened up my mind to different perspective and taught me many different things.

And isn't that what growth is all about? Diversifying our perspectives.

This is why you will continue to see an evolution in this space, always. Because a bookshelf can show you where you've been and where you are headed. 

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library.
— Maya Angelou

current book club selection

Do you have a book-buying obsession? Me too. I want to read so many books, like all of the time! It's hard for me to keep up with my thirst for consuming books and well, you know, work, life, and everything else. That's why I am so excited to announce The Live Beautifully Digital Book Club! It's absolutely free to join and all you have to do is sign up below! (I also love any excuse to get a group together!)

The Live Beautifully Book Club with Lindsey Rae - February 2018 selection - When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön

Why i chose this book...

Let's face it. Being human is hard. And things do fall apart. Often. Just look around. Parts of our world are indeed crumbling as we speak. And what about our individual experiences, you know, the ones that happen behind closed doors. Most times things are required to fall apart for anything new to emerge. So this month, February 2018, we will see what Pema has to say about the concept. We'll take it in, digest, and discuss.
*February will cover Chapters 1-11
**March will cover Chapters 12-22

books on tap

If you're anything like me than you've always got a looong list of books to read. Here are my current personal priority reads that I can't wait to dig into! 

books i've read + what I loved about them

The Live Beautifully Bookshelf with Lindsey Rae - Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


This book reminds you to that an idea is a living breathing thing that needs to be acknowledged, honored, cultivated, and loved!


The Live Beautifully Bookshelf with Lindsey Rae - How to be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo

why i love this book...

Honestly, this book should be required reading. I continue to go back and reference this book regularly and reread parts because it's that good. 

The Live Beautifully Bookshelf with Lindsey Rae - It's OK That You're Not OK by Megan Devine

why i love this book...

If it's weird to be excited about a book on grief and loss, well then I'm the weirdest because I get SO excited about sharing this book. I think this should be another required read. This book takes a deep dive into the harm we cause others who are mourning because we ourselves don't want to feel the discomfort and pain. It offers supportive advice to to those who are trying to be there for individuals who have experienced loss, which is incredibly helpful for compassionate souls who do really want to support their fellow human and not cause any additional pain.  

The Live Beautifully Bookshelf - Aphrodite's Daughters by Jalaja Bonheim


This book has forever changed me.  

It's an intense read. Truths so raw your entire being will be ignited. The transformative power of the real stories of ordinary American woman is literally breathtaking. So beautifully written each showcase the courage and honesty of these very intimate experiences. This book is a must-read for anyone who is ready to honor the role of sexuality as sacred in our spiritual journey of humanness. 



The Live Beautifully Bookshelf with Lindsey Rae - Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés



Running a book club for The Spiritual Sisters of Los Angeles means we have a lot of beautiful humans that want to connect and have meaningful conversation about the impactful books, however, everyone can't always commit to reading a full book every month. So we honor this by reading a single chapter from this powerful collection of stories between each full book to give space for more connection.


The Live Beautifully Bookshelf with Lindsey Rae - Taking Charge of Your Fertility

why i love this book...

This book is a textbook. It's thick and full of information. It's not the type of book I sat down and read straight through. It's a book you continue to dig into and reference and learn more. This book has been instrumental in my transition off hormonal birth control, healing fibroids, and familiarizing myself with actually having a period again.