Books to Support & Enliven Your Journey

I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage,
a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time,
lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Book shelf.jpgInspired reading

Reading is integral to personal development, to creating and living an inspired life. It informs, affirms and transforms our lives in ways that change how we see everything. There is such a joy in being surrounded by old friends (books we’ve read and reread, written on, flagged and loved, loved, loved) and those on our bedside table waiting to be devoured. The images below are books written by our founder/director, Karen Ely (click here for her bio).

Click on the images below for information or to order one of Karen Ely’s books.

21 Days of Gratitude

21 Days of Gratitude

21 Days of Gratitude is a tiny book, perfect for keeping in your purse, dropping in your luggage, or using as a hostess gift or stocking stuffer. This beautiful little 75 page book arose from a series of e-mails that the Sedona Women’s Institute founder/director, Karen Ely, sent out in November 2013. It includes a…

21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life

21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life

21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life is a tiny book, just 3 1/2″ x 5″, the perfect size to keep handy and also to share with loved ones. This beautiful little 166 page book is a compilation of the practices (steps) that have awakened, sustained and enlivened the journey of Karen Ely,…

Breathing Space:  Mini-retreats for the Heart and Soul

Breathing Space: Mini-retreats for the Heart and Soul

Are you yearning for peace and clarity? Are you searching for a way to live a more focused and meaningful life? Cultivating peace and clarity doesn’t necessarily require hours of meditation or days spent alone in spiritual contemplation. It can take only moments a day – just a small step back from the hectic pace…

A Retreat of My Own

A Retreat of My Own

Are you yearning for a quiet space to dream? A time to reflect and rejuvenate? A time to set a new course for yourself  at your own pace and schedule? A Retreat of My Own is a personal retreat guide developed by Karen Ely, founder/director of the Sedona Women’s Institute. It is a delightful and…

Daring to Dream:  Reflections on the Year I Found Myself

Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself

Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself is an intimate chronicle of loss and renewal, of love and grief, of focus and confusion, but most of all it is a story of growth and transformation. Daring to Dream takes the reader through a year in the author’s life — a year of…

Our Recommended Reading List

All of the books on this list have touched and inspired our founder/director, Karen Ely. 

Please click here to view and download the list and expand your inspired reading today.  

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