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
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).
Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself by Karen Ely 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. $13.95. For more information or to order through Amazon, click here.
A Retreat of My Own: A Personal Retreat Guide by Karen Ely is a personal retreat guide which offers women a step-by-step guide to creating their own meaningful retreats. Also included is a recommended reading list. $13.95. For more information or to order through Amazon, click here.
Breathing Space: Mini-retreats for the Heart and Soul by Karen Ely offers 52 mini-retreats, each providing a unique opportunity to step back from the pace of your daily life and experience a gentle space for magic and possibilities to grow. Each mini-retreat is designed to provide you with guidance and tools for awakening to an authentic,meaningful and passionate life. $13.95 (plus $3.50 sh).. For more information, please email us at info@SedonaWomensInstitute.com. In order to order books, please click here:
21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life by Karen Ely is a compilation of the practices that have awakened, sustained and enlivened the author’s life. Each step includes suggestions for incorporating that practice into your own life and also reading recommendations. A perfect purse-sized book, you can carry, these inspirational practices with you wherever you go. They are also the perfect stocking-stuffer or hostess gift. $9.00 (plus $2.50 sh). For more information, please email us at info@SedonaWomensInstitute.com. In order to order books, please click here:
21 Days of Gratitude by Karen Carlisle Ely
offers an opportunity to be mindful, to become conscious of the myriad blessings you receive every day—from the mundane to the awe-inspiring. The 21 Days of Gratitude will provide you with a perfect beginning or perhaps a fresh start if you’re a lapsed gratitude practitioner. It’s said that it takes 21 days to create a habit. So I encourage you to begin your gratitude habit today. Please note: This book is currently out of print.
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.
We believe that in order to live an inspired life, it is important to surround yourself with beauty, hope and inspiration. And there is no place that this is more important than in your home. Because of that ~ for the first time ~ our founder/director Karen Ely, a passionate photographer, is offering fine art prints of some of her favorite photos.
All of the photos are printed on acid-free canvas fabric which is stretched over and completely covers a wooden frame. This makes for a beautiful presentation and one that is easily hung in your home. The proprietary inks used in the process are archival and made to last 150+ years.
Check out the beautiful cactus print below and watch for other prints to be available soon!
The Desert Queen
This 18” W x 18.5” H print sells for $185 (which includes tax and shipping). For questions, please call us at 928-254-1897.
Please click below to order your print: