Resources

Mental Health

Change Your Thinking by Dr. Sarah Edelman

In this book, Dr. Sarah Edelman explains some basic principles and practices involved in cognitive-behavioral therapy. This therapy helps a person identify harmful thought patterns and replace them with helpful thoughts. The exercises and principles taught in this book provide many possible habits for improving your mental health, particularly for healing from lies.

Loved as I Am by Sister Miriam James Heidland.

In this book, Sister Miriam shares her beautiful journey of healing and uses her story to provide points of reflection for your own healing journey. This book is a great way to reflect on your own need for healing and to learn the truth.

Physical Health

In Full Bloom by Claire Swinarski.

In this book, Claire Swinarski explains several habits and mindsets that are needed to truly thrive in living out our Catholic faith. These habits and mindsets are helpful for all aspects of health.

Into His Likeness by Dr. Edward Sri.

In this book, Dr. Sri explains the true meaning of discipleship and several habits that a disciple should have. These habits cover all aspects of health, including regular prayer, fellowship, and engaging in the battle for the mind.

Go Bravely by Emily Wilson.

This book gives several helpful insights about being a Catholic woman who truly thrives. These insights are helpful for all aspects of health, including insights about fellowship and taking care of your body.

Theology of the Body in One Hour by Jason Evert.

In this book, Jason Evert gives a quick introduction to the Theology of the Body. Theology of the Body offers many important insights about the body, which are important to understand in order to understand physical health.

Spiritual Health

13 Powerful Ways to Pray by Fr. Eamon Tobin. 

This book begins with an explanation of the keys to an effective prayer life and then ends with detailed descriptions of 13 methods of prayer. This book can be a handy resource for learning more about prayer and finding some habits to implement.

Virtue

Emotional Virtue by Sarah Swafford.

This book includes those “Simply Irresistible” lists that fascinated me all those years ago, as well as some practical advice about growing in those virtues.

Broken and Blessed by Fr. Josh Johnson.

This book includes more information about fasting to help break the chains of sin.

Vocation

Called by God by Rachael Marie Collins. 

This book is excellent for discernment, as well as for finding suggestions for health and virtue habits. Even if you are sure you’re not called to religious life, I highly recommend this book!

168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam

This book gives lots of advice for ensuring that all aspects of vocation are in your schedule.

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Often in our vocations, we have so many things coming at us, and trying to figure out how to organize these tasks and actually complete them is overwhelming. This book helps you to organize tasks and find ways to get things done.

Deep Work by Cal Newport

So often, we get distracted while trying to work, leading to wasted time and less time for other parts of our life. Deep work is an answer for conquering this distraction.

Your Blue Flame by Jen Fulwiler

This book will help you to discern your God-given gifts and talents, which is very helpful when discerning things such as your career, hobbies, and volunteering pursuits. You’ll also have quite a few laughs along the way!

Habits

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. 

This book will help you better understand the psychology of habits and their application to habit creation.

Mini Habits by Stephen Guise. 

This book will help you to create your mini habits and see the benefit of them

Elastic Habits by Stephen Guise. 

This book will help you to create your elastic habits and see the benefit of them, as well as how mini habits inspired them.