I've been interested in self help/personal development for years and in the last few years I've been into the Law of Attraction (LOA). There are a lot of books and blogs I've read that I've found useful so I've decided to create a resources page to gather all the information in one place, and also so other people can see it and hopefully find it helpful. I really like discovering new information myself so if you do too then you'll like this page! :) I'll keep adding to it as I go.
Self Help/Personal Development and LOA
Post I did on my favourite self help/personal development blogs and sites: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2013/05/top-10-self-helppersonal-development.html
My post on the Law of Attraction: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html
LOA Round-up (my post): https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2019/04/loa-round-up.html
My Manifesting and Mental Health series:
Law of Attraction 2.0 (my post): https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2020/08/law-of-attraction-loa-20.html
Melody Fletcher (formerly Deliberate Receiving)
I mentioned this in my LOA post but it's worth referencing separately because it's one of my main resources. The site is run by Melody Fletcher and explains the basics of the Law of Attraction as well as featuring lots of blog posts on manifesting techniques and tips to help you work through your issues and release your limiting beliefs, so you can get what you want.
Live a Life You Love
Another one worth mentioning separately. Run by Boni Lonnsburry, author of The Map (see below under Books), it contains blog posts on manifesting and success stories. Boni works with intentions (setting an overall intention for your life and each area you want to change) and has created a process called The Map which she describes in her book and on the website. You can find it under the category "How to Create" on the site.
Update 8/2/19: The site has been redesigned and you can now find The Map process under the category "Navigating the map".
I'll also mention this one again (also talk about it in the Top Self Help sites post) because it's a great resource for achieving your goals in life and covers a range of topics, including self confidence, body image, career, life purpose, relationships and being more productive.
Good site with lots of posts about manifesting. Sarah and her Twin Flame husband Sean Patrick Simpson have a publishing company called Alska Publishing and they run courses such as 21 day Soulmate and MANIFEST. I took an earlier version of the MANIFEST course which was good.
Also check out her Ancient Manifesting ritual which I've done: http://sarahprout.com/lp/main-ancient-manifesting-ritual/
Good Vibe Blog
Great blog by Jeanette Maw with lots of LOA posts.
Life Made To Order
Good LOA site with helpful posts. I've found it very useful.
Vienda writes about the Law of Attraction/manifesting, spiritual and personal development topics.
This is a spiritual/personal development site.
Also check out the Flow library which you can access once you sign-up to Satya's newsletter:
Mike teaches the Law of Attraction and was featured in The Secret documentary. On his site you can sign-up to receive daily "Notes from the Universe", inspirational messages.
He ran the 30 Days Infinite Possibilities Project in January (2016) which I took part in. Check it out here:
Owner of the blog Thoughts.Stories.Life which is all about manifesting. She just released her first book Hustle Believe Receive (2016). I bought the e-book version and recommend it. See Books below for link.
Also check out her other site: www.sarahcentrella.com
Connie is another life coach who helps women achieve their dreams.
I first came across Maria 3 years ago (2016) because of her famous What's Your Excuse? fitness campaign. I didn't really think I would like her at first but then I had a look at her website and found it inspiring. As well as fitness and family she also blogs about personal development and spiritual topics, so I've included her site on this page.
Solara Rose (formerly Solara Sophia)
Site run by spiritual coach Solara with good blog posts on manifesting.
Update 24/6/18: The new site seems a bit different to the old one and more about energy rather than specifically manifesting.
Site about loving yourself, accepting your body and coping with depression and anxiety. Site owner Dominee also talks about magic related topics.
The Effortless Life
Website of Indrani Philips who turned her breakdowns into breakthroughs and created her dream life. Very inspiring! Sign-up for her free Manifesting Maven 7 Day Challenge to work on manifesting your dreams. I just took it and enjoyed it. :)
One Infinite Life
Site run by Chloe all about the Law of Attraction and achieving your dreams. Like Joy Holland (see Facets of Joy above) she believes in infinite possibility. If you sign-up to the newsletter you get free access to the Infinite Collection, a mini-library of resources!
(Formerly Project Healthy Happy Me). This is the website of Business and Life Coach Naomi Arnold who provides lots of tips to help you to live a healthy and happy life. There are lots of articles to read and if you subscribe to updates you get access to the Freebies library. :)
My post on healing mind and body: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/healing-mind-and-body.html
Lunch with Cinderella
Good site with blog posts on the Law of Attraction, run by Amina Makhdoom.
Clear Your Sh*t
Series of videos which take you through a self clearing process for clearing negative beliefs and emotions and helping to heal physical ailments.
Inspiring site about using LOA techniques to create a life you love.
The website of Kyle Gray, one of the UK's top (and youngest) angel experts, known as the Angel Whisperer. He has a column in Spirit & Destiny magazine and his written several books on angels and one on raising your vibration (see below).
Good site about the Law of Attraction, self care and spirituality. I've bought her 7 Day Mini Manifesting Boot Camp programme and Anything Can Be LOA reference guide. :)
Amy B. Scher
I discovered this website through the 7 Day Mini Manifesting Boot Camp (see above). It's all about energy healing. Amy is an author and energy therapist who healed herself from mental and physical illnesses. If you sign-up to her site you get a free cheatsheet on emotional healing.
Website of spiritual life coach Suzanne who helps you heal your heart and love who you are. Read the blog and/or take one of her online courses. I'm currently taking the free Freedom Found course. :)
Layla F. Saad (formerly Wild Mystic Woman)
This site is run by Layla Saad who describes herself as a "writer, poet, speaker and guide". Layla is a black Muslim woman and her website is primarily for women of colour (and also others who aren't considered part of the "mainstream", such as gay, transgender, disabled and overweight people), but last year she wrote two viral posts aimed at spiritual white women. Some of her stuff can be quite hard hitting but these are important conversations to have.
Website of Sharyn Holmes, a mixed race Australian. It focuses on encouraging, educating and supporting women of colour, disabled, indigenous and LGBTQIA people.
Great site I've just discovered (July '18) all about LOA, also positivity, astrology and feeling better in general. Run by Janah from the UK.
Post I did about depression/suicide and mental health sites: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2013/09/depression-and-suicide.html
My post on depression resources: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2014/06/depression-resources.html
And another post on anxiety resources: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2014/12/anxiety-resources.html
Square breathing technique: http://www.sweetescapeyoga.com/simple-stress-relief-wsquare-breathing/
Update 21/1/18: MoodGym is no longer free. Previous users have 6 months free subscription but then have to pay. It costs $39 AUD (Australian dollars) for a year. Not sure if I will pay for this because I only used it occasionally.
Interactive site with cognitive behavioural exercises to help with depression and anxiety.
Helping Health Anxiety
I found this link on the AnxietyZone forums. It's a page with downloadable modules for helping you work through health anxiety.
Light Way of Thinking
Website run by Noam Lightstone with self improvement articles to help you heal from anxiety and depression. I recently bought Noam's e-book How to Overcome the Avoider Mentality which has tools to help people who have trouble connecting with others and forming meaningful relationships.
Internal Acceptance Movement
Tumblr site about self acceptance, mental health, wellness and healing. It has advice about coping with mental disorders and issues such as eating disorders and self harm.
I found this site after reading an interview in New magazine with Megan, who used to be anorexic but is now a UK size 12-14 and accepts her body. She's on a mission to help people love and accept their bodies and her website is all about body positivity. :)
Website all about mental health with strategies for coping. Sign-up to the newsletter to get a free e-book and access to the Resources library. There's also a free 4 week email challenge called Spring Clean Your Mental Health. (I just signed-up).
Corner House (local resource centre)
This is the website for a mental health resource centre based in Southwick, West Sussex (UK) that offers support and courses for people with mental health issues. I recently started attending (Jan 2018).
Black Dog Institute
Australian based research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma associated with it, and also help help with mental illness live better lives. I came across it after reading the book Journeys With the Black Dog which is stories of people with depression.
Rochelle is an integrative counsellor (UK based but she does online and phone sessions). She is mixed race and specialises in trauma/PTSD, racial identity and borderline personality disorder (BPD/EUPD). She has worked with mixed race, black and Asian people, and others from a variety of backgrounds.
Note: I've not worked with Rochelle but came across her through Facebook and thought I would share her site. :)
Update 29/6/21: I do have Rochelle's e-book You Are Enough: Mixed Girls Edition (for mixed race people) and I recommend it. :)
Good witchcraft/spirituality site with a mermaid slant. Subscribe to the newsletter for free mermaid goodies! :)
Good site all about witchcraft run by Hedgewitch Stella Seaspirit. Sign-up to receive her free class on starting your own Daily Practise.
Note: Currently getting an "Insecure Connection" message for this site on Firefox (Feb '19).
Website of Australian white witch and author Lucy Cavendish. She has written several books on witchcraft and also made CDs and Tarot and oracle card sets. Her site has some good info about magic.
Good magic blog with ideas for celebrating the Wheel of the Year, tips, recipes and pagan craft ideas.
Blog all about living a pagan life and celebrating sabbats (festivals) without spending money.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Website of one of my fave authors. She writes fiction, not self help, but I love her books and some have mystical themes, so am including her. :) Chitra's books include Sister of My Heart, The Mistress of Spices (which was made into a film), Oleander Girl and Before We Visit The Goddess.
Site of another author I like. Again she mainly writes fiction but does discuss spiritual experiences in her non fiction book The Opposite of Fate. Amy's novels include The Joy Luck Club (also made into a film), The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Valley of Amazement.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Power by Rhonda Byrne
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
Ask and it is Given by Abraham Hicks
The Map by Boni Lonnsburry (One of my fave LOA books, I've found it very helpful).
The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer (Another very good one).
Wishes Fulfilled by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Deliberate Receiving by Melody Fletcher (Good book to return to often).
Your Heart's Desire by Sonia Choquette
Hustle Believe Receive by Sarah Centrella
E-Squared by Pam Grout
E-Cubed by Pam Grout
Thank & Grow Rich by Pam Grout (I have the Kindle version).
Leveraging the Universe by Mike Dooley
Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley
Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley
Playing the Matrix by Mike Dooley
21st Century Goddess by Jessica Adams, Jelena Glisc and Anthea Paul
Very good book I've had for years that covers a variety of topics such as crystals, angels, magic, numerology, astrology and creating your reality/manifesting.
Watching The Tree by Adeline Yen Mah
I've also had this book for years. It's written by Adeline Yen Mah, author of the autobiography Falling Leaves. She's originally from China, studied in the UK and then moved to America. This book is about Chinese wisdom and beliefs and discusses various spiritual and philosophical subjects such as the Tao Te Ching, Feng Shui, the I Ching, Buddhism, Confucius and meditation. Adeline also shares conversations she had with her Ye Ye (Grandfather) and others subjects like the Chinese language and food.
Spirit & Destiny Soul Secrets (Edited) by Emily Anderson
This is from the British spiritual magazine Spirit & Destiny and is a collection of stories, tips and interviews with spiritual people who have appeared in the magazine, such as angel expert and psychic Doreen Virtue, spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, psychic Michele Knight, witch Silja, astrologer David Wells, psychic and LOA expert Sonia Choquette, spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, Taoism practitioner and teacher Barefoot Doctor aka Stephen Russell, Anglo Saxon spirituality/shamanic expert Brian Bates and self development/LOA teacher and author Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Another book I've had for a while. Every so often I get out it and read it over. There are a variety of perspectives in it, so it's a good book for dipping in and out of. :)
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Teachings of Toltec wisdom about the limiting beliefs and ideas your mind can get trapped in.
Steering By Starlight by Martha Beck
Life coach Martha helps you fulfil your destiny. She gives you exercises to do to work through the things holding you back and help you decide what you want. She doesn't really follow LOA but some things she's experienced have made her think there is some truth to the concept.
My mum bought this for me for less than £1 a few years ago and it was a bargain! It's a good book.
May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein
Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein
These two are programmes that you can follow to change your life for the better. I did them in 2014 and 2015 and I re-read the books sometimes and do the exercises.
Add More ~ing to your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein
I read this in March and enjoyed it. It's Gabrielle's first book and is similar to the others in that you have exercises and meditations to do. This one gives you physical exercises to do as well, such as running and trampolining.
Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
Similar to the other books but more about Gabby's own story and how she healed herself. She gives you exercises and meditations to do to help yourself.
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
Gabrielle's latest book (as of Oct '16) all about moving from fear to faith. She provides you with techniques and tools for feeling better and changing your life. I'm currently reading it.
Easy Breezy Miracle by Emmanuel Dagher
Emmanuel provides easy exercises you can do to help you experience miracles in your life.
Deliberate Receiving by Melody Fletcher
This is the book by Melody from the Deliberate Receiving website. She goes deeper into LOA and how to use it to change your life. Another good one to refer to often.
Raise Your Vibration by Kyle Gray
Book by Kyle Gray, one of the UK's top angel experts. This book gives you tips for increasing your spiritual connection, raising your vibration and manifesting your dreams. There are 111 practices and I'm currently working through them.
The Healing Handbook by Tara Ward
I've had this book for years but recently found it again and have been working through the exercises. It's a guide to healing yourself and others using the chakras, meditation and visualisation etc.
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
This is a book I heard about for ages but didn't get round to reading until earlier this year and then I was really glad I did! It's about how the mind is connected to the body and changing your thoughts and thinking positively to heal physical and mental conditions and change your life for the better. It's the same type of thinking as the Law of Attraction but this was originally written in 1984 (it's old as me! lol), before LOA became really popular. There have been revised additions since then.
Louise lists the spiritual meanings of health conditions, such as problems with your eyes may mean there's something you don't want to see in life. (The list is taken from her other famous book Heal Your Body). I recommend you read it if you've been struggling with physical or mental issues. :)
How to Be Well by Abby Wynne
This a book by Shamanic psychotherapist and energy healer Abby about healing your mind, body and spirit using energy techniques. Some of the exercises she provides are relaxation meditations, cord cutting, calling your energy back to you and feeling gratitude for your body. I also like her Wellness Scale where you measure how you feel throughout the day.
I got this from the library last summer after hearing about a while before, and liked it. I got it to keep for my birthday this month (March 2018) and have been doing the exercises again. It's a good book to read if you're interested in fairly simple energy healing techniques.
How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can by Amy B. Scher
Amy writes about how she healed herself from Lyme Disease and other issues, and guides you through exercises to heal physical and mental conditions and issues, using techniques such as Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), The Sweep (her own process) and chakra healing. I recently bought this (March 2018) and have practising the exercises; I've found it helpful so far. You can find info about Amy's site under the Website section above.
Self-Help for your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes
Well known book by Australian doctor Claire Weekes with advice for recovering from anxiety, depression, breakdown etc. It was published in 1977 so the writing can sound a bit outdated but it's still a good resource.
Mood Mapping by Dr. Liz Miller
Liz Miller is a doctor who also has bipolar disorder. In this book she shares techniques for managing your mood and feeling better, and introduces a method called Mood Mapping to help you measure your moods.
The Real Witches' Kitchen by Kate West
Ideas for celebrating the sabbats (Wiccan/pagan festivals that take place throughout the year) with food but also contains info on spells and making your own lotions, oils and candles etc. This is the first book of hers I got.
I like to celebrate the sabbats, mainly by making food and drink. If that's something that interests you visit my other blog The Seasonal Life: https://www.livingseasonal.blogspot.com
The Real Wiches' Handbook by Kate West
More in depth book about witchcraft in general. A good guide.
The Green Wiccan Book of Shadows by Silja
Another basic guide to witchcraft and some spells to do. They are fairly easy spells which don't require a lot of ceremony, so if that sounds like your style you'll probably like this book!
The Kitchen Witch by Soraya
Similar to The Real Witches' Kitchen with recipes for the sabbats.
The Source: a Manual of Everyday Magic by Ursula James
This is a unique book written by hypnotist Professor Ursula James but a large part of it was channelled from Mother Shipton (Ursula Sonteil), the 16th century Yorkshire healer and prophetess. It tells you how to use magic to create the life of your dreams by using magical techniques. It's set out in stages.
I first got this from the library a few years ago but I didn't complete it. I got it again at the end of last year and have just finished working though it (April 2017). I haven't seen big changes yet but I do feel better for having done the exercises. If you're into magic I expect you will enjoy this book, and if you don't have much experience it might inspire you to practise more in future. :)
The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby
This is a fiction book (based on a real person) but I'm including it because it's the book that inspired the title of this blog. :) It's about Murasaki Shikibu, the author of the legendary Japanese story The Tale of Genji. Murasaki is inspired by the beauty of life and watching the seasons change, e.g. the petals falling as spring ends. I've had this for years, since my late teens, I think. I'm re-reading it at the moment.
It's actually 4 years this month (Feb 2017) since I started Falling Petals! You can read the first post here: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2013/02/welcome-to-falling-petals.html
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
I first discovered Gretchen's blog of the same name (now www.gretchenrubin.com) in 2008 and then bought the book when it came out. It's about the year she spent trying to become happier by doing things such as decluttering, focusing on her relationships, exercising and using mindfulness techniques.
This is a good book for anyone who wants to be happier. I'm currently re-reading it (April 2017).
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
Created: January 2016. Updated: October 2021.