We asked the community to open up to us about their favorite books and we’ve shared some of the responses below.

Maria A. Petit | Human Potential Coach

It’s difficult to pin it down to just a single favourite book so instead, I’ll share about a book I just finished reading, Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival written by T. S. Wiley. The book goes deep into the correlation between light and circadian rhythm and production of hormones which impact everything from sleep to appetite. Junk light is a topic which unfortunately has been overlooked for far too long. Junk light like junk food for instance can also lead to disease, acceleration of ageing and weight gain. After reading this book you’ll definitely hit the sack shortly after sundown and never be caught behind a computer screen after dark or at least without your blue light blockers! Just minutes of blue light exposure before bed will delay melatonin production for hours. T. S. Wiley is controversial for her work around bio identical hormones but her books are well researched, she;’s been around for decades and she has shed light, no punt intended on significant contributing factors to health and wellness which mainstream medicine has completely overlooked. She is witty and utterly funny so even though the book dives deep into research and technical information its delivery is like a stand-up comedy hour. Enjoy!

About me: I use mindfulness and breathing techniques during our coaching sessions to get you to drop down from your head and into your body where deeper layers of insight reside.

Claudia Duran | VIP Matchmaker | Coach

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, It’s a beautiful story about a stuffed bunny who turns real through the love of a boy, and is full of beautiful lessons and wise wisdoms about life, like the importance of love in growing and healing and an emphasis on the importance of what is on the inside, over what is on the outside, such as looks and new and shiny objects, “Because once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand,” says the saw horse to the bunny. Once the boy has loved the bunny until his seams were falling apart, and he had lost most of his shape, he became real. Once you are real, you can’t become unreal. It lasts forever. Lastly, the book teaches us that when we experience hardship in the past, even when it seems insurmountable, there is is always transformation and peace on the other side.

About me: I am a VIP Matchmaker and Coach, and I work with exceptional singles: CEOs, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Athletes helping them find love nationally,