Sunday, 4 January 2015

Best Books of 2014!

This year has definitely been the year for me to enjoy Personal Development!

My Fave PD read of the year---

I loved this book and I will honest prior to reading this I had no idea who Sophia Amoruso was nor her business Nasty Gal. It appears sometimes I truly do live in my own world. There are very few books that I can honestly say that I will read more then once and this book is one of them! I loved the inspiration that Sophia shows in how we all just need to find our niche and then GO FOR IT with a whole bunch of tenacity! Highly, highly recommend this read! 

My Fave read of the year---

I originally picked this book up at the library and fell in love. I actually took a moment when returning it to the library as I wasn’t ready to let it go. Needless to say this book is currently on order to become a permanent member of my personal library! LOVED this book! 

Remainder of my top reads of the 2014---

10% Happier was  recommended to me by one of Yoga Students

 The Potato Peel Pie Society was a family affair! My Mom, Grandmother and Aunt all read this book so I had to be apart of the club and loved it!

Everyone needs a little humor in their reading material! 

 When I was a teenager I  read a lot about the holocaust and this book introduced to me events I had never heard or read about.   Double Bonus! When I tweeted about reading this book I received a tweet back by none other then Daniel Kalla himself. Sidenote: When Daniel Kalla is not writing a book he can be found working his other profession as an ER Physician right next door in our lovely city of Vancouver, BC

Tropical Energy Bites


  • 1 500 gram package of pitted dates
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 scoops of vanilla Shakeology or protein powder of your choice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Place all ingredients into food processor and blend. Depending on consistency of the products you use you may need to add a little bit of water. This batch I added 2 tablespoons
  2. Using your hands, press firmly to form one-inch balls. If too sticky you can use some extra protein powder on your hands to help when rolling.
  3. Place in air-tight container and refrigerate until serving.
Tip N Trick' These freeze well, so you may want to make extras. 

Shannon White's 2015 Will Do List!

This is my year to focus on one word: “ME”
1. NO more stopping and starting All commitments are 100%
2. Starting Jan 1 2015 T25 with Shawn T and I will complete the 60 day program.
3. Jan 4th 2015, I have made a full commitment to Yvonne’s 60 day Back in your Jeans challenge group.
4. NO more focusing on the scale, rather focusing on inches lost and how I feel in my clothes and body!
5. I would like to be a Beachbody coach again, perhaps fall of 2015 or else 2016.
6. Lower my golf handicap.
7. Learn to Wake Surf.
8. Ride my Bike more!!!

1. One of my Will Do goals from 2014 was to be true to myself if I were to be in another relationship and not forget about the fitness goals that were important to me, and I DID. SO this year, I have made a promise to myself to really focus on what’s important to me and my body, but also learn to enjoy special moments without guilt.
2. To complete my CFP course Wealth Management and Estate Planning.
3. I want to live in the same city as Andrew.
4. Love myself for my beauty inside and out.
5. I honestly don’t know where my career is going and what direction it’s taking right now.
All I wish for is that I’m happy no matter what I’m doing.