4 BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE (& YOU SHOULD READ THEM)

Reading is the ultimate form of escaping your own reality without actually running away from it.

Reading allows you to feel as though you’ve left your problems behind, when in actuality, the right book will do nothing more than reiterate the potential, strength, and beauty that you already have. Sometimes a really good book is just there to remind you of everything you already know but may need to hear someone else say.

The right book will be there to help you feel less alone in your own unconscious, your fears, and your dreams because you’ve established a connection with either a character, or the message itself.

THAT’S what a good book does.

I am an avid reader. Give me a cup of green tea or a great latte, a good book (I am SO not a fan of this whole e-reader generation), a quiet remote comfortable location, and you wont hear from me for hours. People have actually handed me books before just to shut me up and make me go away when I was being utterly annoying adorable.

Philosophies, Satires, Thrillers, Mysteries, Undeniable Love – I enjoy it all. Books are my way to escape reality for a few hours a day. They allow me the opportunity to run away from the dramas of life, from the responsibilities of the day, and just think about something else for a minute. They are my breathe of fresh air, my entertainment, and my education. They let me see the world, travel through time, and teach me new ways of being.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

– Stephen King

There are so many books that I could sit down and discuss for hours. So many books that I would recommend to readers or any sort. But there are only a few books that I can open at anytime in life and find new meaning in based on what I have going on at that time.

There are only so many books that have taught me to think, feel and connect on new levels. The impact that these books have had on me not only continue to translate in my own emotional understanding of my life, but have enriched the way I interact with others and the relationships that this has allowed me to form.

So, what do these 4 books that changed my life all have in common?

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Coffee Art: Himalayan Java House Toronto Review

There are certain things in life that truly make me happy, and one of those are coffee shops.  There is nothing more relaxing than grabbing a warm cup of coffee with a friend or significant other and talking for hours. Or simply opening a book and having some time to yourself.

Coffee shops are my go-to place when I want to gossip, think, or work, and I am ALWAYS on the look out for somewhere new to go or try – suggestions welcome btw.

Himalayan-Java-House-coffee

Recently, I got very lucky with a new recommendation given to me about this incredibly cute cafe located at Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto. Not only do they make amazing coffees with Himalayan Java Beans but they also have the sweetest hot chocolate I’ve had in a while. Now I know most coffee shops can make great tasting coffee so whats so great about this place you may ask? Their coffee art obviously. I’ve come to learn that each great place I discover always has one special thing about them, if its themed, specialized in certain foods, or more.

From outside, they have their windows covered in images of all the amazing designs they have already made. From characters like Winnie the Poohs tiger and friends, to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. Each cup a new design better than the last.

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