So many books have helped me become the person I am. I continue to learn and grow from the books I read and the ones I write. (One so far, to be exact!)

It has been quite an interesting journey, one of millions of words, to get to this point. Fun and rewarding, yet very challenging. Not something I was prepared for when I started and I feel equally unprepared now. But I keep putting pen to paper! Join me on this fantastic adventure into what it means to be creative.

For the Body

  • Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger
  • 6 Weeks To A New Body by Maureen Hagan
  • It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen
  • Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon

For the Soul

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, check out 10 Powerful Life Lessons From The Alchemist
  • The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown
  • Gift From The Sea by Ann Morrow Lindbergh
  • Living Juicy by SARK
  • All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

For Learning

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • Thrive by Arianna Huffington
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
  • The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

For Fun

  • Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee
  • Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
  • The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
  • Leaving Home: A Collection Of Lake Wobegon Stories by Garrison Keillor
  • Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris
  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  • Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • The Curve Of Time by Wylie Blanchet
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • Vancouver: A Novel by Alison Griffiths and David Cruise
  • Ines Of My Soul by Isabel Allende
  • Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood, (first in a series of 3 novels)
  • Things I Learned From Knitting by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris, (2nd in a series after Chocolat)
  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris, (first in a 3 book series of teen lit about Norse mythology)

#creaspatreat – Join me in this creative journey. I am on a mission to start a global movement, focusing on the importance of creativity in our daily lives. Together, let us see where we can take this. I look forward to hearing from you! Please share your thoughts. Feel free to send an email to:

Would you like a free download of….
: : My tried and true packing list, developed from long-term, around the world travel and….
: : The first chapter from Fruitless at 40?
: : Join us!

Published books:
: : “Fruitless at 40: Rediscovering My Creative Power

Daily Creatives Resources:
: : My heroine’s journey, a road less travelled
: : what do you think it means?
: : It took me a year to find freedom, a love story
: : Living in stress, moving to relaxation, looking for ikigai

Our travel year:
: : Have you ever heard of a digital nomad family? A Dad working in Europe and Asia, Teens doing distance education for grades 11 and 9, and Mom keeping it all together, writing, taking photos and making videos.
: : Check out all the adventure, captured in weekly videos on a youtube channel called creative wandering. #dailycreatives  

Christine Westermark

I am a world traveller, lucky enough to have a loving family who support my dreams to learn, create and give back by designing creative content which enables a lifestyle we don't need a vacation from.

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