Updated: Feb 11, 2021
Mindfulness and self-actualization are daily practices. Throughout my life, I have been awakened and inspired through the words of others, and during my divorce and on into my "rebuilding" phase, this was no different. So I've created a list of books that helped me through the journey of getting to know myself again, to develop a deeper understanding of my life experiences, and to inspire me to face my fears.
Here is a small list of my favorites:
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (ok, ANYTHING by Brene Brown, actually)
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Without This Ring: A Woman’s Guide to Successfully Living Through and Beyond Midlife Divorce by Abby Rodman
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Crazy Time by Abigail Trafford
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. SInger
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Body is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown (yes, Brene Brown again)
Don't have time to pick up a book? I completely understand...I have a 5 and 7 year old! At the end of the day I'm ready to fall into bed and sleep. I don't know about you, but I spend a LOT of time in my car. So I download the audiobook versions and play them on my way to and from work, on my way to pick up my kids, when I'm waiting at the doctor's office for an appointment, etc.
I have been blown away with how this small change has improved my life. I encourage you to give it a try, and add other books to your list! Happy reading!