My Favorite Books for Self Growth

Hey you!

Are you looking for some new books to read or a good gift idea for a friend this holiday season?  Here a few of my favorite books for self growth.  




Heart Talk by Cleo Wade

 Heart Talk by Cleo Wade is a beautiful book of poetry, honesty and offerings of lovely ways to offer yourself self-compassion, plus inspiration.  I flip through it when my heart needs a hug.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle   is a book for the seekers of self growth and enlightenment.  Eckhart offers up ways for us to process our feelings that are freeing.  We don’t need to be so hooked to the past or the present.  Just the here and now.

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday is a book about how the hard thing in front of you is actually the way forward.  He highlights many struggles of people in the past whose challenges made them better and stronger.  If you need encouragement or inspiration, this book is for you!

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed by Glennon Doyle is a raw novel about how life can present you the most unexpected twists and turns that lead you to finding yourself and finding love.  It is so so good.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama is novel about her experiences growing up un the south side of Chicago, her stellar academic career  and executive life and then holding the  ultimate position as the first African American First Lady of the United States.  She is candid and raw about how this was thrilling and disruptive.  If you are looking for inspiration, this is a great read.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl was first published in 1946.  He wrote this while about his time in the Nazi concentration camps.  Frankl delves into how one can find meaning in life even the bleakest of times, staring down uncertain death.  Don’t like your circumstance? Change your mindset.  Easier said than done but his thoughts on this are very insightful.

The Art of Forgiveness, Loving Kindness and Peace by Jack Kornfield

The Art of Forgiveness, Loving Kindness and Peace by Jack Kornfield is a beautiful compilation of meditations and poetry.   Jack is a Buddhist and meditation teacher and leads of a life of inspiring people to inner peace and awakening to the here and now.

The Five Minute Journal

The Five Minute Journal is lovely daily journal with prompts for reflection.  I love this journal!

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