It's summer and that means it's time to get outside and lazy-around at the beach! (At least, one can hope, right!?)
With more time to relax and chill, I thought I would share some of my all-time favorite self-help things. From books to TED Talks, here are my current go-to's (in no particular order) for when I want a pick-me-up and want to get inspired!
1. Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
This book literally changed my relationship with my body and mind forever. Genene talks about listening and trusting yourself, following your intuition, and dealing with heavy emotions. It is like the lady bible. I think every woman should read it. It is a blend of self-discovery, spirituality, and self- love.
2. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
I joke that this is the book I should have written. My friend recommended I give this a read last summer and it has since become one of my all-time favorites! If you are looking for some motivation to start doing the work you feel called to do, then read this! It is filled with nuggets of inspiration and love to help you push past fear. Yes, please!
3. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
This book helped me reframe my thinking around time. If you find yourself thinking, "I never have time for me" then this is the book for you! The authors of this book use real-life case studies of people to demonstrate how even in the busiest of circumstances, you CAN reclaim your time. It all starts with managing your energy!
4. You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh
This book is short and sweet and is a nice introduction into mindfulness and meditation. There are some really great examples of what being in the present moment is really all about. For anyone wanting to create more self-awareness and learn skills for managing emotions, this is a really great read!
5. Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
There is something so beautiful about this book. I am not sure if it is because I imagine Tara's soothing voice reading it aloud, or it is just her empowering reminder of just how worthy we are. This is the book to read when you are going through a tough spot in life.
6. The Power of Vulnerability with Brené Brown.
This. TED. Talk. Really, I do not know where to begin because there is just so much goodness soaked up into these 20 minutes and 13 seconds. The moment you let your walls down and allow yourself to be your most authentic self, flaws and all, some serious healing happens.