11 Life-Changing Self Improvement Books for Women You Should Read This Year To Enhance Your Life and
Publikováno 08.02.2017 v 17:28 v kategorii TRENDY, přečteno: 110x
1. Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life, by John A. Arden
Rewire Your Brain is a practical (regular people speak) resource book that guides you through the process of changing the way your brain processes information. The goal: to change the way you think. Because when you change the way you think, you change your life.
The book, based in neuroscience as well as psychology, explains developments in brain science. Most importantly, it informs us that our brains are not “hardwired”, as previously believed, to function in predetermined ways. Instead they are more like software that can be “reprogrammed” through experience.
Included among various strategies detailed in the book, is how to calm our brains during stressful times. It also teaches us how to use parts of our brain that were previously underutilized, all with applications for daily living. It includes evidence-based practices to be used to improve your everyday life including mood, rest, memory and improvement of relationships.
2. Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living, by Shauna Niequist
Present Over Perfect is author Shauna Niequist’s detailing of her personal journey, life change and triumphant emergence from a frantic, exhausting, “busy” life. As she relates in the book, prior to the transformation, her life lacked connection and depth of meaning leaving her confused as to how she had even arrived at such a place in her life.
The book details her experience of dismantling the life she knew, and rebuilding a new and different life and existence rooted in her soul and spiritual growth. Through the book, she invites you to examine your own life to find the answers which will help you to build a simpler, more soulful way of living.
3. You Are A Badass, by Jen Sincero
This woman is too funny! Don’t believe me?Check this out! You Are A Badass is an hilarious, inspiring and deceptively thought-provoking guide book that will help you to transform the way you think, get rid of “limited” thinking and leave your fears behind.
Written by Jen Sincero, a sassy, “down-to-earth”, let’s get to the “real” real life coach, this self help book takes you on a different journey, one that will help you on your way to your much better life.
4. Wild and Free, by Jess Connolly and Haley Morgan
Wild and Free has been described as open, honest writing from two visionary friends and writers. It is also described as offering women a Christian perspective of their lives and their relationship with God that is free from “trite religiosity”.
Co-author Jess Connolly explains the book in this way: “Wild and Free is an anthem and an invitation in equal parts to find freedom from the cultural captivity that holds us back, and freedom to step into the wild and holy call of God in our lives. It’s a book for all women and we genuinely, genuinely pray the Lord uses it to set many women free as they step into the wild lives God has for them.”
5, 6, 7. Daring Greatly, The Power of Vulnerability and Rising Strong, by Brenè Brown
Dr. Brenè Brown of TED Talk and Oprah’s “SuperSoul Sunday” fame has created three compelling books (Okay, so technically speaking, The Power of Vulnerability is an audio book (or you can watch the TED Talk version), not a readable “book”. So sue me.). They deal with how to be better through vulnerability (in this case defined as “the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome”). The courage to be vulnerable, the power (yes, the power) of vulnerability , and rising from our stumbles and falls to enter into lives that are better, stronger and more fulfilled are the basis of these three works respectively.
Brown’s in-depth and pioneering research has demonstrated that when we have the courage to be vulnerable, we deepen our experiences. Love and joy and belonging are made more meaningful in a way that we could not have accomplished otherwise. The result is that we become better individuals and much more effective leaders.
8. Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life, by Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin’s answer to the question of “how do we change our lives” is habits. And while that may seem counter intuitive, habits are how our lives are structured.
So according to Ms. Rubin, in order to make life changes, we don’t get rid of habits, we do the work to change the habits we have. We then build on that foundation to develop lives that make us happier, that are richer and more worthwhile.
9. Shine On: How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old, by Claire Cook
The promo page of the author’s website cautions “forty-to-forever” women interested in aging well not to miss this book, and it’s absolutely right.
Author Claire Cook knows a little something about successful midlife transformation. She became a wildly successful author after writing her first book at the tender age of 45. Packed with inspiration and enthusiasm, as well as practical help for navigating your own midlife journey, this book is an honest, encouraging, funny and thoughtful offering. Shine On is certainly for you if you’re a woman who doesn’t mind aging, but you simply want to continue becoming the best version of yourself.
10. Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence, by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez
For many women, no matter their social background or occupation, money is an issue. In “Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence”, co-author Vicki Robin provides tried and tested information and insights about money firmly grounded in more than twenty years of her own life and experience.
The book also includes examples from the experience of students of the co-author’s 9-step program for becoming financially independent. This is not simply a book about spending less and saving more, it’s about your relationship with money and how that relationship impacts other aspects of your life as well as life quality. If you need to change your relationship to money, to have more peace regarding the finances in your life, this just may be the book for you.
11. Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change, by Bob Litwin
In reviews, this book has been described as “the single most important book you will ever read”, a “wonderful book”, and a book with a “simple yet powerful and practical…methodology…” In it, coach and author Bob Litwin offers a means to achieve successful, long-term, positive life change using 33 personal coaching sessions and simple-to-understand guidance and information. An outstanding book, it will most assuredly help you to open up, consider new possibilities and work your way to finally realize your true potential.
So there you have them, 11 Life-Changing Self Improvement Books for Women You Should Read This Year. Now go re-invent yourself, re-invent your life. Be better, do better, create happier and more meaningful relationships, stop being frustrated with or limited in your finances, and give something positive back to a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.
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