Feeling Stuck? Try These 10 Books for A Mental Health Refresh
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No matter where you are in your life, there’s always room for self development and improvement. We’re rounding up 10 of our favorite books to read for a mental health refresh.
Think of Choosing ME before WE as a close chat with your girlfriend. Christine Arylo, teaches women to stop settling and start exploring what they really want in not only themselves, but in their relationships. Arylo helps you challenge yourself to change bad habits and self-sabotage by sharing real life experiences.
Brilliant Burnout: How Successful, Driven Women Can Stay in the Game by Rewiring Their Bodies, Brains, and Hormones
Feeling burnt out? It could be hormonal. Nisha Jackson shares insights to help women take control of their bodies with step-by-step instructions for optimal hormone, brain and body balance.
Based on the tagline , “Your Brokenness is Welcome Here,” Jordan Dooley has become a go-to source that women around the world look to for inspiration. Looking to shift your mindset, but don’t know how? This book helps you tackle life’s obstacles—disappointment, perfectionism, and more—and remove labels. Identify and eliminate your excuses and overcome the idea that you can’t reach your goals.
From Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild, is Brave Enough, a collection of quotes, that capture courage, wisdom and outspoken humor. Consider this a “mini manual for the soul",” that encourages its readers to have love, compassion and forgiveness for all.
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Best-selling author Jen Sincero delivers chapters worth of inspiring stories and advice, including the occasional curse word. Her goal is to help you create a life you love and create it now.
“By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.” - Amazon
New York Times bestselling author, Shauna Niequist, writes an honest account of how she left behind busyness and frantic living in search of a more mindful life. She encourages you to let go of the constant pressure of perfectionism and practice simply being present.
“Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection.”
In a world where positivity is pushed, Mark Mason’s book is a raw, honest look at life—and he doesn’t sugarcoat it.
“Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear.” - Amazon
Written by the incomparable Brené Brown, Daring Greatly helps dispel the myth that vulnerability is weakness. In fact, she argues that it is the “most accurate measure of courage.”
“Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.”
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Loveable was written with one message in mind: You are enough. From years of clinical work, Dr. Flanagan shares his insights into the human mind. He continually reminds us that we are here for a reason, but only if we are ready to embrace our true self.