10 Must-Reads for the Empowered Woman:

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Each contains a special element of self-exploration, positivity, or a sense of uplifting. These are good reads for anyone and everyone.

 

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur \\ A poetry and prose book about redemption after sexual assault and heartbreak

“stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
dangerously
loudly
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom”

 

– Rupi Kaur

 

 

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis \\ A book that helps correct the stereotypes and lies told by society

 

What if the hard stuff, the amazing stuff, the love, the joy, the hope, the fear, the weird stuff, the funny stuff, the stuff that takes you so low you’re lying on the floor crying and thinking, How did I get here? . . . What if none of it is happening to you? What if all of it is happening for you?”

-Rachel Hollis

 

 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho \\ The uplifting life of a young shepard in search of his personal legacy

 

“Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision”

– Paul Coelho

 

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero \\ A guide to navigating through life’s challenging moments, while still being you

 

“You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It’s got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you”.

 

Find the Good by Heather Lende  \\ Light-hearted book to teach women about happiness and the direction to it

“I have a friend who says we spend the first half of our life building it and the second half preventing it from falling apart. I’d rather be under construction when I die”

– Heather Lende 

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero \\ A guide to navigating through life’s challenging moments, while still being you

“You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It’s got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you”

– Jen Sincero

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown // A book for a women under-construction

You can’t numb those hard feelings without numbing the other affects, our emotions. You cannot selectively numb. So when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. And then we are miserable, and we are looking for purpose and meaning, and then we feel vulnerable, so then we have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin. And it becomes this dangerous cycle”

– Brene Brown 

LOVE by Leo Buscaglia // A book about love and how to keep it

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around”

– Leo Buscaglia

The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur // A collection of flash fiction stories and poems intended to make you feel good! 

“i stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
thinking
what can i do
to make this mountain taller
so the women after me
can see farther – legacy”

– Rupi Kaur

How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety by Ellen Hendriksen // A helpful read about dealing with stress and everyday life.

 

“In truth, you gain confidence by doing things before you’re ready, while you’re still scared. Go through the motions and your confidence will catch up.’ If you wait until you are ready to do the things that scare you because you feel like you aren’t ready, you will never get around to doing them. We gain comfort and confidence through being uncomfortable”

– Ellen Hendriksen

 

sources

 

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown.” Goodreads, Avery, 11 Sept. 2012, www.goodreads.com/book/show/13588356-daring-greatly?from_search=true.

 

“Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende.” Goodreads, Algonquin Books, 28 Apr. 2015, www.goodreads.com/book/show/22859550-find-the-good?from_search=true.

 

“Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis.” Goodreads, Thomas Nelson, 6 Feb. 2018, www.goodreads.com/book/show/35542451-girl-wash-your-face?from_search=true.

 

“How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety by Ellen Hendriksen.” Goodreads, St. Martin’s Press, 13 Mar. 2018, www.goodreads.com/book/show/34964986-how-to-be-yourself?ac=1&from_search=true.

 

Kaur, Rupi. Milk and Honey. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2018.

 

“The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho.” Goodreads, HarperOne, 23 Nov. 2010, www.goodreads.com/book/show/9276509-the-alchemist.

 

“The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage by Brené Brown.” Goodreads, Sounds True , 24 May 2013, www.goodreads.com/book/show/23500254-the-power-of-vulnerability?from_search=true.

 

“The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur.” Goodreads, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 3 Oct. 2017, www.goodreads.com/book/show/35606560-the-sun-and-her-flowers?from_search=true.

 

“Top 10 Leo Buscaglia Quotes.” BrainyQuote, Xplore, www.brainyquote.com/lists/authors/top_10_leo_buscaglia_quotes.

 

“You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.” Goodreads, Running Press Adult , 23 Apr. 2013, www.goodreads.com/book/show/15843166-you-are-a-badass?ac=1&from_search=true.

 

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