Looking for some new lunch-hour material to get you into that calm, positive and motivated mindset? Yeah, us too. Get ready to shake things up and be well on your way to ultimate wellness with Sasha Shumarayeva’s list of six empowering books.
THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY: TEACHINGS ON AUTHENTICITY, CONNECTION, & COURAGE
Get ready to show up and let yourself be seen is one of the key takeaways in Brené Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability. Dr. Brené Brown explains, “In our culture, we
associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” Start with this Brené Brown classic and you’ll be hooked, listening to her riveting Ted Talks and catching up on all of her self helps books.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE
Mark Manson tells it how it is in his laugh out loud, profane but refreshing The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
There is no sugarcoating in this book, you’ll come across hard hitting lines that just seem to resonate at that very moment like, “Let’s be honest, shit is f*cked, and we
have to live with it.” This book will help you give f*cks to the things that really matter and forget about the rest.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE: DANISH SECRETS TO HAPPY LIVING
Danes are the happiest people in the world and the source of this happiness is called: Hygee (pronounced hoo-ga). Author Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, explains that this Danish secret to happy living “is about an atmosphere and experience”. Take on the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and wellbeing for yourself with this gem of a book.
THE POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT
If you’re ready to go on a true spiritual journey and get a taste of enlightenment, pick up The Power of Now. This book has sold over 2 million copies and for good reason. Tolle awakens readers in this very powerful book. You’ll walk away with a new understanding of your identity, the experience of pain and finding happiness in the present moment.
THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI: A FABLE ABOUT FULFILLING YOUR DREAMS AND REACHING YOUR DESTINY
Motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma brings us a step-by-step guide to living with greater abundance, courage and joy. The book tells the story of a lawyer, who was forced to reckon with his unbalanced life and undergo a life-changing journey. It’s an easy read with clear actionable takeaways for a better life.
LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD
Calling all power women. Lean In is a must read for women in the workplace. Written by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In sparks the conversation about women leaders. She encourages women to “sit at the table”, take risks and climb the ladder. Lean In is full of practical advice for women looking to up their skills in negotiation, mentorship and have an amazing career.
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