Top 10 Inspirational Books February 2019

Welcome to this month’s Aspire Magazine Top 10 Inspirational Books list! You’ll discover inspirational and empowering books, written by women and for women, each dedicated to sharing a universal message of love, hope and self-empowerment. Through their wisdom-filled books, these visionary female authors are illuminating the path for women on the journey of healing and self-discovery. Add these transformational books to your inspired living resource library.

Soul-Hearted Living: A Year of Sacred Reflections & Affirmations for Women by Dr. Debra Reble

Soul-Hearted Living by Dr. Debra Reble

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER in Mid-Life & Self-ESteem. Your companion guide for living a soul-hearted life! As women, we can all use a daily touchstone to help us stay connected to our heart wisdom, remind us of our truth, and align us with our Divine purpose. Soul-Hearted Living offers all that and more. This uplifting 365-day journal from Intuitive and Spiritual Psychologist Dr. Debra Reble—the award-winning, international best-selling author of Being Love and Soul-Hearted Partnership—invites you to pause, reflect, and rejoice. You'll get centered and grounded through each day’s lesson before meditating on an uplifting positive affirmation. Along with this daily wisdom from Dr. Debra, you’ll also tap into the feminine wisdom of original inspirational quotes from women in her sacred community, including some of today’s leading luminaries.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work.

The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're then able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don't use, don't need, or don't love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.

With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment—one that helps us to create the lives we want.


Where Did You Go?: A Life-Changing Journey to Connect with Those We’ve Lost by Christina Rasmussen

“Where did you go?” This was the first question Christina Rasmussen asked after the death of her husband. A young widow with two daughters, Rasmussen would go on to become an esteemed grief educator who helped countless others rebuild their lives after loss. Yet, even as she learned to thrive again, that first heartbreaking question persisted. Even as she and her clients forged new paths and discovered new joy, the same questions remained: Are we capable of connecting to those who have passed on? What really happens after we die? Sharing an inspiring message of hope, optimism, and love, Where Did You Go? is a transporting step-by-step guide to journeying to the other side, from one of our most trusted voices on life after loss. Bridging the gap between the metaphysical and the measurable, it will change the way we grieve, the way we live and how we define our potential—in this life and the hereafter.

Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart & Then Go Save the World by Bridget Fonger

Getting past a bad breakup requires heroic effort. The good news is that inside each one of us is our very own superhero, lying dormant but with the power to heal us and give us the strength to love and live like never before. In Superhero of Love, Bridget Fonger shares her own personal experience of going through a painful breakup and shows you how to rediscover your deep connection to your own heart, the ultimate source of love in your life.

You’ll learn tools for strengthening your emotional resilience, how to break free from old patterns that keep you stuck, and gain wisdom to empower you to be your mightiest self. Whether you’ve been burned by a breakup, are harboring old wounds, or find yourself thinking “is this as good as it gets?”, Superhero of Love will help heal your broken heart and show you we are all superheroes who are born to fly.

The Courage to Rise: Using Movement, Mindfulness, and Healing Foods to Triumph over Trauma by Liz Arch

A prescriptive and transformative plan to use yoga to heal pain, anxiety, depression, and other manifestations of unresolved trauma, by an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. Whether or not we're consciously aware of it, no one is spared from trauma. From catastrophic events to everyday experiences of traumatic stress, acclaimed yoga teacher Liz Arch is willing to bet that trauma has touched you or someone you love and may be affecting your physical, emotional, and mental health in surprising and devastating ways, causing symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, mood swings, fatigue, chronic pain, and digestive issues.

Following her own traumatic experience with domestic violence and an ensuing struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, Liz found her own path to holistic healing and became an advocate for those who have suffered from trauma. She offers an integrated approach to take control of your own healing and reclaim your wholeness through movement, mindfulness, and nutrition.

Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life by Jenna Hollenstein

Eat to Love is a joyful, non-diet approach to mindfulness, intuitive eating, and falling in love with the body you live in. In Eat to Love, nutritionist Jenna Hollenstein leads a spiritual revolution against pervasive attitudes towards food and dieting, and demonstrates how to free your mind from the fear, frustration, and shame often associated with eating. Through a series of revelatory exercises, along with simple instructions for time-proven mindfulness and meditation techniques, you'll learn to identify prejudices around eating and reset your relationship with food. Eat to Love is not a diet book, not a "clean eating" manual, and not a guide to "being your best self." Rather, it is a liberating path to sanity, and to loving the body you have right now.

Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled by Carly Pollack

Countless diets, cleanses, and thirty-day challenges are geared to help people lose weight, heal their digestion, and have more energy. Yet these temporary protocols fall short when it comes to true transformation. Nutritionist Carly Pollack lived a vicious cycle of weight ups and downs until trial and error, and over a decade of formal study in health and healing, led her to the insights she has since shared with thousands. In Feed Your Soul, she presents her unique understanding of body science, brain wiring, and spiritual principles to facilitate real, lasting change. This no-nonsense guide will show you how feeding your soul can change your life, your health, and your body.

Embrace Your Greatness: Fifty Ways to Build Unshakable Self-Esteem by Judith Belmont, MS, LPC 

It’s time to start feeling good about yourself! In this go-to guide, a licensed professional counselor offers 50 quick tips and tools to help you overcome self-doubt, silence your inner critic, be assertive, boost your self-esteem, and embrace your greatness. In Embrace Your Greatness, you’ll find powerful—yet incredibly simple—tools grounded in mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, and positive psychology to help you start feeling good about yourself. The book includes unique and engaging activities and exercises to help you put a stop to that nagging inner critic, overcome perfectionism, and develop lasting self-confidence. You’ll also discover ways to be more assertive, develop healthy relationships that support a healthy you, and cultivate an unshakable sense of optimism about yourself and your life.

If you need a quick confidence boost, this fun guide offers 50 ways to nix your nagging inner critic and start loving who you are.

The Mindful Day: How to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening by Laurie J. Cameron

For overscheduled professionals looking to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives, this step-by-step guide draws on contemplative traditions, modern neuroscience, and leading psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, in the workplace, and beyond. In this enriching book, noted mindfulness expert and international teacher and business leader Laurie J. Cameron - a veteran of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason, and 20-year mindfulness meditation practitioner- shows how to seamlessly weave mindfulness and compassion practices into your life. Timeless teachings, compelling science and straightforward exercises designed for busy schedules -- from waking up to joy, the morning commute, to back-to-back meetings and evening dinners - show how mindfulness practice can help you navigate life's complexity with mastery, clarity and ease. Cameron's practical wisdom and concrete how-to steps will help you make the most of the present moment, creating a roadmap for inner peace - and a life of deeper purpose and joy.

An Educator's Guide for Using Your 3 Eyes: How to Apply Intellect, Insight, and Intuition to Promote Personal and School-wide Transformation by Megan Sweet

Applying intellect, insight, and intuition to promote school-wide transformation for educators through interpersonal reflection and hands-on tools. This is no one-size-fits-all approach to education that provides a formula or a practical how-to guide. The truths found in this book are about applying research-based best practices to the processes that lie outside of academia. The three 'I's—intellect, insight, and intuition—are tools for educators to find personal growth and development inside the structure of the school system so that they can promote school-wide transformation. When educators stop fighting the system and instead look inward for the answers, they will begin to see the improved student achievement and involvement they crave.