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.
Being Love: How Loving Yourself Creates Ripples of Transformation in Your Relationships and the World by Dr. Debra L. Reble
INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER!! Intuitive Psychologist Dr. Debra L. Reble, the award-winning author of Soul-Hearted Partnership: Creating the Ultimate Experience of Love, Passion, and Intimacy, brings you even deeper into the healing energy of love.
Being Love reveals how opening to the essence of love within ourselves can empower us to create and sustain love, joy, happiness, and healing in every area of our lives.
At the close of each chapter are the proven practices that the author―a healer, coach, psychologist, and teacher―successfully uses with her clients and in her own life. These spiritual tools will help you to affirm and live as love in your own life, every day.
The Art of Inspiration: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Powerful, Effective Inspirational & Personal Development Books by Bryna Haynes
Finally, a book that addresses not only the physical process of creating an inspirational, self-help, or personal development book, but the emotional and spiritual hurdles that block writers from following their dreams and finishing their books!
With heart, humor, and piercing insight, The Art of Inspiration will guide you through every step of the book creation process, from concept and outline to finished manuscript. You’ll also learn how to ask for and receive feedback, tell stories that hook your readers, move through writer’s block and other “stuck places,” refine your prose, and truly connect to your authentic voice, vision, and mission.
You have a powerful truth to share with the world. It’s time to put your message out there!
A Little Bit of Chakras: An Introduction to Energy Healing by Amy Leigh Mercree
Chakras began as part of the mystical Vedic tradition of Tantric and Kundalini Yoga, but they have evolved into pathways for healing and exploring the nature of consciousness. If you’ve ever wondered how to work with these amazing energy centers and optimize their benefits, this is the book for you. With gorgeous diagrams and visuals, and an accessible text by two renowned authors, it takes us into the heart of the chakra system, exploring its history and revealing how to use each one for transformation, well-being, increased vitality, and more. Includes chakra meditations, quizzes, and powerful chakra affirmations.
The Courage to Be Creative: How to Believe in Yourself, Your Dreams and Ideas, and Your Creative Career Path by Doreen Virtue
You were born creative, because you are the creation of the Creator, as we all are. If you don’t feel creative or your creative pursuits haven’t worked out, Doreen Virtue’s newest book can help. Doreen, the author of more than 50 best-selling books, shows you how to gain 10 forms of courage that lead to creativity, including the courage to be yourself.
Each chapter features practical exercises to lead readers to discover their natural talents as writers or artists and in other creative vocations or avocations. Doreen also includes summaries of fascinating psychological studies that demonstrate how to become a successful and satisfied creative individual. Filled with practical advice, scientific research on the creative process, and real-life stories, The Courage to Be Creative is a mainstream book with an inspirational flavor.
Put Your Intuition to Work: How to Supercharge Your Inner Wisdom to Think Fast and Make Great Decisions
by Lynn A. Robinson
Intuition is the hot buzzword in business, but specific guidelines on how to trust your gut have been sorely lacking. Put Your Intuition to Work provides that missing link.
Business is about making money, but it’s also about making decisions. There are relatively small decisions, like when to call a meeting or which emails to answer quickly. Then there are the big decisions that can make or break a business―which product to launch, whom to hire, how to spend.
Hard work, analytics, past successes, intelligence, and a great business plan aren’t enough anymore. Many of us are scrambling to discover the path to success but have found instead that we’ve lost our way. Although many business leaders won’t publicize it, intuition is a key part of their decision-making success. Put Your Intuition to Work offers numerous compelling stories from entrepreneurs and executives about how they successfully use intuition in their daily lives.
On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine
by Cara Bradley
In the final race of her college track career, Cara Bradley beat her personal best by a remarkable six seconds. Until then Bradley had been a so-so athlete hampered by pre-race jitters and self-doubt. But on this day Bradley was buoyed by a sense of calm confidence. She set about understanding how she could replicate this experience in every area of life. She has distilled what she found into four practices, four shift strategies, and a series of gut-check reminders for moving out of over-thinking and over-doing and into being fully awake and alive— clear, bright, confident. These techniques for settling busy mind, putting body and mind in sync, and cultivating awareness and strength are simple but require practice and attention, which Bradley coaches readers to apply daily. The reward is what she calls “high definition, high voltage living,” the ability to experience what Bradley did on the track not by accident, or in only a few memorable moments but on purpose, every day.
The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting by Shefali Tsabary Ph.D.
We all have the capacity to raise children who are highly resilient and emotionally connected. However, many of us are unable to because we are blinded by modern misconceptions of parenting and our own inner limitations. In The Awakened Family, I show you how you can cultivate a relationship with your children so they can thrive; moreover, you can be transformed to a state of greater calm, compassion and wisdom as well.
This book will take you on a journey to transcending your fears and illusions around parenting and help you become the parent you always wanted to be: fully present and conscious. It will arm you with practical, hands-on strategies and real-life examples from my experience as a parent and clinical psychologist that show the extraordinary power of being a conscious parent.
The Healing Journey: A Meditation and Coloring Mandala Workbook by Janet Gillett
The Healing Journey: A Meditation and Coloring Mandala Workbook provides you with the confidence and tools needed to be the most interesting person in the world: YOU! Each step of the Healing Journey brings you closer to living an authentic, genuine life that you are the star of. By engaging in meditations, affirmations, and the journal prompts, you will begin to integrate various aspects of healing into your daily life. Through the Healing Journey, you will learn to stand up for yourself, speak your mind, and love yourself. This engaging guide will teach you how to care for yourself and show your voice to the world.
Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, reveals how saying YES changed her life – and how it can change yours too. With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say no when invitations arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And to an introvert like Shonda, who describes herself as ‘hugging the walls’ at social events and experiencing panic attacks before press interviews, there was a particular benefit to saying no: nothing new to fear. Then came Thanksgiving 2013, when Shonda’s sister Delorse muttered six little words at her: You never say yes to anything. Profound, impassioned and laugh-out-loud funny, in Year of Yes Shonda Rhimes reveals how saying YES changed – and saved – her life.
Be Your Own Herbalist: Essential Herbs for Health, Beauty, and Cooking by Michelle Schoffro Cook PhD
This complete guide will get you growing, harvesting, using, and healing with herbs — the world’s oldest and most effective natural medicines. Popular health writer Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook profiles thirty-one common and easy-to-grow (or readily available) herbs, sharing scientific discoveries about their usefulness and offering more than one hundred easy ways to use them in delicious recipes, healing teas, and soothing body treatments. You’ll discover ways to delight body and mind as you incorporate Mother Nature’s medicines into daily life, where they nurture and protect.