Welcome to this month’s Aspire Magazine Top 10 Inspiring 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.
Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness
by 27 Soul-inspiring Women (Linda Joy)
INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER!! Best-selling publisher Linda Joy brings you a powerful collection of stories from twenty-seven amazing women who have entered a brave new world of conscious, deliberate, positive-and most of all, happy-living. Through trials and triumphs great and small, these fearless female leaders prove that true fulfillment is the result of connecting to inner wisdom and making choices which honor the truths revealed there. These honest, authentic stories from real women will make you smile, cry, and maybe even laugh out loud-but more importantly, they’ll prove to you that everyone, no matter her background or circumstances, can make the powerful choice to be happy!
The Art of Having It All
by Christy Whitman
On the heels of several highly successful and influential women coming forth with the assertion that it isn’t possible for women to have it all, and that in fact, attempting to do so is detrimental to our well-being, this book presents a radically different point of view: Not only is it possible for a woman to create everything she desires in every aspect of her life, but to settle for anything less is to deprive her of the exhilaration, joy, expansion and freedom of becoming all that she is capable of being.
As a woman who has created my “It” and my “All” in literally every aspect of my life – both because of and in spite of great adversity – I am outraged by the foothold of lack and limitation that has taken root in the minds of so many American women. I believe this mindset of limitation and scarcity contributes significantly to the depression that afflicts so many women, causing them to give up pursuing their deeper dreams and to resign themselves to a life of mediocrity.
Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom and Practical Spirituality by Dr. Barbara De Angelis
What are Soul Shifts? They are powerful shifts in understanding, feeling, and consciousness that we make from within, shifts that will automatically transform our lives from the inside out. Rather than focusing on rearranging or managing ourselves and our lives on the outside, we learn how to operate from what Dr. De Angelis refers to as true Vibrational Mastery at the deepest level of who we are, the Soul Level. Places where we have felt stuck or stagnant and issues about which we’ve been unclear or confused all become illuminated with new, enlivened understanding. Pathways emerge where none seemed to exist, obstacles turn into possibilities, dead ends transform into doorways, and challenges convert into astonishing maps leading us to exciting new territories, all because we have made a Soul Shift.
Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential
by Barbara Marx Hubbard
In this era of government gridlock, economic and ecological devastation, and seemingly intractable global violence, our future is ever more ripe for — and in need of — fresh, creative reimagining. With her clear-eyed, inspiring, and sweeping vision of a possible global renaissance in the new millennium, Barbara Marx Hubbard shows us that our current crises are not the precursors of an apocalypse but the natural birth pains of an awakened, universal humanity. This is our finest hour. Conscious Evolution highlights the tremendous potential of new found scientific knowledge, technological advances, and compassionate spirituality and illustrates the opportunities that each of us has to fully participate in this exciting stage of human history. As we do, we will bring forth all that is within us and not only save ourselves, but evolve our world.
Breathe: A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict
by Kelly Kittel
Kelly Kittel never questioned her Mayflower Society mantra—“Family is the most important thing”—until the day her fifteen-month-old son was run over by her sixteen-year-old niece. Nine months later, Kittel’s doctor made a terrible mistake during her subsequent pregnancy and she found herself burying yet another baby. Caught up in the maelstrom of a malpractice lawsuit, Kittel and her husband battle not only the medical system, but their own relatives, in the courtroom. As their family tree begins to topple, the Kittels struggle to nourish the roots of their young family and find healing. Achingly raw and beautifully narrated, Breathe is a story of motherhood, death, and family in the face of unspeakable tragedy and, ultimately, how she learns to breathe again.
Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment
by Susan Anderson
Chances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child — the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and fulfills your legitimate childlike needs and wants in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in counterproductive ways: It goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans.
Now, in a revolutionary rethinking of the link between emotion and behavior, veteran psychotherapist Susan Anderson offers a three-step program to tame your Outer Child’s destructive behavior. This dynamic, transformational set of strategies — action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain — calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.
All You Need is Less: The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity
by Madeleine Somerville
Green Your Life and Your Wallet
Did you know that wool dryer balls work like magic to keep your laundry fluffy, without coating your clothes in animal fat that store-bought dryer sheets leave behind? They’re simple to make and a fun craft project for kids, too. And did you know 7 million trees are cut down annually for the paper cups your coffee is served in? Recycle a jelly container from home and you will save an entire forest while getting lots of compliments on your coffee jar.
Top eco-blogger and new parent Madeleine Somerville has gathered completely original ideas on how to save money and the planet, and have fun in the process, in All You Need Is Less. Learn how to create and not just consume! This guide to the guilt-free green life is packed with dozens of DIY ideas for shampoo and eco-cleaners, worm compost your garden will love, yummy recipes and even homemade holiday gifts and décor. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this book!
Embracing Your Authentic Self: Women’s Intimate, Inspiring Stories of Self-Discovery and Transformation
by Linda Joy and Co-Authors
Amazon International Bestseller in Happiness! Powerful stories from twenty-five extraordinary women from every walk of life who have removed their false masks, stepped past the labels that once defined them, and reconnected with their personal power. Today, they’re standing tall, embracing their authenticity and stepping boldly onto the path of self-actualization. Raw, revealing stories of empowerment and new beginnings prove that each of us has the power within to live authentically. Each woman’s original narrative is followed by a journaling page featuring three thought-provoking questions to help you delve deeper into the lessons presented within each unique and heart-felt story.
Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life
by Ruth Soukup
Have you ever that your life–and budget–is spiraling out of control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a chaotic life? Is it possible to find balance? In a word, yes.
Living Well, Spending Less was written to bring hope and encouragement to every woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed with a life–and budget–that feels out of control. It speaks to the mom trying to juggle all the demands of a busy life with the pressure to keep up with those around her. It is a practical guide for those of us who often long to pull ourselves together but don’t always know how. It is real, honest, packed with practical tips, and speaks to the heart of the matter–how can we live the life we’ve always wanted?
Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by DeCluttering Your Home
by Melva Green and Lauren Rosenfield
Bless your clutter. Yes, you heard right: Bless it. Bless everything in your life that is superfluous, broken, burdensome, and overwhelming—because it is all here to teach you an important lesson, perhaps the most important lesson there is: what really matters.
Written by a medical doctor and a spiritual intuitive, with case studies of people just like you, Breathing Room takes you on an enlightening room-by-room tour where each room in your home corresponds to a “room” in your heart, and where decluttering will not just make space but improve the spirit. So, if it’s weighing you down, if it’s become an obstacle, if it’s making it near impossible for you to find the things you really love—it’s time for you to let it go and find a little breathing room.Bless your clutter. Yes, you heard right: Bless it. Bless everything in your life that is superfluous, broken, burdensome, and overwhelming—because it is all here to teach you an important lesson, perhaps the most important lesson there is: what really matters. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Breathing-Room/Melva-Green/9781582704579#sthash.nh5QSilf.dpufBless your clutter. Yes, you heard right: Bless it. Bless everything in your life that is superfluous, broken, burdensome, and overwhelming—because it is all here to teach you an important lesson, perhaps the most important lesson there is: what really matters.Everyone’s lives could use some serious decluttering. But decluttering isn’t just about sorting junk into piles and tossing things in the trash. Decluttering can inform us of our burdens, help us to understand our attachments, and aid us in identifying what is truly valuable in our lives.Written by a medical doctor and a spiritual intuitive, with case studies of people just like you, Breathing Room takes you on an enlightening room-by-room tour where each room in your home corresponds to a “room” in your heart, and where decluttering will not just make space but improve the spirit.So, if it’s weighing you down, if it’s become an obstacle, if it’s making it near impossible for you to find the things you really love—it’s time for you to let it go and find a little breathing room. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Breathing-Room/Melva-Green/9781582704579#sthash.nh5QSilf.dpuf