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
Intuitive Psychologist Debra L. Reble, PhD, 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.
It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron and Emma Lively
Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist’s Way. In It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.
Trust: Mastering the 4 Essential Trusts: Trust in God, Trust in Yourself, Trust in Others, Trust in Life by Iyanla Vanzant
Trust yourself because you are worthy of your own time, energy, attention, and love. Trust in God because it is your sole purpose for being on the planet. Trust in others because you need people to facilitate and support your mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Trust the process of life because it is an incredible journey of wonder, adventure, and evolution that you can experience only in direct proportion to your willingness to trust it. When you trust the process, you will deepen your awareness and understanding of who you are and the meaning of every person and experience you encounter.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
In her bestseller Thrive, Arianna wrote about our need to redefine success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Her discussion of the importance of sleep as a gateway to this more fulfilling way of living struck such a powerful chord that she realized the mystery and transformative power of sleep called for a fuller investigation.
Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms by Jessica DiLullo Herrin
What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did, and always had time for what matters most? Here, Jessica Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the Stella & Dot Family Brands, shows how the classic traits of successful entrepreneurs are ones each one of us can develop – and use not only to create a company, but also to create an extraordinary life.
Enough!: How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word by Laurie McCammon MS
Do you, like so many of us, believe that you will never have enough time, money, talent, or love to be truly happy? Do you think you’re not good enough, not rich enough or thin enough or smart enough, to have the life you want? Everywhere, all the time, we get this message that there is something lacking, something more, something better to strive for. But what if it’s a lie? Author and activist Laurie McCammon wrote this book to show you that it is all a lie. Discover how your own never-enough thinking has been limiting you and how to challenge it in all the places it lurks.
Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams by Gala Darling
Have you ever dreamed of a life full of laughter, love, and sequins … but felt totally clueless about how to make it happen? You’re not alone. Best-selling author and speaker Gala Darling spent years in soul-sucking jobs, battling depression, an eating disorder, and a preference for chaos and disaster—simply because she didn’t know how to create the life she dreamed about. In Radical Self-Love, you’ll discover exactly what makes you so magnificent, and you’ll gain a litany of tools and techniques to help you manifest a life bursting with magic, miracles, bliss, and adventure!
The Buoy Projects: A Story of Breast Cancer, Bucket-Lists, Life Lessons, Facebook and Love by Lorna J. Brunelle
Wanda Stairs Howard was many things to many people, but first and foremost, she was a mother, grandmother, and wife. Her daughter Lorna’s book is an account of how Wanda took what was left of her life and squeezed it until the pips squeaked, how she and her tireless Team Wanda celebrated her life whilst she was still living it, and how eventually they set her free for the ultimate journey. This book was written because so many people responded so strongly to her story as it played out through the medium of Facebook, and many of those people asked Lorna to put her mother’s story into print so that she could inspire others who weren’t lucky enough to know her personally. By the end of the book, I hope that readers will feel like they knew Wanda and that many will take comfort and inspiration from her life and death.
Color Me Fearless: Nearly 100 Coloring Templates to Boost Strength and Courage (A Zen Coloring Book) by Lacy Mucklow
The perfect book for stressed-out adults who want to reconnect, simply and easily, with their inner creativity. Color Me Fearless is a guided coloring book for adults coping with their own daily fears. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer up 100 coloring templates, all designed to boost strength, courage, and confidence. Organized into seven therapeutically themed chapters, readers can explore the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon!) to paper and channel their day-to-day stresses into a satisfying, creative environment. Color Me Fearless is the perfect way step back from the fears of everyday life, color, and relax!
Death Sucks: A Straight-Up Guide to Navigating Your Pet’s Final Transition by Alexa Linton and Kari Magnuson
The love of an animal is a precious and incredible thing; it is unconditional and full of acceptance. This powerful love is just one of the many reasons why losing a beloved animal companion can be devastating. This life-shifting, candid, and surprisingly humorous book by animal intuitive and healer Alexa Linton, is an exploration of how this inevitable transition can suck far less. Inside, she shares how developing effective and simple tools can build a strong foundation amidst challenges, how cultivating self-awareness can create transformation, and how changing our perspective around death and dying even a small amount can shift this experience, for both ourselves and our animals, in beautiful life-affirming ways. In essence, she shows us how to navigate this challenging transition as gracefully as humanly possible so we can get back to the important stuff: living our lives fully and with love and sharing it all with our favorite animals and people.