Move through any phase of life with the help of these amazing books:
101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think - By Brianna Wiest. Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. This compilation of her published work features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. Each piece will leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.
A Gentle Reminder - By Bianca Sparacino A gentle reminder, for the days you feel light in this world, and for the days in which the sun rises a little slower. A gentle reminder for when your heart is full of hope, and for when you are learning how to heal it. A gentle reminder for when you finally begin to trust in the goodness, and for when you need the kind of words that hug your broken pieces back together. A gentle reminder for when growth hangs heavy in the air, for when you need to tuck your strength into your bones just to make it to tomorrow. A gentle reminder to keep going. A gentle reminder to hope. A gentle reminder, for you.
All Familiar Things Were Once Strange - By Sophia Joan Short. A poetry collection that isn't intended to be a guide or give instructions for your life but will help you find hope, encouragement, and a friend in the pages of this book. Remember that all familiar things were once strange as you tackle what's next for you in this big game that we call life.
Be The One - By Eileen Lamb has written this book for you who feels so deeply or “too much,” as others have said. This book celebrates deep feelings and shows you the power in vulnerability. Whether you’re searching for who you are or for someone else who gets you, this book is for you. The short passages inside will inspire you with themes of friendship, love, and self-discovery. You are not alone. We are not alone.
Beyond Worthy - By Jacqueline Whitney These words are for the one looking for hope; for the one questioning whether they'll ever truly be okay. These words are for us all.
Ceremony - Ceremony is a collection for those on the cusp of becoming. It is a reminder that we were not meant to fit into this world perfectly, but to live in such a way that might forge a path all our own. It is a reminder that we are one with each other and nature itself. It is a reminder that we contain within us the latent potential of every future possibility we can conceive of. It is a reminder that we often must release what is not ours in order to receive what is, that we are all born with a unique imprint to leave upon the world, and that self-love is not an infatuation, but a homecoming. "Ceremony" is a book written around the idea that the most unlikely moments are often the very ones offering us a chance to meet ourselves deeply; it is a book for the ones who are ready to stop waiting and wondering, and dive all the way into who they were meant to be.
Fire and Other Feelings - Fire and Other Feelings is a collection of drawings, poems, and stories dedicated to the emotions that are perpetually misunderstood, belittled, tucked away in a drawer, or left sitting on our shoulders while we stress-scroll on our phones.
Goodbye, Anxiety - A guided journal for overcoming worry.
I Am The Hero of My Own Life - By Brianna Wiest This workbook is the guide to getting out of your own way.
It'll Be Okay, And You Will Be Too - It’ll Be Okay, And You Will Be Too is a book of inspirational words meant to be read, shared, and (quite literally) torn apart and left behind. In these pages, you will discover beautiful and encouraging insights—words that will keep you fighting and ask you never to give up on life or yourself. The “love bombs” contained in these pages are a light amidst the darkness. Open a page to start your day, frame a page that inspires you to keep living, share a page with a friend who needs support, or leave one behind for a complete stranger to brighten their day.
Seeds Planted In Concrete - By Bianca Sparacino. Through illustration and poetry, Seeds Planted in Concrete shows raw testament to the beauty that is found within the contrasts of life. This collection is a manifesto of the journey every human being takes throughout their life; an assembly of words that celebrates the resilience of the human heart through stages of hurting, feeling, healing and loving.
Somewhere In Between - by Kelly Peacock. A poetry Collection This is for the ones who feel deeply, who find it easy to romanticize moments and people, who are coming to terms with their trauma and aching, who are learning what it really means to heal. This book is for the ones who seek comfort in words with the hope of feeling less alone. If you are hurting, healing, loving, or simply existing somewhere in between, you can find solace here.
The Mountain Is You - By Brianna Wiest. This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential. For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb. In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.
The Strength In Our Scars - No matter what you're going through, no matter where you are on your healing journey - you are strong. Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you're working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need. She tackes the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal. In this book you will find peace, you will find a rock, you will find understanding, and you will find hope.
This Is For The Women Who Don't Give A Fuck - By Jane Robinson. This is a poetry collection about diverse assortment of gut-wrenching stories, powerful anecdotes, whimsical observations, and overall joyful expressions. Robinson relinquishes social constructs with command and grace. Her rare eloquence is mesmerizing and inclusive to all readers. This collection takes you to extraordinary places and doesn’t return you quite the same.
This Is How You Heal - By Brianna Wiest In her follow-up collection to the international bestseller "101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think," Brianna Wiest shares 45+ new pieces that will help you find your inner sanctum and embark on the path of true transformation. Wiest's words are a balm for any soul on the journey of their own becoming. Healing is not a one-time event. It can begin with a one-time event - typically some form of sudden loss that disrupts our projection of what the future might be. However, the true work of healing is allowing that disruption to wake us from a deep state of unconsciousness, to release the personas we adapted into, and begin consciously piecing together the full truth of who we were meant to be.
This Was Meant To Find You When You Needed It Most - If you are hurting, healing, feeling, letting someone go, or starting a new chapter and learning to open your heart back up again, this book was meant to find you when you needed it most.
You're Overthinking It - By Sabrina Alexis Bendory is the ultimate guide to understanding relationships and enhancing your feelings of worth and self-esteem so that you can find and keep a happy, loving, and mutually fulfilling relationship. Do you wonder why it’s so hard for you to have the life and love you want? Do you feel powerless in your relationships, like you’re at the mercy of someone else, feeling like you’re chasing a relationship instead of choosing it? Do you get caught in an endless, obsessive, analytical loop trying to understand why nothing works out? Do you find yourself dating the same copy-paste versions of people over and over? Do you know what it takes to have true, lasting love? Do you know the red flags to watch out for and how to be the kind of person that easily and effortlessly gets what they want in life? Do you understand why things haven’t quite worked out the way you wanted them to? Acclaimed relationship expert Sabrina Alexis Bendory answers all of these questions and more, sharing everything you need to know to find and keep love that lasts.