Whether you’re just starting out on your self-care journey, or you’re well-heeled and have been around the healing block, there are certain books that will leave a lasting impact.
They’re the ones that you’ll look to time and time again when you feel like you’re veering off track. Or the ones that you’ll recommend to countless friends when they’re facing an existential crisis. These are the books that transcend time and will stick with you through thick and thin, and whatever life may throw your way. The must-haves every wellness-minded woman needs in her arsenal.
This was one of the very first books I read when starting my ever-evolving self-care journey. I think I was 19 and was in the midst of an existential crisis (as one is when they’re a 19-year-old woman trying to find their place in the world) and this novel literally changed my life. Published in 1951, it details the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. He leaves his hometown on a search for enlightenment and throughout his journey he learns many valuable lessons. Don’t ask me how I came across this book at the ripe age of 19, but it’s is my number one recommendation if you’re at the just starting out.
David Elliott is an esteemed “clairaudient” healer. He “hears” through his senses, and he recognizes the many emotions and fears people are holding inside. He is one of the master teachers of many of the most popular breathwork teachers in NYC and LA, and his book is basically required reading if you’re looking to learn about breathwork and its many healing properties. It gives great insight into our emotional blockages and provides tools, tricks, and tips to break through.
Jen’s volume of Badass books includes a few different volumes (including You Are A Badass At Making Money) that all lean in to the idea that you already have everything you need to succeed inside you and urges readers to never accept anything less thantheir wildest dreams. Jen’s writing style is very honest, sassy, and to-the-point. You can’t help but feel like you’re getting a dose of tough love from someone you love. Her books are easy to read and easy to implement into your life. They’re a must for anyone struggle to take on the next step.
This book was recommended by so many people in my life who had sworn by its life-changing benefits. Dr. Joe Dispenzabelieves that you are not hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life uses science to show that we have the power tocreate the reality we choose. This book combines quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to provide step-by-step tools to make measurable changes in any area of your life.
One of the bestselling books in history, it’s no secret that The Alchemist has changed the lives of millions across the world. It remains one of my favorites for so many reasons. It’s a simple story really, about a young shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams—but the lessons achieved are priceless. The fear is always bigger than the obstacle itself, embrace the present, be unrealistic, keep getting back up, and embrace the journey.