Take some extra time to nourish yourself. Take yourself out for a lunch. Explore a new neighborhood. This week on Bookshelf, we’ve compiled a list of books that will help you to nourish your mind and body. These inspirational reads from self-love advocates will help you reignite your positive relationship with yourself and your life.
The beauty myth by Naomi Wolf | The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women. She confronts the beauty industry with simple samples on aging, excess weight, imperfections; if you understand the rules of this game and refuse to play them, you immediately become happier and calmer.
Small Victories by Anne Lamott | This is a very simple, but at the same time very serious book about the fact that we people are awesome. We are able to endure the hardship, but do not lose faith. We can be blinded by grief, but find the strength to smile. Our small victories over harship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us – our perceptions, perspectives and our lives.
Bonjour, Happiness! by Jamie Cat Callan | This book is all about Joie de vivre, the taste of life. It makes you think about what happiness means to you. Is it the smell of fresh coffee in the morning? Brunch with friends on Sundays? Booking a flight to explore a new country?
Over to you: What are your favorite self-love books? We’d love to hear your suggestions and add them to our reading list.