This article showcases our top picks for Inspirational Books Everyone Should Read. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you’ll ever have. Yet not only do most of us not prioritize ourselves, we tend to believe that loving ourselves first and prioritizing our happiness would be selfish. I Love Me More is an award winning book that helps readers understand that not only is it vital to our well-being and mental health that we practice self-love but how to go about doing it. It’s part heart-wrenching memoir and part how to guide.
If you’re ready to work smarter -not harder – on your healing and growth, this book offers you a roadmap that will lead you out of pain and fear, and into the life you deserve. Trauma, stress, and mood disorder specialist, Dr. Monica Vermani, shares insights, knowledge, and self-reflective exercises honed over 25 years as a clinical psychologist, in 18 concise life lessons designed to take your healing to a deeper level. A Deeper Wellness guides you through a powerful, challenging, and proven healing process.
I would like to suggest this book because it is (in my biased opinion) an extremely inspirational read regarding life and love. I dive deep into a year-long journey I took around the world—forming footprints on every inhabited continent—the decisions leading up to it, what I learned about humanity (i.e. live and love) along the way, and how crushing re-entry into America was. I believe it would gift many people who may want to see the world but can’t, the opportunity to do so, while providing a heavy dose of compassion for what we can’t and likely will never fully understand (abject poverty, crippling inequality, addiction, mental health issues, and privilege).
A powerful memoir of a holocaust survivor who manages to find purpose, peace and joy despite his incredibly challenging circumstances and having everything being taken away from him. Whenever we are facing something beyond our control, for example COVID-19, this book will inspire you and change your perspective.
A way to eliminate or greatly diminish suffering no matter what has occurred in your life. Your thinking will be blown away by learning Byron Katie’s four questions, called the work. No matter what circumstance you have in your life that may seem unfair, wrong or horrible, applying the 4 questions will help you immensely.
This book will inspire you to go for what you really want even while you are scared. Fear often stops us from going after what we really want. This book will give you practical tips to move beyond fear and help you with your decisions and confidence.
This book is about iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy’s battle through childhood fame, mental illness, and narcissistic abuse. She details her experiences through it all – leaving no stone unturned. Jennette tells her story from a vulnerable lens and illuminates the audience on what fame looks like from her lens and how to overcome adversity.
A memoir from best-selling author Glennon Doyle about personal growth, addiction, and being your true self. This moving novel details words and personal stores from Doyle’s life that are meant to empower and reassure women of their inherent strength and ability. This book includes her famous quote I can do hard things which is a testament to the inspiration found inside the cover.
A blend of science and real-life case study, Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk offers epiphanies about trauma that no one else can rival. Through his decades of research and practice, Dr. Van der Kolk not only explains in lay terms the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on the brain and body, but he also tells you how to heal from it. This book inspires healers and consumers alike to try new methods of recovering from trauma.
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“Walden” by Henry David Thoreau is one of the original great self-help books of the American capitalist age. It lays out how to structure your life around what makes you happy and how to cut out what doesn’t matter. While sharing his own journey in moving into the woods and finding a way to make enough money to sustain his best life, he inspires you to think about how you fall short to serve your own best interests. Reading about Thoreau’s sacrifices and strategies to boil his life down to its most important essence, gives you perspective on whether you can make different choices to live the right way for yourself.
This product was recommended by Kathleen Gonzales from Elevated PR
Dr. Jenelle Kim’s book is an inspirational book that makes a perfect gift this holiday season. Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation published by Penguin Random House/Watkins, is a memoir/story of Dr. Jenelle Kim’s father and mentor and his journey living in the mountains of Korea where he was learning to be a monk by his Master Bodian at the age of 7. He then journeyed to America and experiences racism as a Korean man in the U.S. in 1960s Chicago. He is the inspiration behind this book and it’s through his teaching that Jenelle created the 8 keys of Myung Sung. It’s a memoir/true story/mindfulness/ self-awareness if I may put it in multiple categories. When Dr. Jenelle Kim began writing her first book, she wanted to preserve the legacy of her father, a monk who’d been raised in a remote temple in the mountains of Korea from seven years old. Now two years into a global pandemic and “unprecedented times,” the centuries-old principles for connecting with your path, purpose, and true self shared between the pages of Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation are resonating with a new generation in a way she never expected.
I suggest this book for motivation to anyone who is looking to be an entrepreneur. This book has been great inspiration for me because it taught me lessons in finances that were never taught in my family. It motivate it me to start my career in Real Estate.