Mental Health 2 years ago Great Books for Troubling Times
No matter where you are in the world or what stage you’re at in life, this pandemic is affecting all of us.
It’s universal, a common ground.
As we all strive to be our best selves during troubling times, I wanted to suggest 5 of my favorite books that have personally helped me through rough times. Whether it was a hard week, a troubling work issue or a loss in our family, the below books truly helped me in different ways. Any time someone asks me how I coped with the loss of William, I recommend When Things Fall Apart. It’s not only a great read for when you feel like your world is flipped upside down, but it’s a nice book to pick up from time to time for a quick reminder to stay in the present.
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
This is hands down one of my top 3 favorite books of all time. She emphasizes the true growth potential during difficult times. Her advice is comforting, yet still concrete. I would suggest this book to absolutely everyone.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Hollis is here to empower you. She breaks down the art of success and dives deep into self empowerment. This book will pump you up and prepare you to take action in your own life.
You Can Heal Yourself by Louise Hay
We have the power to heal ourselves from nearly anything. Our brains are exquisite and Hay makes that very clear throughout the self-help book. She provides personal anecdotes and describes in depth her response to a cancer diagnosis. Inspire yourself and pick up this incredible read.
The Clarity Cleanse by Doctor Habib Sadeghi
Clear your mind and energize yourself. If you like a straightforward method, this is the book for you. Doctor Sadeghi takes you through the 12 steps inspired by his too journey to cancer recovery.
The Places That Scare You by Pema Chödrön
Another masterpiece by Pema Chödrön, the author delves into how to create kindness from struggle instead of anger and hardness. I simply love her.
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What reads do you turn to in troubling times? Leave a comment below!