We feed our bodies daily, but in our busy lives we often forget to feed our minds. Each time we read and retain knowledge we grow new neural networks in the brain, helping us reduce stress, sleep better, improve our memory and vocabulary, and become better communicators, among many other benefits. Here’s a list of books by amazing females to get you fired up about sliding down the reading rainbow.
The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey
I don’t believe Oprah needs any introduction. Her latest book illuminates how she found the path to her true self by sharing her personal stories, wisdom from her greatest teachers (like Eckhart Tolle and Ellen Degeneres) and tips for your own road to self exploration. Find here.
Your life is not static. Every decision, setback, or triumph is an opportunity to identify the seeds of truth that make you the wondrous human being that you are. - Oprah, The Path Made Clear
Educated by Tara Westover
This enthralling and optimistic memoir tells the story of Westover’s journey from an isolated survivalist upbringing in the mountains to attending Harvard and then Cambridge University. Pick up this bestseller to inspire you to create the life you want and remind you that everything is possible. Find here.
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brene Brown
Dr. Brene Brown is a researcher and thought leader as well as a New York Times bestselling author. She writes about vulnerability (her Ted Talk on the subject is in the top 5 most viewed of all time), courage, and in this book especially, shame and empathy. It’s relatable, insightful, and full of knowledge to apply to your life. Find here.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Prey, Love, serves up a nonfiction dose of inspiration in this magical book. Gilbert offers practical tools along with personal stories of failures and breakthrough while keeping it light enough to breeze through while waiting for your morning coffee. Find here.
Let us know your favorite read in the comments!