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Moms Must Read: Inspirational Books For Inspiring Women

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Moms Must Read:
Inspirational Books For Inspiring Women

 

If you’re like me, you turn to books during every season of your life: whether it’s presenting a baby with your favorite copy of Pat the Bunny, or discovering Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming with your daughter, a book can hold so many meanings. Books also help us solve problems or enable us to look deeper inside ourselves in order to grow. I especially like to turn to books when I’m experiencing a crisis. Books allow you to question why bad things happen or to help you work through a difficult situation. I am especially fond of reading self help books for growth and inspiration.

When a woman is  diagnosed with breast cancer or other illness, I suppose one of the first places she turns to is a book. Knowledge is a helpful tool for combating fear, at least I know it is for me. So after she seeks to understand the disease, my guess is that the second book she turns to is one of comfort or inspiration. For many that may be a bible or other religious text.  Others may seek inspiration from women who’ve gone through similar situations. Frequently books written by women who have also experienced similar illnesses or trauma may offer you a bit of hope or help you find a way to go on. Or, they may simply provide a distraction from your situation.  Here are four books that I hope will inspire you.

 

4. Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour by Amy Rohbach

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Here's another amazing woman who has survived breast cancer AND allowed the world to watch her get a mammogram and follow her diagnosis. She seems amazingly resilient and I'm pretty sure we could all learn something from her. Totally putting this on my Christmas list.

Read More: Survivor Stories: Traci Runge

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Women who have overcome breast cancer and other serious illnesses are my heroes.  I hope you will find at least one book in this list that will offer you a bit of hope and inspiration. Just know that we are all cheering for you. What books have you read that have brought you inspiration?

 

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