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.
2. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
What I mostly love about this book is the word "magic" int he title; because when you're sick or in a terrible situation, you might feel the need for a little magic to release you from your situation. Many people have benefited from Gilbert's other books that Big Magic is sure to be a bestseller too.
With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us.While you might not need to unleash your creativity right now, the idea of facing down fears might be useful while you're struggling with your illness or other difficult situation. Read More: Survivor Stories 2014: Adrian McClenney