Books are a way of making sense of the world, and 2021 certainly has been another difficult year to make sense of. We often struggle, wondering if life will ever return to pre-pandemic normal.
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Better Reading BE Facebook LIVE that focuses on titles we feel inspire, educate, empower and nurture readers. We’re looking for special books: books written by experts in their field, books that celebrate women, and books that educate. Subjects that are covered include mindfulness and meditation, healing and health, powerful memoirs, and self-development. Books that support you through these trying times.
Click here to watch our July BE Live. Read on to learn more about the titles we discussed…
Shannah Kennedy is one of Australia’s top life coaches, keynote speakers, and the bestselling author of The Life Plan. She’s taken her own experiences with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression and created simple and effective ways for others to deal with life’s obstacles. Her latest book, Plan B, is a guide to navigating and embracing change. Whether that change is personal, professional, or due to a pandemic, Kennedy says that “change can turn our plans, our lives and our dreams upside down.” This four-part practical handbook provides advice, tips, and tools for processing these changes and setting new goals that will lead to a healthier mindset and a happier life.
The Portal explores how meditation and mindfulness will unlock your power, grow your compassion for those around you, and awaken your thirst for change. Sharing personal stories from six people who healed their lives through meditation as well as compelling insights from some of today’s most innovative thinkers, The Portal shares a vision for humanity transformed. Weaving a vibrant tapestry of technology, love, the future, existentialism, human potential, brain hacking and inner peace, it will rekindle your excitement for the future.
Also a documentary, The Portal is a great book for both beginners and experienced meditators alike. Calm your mind. Unlock your power. Save the planet.
Your brain is both your greatest cheerleader and your worst enemy; it’s just a matter of taking action and learning (and unlearning) how to unlock the very best version of you. This is your personal guide to a mindset renovation, because your best life is closer than you think.
From Alexis Fernandez, neuroscience whiz and host of the podcast Do You F***ing Mind?, this book is full of tough love, practical advice and inspiring insight that will permanently change your mindset and life for the better.
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Dissolve is a deeply personal, profoundly intimate reflection on love and female creativity in a man’s world, and what happens when it all collides. Having lived through the humiliation and bewildering complexity of a time of failure, Nikki Gemmell eventually resurfaced. Decades later she has written a meditation on women’s lives and creative desires.
This is a conversation. A conversation with the beautiful young women of her teenage daughter’s generation, and of course with men. With husbands and male artists.
Dissolve is a hopeful, exhilarating book about women finding their voice.