When you’re in your twenties, it seems like life is at its peak. You’re becoming independent, getting a job for the first time. Eefverything just gets… serious.
It’s also when we learn the most important of life lessons as women! But what if you don’t want to make the mistakes that you need to learn from? Just try one of these books and learn from twenty-year olds before you. They’re sure to inspire, make you smile and learn, all at the same time!
This book is incredible – Gabrielle has the perfect balance of accessibility and new-age wellness based spirituality. I’ve read this twice now, once at the start of my 20’s and again now i’m closer to 30â¦ and each time I learn something new about self-compassion, confidence and self-acceptance.
Such a fun read! She encapsulates all the stresses of being in your 20’s with humour and a lightness that takes the edge of the challenges we face. I came away from this book feeling understood and more accepting of myself.
What a read! For anyone in a relationship, single or just started dating it’s an incredible insight into the workings of a relationship. With psychological tid-bits dotted throughout, it’s a readable novel with self-help jewels. I felt far more understanding and accepting of my relationships after reading this, and to this day it has helped me find more harmony in my relationship with my partner!
As a young woman in the early 1970s, Erica M. Elliott taught at a Navajo Reservation boarding school in Arizona where she ultimately became a student of their mystical, earth-centered wisdom much of which has been lost in today’s modern world. She was allowed the privilege to learn their ancient spiritual ways after being determined to reach across the cultural divide by learning the Navajo language which opened up their world to her as she was embraced by their community. This unique and life changing experience in her mid-20s led Erica on an adventure she was destined to make as she found her calling to help heal others and received her medical degree and eventually returned to serve the Navajo people as a medical doctor in an underserved clinic, performing emergency procedures and delivering babies. Dr. Elliott went on to become a successful medical doctor with a busy practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is also an experienced rock climber, having led an all-woman’s expedition to the top of Denali in Alaska, the highest peak in North America.
Many wonder how they are going to maintain their moral values and stay true to their beliefs while working in cutthroat corporate environments. Author Christina Fleming, Ph.D. felt the same and was motivated by her experiences dealing with competitive and undesirable situations especially as a young woman in the corporate world while staying strong in her beliefs, to share her story and tips for others struggling with the same dilemma. Corporate Faith presents Fleming’s personal reflections, peppered with humor, on the challenges she has faced throughout her 30 year career in the pharmaceutical industry and how her faith helped her stay strong in her beliefs and navigate difficult situations and led her to become the President/Owner of Pharma Phrase LLC. An important topic in today’s society, her life lessons can apply to readers at all stages in their life who may be struggling with the anxieties associated with work, school or even social media as it will help keep them on the right path to being a good and moral person.
Experience what goes on inside the mind of a Harvard grad who broke the habits that were imprisoning her in this raw, candid, and fascinating memoir about overcoming food addictions. Learn how to fill the inner emptiness by nourishing your uniquely beautiful soul.
You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero is a great book for women looking to uplevel their money mindset. It teaches you ways to think about money and your life so that you attract more into it. The book is also written by a women in a way many women will understand and feel connected to, something many male-authored money books are currently lacking.
In a world of followers and following your followers and followers, it is my soul + sole mission to inspire great leaders. I dream of seeing a generation of women rise up together and lead with ownership, EQ, and consciousness. There is no better book I have found that teaches just that, than the 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. This book easily and effortlessly breaks down the laws of taking radical responsibility for your life, for your choices, and for your emotional state, and how you show up in the world. I believe that by creating more leaders and creating conscious communication, we will be able to rise above the noise of fear, and communicate from a place of love and mutual understanding and appreciation for one another, Queen to Queen.
“Do you frequently second guess yourself at work, at home and in your relationships? You’re not alone. Faced with a wave of increasing demands, many women are in the same boat, either feeling lost or anxious. If you are having trouble getting your life in order, you need The 10 Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make Before 40.
This no nonsense guide shows young women how to stop being led by life, and to create the futures they want for themselves by making more successful choices. Readers will follow the lives of eight diverse women who learn-and live-The 10 Smartest Decisions that every woman can make to improve her personal, professional and financial situation. A series of practical exercises guides women through implementing priorities, maintain motivation, and acquire the skills they need to fulfill their promise.
For any woman who’s ever felt anxious when it comes to making decisions, this guide levels the playing field!”
“When I was 22 and just graduated from college, I felt directionless, despite having a college degree. Like most people in their 20’s, I didn’t know who I was as a person yet, what my passions were, what my dream career was, what my purpose in life was, what kind of relationships I wanted to have, or any concrete life path. That is why I decided to pack a suitcase and travel the world in search of answers and direction. Little did I know, my entire life and who I was would be completely shaped and transformed because of my journey around the world. I spent over a decade traveling the globe as a solo female backpacker on a very tight budget. I went from a broke college student who was raised as an only child by a single mom in a middle class family and struggled to pay my rent and bills to traveling to over 80 countries by the time that I was 30. I made a promise to myself in my third year of university that I would figure out a way to reach my goal of seeing the world. Although I have struggled the majority of my life with severe anxiety and bouts of depression, I managed to push through and design my dream lifestyle. After making changes in my lifestyle and how I saw and managed money, I was able to grow enough savings to fund my own travels around the world. After traveling on and off for over 10 years, I turned all that I knew and experienced throughout my journey to become an entrepreneur and start my own travel coaching business, pioneering a new niche in the travel and wellness industries.
In my travel and mindset book Hey You, Just Go!, I empower people to take control over their lifestyles and face and manage any fears, concerns, or obstacles, and have the confidence and know-how to travel on their own time and budget while. This isn’t your typical travel book though. For anyone who feels stuck or struggling to be inspired or see hope in their future, this book is perfect for you. It covers everything from unique travel tips and strategies, how to find work and manage your savings, the importance of staying true to who you are and following your heart instead of society’s expectations, how to find and follow your passions and purpose, using the power of travel to transform your life and gain clarity, grow into the person that you want to be, travel purposefully and effectively, plan and book your trips with confidence, the importance of a mindset, overcoming or dealing with any fears or obstacles, the importance of being unique and paving your own path, using your story to thrive, and so much more! Hey You, Just Go is your guidebook to adventure, purpose, and success!”
I am a Mental Health Advocate and Author of âEmotions of The Mindâ serves as a guide on how to thrive despite the trauma. It will also empower readers and raise awareness about the impact of mental and emotional health issues. The transparency of my journey will inspire readers to evaluate their own mental and emotional health.
“Studies show that self worth issues affect girls more than boys. If this is not recognized and dealt with it will impact every single decision in a woman’s pivotal years.
Are you ready to accept that you are worthy and enough? To know that your experiences, beliefs and feelings of unworthiness are not the core of your being?
Are the patterns of feeling incomplete and not enough so embedded in your being that most of the time you aren’t even aware of the chaos these beliefs are creating in your life?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND YOU ARE BORN ENOUGH
By letting go of your past, restructuring your belief system, and utilizing tangible tools, you can know and experience the truth that you are born enough.
In this book you will discover:
- How not enough is showing up in your life
- Why not enough is showing up in your life
- Ways to transform your not enough to feeling empowered and worthy
- How to utilize your mind, movement and food to support knowing that you are worthy and complete just as you are
This impactful book is full of practical information and real-life stories that allow and encourage you to move from feelings of inadequacy to feeling confident and abundant. This will allow you to build a strong foundation for your future success.”
jD Shapiro is an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter/director bet known for Robin Hood Men in Tights. His hilarious MANual is a unique guide aimed at women who want to gain insight into the mysterious ways that men think and behave. Although you may think this is mansplaining gone mad, stick with it because jD exposes the secret desires of men, and how women can use this to get what she wants. Using humor instead of boring statistics, the book encourages women to understand the power they innately have over men and use this to build happier, healthier relationships both romantically and in the workplace. Political correctness aside, this book is a MANual that will show you how to operate a man in a way he will LOVE and LOVE YOU for doing. For the first time ever, you have those tool within the pages of this book. All you need to do is read it and act upon it.
Carli Jay was just an average girl in her late 20s working a full-time job and living life to the maximum, partying and travelling the world, enjoying one day to the next. Although she was morbidly obese her entire life and always struggled with her relationship with food, the latest diet trends, fads and exercise (or lack of…), she didn’t let this stop her. It wasn’t until one day she had a rude awakening to her health that she decided to change all that and take control of not just her body but her health too. She wanted to change her whole lifestyle and her mentality towards being ‘fit’. Carli decided to make it her mission to prove to anyone no matter if it’s 10 lb or 50 lb you want to lose, you really can do it! And all you need is you and just a little inner self-belief to make it happen! This biography depicts the real-life account of one woman’s incredible weight-loss story, sharing the struggles and successes throughout the journey of losing half her body weight all on her own, transforming not just herself, but her whole life–with an underlying message about going for your goals, no matter what they may be…
In our beauty-obsessed culture, women have become accustomed to using the standards set by society and the media as a barometer to measure their own worth. They perpetually wonder where they stand on the attractiveness continuum and question everything about their outward appearances, from their skin colour to their waistline, to their fashion sense. They keep asking themselves, Am I good enough? Do I matter? Will others love and accept me for who I am? Beauty Redefined explores this critical issue by looking at beauty from a cultural, biological and historical perspective and provides solutions on what we can do on a collective and individual level to redefine what it means to be a beautiful woman. By reading this book, you’ll be convinced that your voice matters and you’ll feel empowered to make your own unique mark in the world, no matter what your size, shape, colour or ethnic background is. You’ll learn how to love yourself (warts and all!) and embrace every unique aspect of your being and use it to make the world a better place.
Heer Shergill was relishing a dream life when she suddenly finds herself falling into abyss. Enduring disaster in every way possible, when no mortal comes to her aid, she has no choice but to look within. She can now trust no one but listens to and follows her inner voice. She tries to fix everyone and everything that devastated her, but grasps no success. With dismay only spreading further, submerging her life, she takes a decision to heal herself to comprehend everything around her. Sated with faith, she goes on a life-changing journey to rediscover herself and stumbles by – meeting God on the way. She experiences divine and surrenders to the infinite power and discovers it was within her all along! Heer learns to let go, breathe out and honour herself, she elects to set her soul free from the disgrace and pain caused by others. Rising from her own ashes, Heer reconstructs herself, exploring horizons of pinnacle unknown to her.
This brilliant self-help book is designed to assist each one of us to conquer our own particular problems, and ‘Smile… Just one smile can make a difference’ as Victoria explains. Throughout this book, a feeling of peace, hope and an uplifting momentum grows with each page and imbues the reader until its genuine calming and morale-lifting impetus is thoroughly absorbed and the healing commences. Happiness and confidence starts with a wonderful chain reaction in our individual dealings with our own problems and creating a kindness and caring for others that can travel right around the world. So read this and find your own new and wonderful dreams and achieve amazing things!
A stream of stories by women, known and not, from various walks of life and areas of persuasion – presented as an anthology to provide suggestions, solutions, opinions on what we all can do to make the world out there, or in our midst, a better, kinder, friendlier, more equitable and rational place to live; not just through barely managing, but by putting into practice the harmony needed for co-existing with each other and everything on earth.
It’s a tough world out there for graduates–and students definitely know it. As a result, we’re seeing more and more that they’re preparing for post-graduation life early. The Student Book and The Graduate Book are invaluable resources, showing them exactly how to get ahead of the game whilst still at uni, and what to do if they’ve left their career planning until the very last minute! From a real-life success story, it offers crucial advice in an engaging and light-hearted way. An essential wherever you are in your university career or graduate job search! Lucy Miller, Senior Editor – The National Student We talk and interview with literally thousands of students every year and less than 5% of them really know what they need to do to land that vital first job. These books should be compulsory reading for every student and new graduate. We highly recommend it. Jack Catherall, Managing Director Wiser Elite and Wiser Digital.
“Women call it a “healing spa” for the body, mind, soul. Readers love it because it only takes 3 minutes a day to shift to a wonderful self-care regimen of wellbeing and happiness. Female business owners have it handy as a staff copy. Mindfully happy employees make a mindfully happy office and business. Do you have fun with your own life? How often do you really pay attention and choose things to improve your day?
In 365 Days of Happiness, author, holistic practitioner, and mindfulness teacher Jacqueline Pirtle has created daily inspirations that help you mindfully work towards living a more vivid experience of daily happiness. Showing that you can put in work to change your life while having fun, the practices are full of whimsy and delight. Each day teaches you to find happiness, use those sour lemons, and shift yourself into a “high for life” frequency where you can reach happiness anywhere at any time.”
WOWsdom! the girl’s guide to the Positive and the Possible is jam-packed with letters, activities, and no-nonsense advice that celebrates the connection of the WOW of girls and the WISDOM of women. In their letters to themselves, women, men, and girls from all walks of life – artists, athletes, actors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, students, doctors, scientists, and humanitarians – share their hard-earned wisdom for girls of all ages who are seeking guidance and inspiration on their personal and professional journeys. Using the power of authentic storytelling of personal stories, WOWsdom! provides the type of encouragement and real-world advice that is so needed right now. Although created with girls in mind, we hear time and time again what a valuable source of inspiration WOWsdom! is for women (and men!) of any age.
You may have tried to get healthy in the past, but those big changes with rigid rules that we tend to make are hard to keep up. This health and fitness stuff doesn’t have to be hard. Done the right way, it can feel easy and doable â no matter how busy you are. There’s an easier way to make sustainable and manageable lifestyle changes. This book gives you everything you need with a proven program for busy, high-achieving women who want to gain control of their health and use it as a tool for continuing to lead their crazy lives and achieve their big dreams.
As a woman, there are so many things that you have to guard yourself against that sometimes you forget your health is, as much as everything else, a priority. In my 20âs, I find myself worried about my career, providing for my parents, and ultimately, making all of us proud because of the sacrifices that were made by coming to this country. When I first read this book, it put into perspective the experiences we as women share and why itâs so important for us to help each other through dark and challenging moments. The Women of the Rose is a book for everyone that is looking to be empowered, inspired and motivated.
Listen up sister! You’ve heard about heroes and read about the greats, but how do you actually get there yourself? This book shows you how to make your big dreams a big reality. Learn from the lived experience of author Jamia Wilson and illustrator Andrea Pippins as they mentor you through growing up in the modern world, and teach you how to STEP INTO YOUR POWER. ‘Slay your fear!’ ‘You’ve got this!’ ‘Take heart and trust your gut!’ In this friendly guide, ‘big sister’ Jamia Wilson helps you achieve your dreams and know your rights with caring advice and actions you can take and make your very own. Explore what it means to know and trust your insights and capabilities with stories, images, activities, resources and action prompts that you can interact with on your own time and, most importantly, on your terms. Unlock your power and be yourself – you may just change the world!
This is a sassy business book with practical tips for someone starting their career. Written by a successful food industry executive, Jane Miller, the stories are all real life examples of what works and what doesn’t. In a tone that’s more girlfriend that soap box, Jane covers everything from interviewing, to horrible bosses and inappropriate sexual behavior. It is a fun and easy read, and the tips can be applied immediately.
This is the book I wish I’d had read in my 20’s. It’s a practical step-by-step guide to coaching yourself to an authentic version of yourself. You’ll get the guidance you need to answer big life questions like what do you want to be known for?
This book is packed with amazing information and great perspectives from a very successful woman who has figured out her key priority and who honors that priority by having a written priority clarity statement. She teaches us that âNo’ is a complete sentence!
For a woman in her 20’s, life offers up a lot of roads. Which path to take? How do you know where to go? In this riveting memoire of solo adventure travel, the author shares four “secret” keys to life’s journey that will help readers unlock their future. Aside from entertaining and touching stories of her own struggles, the author actually provides step-by-step guidance for finding your own clarity. It’s a great book to read at any stage of your life, but particularly important when big choices can have very long consequences.
Amy Poehler’s memoir is a great choice for any woman in her twenties who’s looking for some life lessons. In the book, Poehler advises on confidence, self-esteem, and how to be successful in both your career and your personal lives. She makes the book engaging with her humor and relatability, normalizing experiences that we all go through.
This hybrid collection of short essays and screenplay explores the nature of friendship and our relationships with the people in our lives over time, from the friendships we form in childhood to the adult friendships we form with our parents – even after they’re gone. As we look to be the best in our career fields, relationships, and lives, the book challenges readers to think about the whys and hows of where we are – are we letting doubt and hesitation stand in the way or do we have enough faith in the unknown to take a leap? What are we sacrificing? Do we really take the time to think of the costs? The book asks us to reflect on what we’re doing with the one life we’ve been gifted, and the ways people we encounter along the way play a role in who we become.
Many people assume the loss of vitality, muscle weakness, and pain that come with aging are inevitable. Yet, with the right exercise, nutrition, and relaxation practice, you can achieve greater fitness and vitality than you’ve ever had before – at any age. The Happy Body Program is a lifestyle, philosophy, and specific program for renewed health and youthfulness. There is no better time than to learn the principles of this lifestyle than in your 20s.