Little things bring me more joy than laying on the grass (or on a couch!) and reading (or listening) to a good book.
Here are some of my favorite, powerful lady books that I hope you’ll enjoy:
When Women were Birds ~
A lovely book about the raw beauty of a woman who’s grieving her mother’s death and the magical connection between the feminine ways and the wild, winged ones.
A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word “witch” has had negative and shameful connotations. In this book, Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today. I felt my bones sing to the rhythm of Lister’s wisdom and felt the witch archetype move through me in a whole new (and exciting) way.
Love your Lady Landscape ~
“Love Your Lady Landscape” is a healing journey through the terrain of what it is to be a cycling woman. When we aren’t in alignment with our feminine essence, we can experience exhaustion and overwhelm, lack sexual desire or passion for life and generally feel out of balance. In this book, Lister takes us through a series of practices that include Earth-based spirituality and movement to help us reconnect and realign with our power. Her humor, authenticity and overall badassery are woven throughout the book.
Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly” ~
Woman, if you do not know of Dr. Brene Brown’s work, please look her up! This Texan researcher has ventured into exploring taboo topics like vulnerability, shame and guilt. In 2010 her work went viral with her video, The Power of Vulnerability (LINK to Video). She is hilarious and as real as they come. “Daring Greatly” is a deeply inspiring book about the importance of embracing our imperfections and living vulnerably in order to create and live a fulfilling life.
Tiny Beautiful Things ~
Cheryl Strayed is authentic and hilarious. “Tiny Beautiful Things” is a heartbreaking, inspiring and soulful compilation of stories about people seeking advice on love and life and everything in between.
I love to read historical novels about strong and fierce female characters. Few things bring me more joy than curling up in a hammock while being transported to far away lands. If you’re like me, I highly recommend that you read “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant, “The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman and “The Passion of Mary Magdalene” by Elizabeth Cunningham. These three novels are rich tales of ancient womanhood, family honor and good old fashion love that you will not be able to put down!
Relax, read and enjoy :)