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The winter months are a perfect time to snuggle up with a good book and get your winter reading on. What better way to start your year than with some great reads by boss lady authors? Check out these five books chock full of inspiration and feel good vibes.
In this heartwarming memoir that will have you laughing out loud, Shonda Rhimes shares all about her journey from anxiety and unhealthy living to fully embracing life. The incredible woman behind the creation of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder holds nothing back in this empowering call to arms. She reveals how saying yes to yourself sometimes means saying no to other people and shows us in her characteristic sassy manner that if she can do it, you can too.
World traveling success coach and author Jen Sincero offers a powerful combination of sage wisdom, inspiring stories and hilarious anecdotes. This is anything but your ordinary self-help book, and she doesn’t hesitate to share all parts of her own journey; some will have you rolling on the ground with laughter and others will touch your heart. With the occasional swear word and a no-nonsense attitude, this is for you if you’re ready to cut the BS and start creating a life you love.
Elizabeth Gilbert, the woman who brought us Eat Pray Love, brings us behind the scenes of her creative process and explores what it means to live a life of creativity and fulfillment. An instant New York Times best seller, Big Magic challenges readers to go after what they want out of life and to move beyond fear. Gilbert offers practical tips for getting over whatever is holding you back and doesn’t hesitate to share funny stories, often at the expense of herself. A heart-warming and inspiring how-to guide, this is a must read for anyone looking to experience more wonder and joy in the everyday.
While technically authored by the duo Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler, this is a hilarious and accurate portrayal of love in the modern age. Reading perspective offered by both a woman and a man make their revelations that much more compelling. Meggan especially goes above and beyond sharing her personal journey towards self-love and feelings of worthiness especially in the wake of difficult relationships. It’s a modern and hip guide to find love and stability in all your relationships – something we could all use more of in our lives.
Gabrielle Bernstein has inspired countless people to transform their lives and experience radical self-love and forgiveness. In The Universe Has Your Back, she takes it a step further and offers teachings on how to move past fear and transform it into faith. Bernstein offers a shift in perspective that empowers readers to get out of whatever makes them feel stuck or helpless and move on to a life of joy and strength.