Sometimes you come across a good read that changes your way of thinking or opens your world to new possibilities. These are the books that did that for me:
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I read this book at a time in my life where I was going through a breakup and I was leaning on yoga to connect to my spirituality.
Reading The Power of Now hit home to me what my spirit really is and how powerful my consciousness is. The book delves deep into the importance of being in the present and breaks down what that really means.
I grew up Catholic and, to be honest, I’ve connected more to this book and my yoga practice than any bible teaching I’ve read. Even more so, it has helped me learn to recognize my emotions and how I feel them in my body.
If you’re feeling a little lost in life or want to connect to who you really are, I highly recommend this book.
Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
Ho-ly shit. This book was a true eye-opener.
This is about how women’s sexuality really works, with science backing it up.
Truth be told, and not surprisingly, there is not a lot of research on women’s sexuality. But of course, there’s a lot of research about men’s sexuality (thanks patriarchy). For the longest time, scientist used that to make assumptions about women’s sexuality. Nagoski, the author, describes this as “men’s sexuality lite”.
But women aren’t a toned down version of men! In fact, we’re very similar! We just work in a different way! And orgasims for women?! Only an evolutionary by-product! (If you want to know more, read the book!)
All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister
I came across this book in my library’s ebook website (highly recommend to check out your local library’s digital library, so many books for freeeeee). I loved it so much that I ended up buying it on Amazon.
This amazing and informative read dives deep into the history of what it was like to be an unmarried woman throughout history in the United States and the rise of single women today.
It was interesting to learn that most women who helped make a difference in our world either never married or married later in life.
It was also eye-opening to learn that the government and society tends to make things harder for single women and mothers. There’s not many resources for those who choose not to marry.
If you want to check out other books I’ve read this year, click here.