Our Favorite Self-Help Books

As we begin to navigate the new year, many of us are moving forward with goals that involve our careers, maturity, physical health, and mental health. No matter how you plan on growing and learning in the coming months, we put together a list of our favorite self-help books for the days you feel like you’re pouring from an empty cup.

Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky ($27, shop here)

If you agree that creativity is essential, you need to nab a copy of best-selling author Eve Rodsky’s Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World. In her book, Rodsky chats with trailblazers, thought leaders, academics, and real people who have, despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life, found and embraced their own “unicorn spaces.” If you feel you’ve lost your creativity and need a reminder of how and where to find it, Rodsky will take you on a journey to reclaim it.

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. ($19, shop here)

Unfortunately, many people have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. In his book, trauma expert Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, who has spent over three decades working with survivors, uses scientific advances to show how trauma affects the brain and the body. He also explores innovative treatments and exposes the power of relationships to offer new hope for those wishing to move on with their lives.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab ($26, shop here)

Setting boundaries in a relationship can extremely difficult. And if you find yourself struggling with boundary-setting, you’re not alone. That is precisely why licensed counselor and relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab provides readers with advice on expressing relationship needs without apology in Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself. She also unravels the root problems behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, and a number of other common issues.

Body Talk by Katie Sturino ($25, shop here)

Today’s beauty standards can be downright toxic, so if you’re interested in unlearning everything you’ve been told or just want to stop trash-talking that incredible bod of yours, grab a copy of Katie Sturino’s Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life. This interactive guide is full of illustrations to help you to stop obsessing about body image, focus on self-love, and free up brain space for creative and productive purposes. Readers will enjoy empowering affirmations, relatable anecdotes, and takeaways, all while answering prompts and jotting down feelings. Get ready to discover your inner fierceness.

Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo ($17, shop here)

This book takes readers on a journey to retrain their brains to think more positively and creatively after experiencing a setback. This isn’t a quick-fix book; through a ton of advice and anecdotes, author Marie Forleo discusses how to face disappointment and tackle roadblocks to achieve goals. As the description states, “[Everything Is Figureoutable] is more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction.”

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