I love it when life brings you an unexpected gift. One of mine came in the form of a smart, energetic, High School guidance counselor. I met Ashley at school where we both worked. For quite some time our relationship consisted of game planning to better assist our students but as the year came to an end I gained a friend.
My greatest take away is to always be proactive in any situation you are in. Below are a few books that helped Ashley reclaim her happiness, know her greatness, and move forward with a positive outlook. These are affiliate links, so you don’t pay a penny more, but I might get a little commission if you choose to purchase. Simply click the picture!
“Do you feel like you are too nice? Sherry Argov’s Why Men Love Bitches delivers a unique perspective as to why men are attracted to a strong woman who stands up for herself. With saucy detail on every page, this no-nonsense guide reveals why a strong woman is much more desirable than a “yes woman” who routinely sacrifices herself. The author provides compelling answers to the tough questions women often ask.”
“With liberal use of his own adventures in love and courtship, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Manis an honest, compelling, and realistic examination of how men think about love and sex and what women need to know so that they can set realistic expectations of the men in their life.”
My personal favorite!
“In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it NOW. By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.”
Or the OG that started my self-love journey, Eat, Pray, Love! “In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.”
Remember, you are worth all the wonderful things this world has to offer!
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