Selfhelp books for bodylove


Self-help books are a secret passion of mine and I read them in the blink of an eye. When you read an inspiring book every day, you flood your brain with positive words and uplifting concepts. Making the time for this raises your vibration and keeps you in optimal conditions more often than not. And because I have so many of them sitting on my shelf, waiting to be talked about, I am going to categorize them for you. Todays topic: Books to make you love your body.

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Size Zero: My Life as a Disappearing Model

Author: Victoire Dauxerre

“A memoir of a brief career as a top model - and a brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating closed industry.”

I really loved this book, because I always wanted to become a model. I wanted to be as skinny as what I saw in the magazines and i thought size zero was the most beautiful size ever. I could really resonate with her words and thoughts.

It is the perfect book for anyone, who wants to understand how the modeling industry makes us believe in the “perfect” bodyshape and how we can literally get ill from this concept. Very raw and touching.


The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Author: Brené Brown

“A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. “

Brené Brown shares so many amazing points but the biggest takeaway I got from "The Gifts of Imperfection" was that we all have something imperfectly perfect about us and it is what makes us truly unique. This book planted a seed and with each action I took to water and feed that seed, it grew.
This is also a great book to read after dealing with a harsh breakup or a difficult friendship.


Milk and Honey

author: Rupi Kaur

"Milk and Honey brings any tormented reader to an enlightened state of self-reflection that may have taken years to accomplish alone.”
  (Elite Daily)

Not a typical self-help bok. i know. Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. when i feel a little down, i like to cure my negativity with art. poetry by rupi is definitely helpful and very inspiring in those situations. It is very uplifting to read and makes you think about certain situations from another point of view.


Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

author: Rosie Molinary

Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, rosie incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to regain a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, reframe and break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical well-being.

This book is a great way to increase your confidence, self-love, and celebration of your own body. not all of the challenges she is recommending really work for me, but in general it is a wonderful book with an important message.


Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body

author: Tami Lynn Kent

“Wild Feminine invites every woman to journey deep into the heart of her female body, to her root place, and the center of all womanhood. Through stories, visualizations, and creative exercises, the wisdom arising from the female body has been distilled as never before into this guide to nurturing, healing, and exploring the feminine nature.”

Wild Feminine discusses the connection between the emotional and physical body, and how women can reclaim their creativity, power, and energy by listening to their bodies. It's definitely a challenge to read, but very inspiring at the same time. i personally really enjoyed reading the personal stories she includes about the women from her practice who have resolved their own health/life issues with these tools, as examples..


The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life

author: Mel Wells

this book offers practical tips and powerful tools to give you control of how you feel in your body.

If you've ever struggled with diets, food, body image, or your weight, then The Goddess Revolution is your new handbook for life. Although not everyone has the same journey with body acceptance, there is hope in the freedom to decide your fate. Her claims often require the reader to look within, not only at the present, but the past and future. it is all about “The Future You”, rather than constantly looking back at what may have been. reading this book will make you feel powerful and very positive.


Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

author: Tara Brach

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much--just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first step toward reconnecting with who we really are and what it means to live fully. 

The book is all about how to deal with anxiety and insecurities in modern life. How to deal with not feeling good enough and not feeling satisfied. She gives an explanation of what 'Radical Acceptance' is and goes on in the subsequent chapter to share the stories of her friends & clients, using them to illustrate how her teachings have helped liberate them from their experiences.