Article by Kaylee Friedman
Top 5 Inspiring Beach Reads of 2018
What’s better than spending the day relaxing on the beach in your favorite Always for Me plus size swimsuit, absorbed in a page-turner? Skip the quintessential grocery-store paperback and take your easy beach read to a new level.
These 5 inspiring beach reads will leave you with the tools to reduce stress and empower yourself long after you’ve left the beach.
I’ve Been Thinking . . . Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
By Maria Shriver
If you’re feeling particularly stressed or overwhelmed this book has a way of bringing you “back to center.”
Based on a column called The Sunday Paper, this book is a collection of personal stories from Maria Shriver and feels like an oasis of peace in a desert of chaos.
Maria lets us into her life in a way that bridges our individual worlds and connects us to what makes life meaningful.
Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
By Rick Hanson, PhD.
If you’re looking for something a little more applicable, this the perfect pick!
Dr. Rick Hanson teaches us how developing our inner strengths can guard against stress and help us feel calm and centered.
The book is based in research and contains tools and exercises that can actually change your brain.
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
By Jennifer Palmieri
If you’ve been feeling discouraged about the future of female leadership, this book is the book for you!
Part memoir, part advice, Jennifer Palmieri paints an empowering picture of what is possible for the future of female leadership.
This book is perfect for women who want to run the world (or their lives) and will leave you excited and ready to take on any challenge.
4. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
By Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis is the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and the CEO of her own media company but all of this came with a few bumps along the way.
For each chapter, Hollis uses examples from her life to show how women can rebuilt their self-confidence and keep moving forward.
Witty, straight-forward, and honest, Girl Wash Your Face will have you laughing and encourage you to live with passion!
5. This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today
By Chrissy Metz
This Is Me is a wildly inspirational memoir/self-help book had us laughing, crying, and feeling grateful.
Blending love and personal experience, Chrissy encourages us to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down.
The raw authenticity of Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearson on This is Us, will leave you feeling like you just spent the day learning life lessons from a dear friend.
“In order to effect change in your life, you have to start by first accepting yourself for who you are right now.”