This audiobook selection will guide you on your personal growth journey.
We spend so much time taking care of others and thinking about what others think of them that we don’t take enough time for ourselves. We rarely take the time to care about ourselves or get in touch emotionally. It’s often said that it’s selfish to put yourself first, but in reality, self-care and self-love are necessary for us to be able to take care of and love others.
If you’re looking for guidance on the road to self-reflection while finding ways to take care of yourself, you’ll find it here. These audiobooks will inspire you to embrace feelings of appreciation for yourself and others, care for yourself, and pure love for others, and they will offer actionable ways to incorporate these practices into your life.
The Body Is Not an Apology (2018)
In “The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love” the author Sonya Renee Taylor invites people to embrace their bodies for what they are and to love themselves. She explains that people need to have self-love to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. She also talks about how there are many types of beauty and encourages us to reconnect with the source of our minds and bodies, and celebrate our collective, lasting strength.
“When we liberate ourselves from the expectation that we must have all things figured out, we enter a sanctuary of empathy.”― Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies (2020)
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.
When Glennon Doyle published her best-selling self-development classic, Love Warrior, it seemed on the surface like life could not get any better. But behind the scenes, Doyle was going through a turbulent time after her husband’s infidelity came to light. Throughout that painful process, however, Doyle underwent an era of deep self-reflection, eventually realizing her identity as a queer woman. In Untamed, Doyle invites listeners to ask themselves the hard questions and invite uncomfortable—but liberating—truths to emerge just as she did. By narrating her own book, Doyle brings the same commanding voice she uses for her speeches.
“When a woman finally learns that pleasing the world is impossible, she becomes free to learn how to please herself.”― Glennon Doyle, Untamed
Atomic Habits (2018)
Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits – whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
What Happened to You? (2021)
“The experiences in the first years of life are disproportionately powerful in shaping how your brain organizes.”― Oprah Winfrey, What Happened to You?
Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age.
The Gifts of Imperfection (2020)
For more than a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what’s now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in 35 different languages across the globe.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (2000)
For more than a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere – in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language in a question and answer format. The words themselves are the signposts to guide you on your journey.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016)
For decades we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “Fck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is fcked, and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is – a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
“The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”― Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Average Is the New Awesome (2020)
Women are often caught in the struggle to “have it all,” and with their social feeds highlighting their seemingly more successful peers, it’s not hard to see why. Fortunately, in Average Is the New Awesome, journalist Samantha Matt gives each woman the permission she needs to embrace being average and stop feeling the toxic pressure to be perfect. Humorous and heartfelt, this listen will kickstart your mindset and help you love the person you are, not the person you feel you must be. Listeners should expect laughter and many resonant moments from Matt’s narration of her own words.