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Inspiration Books for Everyday Life

You no longer have to blame yourself and everyone else. These inspirational books will help you find the meaning behind each obstacle and you will be able to rise from the ashes.

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BY Sarah Friedman   October 3 2017

There are many self-help books which are there for people who have come to a point where they have lost the meaning of life where they don’t know which way to go or what to do even. They think that they have reached the dead end of life. To women who are suffering because of these kinds of issues we wrote an article where we selected a set of life-changing self-help books for women who are in need of guidance. Whenever you feel like your life was veering off course and needed a little redirection you can go turn to those books.

So now let’s come to these books.

We all face hardships no matter how minor your problem seems to other people, our own troubles are the greatest burden to carry. For some, even a hard assignment may discourage you from continuing with your studies.

In situations like this, the right source of inspiration can give you strength to move on.

So have you found out what do all these books have in common? Though they vary in subject, these titles are all inspirational reads that might just help get you over the hump when you need a little push.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Deckle Edge

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It’s time to indoctrinate yourself with the life of Cheryl Strayed whose life was at a low point at the age of 22 when she’d just lost her mother, her family scattered, she was getting divorced, and was hooked on heroine. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to reboot her life with a solitary trek more than a thousand miles up the Pacific Crest Trail, stretching from the Mojave Desert to Washington State. You don’t have to take the hike to be bettered by the wisdom Strayed picked up along the way.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago who leaves his home to find worldly treasure. Aside from the Andalusian shepherd bit, it sounds a lot like the rest of us, isn’t it? Written in simple and beautiful language, this poetic allegory by Paulo Coelho will inspire you to follow your heart. The Alchemist is the second best-selling book in the world, so you’ll be inducted into a large community of people equally touched by Santiago’s dream quest.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir was compiled from Paul Kalanithi’s papers and was finished by his wife after his passing, When Breath Becomes Air is an at once heartbreaking and hope-giving book about a young neurosurgeon who attempts to answer the question what makes a life worth living and what it means to truly appreciate life and the little moments that make up our days.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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When Pi, a zoo keepers son who is 16 years old, emigrates from India with his family, and their entire batch of zoo animals board a boat that will take them from India to North America. The ship sinks and Pi finds himself sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a massive Bengal Tiger, who are his only companions. In long, surreal, sparkling passages, Martel describes Pi’s fight for survival and sanity over his 227-day journey.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

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Eleven years ago, Jeannette Walls, one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, introduced us to her larger-than-life family in this best-selling, one-of-a-kind mega-hit memoir. This is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption that is permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. Walls describes what a childhood was like being raised by parents who were adventure-seekers who shirked convention and responsibility. At times, energizing. Usually, a terrifying childhood lacking the expected warmth and security of childhood.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

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This book will take you on an inspiring spiritual journey to find your true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality. It will help you discover the importance of living in the present moment, thus helping you learn how to forgive yourself and other people for the mistakes of the past. And you will also stop being anxious about the future and realize that there is only one real moment: the present one. Instead of missing it over and over again, you will learn how to live in it thanks to this book. It will help you get through more crisis than you could count.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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Harold Frye recently retired, is unhappy in marriage. Then, one day a letter from his lost love who he hasn’t seen or heard from in twenty years, Queenie Hennessy, arrives at his doorstep. Queenie’s writing from the hospice to say goodbye. Instead of mailing a letter, Harold is determined to hand-deliver the letter to the hospice 600 miles from his house. So long as he’s walking, he thinks Queenie will live.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Written by a renowned psychologist and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow will hack the way you think about your thoughts. In the book, he proposes that we process the world using two different “systems,” as he calls them. “System 1” is the fast, emotional, reflexive part of us. “System 2” takes the logical approach. The next time when you are making a decision, you can use Kahneman’s guidance to take either the fast or slow approach.

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) by Madeleine L'Engle

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A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal and is one of those children’s books that just gets better and better the older you get. On the surface, the story of a bookish girl, her brilliant younger brother, and their new friend going on a cosmic quest to rescue their father, a scientist who disappeared and is trapped in the dark, evil center of the universe. Though it reads like science fiction it’s a nuanced fable about kids’ first encounters with evil, and being good in the face of dark forces.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

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This book is about Sonia Sotomayor, the third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court and has become an instant American icon. She recounts her life long before she became a Supreme Court justice, where she was a little girl living in a housing project in the Bronx. This book tracks Sotomayor’s incredible career, from the day she was a little girl with a grave responsibility all the way to Princeton, to the Federal District Court, and finally, to the highest court of them all. It is a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

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From the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder comes an instant New York Times bestseller that shares how saying YES changed her life. In her book, she proves that by giving totally applicable, badass advice about how to silence self-doubt and channel the person you are truly meant to be. There is a reason that this one is a bestseller many-times-over, and you will find it in the pages.

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

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A book that is rich with insight, compassion, humor, and absolute honesty. It is lifted directly from Strayed’s long-running column at The Rumpus, Dear Sugar, which is a compilation of personal essays meant to answer the readers who wrote in with their heartaches, heartbreaks, and questions about how to deal with the curveballs life throws our way. It is a balm for everything life throws our way.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

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A stunning book of electric honesty and passion from one of America’s iconic writers, Joan Didion. She explores an intensely personal yet universal experience. This is an elegy, as well as a beautiful portrait of how one woman grieves her great loss. This book will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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If you’re lost and need to be found; if you’re out of touch with your inner song; if you’re aching to burst out with creativity and renewal, this is the perfect book for you. A deeply spiritual book that honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women. It will help you find the wild woman within you.

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