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Book Picks to boost your self care. Inspirational women authors whose work and wise words will nourish you.
Awakened Woman Self Care book pick for spring
Tara Cousineau, The Kindness Cure
Tara Cousineau has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She is a former Harvard Medical School Fellow and a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Massachusetts. Additionally, she founded health communications company, BodiMojo, to create and evaluate technology tools for children and families supported by NIH Small Business Innovation grants.
But Cousineau says her, “. . . heart’s work and most recent focus is on cultivating kindfulness – a term that captures the intersection of mindfulness, kindness and compassion, and is inspired by contemporary research in the social sciences, interpersonal neurobiology, and positive psychology that unequivocally show the power of kindness and compassion to change ourselves from the inside out.”
Compassion for ourselves and others is our birthright as humans—hardwired into us and essential to our happiness. It can be easy to lose sight of this truth in a world that’s also full of selfishness and cruelty. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to teach the reader simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for our friends and family, for our society, and for our world—that can dissolve our feelings of fear and our habits of indifference, and open us to a life of profound happiness.
We think it’s the perfect Awakened Woman Self Care book pick for spring. We can practice self care by sowing seeds of kindness. It’s the practice of kindness, which Tara refers to as both—simple and sacred.
Awakened Woman Self Care book pick for Imbolc
Janet Conner, Writing Down Your Soul
This is one of Janet Conner’s 7 books. Writing Down Your Soul, how to activate and listen to the extraordinary voice within.
We think it’s the perfect for February, where we in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, a time to go within and hear the quickening of the seeds beginning to grow.
The book is based on Janet’s own experience of discovering the deep spiritual practice of connecting with the divine on paper.
Janet’s process invites you to go beyond journaling to divine dialogue. Writing Down Your Soul is a hands-on, experiential book filled with deep soul writing prompts, exercises, and provocative stories and questions that challenge you to rethink your understanding of and relationship to the Voice.
Janet is a writer, soul-community creator, poet, and spiritual field guide. She calls herself first and always—a deep soul explorer—since she stumbled upon how to activate a divine Voice by slipping into the theta brain wave state while writing. Janet has dedicated herself to exploring and sharing what it means to live at the vibrant intersection of the visible and the invisible.
Christine Valters Paintner, The Wisdom of the Body
This is Christine Valters Paintner’s 10th book. The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women (Sorin Books, 2017).
For those that don’t know her, Christine is the abbess of Abbey of the Arts, based in Galway, Ireland. She leads live and online events through the Abbey. Visit abbeyofthearts.com to find out more!
This book is the perfect pick for our inaugural #awscbookpick and a great one for the new year. Our own bodies are one of the places we struggle with self care. As the new year begins, many of us begin the dance of self criticism, when we could be inviting ourselves to do a dance of self love. If you’re looking for a life-changing shift in your relationship with your body, Christine’s book is a great companion for your journey.
Christine leads readers through a journey to wholeness. Using expressive arts, and creative movement, Christine shows us the path to embracing the bodies we are in.