As I read one very special book on this list, I knew that with each of the loving and powerful words my life was changing one second at a time. Each loving word, helped me move closer to the very best version of myself. And then I realized that I have read a handful of books that contain volumes of words of encouragement for women of every age, but these words are particularly inspirational for me in this season of life.
And so I wanted to share these words of encouragement for women everywhere with you.
1. Present Over Perfect
I love Present Over Perfect because it is a beautifully written hand reaching out for you to hold on to as you take a journey to discover who you really, authentically are. Present Over Perfect is a guide to hearing the tiny voice inside you that has always been there, but has been told that she must prove her worth, or that she must work harder, achieve more, do better to be valuable.
Neiquist describes the book as “an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth.”
The Mona Lisa Strategem
The Mona Lisa Strategem is inspired by the female beauty, mystery, and immortality of its namesake. Around the time a woman reaches 45, there is one enemy with the power to threaten her confidence, steal her beauty, make her feel invisible, and turn even the pleasures of life against her. That enemy is Time. Most women feel that an essential part of them dies when their youth is gone, yet the reality is women can grow more beautiful, experience new pleasures, and accomplish their best work later in life.