6 Books that will Heal Your Soul in Troubled Times
The world is a mess right now. Like, a hot mess. After months of social distancing, a highly contentious election, and more uncertainty than we can speak of, we’re exhausted. We also know that we have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure a better tomorrow.
In order to be ready to tackle that work, we’ve got to keep our foundations in check. Here are 6 audiobooks that can help you take care of you, with everything that’s going on right now, so we can get back to work healing our world. So pop on your headphones, and let's do this!
Untamed by Glennon Doyle: Untamed is one of those books that’ll make you feel SEEN. You’ll follow Glennon as she departs from the life “she was supposed to have” and starts exploring the messy, unorganized alleys of her “inner knowing”, and ultimately, finds her true place in the world. A salve for the lost soul.
Talking to Strangers by Malcom Gladwell: This is one of those books that, at first pass, is pretty uncomfortable. In the end, though, it helps us explore our interactions with people we don’t know, and how and why those interactions can sour. Anything that helps us better communicate with and understand our fellow man can only work to improve our world.
Good Vibes, Good Life - How Self-Love is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King: Is it actually possible to be happy during these crazy times? It is! Vex King uses his past experiences to show us how to flip our negative thoughts into positive ones, and how to channel those thoughts to manifest your best life. Sign us up!
The Body Is Not An Apology - The Power or Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor: Did your plans to get ripped during quarantine not quite work out? Ours either. But you know what? It’s OK! Sonya Renee Taylor teaches us the art of radical self-acceptance. How to rewrite our relationship with our bodies, and how that can fundamentally shift how we experience the world.
Do Nothing - How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee: Despite all of the jokes about the sloths we’ve become during COVID, the burnout is REAL, y’all. We know that staying still and doing nothing goes against everything our frantic brains are telling us to do, but sometimes it’s just what they need.
Trixie and Katya’s Guide To Modern Womanhood by Trixie Mattell and Katya: Look. We get it. Sometimes you simply can’t read another spiritual, nebulous self-help book. Sometimes, you just need to laugh, damnit. Pour a big glass of wine and laugh until you cry. RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Trixie Mattel and Katya bring us a classic etiquette guide full of advice on fashion, friendship, and self-care, told as only they can. Laughter really IS the best medicine.