Self Care & Self Development

I am all about self-development…. I believe understanding yourself and striving to become the best version of yourself is the foundation for having a fulfilling life.


If you’re feeling disconnected with your life, if you want to improve certain areas of your life, or if you’re feeling lost and aren’t sure where to begin, check out some of the books in the list below.

Disclosure:  Please note that the books referenced below link directly to the book on Amazon.  At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase using these links.  Please understand that I have read every one of these books, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World, by Sophia Dembling

The Truth About Trust: How to Determine Success in Life, Love, Learning and More, by David DeSteno

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, by Gretchen Rubin

The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome, by Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by don Miguel Ruiz

Who’s Pulling Your Strings: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life, by Harriet Braiker

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, by Brene Brown

Dealing with Crazymakers in Your Life: Setting Boundaries on Unhealthy Relationships, by Dr. David Hawkins

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity, by Meg Meeker

Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl’s Guide to Being a Working Mom, by Caitlin Friedman

In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People, by George K. Simon

Safe People: How to Find Relationships that Are Good for You and How to Avoid Ones that Aren’t, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brene Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think” to “I am Enough,” by Brene Brown


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