My Favorite Self-Help Books!

Do you like self-help books, or have you always found them a little cheesy? Personally I really like them because, while I think they used to have a reputation of being a bit dorky and filled with overused quotes, now people from all walks of life and with all different kinds of experiences are writing self-help books.

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I think there’s a much more interesting variety nowadays! So here is my personal list of the best self-help books:
1. The Five Love Languages

If you’re a long-term follower of my blog, then you’ll know that I wrote a post about this, one of my favorite self-help books!

“The Five Love Languages” Quiz…Take It with Your Bae Today!!

But in case you’re not familiar with the concept, I’ll give you a quick summary!

A “love language” basically means how you show your love, and what makes you feel most loved. Maybe you think that everyone is on the same page as you when it comes to what love is, and the best way to show it, but Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages, shows that everyone thinks of and communicates love slightly DIFFERENTLY.

It all boils down to these five:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Acts of Service
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Quality Time
  • Physical Touch

Do you know which of these is YOUR main love language?

If not, I totally recommend taking the quiz…or checking out my blog post on the subject to learn more! 😉

2. Everything is Figureoutable

“Figureoutable”…I love that word! It was actually Marie Forleo’s mother who always told her “Everything is figureoutable,” which of course became the title of one of the most awesome self-help books!

The reason I like it so much is, it doesn’t present your difficulty in following your dreams or meeting your goals as YOUR problem. Instead, it acknowledges that, yes, life is HARD. But you’ve got to work even harder to overcome that.

“Everything is figureoutable,” whether it takes months, years, or even decades to do that.

Plus, Forleo’s style has been called “no BS” and I DEFINITELY see why after reading this book…She will not hold your hand or baby you, and she’ll tell it like it is. But you’ll be glad she did.

3. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen…And Listen So Kids Will Talk

Now, fast forward a few years from the dating scene to the married life with kids scene! I already wrote a blog on this book – actually two blogs – because I just love it so much!

I wrote about the original book and about the sequel.

You can check out my earlier blogs to get a sense of why I love this book so much, but what it all boils down to is, it’s important to balance DISCIPLINE of your children with “meeting them where they’re at.” So many parents try to discipline their children as if their children are adults with fully formed prefrontal cortexes and judgment abilities!!

But the truth is, you have to discipline and communicate with your children in a way that they will not only understand, but be motivated to do better by. Check out my other blogs to learn all about why this book is so great!

And please continue to check out my NEW blogs as they come out each week, too! I may not have come out with any self-help books yet, but I like to think that these blogs are a form of that!!
I’d love to have you here with me each week as I tackle a new topic about nutrition, relationships, kids, pregnancy, exercise, and so much more.