A lot of us have a tendency of always associating love with romantic love directed toward another person. But the truth is, love is so much more than that. In fact, self-love is practically the key to unlocking any other kind of love. Despite what some may say, self-love is not selfish; it’s necessary. It’s about treating yourself with the same love, respect, and kindness you’d show to others. Take some time to dedicate yourself to self-care. Here are six books that will aid you in nourishing your soul and spirit.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
This New York Times bestseller consists of prose and poems written by the author that touches on the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, femininity, and healing. It’s proof that no matter how dark life may get, there’s always light on the other side.
Bloom: A Gift For The Girl Learning To Love Her Beautiful Soul by Shani Jay
This easy read serves as a heartfelt guide to self-love for any woman struggling with confidence. It’s also recommended for those who know they deserve so much more out of life.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
You don’t have to be a fan of Eat Pray Love to enjoy the author’s latest work. Big Magic isn’t about quitting your job and buying a one-way ticket to India or Bali. Instead, it forces the reader to dig deeper to help uncover the “strange jewels” hidden inside you. Because “a creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.”
Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle
This brilliant book of brand new poems is all about resilience, self-care, and the road to healing. A must-have, especially if you’re looking to mend a broken heart.
Words From A Wanderer by Alexandra Elle
This book of gems is filled with powerful notes and poems that serve as affirmations to help you find your way.
Of Yesteryear by Lauren Eden
Another captivating collection of poems created to help you understand your own personal journey in self-love and discovery. It’s the kind of writing that instantly lifts your spirits and who doesn’t need that?