No matter what stage you’re in life, these self-care books by black authors is a great read and a welcome addition to your collections. Toni Morrison was on to something when she said, “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” That statement is true on so many levels. When it comes to dealing with mental health, personal growth, aging, and life, in general, we need to take an active role.
Self-Care Books By Black Authors
Self-care is an important part of our health and well being. Sadly, it’s often put to the back burner and replaced with excuses, like I am busy, I have no time, it’s just a phrase, this too shall pass. For me reading a good book is a form of self-care and discovering a book that can help nurture my mind and assist in me reaching my personal goal is even better. So whatever your goal is this year, hope these books give you the inspiration you need.
As humans, we deal with so much in our daily life but knowing that it’s okay to ask for help is key. So today, in celebration of black history month here are some curated list of self-care books by black authors. A few weeks ago, I asked a few of my girlfriends for recommendations on books that have impacted their lives. Surprisingly, I got an impressive ever growing list so I decided to narrow it down and instead showcase self-help books for women by African American authors. In reviewing the list they gave me, these eight African American women got rave reviews and were highly recommended. A few are popular self-help books while others are not well known.
Self-Care Books Written By Black Women
All the Joy You Can StandSisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-RecoveryLost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of LifeOwn Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen WithinLove in my LanguageWhat I Know For SureNo Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You LoveDaily Cornbread: 365 Ingredients For A Healthy Mind, Body and Soul
There you have it 8 self-care books to jumpstart your new year goals of living your best life and kicking the new year off on a positive note. I picked up lost and found at my local library, hopefully, you have the same luck as me and find some of these at your library as well but if all else fails, try Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans.
Also, it isn’t coincident that these books are written by black women, because is who better to kiki with than a girlfriend. If you would like to get your little ones involved, here are 10 children’s book to celebrate black history month.