Top Reads for Personal Growth
Take advantage of summer reading time and add a few of our favorite top reads for personal growth to your list. Each one of these authors has inspired us, both personally, and in how we’ve created the app. Check out how on the Veraki personal growth app. Here are the top reads for personal growth from our library. Which one is your favorite?
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness – by Harvard Business Review
Why we like it: Resiliency is important, whether you’re an athlete, a student, a business leader, or even a parent. Each article in this collection inspires and reminds us of the importance of emotional strength in life. This top read for personal growth will provide plenty of thoughtful entries for your journal work.
Emergent Strategy – by adrienne maree brown
Why we like it: Put away any preconceived notions of a self-help manual and let Brown’s voice pull you into seeing through a new lens. As the world shifts, transforms, dismantles, and rebuilds, this book helps us understand the patterns of these changes and how we can navigate with them. Get ready for a deep dive into reimagining the future.
Heart Intelligence – by Doc Childre, Howard Martin, Deborah Rozman, and Rollin McCraty
Why we like it: Connecting to the heart’s intelligence helps us strengthen our mind/body connection. When we move beyond the intelligence of our minds and tune into what the heart is feeling, the mental and physical benefits are empowering. We have referenced this book in past blogs. It’s just one of the many resources HeartMath Institute provides to describe what this intelligence is and how to use it.
The Year Of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person – by Shonda Rhimes
Why we like it: Saying yes to every invitation for a year was a challenge Rhimes gave herself which helped her discover what she truly needed make room for in her life. This book reminds us to look at what we are fearful of trying and ask why. Stepping into the unknown is uncomfortable, but Rhimes reminds us the risk is worth it.
The Healing Power of Mindfulness: a New Way of Being – by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Why we like it: Mindfulness practices are the core of the Veraki Personal Growth App. Kabat-Zinn has been one of the key instructors we look to when learning how mindfulness can help in daily routines for healing and well-being. We like revisiting random chapters every week. The wisdom is relevant whenever or wherever we are in this personal growth journey.
Let That Sh*t Go: a Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life for Yourself – by Monica Sweeney
Why we like it: We love great journal prompts and these are in a voice you probably wouldn’t expect from most personal growth books. Learn how to let go of your attachments to worries, grudges, and other unnecessaries that suck energy away from what you purposely want to focus on.
Daring Greatly – by Brene’ Brown
Why we like it: We like all of Brown’s books! Her voice is clear and authentic as she illustrates the importance of vulnerability in our personal growth journey. Each Veraki visualization guides you to feel into your emotional state – a skill Brown believes is a necessity for self-awareness and growth. Now, more than ever, we are asked to sit in our uncomfortableness and have the courage to learn without defensiveness.
Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth and Grow Your Net Worth – by Nancy Levin
Why we like it: If you don’t feel worthy, it’s hard to take that leap or get someone else to invest in your ideas. Levin uses her integrative coaching skills to correlate the internal work to the outer work of worth and worthiness. Making a change can’t happen without aligning our thoughts and beliefs with our actions.
Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Life a Happier, More Meaningful Life – by Dr. Anna Yusim
Why we like it: Yusim isn’t afraid to talk about the science behind spirituality and how neglecting this part of life coincides with feelings of dissatisfaction. Many of our team members say this book is a must read as it helped them connect to a larger purpose in life. What’s your purpose? Pick up this top read and use the exercises to find out.