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4 Self-Help books That Will Change Your Life

Are you a woman looking for your next powerful read that will stay with you long after that final page?

By Katie BurnsidePublished 7 months ago 4 min read

1. Don't Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes

This book is about sex but it's about so much more than that. It's about freedom and exploring ourselves without judgment. Just read the book's first page below and you'll be hooked. I know I was.

Well? Do you want to read the rest of it now? Aren't you curious? Lucy is so honest in this book that it'll leave you feeling refreshed and so unashamed about anything you've ever wanted to try in the bedroom. She'll make you feel powerful and give you a newfound confidence. Your jaw will find itself on the floor a few times but in the best way.

Did you know there are 14 types of orgasms a woman can have? You can learn all about them right here, in this book.

I promise you, you've never read a book like this. It will change your view on so many things and it'll help you be more honest and open about your desires, wants and needs. Nothing is taboo when it comes to that and this book will help you see that.

2. Manifest by Roxie Nafousi

The title says it all. If you want to live your best life and see all your dreams come true you have to believe in manifesting. Ever thought about something and imagined yourself doing it and then one day it actually happens? That's called manifesting. And if you want to learn to use it to create the life of your dreams, this is the book for you.

You can also read Roxie Nafousi's second book which is called Manifest: Dive Deeper. Which is self-explanatory. But these two books will give you the tools you need to live your ultimate life.

3. Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

Probably one of the most important books to read if you're a young woman. Again, the title says it all. We don't owe anyone pretty and we certainly don't owe men pretty. Yet we're always held to such high standards.

We walk out the door in our sweats and are accused of not making an effort. We dress up in a tight outfit and we're accused of being sluts. We walk into a bar and we'll be compared to the other women in there. She's wearing too much. She's not wearing enough. She's got too much make-up on. She hasn't got enough on.

The cycle is endless and it causes so much harm to young women and even adults. This type of trauma can stay will us well into our adulthood.

Aren't you tired of brands trying to sell their products to you to make you 'prettier.' Aren't you pretty enough? The truth is we're all born pretty but society moulds us into thinking we aren't. It tells us we need all these creams for our skin and make-up to cover ourselves up. When we don't.

This book is a powerful read on why we don't owe anyone pretty and it will change your life. It will change your view on how you view certain beauty products and maybe even the way you present yourself to the world. I used to wear make-up every single day. Now I can't even remember the last time I bought some. My face is my face, why would I try to change it when I look like my mum? When I look like the family that went before her. Our faces tell a story. Don't cover up that story.

4. Period Power by Maisie Hill

I don't think I've ever read a book so important. So pivotal. Did you know your cervix changes position throughout your menstrual cycle?

We spend most of sex education learning about men and condoms but we're not actually told much about our reproductive system or the intricacies of periods and the different phases in our cycles. Most women think the genitalia between our legs is called a vagina. But that's not true. The vagina is actually inside of us. Our outside area is called the vulva. But so many women will get it wrong because we're always told it's our vagina from such a young age.

I was on the phone to my doctor not so long ago because I had a cyst on my labia and it was a male doctor. When I first started to explain it I said it was on my vulva and he replied asking if I meant vagina. But that's why I wanted to use the correct terminology because I didn't want him to think the cyst was inside me. But even doctors don't know the ins and outs of our vulva. Especially the male ones.

This book will change how you see your vulva and teach you all the correct ways of what happens to our bodies in each phase of our cycles. It talks about our hormones and will answer all the whys you've ever had.

Final Notes

Being a woman in this world is hard. And we have to stick together. What I love about these books is they're written about women for women. They're honest and come from real stories about real women.

Please, if you've read any of these books comment below and let me know your thoughts. And if you haven't let me know which one you're going to read first.

Happy Reading!

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