Books & Articles

Explore these readable resources that offer concrete ways to take care of your whole self:

Self Care 101:

7 Self-Care Strategies to Help Manage Trauma — Carolyn De Lorenzo

The Black Girl’s Guide to Self-Care — Therapy for Black Girls

Self Care for Women: Now, Not Later: Anabel Bejarano, Ph.D

How to Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care — Marlee Grace

Emotional Self Care:

The Empath Experience: What To Do When You Feel Everything — Sydney Campos

Advice for the Empaths Who Give Too Much — Kate Mcgunagle

Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindful Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation — Donald Altman

Self Love and Compassion:

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself — Kristen Neff, Ph.D

Self Love Starter Pack — Shelah Marie (Free)

Like She Owns The Place: Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic — Cara Alwill Leyba

Trauma and Domestic Violence Recovery:

The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma — Bessel van der Kolk

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing — Babette Rothschild

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men — Lundy Bancroft

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment — Babette Rothschild

Creating a Positive Mindset:

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are — Dr. Brene’ Brown

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom — Don Miguel Ruiz

The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In The Sun and Be Your Own Person — Dr. Shonda Rhimes

You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life — Libby Gill

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear — Elizabeth Gilbert

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life — Mark Manson

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone — Dr. Brene Brown

Self-Care for Helpers:

Explore, Transform, Flourish: Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others — Gillian Stevens

Physical Self-Care and Body Positivity:

Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body — Kate Hudson