A little known fact that we know in the professional therapy community is that reading does not only bring about self-awareness, but it can also help you heal. Research studies confirm that reading can actually reduce stress levels by nearly 68%. Therefore, it is not unusual for therapists and coaches to assign clients reading material. Shocker: reading offers more relaxation than music, exercise, or even breathing exercises.
Just 30 minutes a day can keep stress away!!
So, this month, to jump start summer, I've put together a special reading list. These particular 10 books centers women's experiences and spiritual balance.
10 Books for Stress Relief & Spiritual Balance
Toni Morrison- Song of Solomon
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Thing Around Your Neck
Octavia Butler: Parable of the Sower
Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing
Tobe M. Correal: Finding Soul on the Path of the Orisha
Queen Afua: Sacred Woman
Merlin Stone: When God Was a Woman
Iyanla Vanzant: Don't Give it Away!
Marimba Ani: Let the Circle Be Unbroken
Terrie Williams: Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting