5 Books to Help You Get Through Every Major Life Stage
Every now and then, a book comes along at just the right time to put life into perspective. That’s why so many of us still have a soft spot in our hearts for titles like The Little Prince or Madeline, which are classic early-age gifts meant to teach us fundamental life lessons. As we settle into adulthood, motherhood, and other grown-up roles, we’re still looking to writers for wisdom, proof we aren’t the only ones struggling with something, or an inspirational boost. Whether you’re getting over a breakup or jumping into a new career, here are five books to help you self-heal and navigate some of the biggest moments of your life.
TYING THE KNOT
<em><a data-affiliate-link="" href="https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485810692&sr=1-1&keywords=the+power+of+now" rel="noskim" target="_blank">The Power of Now</a> </em>($15): Though not technically a life stage, the first time you travel alone is a monumental, transformative experience. You can either get distracted by feelings of loneliness or you can surrender completely to the moment and learn about yourself in the process. We opt for the latter. The Power of Now is a classic self-help book that’ll teach you how to practice mindfulness so that you can fully enjoy your travels — and life — even if it’s accepting the things that can (umm… will) go very wrong when you’re on a solo journey.
<em><a data-affiliate-link="" href="https://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Work-Becoming-Mother/dp/0312311303/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485810715&sr=1-1&keywords=a+life%27s+work+on+becoming+a+mother" rel="noskim" target="_blank">A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother</a> </em>You’ve read all the parenting books, and now you just need someone who’s going to give it to you straight. A Life’s Work is a soberingly real and beautifully written account of a woman coming to terms with motherhood. Cusk, a feminist and accomplished author, wrote the book when she was six months pregnant with her second child (and 10 months after giving birth to her first) about the intense highs and lows of motherhood. While perhaps this isn’t a title for everyone, it’s recommended reading for the modern woman who, despite fear of losing her own identity, relationship shifts, physical changes, and the overwhelming responsibility of caring for another life, knows there’s no greater love than for your baby.
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