Something for the Weekend #10 - Personal Development Books Edition


Something for the Weekend is a weekly round-up of authenticity-related goodness from the web and IRL.Far better for your emotional well-being than the Sunday papers, SFTW features a selection of the good, the inspirational and the quirky. I hope these links entertain and inspire you as much as they did me. Enjoy!Today's Something for the Weekend is a little different. I'm getting ready to release From Coping to Thriving in a couple of weeks and doing a lot of learning and behind-the-scenes work for that. Most of my recent reading has been about self-publishing and marketing, which might not be so interesting for you!So instead of sharing links from around the web, I thought I'd share a selection of my favourite personal development books from this year so far. Would you add any to this list? Leave a comment and let me know. Also, don't forget that The Ultimate Guide to Journaling audiobook is available for free until August 12th. Click here to get yours!

Authentic Emotions

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind - Kristin NeffOne-sentence summary: Why self-compassion is far more valuable to us than self-esteem, plus exercises and practices to increase our self-acceptance and compassion.The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel BrandenOne-sentence summary: Actionable information and advice around how the way we live affects the way we feel about ourselves, and how to take more responsibility for our lives.

Authentic Working

The Suitcase Entrepreneur - Natalie SissonOne-sentence summary: How to combine work and travel to create freedom in business and adventure in life.Mash-up!: How to Use Your Multiple Skills to Give You an Edge, Make Money and Be Happier - Ian Sanders and David SlolyOne-sentence summary: This book gives you permission to carve a career doing the things you love, rather than fitting them in around a conventional job.

Authentic Relationships

Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life - Susan CampbellOne-sentence summary: Dr Campell's ten truth skills will change the way you interact in your relationships and with the rest of the world.Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and LeadOne-sentence summary: Dr. Brené Brown is a pioneer in shame and vulnerability research, offering an inspiring and uplifting message in her latest book.Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert - Beth BuelowOne-sentence summary: A lovely collection of essays on introversion and what it means to be an introvert. 

Authentic Lifestyle

Zen Meditation in Plain English - John Daishin BuksbazenOne-sentence summary: Abstract ideas and practical suggestions meet in this interesting read on meditation.