Cultivating Appreciation Even Amongst Shortcomings
Internationally certified life and health coach Nancy Stevens assists people in uncovering what’s holding them back so they feel balanced with the purpose to then live authentically. She especially enjoys coaching working women who feel they’ve lost touch with who they are and their life purpose. In her work, this Brentwood resident takes inspiration from a variety of authors and leaders, and she graciously recommends the following four books as tools and resources for finding one’s self.
“Even when things aren’t going our way, we can learn to live mindfully and gratefully,” she says. “When you take care of yourself first, you increase your ability to thrive in every area of your life.”
THE BEAUTY OF AUTHENTICITY
By Sue Urda and 24 other authors
Authenticity is you showing up as your true self, no holding back. It asks that you explore and reveal parts of yourself previously hidden. Living authentically isn’t for the weak; it takes true strength, practice, devotion and courage. Through individual stories of encouragement, learn why self-love is the basis for empowerment and joy.
By Brené Brown
This book ignites a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness. Rising strong after a fall is how to cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.
A RETURN TO LOVE
By Marianne Williamson
The author reveals how individuals can become miracle workers by accepting God and expressing love in daily lives. She shows how to seek inner peace.
I KNOW I’M IN THERE SOMEWHERE: A WOMEN’S GUIDE TO FINDING HER INNER VOICE AND LIVING A LIFE OF AUTHENTICITY
By Helene Brenner
This psychologist author shows how to embrace rather than fix one’s inner voice, and how to distinguish the expectations of others from that internal voice.