Becoming a (free) woman
- Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a RelationshipI have bought this book for every single one of my girl friends and recommend it to every woman. A few have told me this is common knowledge to them, lucky girls, but for me, it wasn’t and it changed my life. I learned how and WHY to respect myself, what behaviour to put up with and generally how to be an awesome chick. This book is like having a deep and meaningful with your older sister, its funny and a fast read.
- Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts: How to Use the Power of Pleasure
Some may be put off by her very cutesy kind of talk, she is very enthusiastic, but what she has to say is gold. She also does a book called Mama Gena’s Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men, which is hilarious and valuable.
- The Surrendered Single: A Practical Guide to Attracting and Marrying the Right Man for You
I read this many years ago, but what I remember from it is to let men be men, i.e. when they offer the door, to carry something for you, help you move something, say yes/thank you. Positive acknowledgement encourages continued good behaviour.
- The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (Plus)
This is written by a devout Christian lady who slowly learned how many of the christian teachings subjugated women and this is her journey to discovering her power as a woman, not as a christian. Very interesting.
- The Art of Sensual Female Dominance
While this is aimed at women/couples into Dominance/submission in their relationships, it has some very valuable information about the power of women. It was a real eye opener for me and I am all for helping women realise just how powerful they are!
- Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women
An hilarious read, one Ive just bought again on Kindle as I think I sold the last copy I had to afford a trip to Australia, but the author profiles unconventional, unusual and eccentric women and their lives. A must read for anyone who feels like they fit into that category and for people who love this site!
- Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything
Moving from my 20’s into my 30’s is a sort of coming of age and this book came at the right time and is one that wont hurt reading more than once. I related to a lot of what she was experiencing and the way she explains things really enlightens and comforts women.
- Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal
- Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables
You honestly don’t need to read any other books on diet – these two books have everything you need to know in them. Too many of us don’t understand where our food comes from and what is put in it and how this affects our health or how food can harm or heal.
- Last American Man
A biography of an amazing man who grew up in the forest out the back of his home and became someone completely connected to nature who’s mission is to teach the world about nature and remind us of our deep connection to it.
- Radical Simplicity: Creating an Authentic Life
An autobiography by a man who felt driven to live simply in various self-made abodes in forests and fields and the lessons he learned on his journey. A joyful, quick read with illustrations by the author. If you loved Thoreau’s Walden, you will love this (also its not so convoluted!)
- How to Live Off-grid
Currently reading, but being a bit of a hippie myself, the idea of living disconnected from the electrical and water grid, and therefor, not under government/tax man thumb to an extent, excites me. The author buys a live-in van and travels the United Kingdom meeting people who live off-grid and imparts the lessons he learned on the way.
- The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living
Another current read. The author decides, for various reasons that he explains, to live a year without money. He is not allowed to earn or spend any money, living self-sufficiently and with limited help from others. A very interesting read that opens the mind to exactly what we need to survive and how different life is when we aren’t spending and living to work.
- The Secret
I’m always surprised when I meet people who have never heard of this famous book. It teaches the Law of Attraction which is understanding that our thoughts become our reality and the power of this and how to wield this power for a good life.
- Think and Grow Rich
The precursor to The Secret written many years ago, every time I read this book, good things happen in my life.
- Out of it: A Cultural History of Intoxication
The book that helped me renounce organised religion. It probably wont do the same for you, that’s not its intention, but I was thinking a lot of things about being christian back then and how it tied into being a human and so on, and this book just enlightened me. The book is about the history of intoxication, from roots and plants in BC ages to nicotine, alcohol and party drugs in these ages.
- How To Win Friends And Influence People
A famous book by Dale Carnegie, this book should be read in high school. In valuable tips on how to make people feel comfortable and liked and in turn win friends and influence people. TIP: People love the sound of their own name, use it!
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