Be the best version of YOU with these 5 self-help books

Be the best version of YOU with these 5 self-help books #mustread #selfhelp #personalgrowth #books #readinglist #selfcare #habits #wellness
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This week I’m switching things up and having my friend and fellow self-help junkie, Jessica I. Lutz, share 5 books that have totally transformed her life.

I’m not going to lie, I was ridiculously excited to see what Jessica would share because she is an avid reader who happens to be interested in a lot of the same topics that I am. Believe me when I say her Instagram Feed (and Stories) is a treasure trove of resources and titles to add to your reading list. 

So here you have it, folks, 5 books that changed Jessica’s life for the better and why.


How to show up in sisterhood (with Emily Cassel)

Episode 25 of Some Kind of Magic: How to show up in sisterhood (with Emily Cassel) | #podcast #sisterhood #divinefeminine #empowerment #entrepreneurship #

I had the chance to sit down with Emily Cassel of the Sexy Soulful Success Podcast. Emily and I spent our time talking about sisterhood and how holding space for other women through things like sisterhood circles is a sacred act.

The episode begins with a discussion around masculine versus feminine energy, turns towards old paradigms for success and why they don’t work for women, moves into the power of relationships and how they challenge us to grow and evolve, and ends with all of the reasons why sisterhood and sisterhood circles are a tool for the empowerment of women and the world as a whole.

To say that I learned a lot from our conversation would be an understatement. And I hope you feel the same after listening to it yourself.

I’d love to hear from you!

What stood out most from Emily’s interview? What does sisterhood look and feel like to you? Have you ever been a part of a sisterhood circle yourself? And if not, is that something that you would be interested in exploring more after hearing from Emily?

The Episode:

Topics Discussed:

  • An introduction to Emily Cassel and what she does
  • Masculine and feminine energy versus gender
  • Pushing for the sake of achievement versus fulfillment
  • Old paradigms of success and how they hold women back
  • The shadow side of our ambition and how it shows up
  • Paying attention to where the world needs our energy 
  • Emily’s experience at an all-female college and how that had a profound impact on her life
  • How to create space for sisterhood in your own life
  • Why Emily says that if we don’t look out for each other, none of us will truly be able to rise up
  • Sisterhood versus female friendships and what sets them apart
  • Sisterhood circles and the power of holding space for one another
  • The inherent structure of sisterhood circles and how to set one up
  • Relationships as a mirror and how to use them as a tool for personal growth and evolution
  • Why Emily says if we can see it them then it means it exists in us
  • Sisterhood as a tool to examine our judgments and perceived flaws
  • The gifts of difficult situations and how sisterhood allows us to see the bigger picture
  • Finding the balance between giving and receiving and why Emily says we should probably be receiving way more than we think we should
  • Resetting the being in order to inform the doing
  • Emily’s definition of everyday magic and how it shows up in her life

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between being in a space with someone and holding a space for someone." emily cassel

How to embrace radical self-care in your own life (with Monica Ballard)

How to embrace radical self-care in your own life (with Monica Ballard) #podcast #selfcare #selflove #wellness #emotionalwellbeing #wellbeing #spirituality

Self-care is a conversation that I’ve been wanting to dive deep with and am thrilled to be talking about it with Monica Ballard, a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, and fellow podcaster.

Monica shares about her her life and work, using her personal journey to inform her professional passions around radical self-care. 

We start our conversation with several book recommendations in the self-help genre, then weave our way through the concept of radical self-care as it relates to authenticity, awareness, integrity, and integration, and, finally, end on one of the most beautiful stories about crocodiles and the Never-Not-Broken Goddess. 

I found this entire conversation to be informative, thought-provoking, and profound and am truly excited to go back and listen again because of the nuggets of wisdom Monica shares throughout.