Mrs. Jones' Soapbox

  • Let's talk books!

    Ain’t no shame in needing some self-help.

    Let’s talk books. 


    I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge reader. I often get sidetracked. I usually read a couple of chapters, and then I either have to cook dinner, or I decide to spray my counters or fold laundry … But I wanted to share a few good books … really good books … that have been getting rave reviews from friends and family. These happen to be books that talk directly to women and our ability to overcome fear and lack of confidence. They encourage us to live our best lives. 


    Let me start with Girl Wash Your Face. "Have you ever believed that you aren't good enough? That you're not thin enough? That you're unlovable? That you're a bad mom? Have you ever believed that you deserve to be treated badly? That you'll never amount to anything? All lies.” If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Rachel Hollis is an incredible author and mentor to women who want to flourish and live a courageously authentic life.


    You Are a Badass is a book for those ready to make big changes in their lives. From confronting your fears to taking risks to making money to finding love. It’s filled with plenty of real-world advice. If you’re feeling a little bit down and have some self-doubt, then this book is for you. If you want to stop doubting your greatness and live an awesome life, then this book is for you. 


    Make Your Bed is a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can. We all strive for that, right? It’s full of little things that can change your life … and maybe the world. 


    The Power of Positive Thinking is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life. Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life — and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes.


    Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person … This uber talented author, Shonda Rhimes, has a ton of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrives. Great read. 


    Girl, Stop Apologizing is another amazing book by author Rachel Hollis. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people — whether as wife, mother, daughter or employee — instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself. 


    Happy Reading,

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