By Kristen Donia

If you’ve been following along on our body positivity journey, you know we’re headed in the right direction. We’re well on our way to being more body positive, and perhaps at the foundation, beginning to recognize how we can certainly be more positive to and about ourselves.

Often we find that we need an extra push, the encouragement that helps to propel us in the right direction to stay the course and correct our negative self-talk. The powerful ladies listed below, all have a story to tell and tools to use when you feel like you could use some fresh inspiration.

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

Working through the trials of life in all its beautiful and heartbreaking complexities. A true story of becoming oneself. Navigating a road that inevitably leads to the shedding of mis-identities and in doing so, a new life path, and a new understanding of self emerges. Author Glennon Doyle’s writing is perfectly vulnerable, allowing us to empathize our experiences with her, perhaps discovering feelings that we never could quite put into words before.

Love Your Body by Louise Hay

You may have heard the name Louise Hay, the queen of affirmations. There is quite literally, an affirmation for everything. Her knowledge, experience, and power don’t stop there. In Love Your Body, she packed in 54 powerful affirmations that allow you to send appropriate messages to your body that will certainly leave you more body positive than when you started.

Body Positive Power: How Learning To Love Yourself Will Save Your Life by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Online sensation, Megan Jayne Crabbe, is offering up a new way of thinking about body positivity. It’s not about your body, it’s all about your mind. She shares her compelling story, a journey to feeling comfortable in her own skin that started at the tender age of five. The presence that is Megan Jayne Crabbe comes through in this inspiring story. You can also follow her online: @bodyposipanda.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Have you ever wanted to throw caution to the wind as they say? Say, forget it, I don’t know where I’m going and I can give worrying about it no more of my energy? Then we have the story for you. This book has been around long enough and in addition, graced Oprah’s Book Club List, at this point, its probably a classic. Follow Elizabeth Gilbert as she navigates the world of moving through what you thought you wanted, switching it up, and embracing it all, ups and downs, all while listening and paying attention to what we truly want. A true self-discovery story set around the world.

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