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Ditch The Resolutions & Read These Self-Help Books

By Girl Tyler
The greatest project you'll ever work on is you. Healing takes inner work that some people spend a lifetime avoiding. The sooner you begin, the sweeter the journey. December is a perfect time to reflect and establish a game plan by setting intentions, not resolutions, for the New Year.

Journaling and reading books by authors with similar experiences can shift your mindset into a positive state. You're never alone in this life, and countless Black women authors have been in your shoes. From love and finances to self-care and overcoming racial trauma, this list of self-help books is a great resource to enhance your perspective on life's challenges in 2023 and beyond.

  1. Love in My Language by Alexandra Elle
  2. She's Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You by Chrystal Evans Hurst
  3. Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche the Budgetnista
  4. Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically by Stephanie Yeboah
  5. Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Tunde Oyeneyin
  6. Self-Care for Black Women:150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul by Oludara Adeeyo
  7. The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve by Rheeda Walker, PhD
  8. It's Healing Time for the BodyMind of Black Womxn: How to Live a Life You Love and Love the Life You Live by Tien Sydnor-Campbell
  9. Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration by Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts
  10. A Year of Black Girl Magic: Daily Reflections and Practices to Celebrate Black Women by Eboni Morgan
  11. The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl Brown,Marsha Haygood, Rhonda Joy McLean, Angela Burt-Murray
  12. Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace by Minda Harts

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