6 Books that will have you practicing self-love

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We keep talking about self-love, but do we actually know what it means (and how we can get it for ourselves)? If you’re looking for ways to rebuild self-confidence and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others, these six self-love books are here to help, guide and inspire you.

Radical Self Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream by Gala Darling

Gala Darling believes that when you learn to love yourself, life becomes limitless. This inspiring guide provides the necessary tools and techniques to help you manifest your dream life while discovering what makes you magnificent.


Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance by Rosie Molinary

Beautiful You is a 365-day action plan that empowers women through creativity, self-awareness and mind-body connections, with the goal of helping them rebuild a healthy self-image, break old undermining habits and gain self-confidence. With a series of accessible daily actions, this book guides you through a new path to love, both for yourself and others.


Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini

Melissa Ambrosini calls that sneaky voice inside our heads the Mean Girl: the one who tells us we’re not good, smart or pretty enough. But the only way to live a full, happy life is by mastering your Mean Girl and busting through the limiting beliefs that set you back. In this practical guide, the author teaches you how to start believing in yourself and finally go after the life you’ve always dreamed of.


The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser

After recovering from eating disorders, drug addiction and depression, Shannon Kaiser learned that loving herself (and putting herself first) was the secret to a happy life. In this book, the author walks you through her own personal experiment: a plan that will help you combat limiting beliefs, fear-based thoughts and everything that sets you back so you can fall in love with life (and yourself) again.


The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

This book offers radical self-love as the balm that will heal all wounds inflicted by the systems of oppression and indoctrinated body shame we grew up with. Author Sonya Renee Taylor invites you to reconnect with your mind and body while celebrating our collective strength as humans in the hopes of creating a more compassionate world.


How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People) by Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler

Self-love is not only necessary in order to have a happy, healthy relationship with yourself, but with other people, too. Spiritual teachers Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler reflect on how self-love is important in any relationship, covering subjects like sex, self-worth, falling in (and out of) love, friendships and breakups. It’s a guide for anyone who wants to find some self-love and build happy relationships in the process.

(Feature image courtesy of @melissaambrosini)

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Marta Carvalho

Marta is a freelance writer and book blogger living in Lisbon, Portugal. With a background in beauty and fashion, she's an avid reader and the creator of the Litulla Newsletter, where she features her favorite books and self-care tips.

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