Last week we talked about 6 empowering books for excelling at menopause. Have you ever felt that awkward moment when you’re not sure if you actually have free time or you’re just forgetting everything?
Is that one of the “dreaded” menopause symptoms?
As promised, this week I am giving you 6 more books that really helped me to navigate through menopause and I want to share them with you. Listen in!
[00:00.00] Judy: That awkward moment when you're not sure if you actually have free time or you're just forgetting everything. Oh yeah, that's one of those menopause symptoms right? Hey welcome back everyone and as promised this week we are talking about 6 more books and I'm saying that in quotes that really helped me to navigate through menopause and I want to share them with you. So I'm going to get right to it today. The first one actually is not a book and it is an audio recording that I came across on. Audible and it's called the best of less brown audio collection inspiration from the world's leading motivational speaker les brown and I will tell you I have not listened to this 1 time not 2 times not 3 times I think I've listened to it more than 7 times and I kid you not this audio collection available on audible is highly recommended. It's a collection of his keynote speeches in this guy. Helps you to change your belief in what you are capable of becoming. It's just amazing I know it sounds like a lot of self-help but hey I'm here to tell you that getting through menopause requires a lot of self-help. So I mean why not use the resources that that are available to us this.
Group of lectures to me has been really instrumental. Not only in just how I navigated menopause but actually how I coached my nutrition clients and he comes up with these 5 I'm not going to spoil it for you but 5 motivational concepts. And I will tell you I will go back to them over and over and over again I feel like they have been given me so much benefit as both a woman going through menopause in as. A fitness and nutrition coach helping women go through menopause so I highly highly. Highly. Recommend this and if those of you who are listening who have worked with me before in nutrition will recognize these 5 motivational gems I'm going to call them all right? So that's number 7 that's the only one that's not a true book. It's a must listen to and you will find it on audible all right number 8 is called atomic habits an easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear this is a number 1 bests seller. There's over a million soul chances are you've already heard it. Here's the deal. No matter what your goals are James clear has a proven framework for self-improvement every day he's a leading expert on habit formation and I do highly recommend you read his book because to some degree menopause is a lot about leaving your old habits behind. That no longer serve you in moving on and creating new ones so that and I've said this so many times before you can live an awesome second half of your life. Yay okay, all right number 9 you are a badass. How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome like by Jen Sanchero by the way I used to pronounce it C Sincecero but it's sanchero. Okay, another New York style New York Times bestselling self-help book. It's light. It's concise the chapters. That really speak to me and the points that she makes are we in this book. It helps you to identify self- sabotage. It helps you to create a life. You. Love it. Helps you to learn to love what you can't change and change what you don't love. And that's something I have talked a lot about in the last several years with a lot of my clients and it gets down to that serenity prayer right? God grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can. In the wisdom to know the difference. That's it in a nutshell but what I like is she goes even further in his the how to’s with how to use the force to kick some serious ass and if you get the audible version of this There's a Pdf included which is very helpful. So alrighty all right next turning pro tap into your inner power and create your life's work by Stephen Pressfield this is a new author to me although not a new author. But it's kind of funny. It's you know how the universe. Well maybe you don't know this but I firmly believe the universe kind of puts things in your path that's kind of meant to be a wake up call wake up call so lo and behold I had one of his older books in my Kindle library for years and I don't even know how it got there isn't that kind of weird I don't remember it. But it was in there in then sorry about that happens once is once a whatever you call it episode anyways. Um, more of his books became aware to me just by you know, somebody mailed me 1 and then somebody else recommended turning pro so he has several books the one I'm going to recommend is turning pro because it's a big message that he has in several of his books. The actual act of turning pro it navigates the decision to go from being amateur excuse me. But so wow okay took a professional and he talks a lot about writing because he's a writer but so much of it is applicable to any area of your life professional personal emotional navigating menopause. All of it. But I really like his conciseness and his frank. Frankness, um, one of the most recent things he wrote and I do have this book haven't read it yet. But I adore the name. It's called put your ass where your heart wants to be haven't read that yet. But if it's anything like his other books they are. They're quick reads but they really get you to stop and think. I mean he's really good at getting to the point which is awesome. Okay number 11 if you haven't heard of this book. Trust me, you must be living under Iraq but it is called untamed and it is by Glennon Doyle and I just can't leave this off in case, you haven't heard of it yet. This is her latest memoir over 200000000 copies have been sold people call her the patron saint of female empowerment and I would not argue with that she has her problems. She's far from perfect. She's overcome a lot of problems. Gotten new ones and Glennon Doyle's story of untamed is amazing. It talks about how the joy we can experience when we stop striving to meet other people's expectations and trust the voice inside of us just. Amazing. Okay, have one more book and actually I changed at the end here. What I was going to make this book be the last book and maybe some of you are saying how come there's not a Brene brown book here. Yeah wet. Well the last book is a Brene brown book. It's her most recent one. Atlas. Of the heart and I'm actually going through it again. The first time I picked it up I preordered it I was so excited I was gonna read it and I just could not get into it in print format I don't know what it was I just couldn't do it. But it's funny with Brene's books. Ah. Um, most of that might prefer to listen to I like her animated voice. So I highly recommend this. It talks a lot about how we interpret words what we believe what we use and how we can go forth again to reinvent ourselves. But what I really like about the audible version is she's got a lot of little extras in there and she's like wait and you can just hear her laughing and then you know when there's times when she gets choked up times when she's laughing you really can feel the emotions in this and this book was a long time coming. But anyways. She'll stop and she'll be like wait a minute if you are actually reading this in print version. She says you would go back and read that again. So I'm gonna stop and go back and say this again and it's like oh yeah, right, wake up We're not just on autopilot here and listen so it's just. Amazing I think just the things that she comes up with and what I love is she is a social worker first you know she's kind of snarky but she also bases bases a lot of this all of this actually on her research. So she's a pretty interesting woman. I first became a Brene Brown aware excuse me of Brene years ago when she closed the ted talks I forget what year it was but she did a fabulous Ted talk and then of course I had to read all of her books. But I'm putting this one on my list of 12 books. I think all women going through menopause can highly highly benefit from reading. But honestly all of her books are awesome, really? but definitely start with Atlas of the heart. It is her most or 1 of her more recent books I think at this time at the time of this recording it is her most recent book but I could be wrong about that. Anyways, that's what I got again if you'd like to have a list of all of the books from last week's episode in today's episode just drop me a quick email. In my emails in the show notes and just say I want the list and then I'll give you the list that way you can have them and you can go through them in any way shape or form you like it as always I want to thank you so much for listening and if you'd like to talk more about how you can get more physically fit through. Awesome training and sound nutrition feel free to reach out to me. That's what I'm here for anyways have a great week and we will be back next week I am going to tell you that there will be a few more episodes here on the air hug community podcast and then that is going to be the conclusion of season 1. There will be a season 2 but I'm going to take a little bit of time to spend with my family we're heading in towards the better weather months I'm going to take a little bit of time to do some outdoor sports that I love and things like that and do some research so that I can come back with season 2 and even more episodes. It will help you have a kick ass second half of life all right? So tata for now and we will be back next Tuesday for a new episode I just want to make sure you know that bye.
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