Self Advancement Books – Detox

Books are not, “one size fits all” and not every self-help book provides advice that resonates with every reader. There have been many times that I’ve perused the self-help section of the local book store only to find myself dismissing many books simply because the titles were beyond cliché to the point of being cringe-worthy. This may not be the most discerning way of choosing a book intended to aid in personal growth, but it is honest.

So, when it comes to books about improving yourself, whether it’s a book specific to the genre or a work of fiction or a biography, the key is finding a written work that motivates you; books that encourage you to better yourself or help you to improve your situation can identify as any genre, so long as they happen to inspire!
Here are three incredibly diverse books that I have personally found inspiring:




  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
    This is one of the highest selling books in history and with good reason! This is a beautiful work of fiction that tells the journey of a young shepherd named Santiago as he fulfills his “personal legend”. A “personal legend” can most simply be defined as a person’s destiny and if you are struggling with questions about fate, this book can guide your journey as you read about Santiago’s.



  • Super You! Release Your Inner Superhero by Emily V. Gordon
    Emily V. Gordon is the co-host of the podcast (and Youtube channel), The Indoor Kids and although most well known for her gaming ability, she is also an accomplished therapist. After years of using tumblr. to address questions submitted by her viewers and fans, she chose to compile the advice she dispensed most often and develop this book. In addition to thoughtful advice, Gordon offers a series of tasks intended to help you work through the same subjects that appear repeatedly on her tumblr.



  • Big Magic! Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
    You may recognize Elizabeth Gilbert as the author of the huge bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love, but if you are expecting a narrative, you’ve come to the wrong place. What this book does offer, is insight into how to release your creativity and overcome your fear, whether that is fear of failure or the fear of incompetency. A must read for anyone who needs a kick in the pants when it comes to how their self-esteem influences their ability to create.


 – Heather Lynn


Heather lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and is the author of Mostly My Dog.  Aside from blogger extraordinaire, she is also one of the most impressive marketing directors on the east coast.   She began Mostly, My Dog in 2014 in hopes of helping her dog fulfill a dog bucket list, of sorts.

More than a blog, Mostly, My Dog aims to encourage and inspire its readers to celebrate pets as family through personal stories, product reviews, and shelter spotlights.

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