LiveWork Solutions is honored to be featured on Pretty Progressive for their contributor’s list of 29 Brilliant Books With Women’s Stories That Inspire. Our book recommendations were books #15 & #16:
#15 A Woman’s Worth By Marianne Williamson
Marianne takes women on an historical and spiritual journey into how we may have lost our confidence and how the keys to reclaiming our power have been within us all this time.
Who knows, maybe she’ll even be our next president!
#16 Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert has taken a unique approach to helping us understand that we all have a creative side. She externalizes and personifies ideas and makes a persuasive argument to suggest that if we are not ready for the Muse, it will go elsewhere. One thing I love about her book, is that she gives us permission to be creative and warns us against making our creativity work for us, but rather to consider ourselves in service of it.
This takes a lot of pressure off our creativity and allows us to play. In my practice, I advise my clients to find a creative outlet fast and use it often. Using creativity to process difficult emotions uses what economics call, temptation bundling by attaching an enjoyable activity to something less enjoyable, like processing one’s emotions. As Gilbert writes, at the end of your creative adventure, you have a souvenirsomething that you made, something to remind you forever of your brief but transformative encounter with inspiration.