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In honor of International Women’s Day, we created a list of some of our favorite books and articles written by leading women in mindfulness, wisdom, leadership, personal development and emotional intelligence.

  • “A Fierce Heart” by Spring Washam
  • “Peak Mind” by Dr. Amishi Jha
  • “Acts of Faith: Meditation for People of Color” by Iyanla Vanzant
  • “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “The Path to Flourishing” by Carolina Lasso
  • “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • “Sit down to rise up” by Shelly Tygielski
  • “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain
  • “Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live” by Mirabai Bush
  • “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World” by Jennifer Palmieri
  • “Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani
  • “El Leopardo al Sol” by Laura Restrepo
  • “Good Morning, I love You” by Shauna Shapiro
  • “How to Meditate” by Pema Chödrön
  • “Kindred” by Octavia Butler
  • “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
  • “Leadership Embodiment” by Wendy Palmer
  • “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie
  • “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World” by Michelle Gale
  • “Mindful of Race” by Ruth King
  • “Paula” by Isabel Allende
  • “Quiet” by Susan Cain
  • “Rabbit Proof Fence” by Doris Pilkington
  • “Radical Acceptance” by Tara Brach
  • “Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation” cowritten by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
  • “Real Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg
  • “Rising Strong” by Brené Brown
  • “Self-Compassion” by Kristin Neff
  • “She Had Some Horses” by Joy Harjo
  • “The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven” by Barbara Kingsolver
  • “The Blind Spot Effect” by Kelly Boys
  • “The Inner Work of Racial Justice” by Rhonda V. Magee
  • “The Infinite” View by Ellen Tadd
  • “The How of Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • “The Mindful Day” by Laurie Cameron
  • “The Politics of Trauma” by Staci Haines
  • “The Village Effect” by Susan Pinker
  • “The Way of Tenderness” by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
  • “Temple of My Familiar” by Alice Walker
  • “There is Nothing Wrong with” You by Cheri Huber
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  • “Wild Mercy” by Mirabai Starr
  • “Wild Swans” by Jung Chang
  • “Working Identity” by Hernimia Ibarra
  • “Working with Mindfulness” by Mirabai Bush
  • “Why Walk When You Can Fly” by Isha Judd


Women Authors of the SIYLI community:

SIYLI’s Director of Marketing, Carolina Lasso with her new book “The Path to Flourishing” 








SIYLI’s Board of Directors Mirabai Bush (left) and Amishi Jha (right) with the book Mirabai co-authored “Walking Each Other Home.”







SIYLI’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Rhonda Magee with her book “The Inner Work of Racial Justice”






SIY Certified Teacher with her book, “Sit Down to Rise Up”