Celebrating Some of our Favorite Women Authors

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
  • "Acts of Faith: Meditation for People of Color" by Iyanla Vanzant
  • "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • "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

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 new book "The Inner Work of Racial Justice"