Brené Brown, period.

The works of sociologist Brené Brown are brilliant and can help you improve your self-worth and your ability to connect with others authentically. Her TED talks are a great place to start (be sure to watch them in order). I also recommend any of her books, including:

Worthwhile Reads

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

Life Skills for Adult Children by Janet Woititz and Alan Garner

The Gift by Hafiz

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten

The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

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