We’re officially in the thralls of the sweet summertime out here in California! We just celebrated the 4th of July with some good ole’ fashioned American past times: BBQ-ing, sitting by the pool, watching fireworks and spending time with the hubs. Not to mention getting my tan on with a good book. This summer I decided to put together a reading list for my friends out there who want to enjoy the summer heat while still growing to be the best version of ourselves! Just because it’s summer vacay, it doesn’t mean we can slack on our personal growth.
I decided to start this series with a book I had been eyeing for a while and a recent trip to Barnes and Noble finally sealed in the deal. I’m talking about A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder. I stopped in my local Barnes and saw it came out in paperback. I decided to grab it and read the introduction. Curled up in a quiet corner surrounded by walls of untapped knowledge, I dove in. After Michael came in found me, I realized I lost track of time and was 30 pages in! Obviously I needed to add it to my stack of books next to my bed stand and this one fast tracked to the top of the list.
This book is amazing! It is a myth that women can’t get a along. I don’t know about you but I’ve heard those stupid stereotypes that women are catty, drama filled, deceitful, back stabbing, and you can’t trust them. Lori puts all of that to rest. Women NEED a good solid group of female friendships. She talks about how having a close knit group of female friends is actually great for your physical, mental, and emotional health. It also improves your quality of life. I love how Lori set you up to create a girl group of your own, a clan of friendships you can lean on, grow with, challenge each other, and keep each other accountable. She breaks down step-by-step how to start meetings, who does what role, and how to set the intentions for this group. I love that she also sprinkles in personal growth to help you and your friends grow with topics like no gossiping, boundaries, self-love, self-care, among many more topics to help you be the person you always wanted to be. What is also so great about her writing style, is she talks to you like a friend you’ve known your whole life. She gives it to you straight but always encompassed with so much love. The great thing about this book, is it helps you to either start or rekindle deep and meaningful relationships with your fellow ladies.
I’m absolutely in love with this book and learned how to deepen the friendships I currently have and gave me the courage to go out and make many more. It’s important to surround yourself with people who are going to encourage and uplift you rather than tear you down. Keep seeking out those friendships and if you need a hand, pick up A Tribe Called Bliss and start building your girl-clan today!