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About Becca Anderson
Author of Think Happy to Stay Happy and Every Day Thankful, Becca Anderson shares her inspirational writings and suggested acts of kindness at https://thedailyinspoblog.wordpress.com/
She also blogs about Awesome Women at https://theblogofawesomewomen.wordpress.com/
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#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Quotations, Women's Studies, Social Science, and Trivia ─ Positive Affirmations for a Badass
Fans of Rachel Hollis and Girl, Wash Your Face will love Becca Anderson's Badass Affirmations
Even a badass needs daily affirmations. We all need reminders. You don’t leap out of bed knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do’s and responsibilities. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let’s stop that, shall we?
The incredible art of self-affirmation. Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself, but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best way. There are reasons we need esteem boosters. We pick up scars and get bumps and bruises in daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have old “tapes” from poor parenting looping through your unconscious brain. “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re not good at sports. Your sister has a better singing voice than you, so we’re sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.” Even nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on our souls. But, we can overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.
Self-affirmation adjustment. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by life’s busyness and demands, stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a “gratitude adjustment.” You have need for some “me TLC” and a dose of radical self-affirmation.
In Badass Affirmations you will:
• Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily
• Experience a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction
• Take control of your destiny
• Strengthen your self-esteem
Inspirational Prayers for Spiritual Wellness
If you liked Pocket Prayers, I’ve Been Thinking… or Prayers that Activate Blessings, you’ll love Prayers for Calm.
Calming Prayer: Becca Anderson, bestselling author of the motivational books Prayers for Hard Times and The Woman’s Book of Prayer, brings us a new, up and coming classic, Prayers for Calm. Becca learned the power of healing prayer firsthand from pastors in her family who pray with their congregation as well as from working with Dr. Larry Dossey, a physician who prayed for his patients to great effect, leading to his book Prayer is Good Medicine. Through a mix of Bible verses, prayers for tranquility, quotes for quietude and peaceful poems, Prayers for Calm offers solace and serenity for every day of the year.
Ancient Wisdom: The collection of spiritual pieces in Prayers for Calm is from centuries’ worth of wisdom and is meant to bring direction back into what may be a chaotic time. The hope is that these words from people who have experienced similar feelings will speak to your soul and help you get back on the path to spiritual wellness and healing.
Prayers for Calm is the perfect inspirational gift or encouragement gift. This book will help you:
- Slow your racing mind in this fast-paced world
- Calm your thoughts enough to see the big picture in overwhelming situations
- Assert control over your mind and believe in yourself
- Overcome nagging worries and fears that hold you back from life
- Deepen your connection to spiritual serenity
- Discover meditative mantras and actualizing affirmations to reduce your anxiety
Getting control over stress and anxiety doesn’t require an expensive stay at a spa or an elaborate step-by-step program. Meditation is a simple, time-tested practice that can calm and quiet your mind—and change the way you experience life.
This book offers guidance on using the opportune moments between everything else in life for spiritual self-care. In the same way we lovingly tend a garden, so does our soul require nourishment and attention. Your happiness quotient can soar with the practices and meditations in Real Life Mindfulness.
By following the suggestions in this gentle guide, you’ll be able to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you really are. People are overbooked and overcommitted, and often feel lost and filled with anxiety. In just a few minutes a day, Real Life Mindfulness will bring you the calmness and clarity that an overdemanding schedule steals from you, and let you find your way back to yourself. Learn:
- How daily mindfulness calms the mind and reduces stress
- Why meditating is one of the healthiest things you can do
- How to live in the moment, a place full of peace and happiness
- How to get started meditating regularly, even with a busy life
Badass Women Advice
Everything you need to know about love, life, relationships, sex, men, and being a badass
Advice from girl bosses of all kinds: Women are, far and away, the Oral Sex. Women’s Studies scholar Becca Anderson has gathered the wisdom from a chorus of fabulous femmes for this one-of-a-kind advice book. From housewives to Hollywood starlets, from standup comedians to startup entrepreneurs, these badass women offer unvarnished and unabashed opinions and share their frank and forthright thinking on the wild world of relationships.
A sassy collection of woman wisdom: This delightfully dishy gathering of gal pals is like having a heart-to-heart with 200 of your closest friends. Garrulous girls and loquacious ladies from every walk of life unleash their wicked wit in this humorous and enlightening compilation and tell it like it is. Topics include What the World Needs Now, Love Hurts, Lost Love, and Are Men Really Necessary.
Learn and laugh at the real stories of the amazing women you love: true tales about wild women of yore that entertain as much as they enlighten. From Anais Nin, Lily Tomlin, Amy Bloom, Dorothy Allison, Drew Barrymore, Chrissy Teigan and beyond, there's no shortage of sass, sarcasm, or sizzle and a few shocks along the way!
In Badass Women Give the Best Advice, readers will find:
- Wisdom about sex, dating, break ups, weddings, the prerequisites for the perfect kiss, and more!
- Quotes and true stories from famous women and girl bosses
- Quizzes, love and sex bucket lists and topics like “Size Really Does Matter,” and “Cry Me a River, The Weepiest Romantic Movies Ever” that will spice up your sex and love life
Be enlightened with these no nonsense takes on dating, love life, sex, self-love, and more!
The Women Who Wrote Their Way Into History
A packed timeline of the greatest women writers. From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more.
Explore every subject and literary form women writers have to offer. The works of these awesome women writers vary greatly—each is as unique and significant as the women who penned them. With the help of writers, editors, librarians, booksellers, and more, Anderson has crafted a must-read book for women of every background.
Celebrate the impact women have made in our culture. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance. It is the perfect gift for artists, intellectuals, and anyone who seeks to be inspired by words and profound lives. Most of all, it is a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world.
Open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find:
- Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested”
- A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list
- Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture
If you enjoyed titles such as This Bridge Called My Back, Women Who Run with Wolves, A Room of One´s Own, or Book of Awesome Women, then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Women Writers.
The Simple Act of Praying
Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times, author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it.
Sacred and inspirational sources: Organized in daybook form, the book draws from sacred sources such as the Bible, the Torah, Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as inspirational writings of:
- Joan Didion
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Maya Angelou
- Mark Nepo
- Harriet Tubman
- Dave Eggars
- Abraham Lincoln
- Anne Morrow Lindberg
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Consolation and renewal: Together, these wise words create a tapestry of consolation and renewal for those times when it all seems “too much.” In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need answers and prayers. Becca Anderson’s collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson’s devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times offers readers solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.
#1 New Release in Prayer and Prayerbooks ─ Increase Your Happiness Through Faith and Spirituality
Prayer takes many forms: Sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God are all forms of prayer. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives—even in the most ordinary activities. The Woman’s Book of Prayer will show you all the ways you can pray, so that you can find the methods that work for you.
Draw inspiration from a variety of sources: Comprised of both mindfulness meditations, prayer practices and selections of sacred texts, poems and blessings, The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, author of Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful, gathers words of encouragement, comfort and sustenance for women. From Peace Pilgrim to Psalms to Dolly Parton, this collection of power thoughts and purposeful prayers will help you get inspired, and more importantly, stay inspired.
Change your life by changing your prayer: Author Becca Anderson credits her recovery from a serious illness to the power of daily prayer. But she had to change the way she prayed and set off on an exploration of the myriad methods people use and uncovering the world’s best prayers. The Woman’s Book of Prayer shows how to change your life by changing your prayer. By carefully and consciously choosing affirming thoughts and deliberately looking for blessings at every opportunity, you will literally create a new life for yourself.
The Woman’s Book of Prayer will help you:
- discover how to focus on what you DO want, not what you don’t want
- learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming
- find out how to get more of what you want in your life
#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Sociology and Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance ─ Super Women
Discover some of the most awesome women in history. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!
"The Book of Awesome Women shares stories and triumphs that are not often mentioned in mainstream history and is something you absolutely need to check out....Reading this book filled me with happiness and I just felt so amazed by what the women within this book have accomplished." The Book of Awesome Women Book Review from @kleffnotes, TheNerdyGirlExpress, December 11, 2017
Sheroes. Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.
Super women as female role models. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.
Super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women include:
- Dian Fossey
- Martina Navratilova
- Sojourner Truth
- Indira Ghandi
- Aretha Franklin
- Margaret Mead
- Coretta Scott King
- Georgia O'Keeffe
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee
- Joan Baez
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Coco Chanel
- Anita Hill
- Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
- And many more
If you liked books such as I Am Malala, Women in Science, or Book of Awesome Women Writers, you will want to read The Book of Awesome Women.
Adjust Your Attitude With Daily Affirmations
Master the art of thinking happy: You know what they say about happiness—it’s an “inside job”—which is 100 percent true. Use the affirmations, quotes, and ideas in this book as a set of tools for your own self-development. They are for “inner work.” Much has to do with adjusting your attitude. Depending on the day, it might be a slight adjustment or a major overhaul, but the more you practice daily affirmations, the fewer adjustments you’ll need. One day you will realize you have mastered the art of “thinking happy” and are looking at the bright side of life, every day. Incorporating positive thoughts as a daily practice will build mental muscle and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking.
Becoming a better you: Author Becca Anderson is a champion of undertaking the inner journey of working toward a better you. She is also a strong advocate for believing in yourself and loving yourself more each and every day. These are habits that can be reinforced by practices such as journaling, creating your own affirmations, and talking to yourself positively.
Build your inner optimism: Like an engine driving you toward greater things, self-belief brings you closer to your life’s purpose, your personal mission, and will absolutely make you a happier camper. Daily affirmations help build an optimistic mindset. So, give it a try! It’s as easy as pie and just as sweet.
In You Are An Awesome Woman you will learn:
- How the habit of daily affirmations can lead to thinking happy
- What it takes to build a more confident and better you
- The art of positive attitude adjustment
Readers of other Becca Anderson favorites such as Prayers for Hard Times, Badass Women Give the Best Advice, The Book of Awesome Women, and Badass Affirmations will love You Are An Awesome Woman.
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Daily reflections. Inspirational prayers for every day of the year
Relationship prayers: This lovely book, Every Day Thankful: 365 Blessing, Graces and Gratitudes, can be used as a book of graces to share over the evening meal, as a hostess gift or for daily reflection. Sharing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to create close relationships. By praying together at the daily meal with these gratitudes, you have a happier family and become bonded together by blessings. Add the joy of living in thankfulness by incorporating daily reflections and inspirational prayers into your plan for each day.
Prayers before meals: In today's frenetic world, the common experience of sharing the evening meal can restore a sense of community and humanity to society. More important, the blessing of the meal fosters in us a sense of gratitude for the gifts we have been given. This collection of 365 blessings-ranging from the words of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Abraham Lincoln to Maya Angelou and Oprah will bring joy to the shared experience of breaking bread.
Daily reflections: Author Becca Anderson grew up with graces, spoken blessings and relationship prayers every day at the family table, noting, "We looked forward to it every day and it got us through everything, good times and bad. I believe wholeheartedly that counting your blessings and prayers of gratitude will bring loved ones together and adds so much joy to life."
Inspirational prayers: Becca Anderson’s curated collection of the world’s wisdom traditions celebrates the connections between grace and gratitude. The book includes a wide selection of blessings, graces and gratitudes including:
- devotionals for women
- relationship prayers
- prayers for giving thanks
- devotionals for men
- thank the Lord prayers
- devotionals for couples
Positivity guide: Happiness is around every corner, but every once in a while we need a guide or map to find it. This book is your guide. The 50 chapters of Think Happy to Stay Happy are filled with positivity ideas and inspiration to help you learn how to be happy.
Stay happy: Joy unites all people and words are often how we best express our joy. Think Happy to Stay Happy is the perfect collection of power thoughts and insightful quotes and affirmations that express some of the best ways to "stay happy." The secret to being happy may well be a "gratitude adjustment."
Follow your bliss: One thing the world's wisdom traditions all agree on is that all states of "higher being" are not attained by stumbling around an unmarked road to "blisstown", but result from inner work and self development. Bliss means connecting with your true self more deeply and arriving at a place of ease and awareness. "If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living."
Benefits of reading Think Happy to Stay Happy:
• Learn to be happy
• Learn about how a "gratitude adjustment" can help you stay happy
• Attain a state of bliss
True Stories of Young Women in Art, Activism, Athletics, and More
You’re a teenage girl and this is the time you’re coming into your own. Girl empowerment is more accessible than you think. In The Book of Awesome Girls celebrate famous girls who have shaped, and continue to shape, our future. Now is the time for girl power!
An uncensored history of girl power. Before they were seasoned women, little feminists were changing society and inspiring future generations. At seventeen, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Days after her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank began writing one of the most poignant glimpses of Nazi occupation. Packed with mini biographies of big she-ros, The Book of Awesome Girls features famous girls alongside the equally awesome teens omitted from the history books. With a bonus chapter on girl empowerment today, readers are invited to learn about modern figures like Greta Thunberg and Mari Copeny.
Girls just wanna have nonfiction. Driven by girl empowerment, this collection of biographies tells the unique stories of strong voices—despite age. From artists to athletes, The Book of Awesome Girls showcases a plethora of passions and skill sets to prove that strong is the new pretty. According to these famous girls, you don’t have to be of voting age to make a difference. Their true stories reveal that real difference begins by standing up and working hard. Inside, you’ll find captivating chapters such as:
- Little Entrepreneurs: Girls With Vision
- Beautiful Royals: Girls Who Rule the World
- Dancers and Actresses: Turning Creativity into Social Change
- And more!
If you’re looking for books for teen girls—or enjoyed young adult books like Teen Trailblazers, Herstory, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, or 100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls—then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Girls.