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Here’s What We Need to Thrive Next Year

Ready to turn the page on 2023? These new books on enhancing health, wealth and self may inspire you to make 2024 your best year yet!

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A new year approaches, and that means it is time to get reinvigorated! Let these books ignite a fire in you to finally do the things you want to do, be the person that you want to be, and to reclaim your time. Get helpful tips on how to handle tough times, challenge yourself to try new things, and to get the joy that is available for the taking. The time is now sister friend. Happy New Year!

Bounce Back: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Resilience by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Dollars help fuel our dreams. Do you ever think about what you would do with another five-, ten- or fifty thousand bucks? Sisters From AARP contributor Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, AKA “The Money Coach,” details how she conquered six figures worth of debt within the span of three years. But she didn’t stop there. Lynnette went on to acquire a personal net worth of seven-figures. In the real and relatable style Sisters readers appreciate, the author draws on her own expertise with finances. She also shares wisdom from financial therapists and financial planners to create this relatable and inspiring guide to tackling money matters of all kinds. We learn how to navigate financial challenges that can arise from divorce, disability, job downsizing, and inflation to name a few. There is absolutely something here for everyone, so start the year off right, invest in yourself and grab this guide today!

I Did a New Thing: 30 Days to Living Free by Tabitha Brown

Transform my life in one month? Challenge accepted! Tabitha Brown continues to inspire Black women as she undertakes many “new things” on her journey as a mother, actress, author, show host, entrepreneur, fashion icon and inspirational social media star! Afflicted with illness for nearly a year, Brown was desperate for healing. She decided to take on the challenge of eating a vegan diet for 30 days straight. She got better, much better, and six years later, Tabitha is healthy and still enjoying a vegan diet and the multihyphenate career success that it sparked. Her latest book looks at other things that she challenged herself to do and it serves as inspiration for readers to do the same. Whether it is trying a new food, wearing a new color, or finally having a tough conversation with a friend, Tabitha challenges readers to do one new thing each day for thirty days. Think of all the possibilities! So, what do you say? Are you in? Let’s do this sisters!

Grown Woman Talk: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Healthy by Sharon Malone, M.D.

This book is the perfect self-care gift. Reading it, I felt like I was having an intimate conversation with a top OB-GYN. Dr. Sharon Malone is a leader in women’s health, with a focus on post-reproductive and menopausal women. Dr. Malone’s book is an informative resource for sisters who have often felt unheard by medical professionals. Black women have disproportionately suffered from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and obesity. Dr. Malone sets the record straight with current science, and her own medical and personal experience to help us understand challenges unique to Black women as they relate to conditions such as fibroids and perimenopause. This empowering book makes me feel seen. Get your copy and experience the bedside manner that you didn’t know you needed but deserve.

ON THRIVING: Harnessing Joy Through Life’s Great Labors by Brandi Sellerz-Jackson

A doula who has guided many mothers through their wellness journeys, Sellerz-Jackson shares her thought-provoking tools to help women leave survival mode behind for good. It’s relevant to any crossroads we encounter, at any age. I like the way this book honestly explores how many of us simply survive challenges related to relationships, mental health, and grief. It also explains ways to thrive while moving through these experiences. Readers learn that we don’t have to remain complacent when faced with drama. We can experience peace instead by more actively participating in life. There is no time like the present to take hold of our circumstances and to change our perspectives. In 2024, new approaches can spark beneficial outcomes. This is our year to thrive!