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5 Self-help books by Filipino authors that are worth reading

We never stop growing up. We go through a constant state of change, in which our character traits, emotions, personal beliefs, or even physical appearance continue to adapt or develop, and it’s up to us how we’ll ride with these changes.

However, change is a tricky thing to go through, whether we admit it or not. As humans, we don’t always like change, because most of the time, we can’t control it. But we can, however, make the journey worthwhile.

Enter self-help books. Whether you’re at the starting line, stuck in the middle, or exhausted at the finish line, these self-help books by Filipinos for Filipinos will help you bring out a better version of you while traversing in this journey called life:

You Can Be Happy Again by Edwin Soriano

You Can Be Happy Again

This is for those who feel stuck in life: Soriano’s book will help you figure out how to break free from the “restrictions” imposed on you–by yourself–that prevent you from living your “happiest” life.

Best Me Ever by Myke Celis

Best Me Ever by Myke Celis

Who doesn’t want to be the best version of themselves? This book is filled with actual notes and letters from the author himself during his personal journey towards his ‘best,’ which can guide you in finding yourself.

From Mourning to Morning by Cheri Roberto

From Mourning to Morning by Cheri Roberto

Being lost is also a part of our journey – Roberto’s book tackles grieving, such as in losing a loved one, and the ways to process it. This book will help you live as you journey towards acceptance, gratitude, and forgiveness.

As You Enter the Race by Maloi Lalibiran Salumbides

As You Enter the Race by Maloi Lalibiran Salumbides

For those just joining the corporate rat race, or even for those finding their way in the middle of it, this book by Salumbides equips you with an encompassing understanding of your purpose, which can help you develop a healthy work and life ethic.

Lost You, Found Me by Zara Carbonell

Lost You, Found Me by Zara Carbonell

Lastly, self-love is powerful, and embracing who you are will lead you to achieve anything – Carbonell’s book doesn’t just fixate on solving your problems for you but on understanding how your experiences are a part of your overall growth. Navigating through life, heartache, and purpose in your 20s – Carbonell wrote this all within the context of Filipino culture.


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