Best Books (aka What's on my Nightstand): Own Your Glow

When I was in college I read a book called Sacred Pampering Principles: An African-American Woman's Guide to Self-Care and Inner Renewal. As an eldest daughter who felt enormous responsibility to put everyone else first, the whole concept of prioritizing myself was mind blowing. I devoured the book and still engage in one of its practices: uninterrupted baths.

Reading Latham Thomas' Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within was like a flashback to my first expanding consciousness, except broader and deeper as twenty years have gone by. This book is both mesmerizing and practical, packed with rituals, meditations, and tips that are simple to implement.

If you ever get to experience the soulfulness of Latham in person you'll appreciate what I wrote to her after reading an early copy: "It's a stunning read. It's so YOU. The book is truly an embodiment of your essence. Somehow you've found a way to bottle it, share it with all of us, then take us through a process of tapping into our own GLOW. What a gift!" My bottom line thoughts are summed up in my proud blurb: Own Your Glow is the most important read for any woman courageous enough to uncover, capture, and leverage her feminine power to make a dent in the world.