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March is the month to celebrate women, their struggles and their triumphs, and the place women hold in the world today. To celebrate, we thought we'd put together our list of favorite Beyond Words books and film that honor women (and girls).


American Visionary: The Story Of Barbara Marx Hubbard DVD and VOD

American Visionary: The Story Of Barbara Marx Hubbard

Humanity is on the brink of radical advancement, believes Barbara Marx Hubbard, who is known as the mother of conscious evolution. At 82, she seizes an opportunity to reach millions with her hopeful message.

Featuring authors Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield, Neale Donald Walsch, and more than forty fellow visionaries, this inspiring documentary examines what a positive future might look like and how we could get there. Hubbard asks, “How can we drive through our global crises and blossom into a future that is equal to our human potential?”

The film also recounts Hubbard’s catalytic encounter with President Eisenhower and her astonishing bid for the U.S. Vice Presidency. In an age of dystopian visions, this loving tribute invites contemplation of an optimistic future.


In Her Power: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self by Helene Lerner

In Her Power Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

Helene Lerner, leading advocate for women's advancement and empowerment, addresses the nine most common self-sabotaging behaviors that hold women back, and reveals simple secrets to unlocking your true power.

With practical exercises and first-person stories, Lerner gives women the tools needed to achieve confidence, creativity, and intimacy in every aspect of life—from work to personal relationships to sex.

Her approach is gentle but firm, compassionate yet disciplined, and eminently useful. Learn to: Stay present in the face of challenge and discomfort. Express yourself genuinely in all aspects of life. Recognize and appreciate your unique destiny. Act with confidence and be visible when it counts. Express your sexuality and experience true pleasure.


A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids by Margot Datz

Revitalize the she-nymph within! The mermaid metaphor speaks to the intuitive, mischievous, untamable spirit of all modern women. Contemporary mermaids are caught in the nets of their comical dilemmas, circling the heart's fishbowl in the murky depths of deep emotion. Whether it's the value of cultivating an inner water garden, or coping with crow's feet and fish tails, this book offers graceful advice and an enchanting way of seeing.


In Disguise! Undercover with Real Women Spies by Ryan Ann Hunter

In Disguise! shows how one brave woman can change the world if she puts her mind to it. With 30 captivating stories of intrigue and adventure, along with tips and quizzes to see if you have what it takes to be a secret agent, In Disguise! is sure to awaken your inner spy!

We're not talking about sitting at a desk decoding messages. We're talking about great escapes, perfect disguises, and history-changing acts of courage!

Prepare to meet: Virginia Hall, who trained French resistance forces in World War II; Harriet Tubman, who made countless secret missions to rescue slaves; Lindsay Moran, who profiles the perpetrators of the Serbian genocide.

Now you have the inspiration and the tools—it's up to you to choose the adventure!


Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden

Girls Who Rocked the WorldYoung women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. Now, fully updated after more than a decade, Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and inspiring collection of influential stories. A variety of achievements, interests, and ethnic backgrounds are represented, from Harriet Tubman and Coco Chanel to S.E. Hinton and Maya Lin—each with their own incredible story of how they created life-changing opportunities for themselves. Personal aspirations from today's young women are also interspersed throughout the book, as well as profiles of teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now—girls like Winter Vinecki, the creator of the non-profit organization Team Winter, and Jazmin Whitley, the youngest designer to show at L.A. Fashion Week.


More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden

Girls Who Rocked the World

In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the Worldoffers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning twenty.

From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world—you’ll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today’s young women.


Mothering From Your Center: Tapping Your Body's Natural Energy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting by Tami Lynn Kent

Mothering From Your Center

Connect to the Inherent Mothering and Healing Wisdom Within You

Whether trying to conceive, presently pregnant, recovering from childbirth, or raising children today, Mothering From Your Center will help you access your core creative energy to connect with the sacred feminine and truly mother from the center.

As both a healer and a traditional physical therapist, Tami Kent takes a holistic approach to women's health as she gently guides you through the emotional and physical transformative process of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.

Revealing her own soul-filled journey from the heartbreak of miscarriage to the joy of parenting, Kent offers an intimate and comprehensive guide to reclaiming the energetic center of the female body to liberate your spirit and ultimately unleash your creative potential as both a woman and a mother.


Goddesses and Sirens by Stacey Demarco

Mothering From Your Center

There was a time when goddesses and gods, the Feminine and Masculine Divine, were honored as two halves of a creative whole. Over time, our understanding of that sacred union has become distorted, and the Divine Feminine became feared, disrespected, and almost lost to the world. Again, she rises!

With 40 dramatically illustrated oracle cards and a detailed guidebook to get you started, Goddesses and Sirens invokes the power of the great feminine to offer real guidance, powerful spells and invocations, and limitless inspiration.

This powerful deck invites you to rediscover the spirit of the Feminine Divine. Learn to connect and utilize this energy to solve modern problems with the profound creativity, love, strength, and joy of this timeless feminine wisdom.


The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power by M.J. Abadie

The Goddess in Every Girl Develop Your Feminine Power

You Have the Power of the Goddess Within You—Set it Free!

Prepare to be inspired and empowered—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Be confident. Be creative. Be beautiful. Be the person you want to be!

For the first time, you have the difficult task—and glorious opportunity—of defining for yourself the woman you will one day become. It doesn't matter who you are, where you live, what you look like, how much you weigh, what your parents do, whether you are rich or poor, popular or not—you have the power of the Goddess within you. You only have to set it free!

Channel your Feminine Divine, release your inner Goddess, and achieve anything! Learn the truth about astrological signs to gain insight about yourself, your friends, your family, and those around you. Play enlightening games and take powerful quizzes that will open your eyes to your own inner Goddess. Learn how to create an inner sanctuary and take the first step on your spiritual quest. Stay motivated and inspired with stories and quotes from powerful Goddesses through history. Learn to cherish yourself and your body through physical and spiritual exercises, from Yoga to journaling. Peruse an incredible list of resources to help you learn more about any detail that sparks the interest of your inner Goddess! And so much more...


Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse by Marcia Vaughan

Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse

Find your own courage in this thrilling picture book about a young woman triumphing over a deadly storm. After a supply ship fails to appear and her father leaves their island home for food and supplies, Abbie is left in charge of her family and the lighthouses her father keeps.

When a fierce winter storm descends, Abbie is fearful but prepared, tending the flames of the lanterns that illuminate the towers and scraping ice from the exterior glass. At the storm's height, huge waves wash over the island, sweeping away outbuildings. For four weeks Abbie keeps the lights burning, cares for her ailing mother and frightened sisters, and runs the towers until the dangerous seas subside and her father can return.

Abbie Against the Storm is based on an actual incident that took place off the coast of Maine in the winter of 1856 and on a real young woman who rose to the challenge of saving her family and countless sailors. Depicted in powerful oil paintings, young Abbie will inspire readers to face all storms bravely.


For the Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works DVD

For the Next 7 Generations 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works

In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners of the world, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story.

Four years in the making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North American, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom.


Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet DVD and VOD

Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

In the summer of 2005, renowned Buddhist teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, accompanied by a handful of western students, traveled to the Nangchen region in Eastern Tibet.

The purpose of the trip was to meet the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns—3000 remarkable women who live and practice an ancient yogic tradition in nunneries and hermitages scattered across this remote, mountainous region.

Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet tells the story of this extraordinary journey.

Narrated by Richard Gere, the video explores the roots of the nuns’ wisdom and compassion and shows how we, as ordinary human beings seeking happiness in a modern world, can find that same thread of sanity and inner strength in the everyday confusion of our lives.

The film inspires all of us...women and men...to open ourselves to the blessings of a full and authentic life.

"Blessings is a luminous, inspiring, and very human account that will blow open your view of what is important in life.”--Sharon Salzberg, author of Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness


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