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Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.
If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .
Something else will make me happy.I’m not a good mom.I will never get past this.I am defined by my weight.I should be further along by now.
. . . then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.
Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.
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Rachel Hollis, founder of TheChicSite.com, offers a warm and disarming guide to living a meaningful, authentic life. Hollis, a Pentecostal preacher’s daughter, combines tough love and personal candor, using her own struggles with food, sex, and motherhood as teaching moments.“I peed my pants last week” is the first line of Hollis’ first chapter. Like a life coach who also makes you laugh, she offers advice that’s concrete, relatable, and always pragmatic.
Hollis asks female readers to find their inner truths in this witty guide to healthy living. Hollis, founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and married mother of four, is a self-proclaimed recovering workaholic who suffered from erroneous beliefs instilled in childhood: "When I succeeded, I got praise and attention; I felt liked and accepted. But the moment the audience stopped clapping, it all went back to the way it was before. What this taught me... is the belief that in order to be loved, I felt I needed to produce something." Hollis implores readers to stop worrying about external pressures to always do more and, instead, to find fulfillment by getting in touch with their own desires and feelings. Readers will find hope and humor in Hollis's stories as she challenges them to take control of their physical, mental, and spiritual health through regulating habits, resisting unhelpful comparisons, and embracing changes such as marriage and motherhood. Opening up about her now-husband and their rough first year of dating, Hollis reveals she was trying too hard to make something work that didn't fit, and admonishes other women not to do the same by making any single person their purpose for living. Throughout, she pairs biblical lessons with personal anecdotes to make her points. Hollis's dynamic book is filled with inspiration for women who feel stuck on the path to realizing their dreams.
I am a male and was told this is a good book so I read it. Definitely suggest reading. The language is easy to understand and the stories are relatable.
Worst piece of drivel ever
I am literally dumber for having read this book. Completely unrelatable. “I stood up to the one-and-only boy I ever dated when he treated me like garbage, and now he and I are happily married with four kids!” Barf.
save your money, as a licensed therapist i can tell you that this book will do more harm than good. after hearing about it i decided to look into what made it popular. the only explanation is that it feeds off the same insecurities that make someone want to buy this kind of book in the first place- the mantra “your life isn’t what you want to be because you didn’t try hard enough”. it has the potential to make people feel bad for not having a charmed life as the author did and wondering why they aren’t as successful. not only is it condescending, the relationship advice is so so bad that i am sad for any unsuspecting person who comes across this and buys into any of it. its everything you’ve already heard before but with a white-privilege twist to it.