|Title||:||This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide|
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This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews
"What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement."
"Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible."
"No longer protect yourself from losses that have already happened."
"The sun shines and you can still drink your coffee and the birds still call in the morning and you can find out that what you came to this planet for is not necessarily your apartment."
"It is the ghost c ...more
Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts.
A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth’s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley.
First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130 pounds as fat and insists that when she was at that weight she was unforgivably fat. Most of us can only wish to be that fat and it shows that perhaps she really doesn't understand how women struggle with their bo ...more
(For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!)
Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott?
That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the book.
This great little read is about letting go of junk, accepting who you really are, and wallowing in the beauty of your life. And that's basically it.
BUT it's absolutely full of great quotes, some by Geneen, some by ...more
Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds.
This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to open readers' eyes to their own truths. This book will make you think about (and question) the stories you've created for yourself. Not with judgment or shame, but with honesty and acceptance. She invites you to own every ...more
I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the case for everyone but she implies it is. But near the end, especially as she's recapping the "lessons" of the book, I found many good takeaways. It didn't resolve my disappointment with the earlier part, but at least ...more