I’m a big believer that writing can heal, which I was so happy to see demonstrated so well here. It’s heartfelt, it’s honest, and it’s very eye-opening, too.
I loved the different healing methods that were mentioned in this book, and I think this could be a very inspiring and useful book for people who want to heal from whatever may be hurting them.
There are very few self-help books that I feel I can re-read, but this is one that I can, and will.
Nice book on healing and self love. Many different stories that help shine a light on it. I found it interesting and informative. This uses meditation and guided reflection. And I find that very empowering.
I absolutely loved all of the interviews throughout this book. I really feel like this book was sent to me in a time when I honestly did need to heal and stop being so self destructive towards myself. I'm not a self help fan all the time. I judge it very harshly most time but this one really hit the nail on the head. Great work by this author!
Alexandra Elle is a renowned author, poet, and wellness consultant. Her book, "How We Heal," is a heartfelt and inspiring work that offers readers a profound insight into the process of healing.
Throughout the book, Elle shares her personal experiences with trauma and her journey towards healing. She writes with honesty and vulnerability, making the reader feel as though they are having a conversation with a close friend. The book is divided into short chapters, each containing a different lesson or insight, making it an easy and enjoyable read.
One of the strengths of "How We Heal" is that it is not prescriptive. Elle does not offer a one-size-fits-all solution to healing, but rather encourages readers to find what works for them. She shares different tools and techniques that have helped her along the way, such as therapy, meditation, and mindfulness practices.
Elle's writing is both poetic and practical, making it accessible to a wide audience. Her words are empowering and offer a sense of hope to those who may be struggling with their own healing journey.
In conclusion, "How We Heal" is a remarkable book that will resonate with anyone who has experienced trauma and is looking for guidance on their healing journey. Alexandra Elle's writing is both powerful and compassionate, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in personal growth and wellness.
I'm so happy to have gotten the chance to read this. I follow her on Instagram like many do and this was a great book to accompany my own healing journey.
It was a great book. I liked reading it. Would definitely recommend it. The writing was very good. I hope I can read more of it
Thank you NetGalley!
It helped me during my healing journey and I’m really thankful for it.
Great source of advices and gentle thoughts.
If you’re searching for where to begin in your healing journey, this book offers a great place for stepping up and stepping out of your comfort zone. The stories are real, raw and liberating.
I want to start this review by saying that I’m a fan of Alex Elle. I came across her first book “After The Rain” after I saw it featured on a random Instagram account. I immediately picked that book up and loved everything about it.
Fast forward to this year and I learn that she had a new book coming out solely themed around healing and I was instantly sold. This book came to me at the right time. 2022 was a hard year of loss and this overwhelming cloud of negativity. This book felt like the personification of a warm hug that I didn’t know that I needed.
I didn’t get a chance to slowly go through the exercises but I definitely will be reading and working through this book in 2023. It’s a valuable resource for anyone who just wants to be a better human being.
I have never resonated more deeply with a self-help book. I'm not even sure there's a way to express how deeply this book touched me. Reading Elle's descriptions of her trauma and her experiences coping as she grew up felt like reading about myself. This book is written from a place of knowing. I felt seen and understood in a way that no other book in this genre has managed. I do not often re-read self-help books but I already know that I will be back to read through this one again. The journal prompts and exercises are endlessly reusable. Thank you, Alexandra Elle for writing this. There are so many of us that really needed it.
How We Heal by Alexandra Elle is phenomenal. Alexandra knows how to reach those who are healing. She has the compassion and knowledge from her own experiences and you trust her.
Her book is in four parts with equal importance. One part about her book that reached me deeply was "letting go of what no longer serves you". I had to survive for so long and hypervigilance become a survival tool but in my current life, it was hindering me, and keeping people at arm's length. This is just one example of how her book is golden, it does reach people. Many of us are healing. I think most of us actually and this book has become a book I keep on my nightstand and have incorporated many suggestions, not just the journaling, which is difficult for me because I still have immense trust issues and wouldn't want anyone to read my healing journal.
She will be a go-to for me and I encourage all to pick up this hearthstone of a book.
I would like to thank NetGalley, the publisher Chronicle Books for the opportunity to read and review How We Heal by Alexandra Elle.
Alex Elle writes elegantly about life and healing. Her books are personal and universal. They are encouraging and inciting. In How We Heal, Elle invites her readers into her journey and process toward healing. Throughout the book are multiple prompts to engage in the journaling/healing process. She allows space for readers to take their time and return back when ready. She holds space for imperfection and the process that healing truly takes.
All the stars for this book!
Thank you Netgalley for this advanced copy. There is so much wisdom in this book that I'll carry with me forever. I don't normally like self-help books but this is gentle, empathetic, and heartfelt. I'll be buying this book for myself and others.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC digital copy. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but unfortunately the large “Copyrighted. Not authorized for distribution.” was far too distracting for me to continue.
3 stars out of respect for the author and to avoid unintentionally skewing the rating.
We all have healing to do from something - whether that something is fresh and raw, keeps resurfacing, or tucked away deep in the past...this book is for you. I've been deep into books about healing in the last several months, and I've found value in all of them. However, this is one that I will come back to again and again. In the last several years my eyes have been opened to the benefits of journaling and mindfulness, but for some reason this book connected with me in a way that made those practices even more accessible and enjoyable and healing than I had previously found them. No matter what you are going through you will find hope, power, and healing through the interviews, journal prompts, and practices in this book. It is one I know I will return to over and over. And, did I mention the physical book is GORGEOUS!? I can't wait to get my hands on one and will as soon at it releases in a few days. Thank you @netgalley @chroniclebooks and @snailbooks for the opportunity to read an ARC.
As a self proclaimed fan of all books and materials centering around personal growth, this book went above and beyond my expectations. I knew that it would be a lovely, supportive, and gentle book - however I underestimated just how impactful and powerful it would be. What sets this book apart is how wholeness is approached. It includes exercises for one's mind, soul, and body. Another standout component of this book is the personal narrative that is shared by the author. The way in which she does this cultivates a sense of safety in the pages, a place where the reader/writer can meet the page authentically, without judgement. This will be a book that stays with me for a long time, one that I will gift, one that will be included in bookclubs, & one that I will repurchase for myself over the years. Wonderful, tender, hopeful.
I have always loved and followed Alexandra Elle so getting this book was a dream. come true. It was a relatable book on healing and the beauty about this book was that it was a book that connected with parts of me that needed to heal. Whether you are healing from grief, trauma ,job loss or divorce then this book is for you, The book also was interactive and it activated my love of journaling, Another thing that made me love the book was that it showed that healing is linear through contributions by Morgan harper Nichols, Tabitha Brown and Nedra , I highly recommend this gem .
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own
“How We Heal: Uncover Your Power and Set Yourself Free”
Chronicle Books, 2022
Alex Elle lured me into her newest title, “How We Heal”, within the first several pages when she addressed her own potential not “enoughness” and expected qualifications to write this book. An author willing to connect with readers and share their history and path to healing offers more than narrative, but vulnerability and authenticity through lived experience.
In addition to Elle’s own narrative, she included step-by-step journaling, self-love, and meditation practices to help gain further healing and align with the previous chapter. For example, one exercise walks you through questions related to “what hurts,” expanding some current understandings of self-trust and responsibility.
Bonus: guest authors include Morgan Taylor Nichols, Glennon Doyle, Nedra Glover Tawwab, and more! If they, or Alex Elle, are not already one of your favorite authors they may become one. Also, “How We Heal” is potentially a great fit for fans of Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert and Ruth King.
I feel this was organized how I’d hoped it would be, which is huge for books such as these. You have Journal prompts and questions to ask yourself — things to reflect on and then the author goes into some beautiful stories about their life that ultimately feeds that understanding.
This is absolutely motivational and so helpful in shadow work/healing. I’d recommend this to everyone, really.
I received this ebook free for a genuine review.
I've been following Alex on Instagram for awhile, devouring her words whenever I needed a boost. I was delighted to see I was accepted to read her new book, How We Heal. It was truly a masterpiece and made me feel as though my best friend was sitting next to me, offering all of the best advice. I felt very seen throughout this book, almost as though I was reading my journal with some of the situations she shared. What a wonderful book for anyone who feels as though they need to heal -- and quite honestly, we all need a little bit of healing. I'll definitely be recommending this book to friends and family!