shifali b, Reviewer
Received a blank copy so could not read a single word....sorry but this is first book i am receiveing blank...
Ann T, Reviewer
I had previously seen Vanessa on Insight Timer and listened to her TED Talk called “How to lean in without burning out” so I was grateful to receive her latest book as an ARC. Vanessa writes in a way which is gentle, yet straight to the point, asking questions which always seem to be just the right ones. She encourages the reader to listen deeply to their innate wisdom and their inner knowing. Each chapter has tools to accompany the content and beautiful soul tips. A wonderful book that is like a big warm hug of gentleness. Thank you Vanessa Loder, Sounds True and NetGalley for an ARC in return of my honest review.
Sophia G, Reviewer
Thought provoking and really interesting! A great book to give pause and allow reflection to make room for better changes in life. I think this would be good for fans of Glennon Doyle. Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Maddie J, Reviewer
I wish I could rate this as 3.5 stars. I have read many self-awareness books and inner reflection books, and this one had a bit of a different approach. The author is great at posing questions to get you thinking. I sometimes struggle with the idea of me being the answer to all of my problems though, but I did enjoy the tips included. I would recommend for someone doing a lot of identity searching and inner evaluation.
First off, I want to thank Netgalley & the publisher for providing me the opportunity to read this e-arc in exchange for an honest review. This book is a great guide to help woman who are overwhelmed by modern problem of trying to "have it all" recover and enjoy life, rather than trying to "beat" life. Now, I would like to ask Loder how the heck she saw into my brain to talk about situations that I do all too often to myself. The analogies and all too realistic scenarios that the Loder talks about, along with the facts/statistics, cuts straight into are great, and really makes me motivated to take her tips. At one point, she talks about how transitioning and changing to things can be scary and that we shove ourselves into a too-small box because at least it's familiar and comfortable...and I can't believe how strongly that resonated with me. That being said, as someone who always reads fiction over nonfiction (this is the first self-help book I've read), I did find some parts of the book a little cheesy. I also find that this book is more geared towards the average working women, as it may not account for the variations in life/thoughts/feelings/motivations for those who struggle with mental illnesses (which makes sense, because no where does it state it is to help those who have a mental illness). Overall, I took away solid advice and did most of the activities. I followed an energy crumb and randomly messaged my aunt when I thought about her and had a lovely conversation. Overall, this was a great stepping stone for me into reading self-help books and I would recommend this!
Jessica M, Reviewer
This is a must-have resource to help one improve their health, resiliency, and live a more full and happy life. It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
ELIZABETH C, Educator
The strength of this book is the questions and soul searching prompts the author gives the reader. There is also a lot of really good advice. It was a little too out there and postmodern for my tastes, but despite that, I walked away with solid information and advice.
Tiffiny R, Reviewer
I really, really enjoyed this book! It was exactly what I have been needing and/or wanting to try to get out of the mindset I’ve been in.