A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul
by Najwa Zebian
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Pub Date 01 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2021
Rodale Inc., Harmony
“A master class in self-actualization and compassion.”—Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author of Am I There Yet?
The powerful metaphor of home provides a structure for you to customize your journey to personal transformation as Najwa Zebian shares her own experiences in building a home within herself, and shows you how to construct the following “rooms”:
• Self-Love: Learn how to build an individualized self-care routine to reflect your daily needs.
• Forgiveness: Learn how to allow yourself time, reflection, and space to accept and let go of painful events.
• Compassion: Discover the three different types of compassion and learn how you can let people in while maintaining boundaries.
• Clarity: Learn how to remove the walls you put up around your authentic self.
• Surrender: Learn how to lower your defenses and give yourself space to feel and process your emotions.
• The Dream Garden: Learn how to nurture your dreams and create an authentic, original path.
With practical tools, poetry, and prompts for journaling and meditation to lead to self-understanding in each chapter, Zebian shows you how to build each room in your house. Written with her trademark power, candor, and warmth, Welcome Home is an answer to the pain we all experience when we don't feel at peace with ourselves.
The world tells us to be authentic, but Najwa Zebian teaches us how to be authentic. This book is a master class in self-actualization and compassion. For anyone who has ever asked "How do I find myself?" or "How do I forgive myself?" or "How do I learn to love myself?" Najwa has your answers. She's written us a lovely guide that teaches us how to find home within ourselves--what a gift.– New York Times bestselling author Mari Andrew
Welcome Home is a powerful, comprehensive guide to one of the most important tasks we'll ever complete - building a home within ourselves. Zebian shares her personal story and deepest vulnerabilities so we, too, can discover our self-worth. A must read to build a stable foundation inside ourselves. – Mel Robbins, speaker, international bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule
Welcome Home takes readers on an emotional journey by teaching us how to build a home within ourselves. A stunning, insightful read that deeply resonated with me.—Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human
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Average rating from 9 members
I enjoy self help and often find a few nuggets in the well-worn genre. Zebian’s book was a delight. With journaling exercises as well as a clear and novel outline of ideas and wonderful “gems”, I will take away many ideas from this book.
I went into this book unfamiliar with the author or the story and it surprised me. Zebian's story is one of struggle and heartbreak and finding herself - and being stronger because of it all. I thought this would be a memoir of sorts but instead I found it woven with very helpful practical tools for unpacking and rebuilding myself for MYSELF. I feel like I need a side of therapy with this book just to fully grasp all that she explains and leads you through. The prompts for journaling and meditation are some that I feel like I need to work into a daily practice of reminding myself of who I am so as not to let anyone else take over. I was especially smitten with her house building analogy since this is the way I have imagined my own life and growth over the last few years. This is not a light read by any means but it is definitely worth the effort - to hear her story and to learn your own.