I’ve spent most of my life trying to feel comfortable in my own skin - trying to love my body the same way I love my mind and my spirit.
I’ve battled with bulimia and while I’ve since learned to embrace my quirks and imperfections, I still struggle with the need to somehow be better, the desire that I should somehow be more.
As women, we are bombarded with the ideals of modern media and Glennon Doyle’s book, Carry On, Warrior, perfectly puts into words how young girls are taught to act and think a certain way.
If you want to be popular, you must be “thin and beautiful”, but more importantly – you must be desired by men. As we age, we learn to associate our worth with how other people view us. We become “objects” of other people’s affections and we desperately search for that one person who will tell us that we are “good enough”.
When I read Carry On, Warrior, tears streamed down my face because I saw so much of myself in Glennon Doyle’s story – a young girl who so desperately wanted to be told she was “enough” because at the time, she never knew she had the option to find happiness alone.
Carry On, Warrior shows the strength that each one of us has buried deep inside – the power to live life on our OWN TERMS and realize our true potential independent of anyone else.
We were meant to SHINE - to share our gifts and talents with the world without having to wonder every single day if we are pretty enough, thin enough or desirable enough to make a difference.
Glennon Doyle is vulnerable and honest and she shares her story without apology and without the mask of female expectations. She is REAL and it’s one of the most refreshing stories of female independence I have read in a very long time.
If you’ve ever asked yourself – is this it? Is this all my life is going to be?
Then I highly recommend sitting down with a hot cup of tea and indulging in this beautiful story of one women’s courage and determination to find her true self and what it means to wrestle with love, hurt, addiction, vulnerability, intimacy, and grace and come out of the other side stronger than ever.
May you never forget how truly awesome you are, because believe me when I say this, you are perfect just as you are……
To Health and Happiness,
P.S You can buy the book on Amazon <<<HERE>>>
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