One of my favorite e-mails to receive is one containing the words, “Could we send you a book to review on your self help blog?” Beautiful words to this book lover – absolutely beautiful. More times than not, if someone offers you a book to read and review, the book will be great. People with so-so or even bad books don’t seek reviewers. Why would they?!
Finding Your Way Back to You by Lynne Saint is a very special little book. Very. It takes real talent to pack so much information, motivation, and inspiration into a mere 141 pages. I’ve read books 4 times as long that didn’t leave even half the impact this fun-to-read and even funner to live book does.
From the Back Cover:
Are you at a crossroads in life, lacking in motivation, looking for a new direction, or just plain ‘stuck’?
Finding your Way back to YOU is a practical resource written specifically for women who have found themselves in any of these positions.
Written by Lynne Saint – experienced Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist – this is a hands-on book with an accompanying downloadable journal and weblinked exercises.
Lynne’s straight-talking guidance, drawn from Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, will help you to change your behaviour, and motivate and support you throughout your personal journey of self-discovery. This book will help you to develop and achieve the goals that you have dreamed of.
This book is written to and for women because we are the ones who are most in danger of “losing ourselves.” We wear so many different titles in life…
We’re supposed to be, literally, ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE. Whether we’re caring for aging parents, raising small children, trying to make ends meet financially, or simply trying to be the best wife and mother we can be – we very often neglect something that’s just as important: Trying to be the best us we can be!
That’s where this wonderful, upbeat, and inspiring book comes in. The words, quotes, and exercises cause you to think… I mean really think… and that’s the point. We can’t hope to reunite with our true self if we fail to realize she’s missing.
Here’s a scenario most of us are familiar with: When we were teenagers, and even into our early 20’s, we wouldn’t be caught dead in public (especially in front of that special someone) without just the right clothes on, our hair done, make-up perfect, perfume in place, and nails looking NICE. Fast forward a little bit. Add a child or two or three to the picture. There’s laundry to do, bathrooms to clean, meals to cook, a family to care for – often on top of working.
Nail polish? Perfume? Ha!
We tend to lose ourselves in all the chaos and chores. We become someone’s mother, someone’s wife, someone’s grandmother, someone’s employee…. I did something alarming one time which, quite frankly, served to wake me up. As I sat at home on the couch one night, in sweatpants and a huge t-shirt with my hair a hot mess, I wondered, “What would the 18 year old me think if she’d looked into the future and saw this?”
My initial reaction: She’d cry! To say that I was all about looking my best when I was a teenager would be the biggest understatement in the world. I was always armed with extra nail polish, perfume, make-up, and even a spritzer bottle I kept filled with scented water to spray on my naturally curly hair.
Scented! I honestly added a little of my favorite AVON fragrances to this “miracle water” (Sweet Honesty until I graduated to Soft Musk).
We tend to lose track of the real us – the one who wants to look, feel, and be her best. Sadly, many women allow their dreams to die because they become so preoccupied with helping others live their dreams.
“You aren’t going to change your unique personality, and neither should you want to, but the new skills you will learn in (Finding Your Way Back to You) will give you the awareness to manage your traits to become your best and most successful self.” – Page 2
How committed are you to your marriage?
How committed are you to your children?
How committed are you to your parents?
How committed are you to your job?
How committed are you to your home?
Now, the tough question. How committed are you to you?
Finding Your Way Back to You isn’t just a book, it’s a journey. That may sound very self-helpish and it may be dripping in “guru juice,” but it’s true in every sense of the word. You don’t simply read and discard Finding Your Way Back to You, you WORK and GROW through the book. You take a journey and the destination is the you that you dreamed of being when you were 18.
- Learn to recognize what or who is holding you back.
- Learn to identify destructive thoughts and reprogram them to help rather than hurt.
- Learn to block limiting beliefs.
- Regain your confidence and even your swagger!
- Find balance in your life that’ll allow everyone around you, including you, to live the life of their dreams.
- Get motivated and find out how to STAY motivated.
- Boost your self-esteem.
- Become the person the little girl version of yourself would be proud of.
As you read the book, you can find free worksheets that’ll help you along your journey. You can download them on the publisher’s website.
Finding Your Way Back to You is available on UK’s Amazon in paperback, but on our Amazon (USA) I can only find it as a Kindle Edition. If you have a Kindle, this is awesome news for you because the Kindle edition of Finding Your Way Back to You is only a couple of dollars!
One way or another, just get your hands on Finding Your Way Back to You! This is the sort of book you’ll pass around to every female you know. I can’t wait for my daughters to read it – I think it’ll keep them form ever “losing” any part of themselves.
What better gift could a mother give her girls?!
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliott, Author
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