This Messy Magnificent Life

A Field Guide
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD35598
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508244851
Narrator/s: Geneen Roth
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Inspiring, personal, and often spiritual reflections on how women can find peace, make wise choices, practice joy, and step into their power from Geneen Roth-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Women Food and God. From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people's criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred-how and what she ate-she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false. When her misery with food ended-and didn't change anything except the size of her thighs-she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself-that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up this project, and finding the freedom, peace and wholeness that await us just beyond it. With humor, compassion, and insight, This Messy Magnificent Life explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women's feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. This provocative, enchanting, and sometimes laugh-out-loud look at the imperfect path women take to step into their own power, presence, and ownership is based on the author's personal journey and her decades of work with thousands of women around the country. Roth embraces everyone's unique and often unsung potential and shows us how to be open, curious, and kind with ourselves; how to say no to people and ideas that hold us back; how to let go of grudges and anxieties; how to pick ourselves up after setbacks; how to say a resounding yes to the world; how to move from fixing ourselves to finding ourselves; how to find joy in the ordinary; and how to experience the extraordinary right here and now in our bodies. With a foreword by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a compelling and often quirky look at what it means to be an imperfect but unapologetic woman living a (mostly) magnificent life.

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Author(s): Geneen Roth
Narrator(s): Geneen Roth
Product Number Z100136610
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508244868
Author(s): Geneen Roth
Product Number EB00711299
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781501182488

Professional reviews

"Geneen Roth shares her years of struggling with body image, weight, and eating issues in a kind, meditative voice. As she narrates her journey from food obsession to staying in the moment, the listener alternates between simply leaning in to her confessions and being attentive to the wisdom of a life coach who wants listeners to live their best lives. Roth threads together her experiences, adages from spiritual traditions, and an invitation to contemplate modern eating habits. Many listeners will find themselves nodding along as Roth's story resounds with instances of how her self-worth was tied to her appearance. For anyone looking for an exploration of life, food, and self-esteem, this audiobook will be on the replay list. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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