This Messy Magnificent Life

A Field Guide
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Author(s): Geneen Roth
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100136610
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508244868
Narrator/s: Geneen Roth
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Description

Geneen Roth, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God, explains how to take the journey to find one's own best self in this "beautiful, funny, deeply relevant" (Glennon Doyle) collection of personal reflections. With an introduction by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a personal and exhilarating read on freeing ourselves from daily anxiety, lack, and discontent. It's a deep dive into what lies behind our self-criticism, whether it is about the size of our thighs, the expression of our thoughts, or the shape of our ambitions. And it's about stopping the search to fix ourselves by realizing that on the other side of the "Me Project" is spaciousness, peace, and the capacity to reclaim one's power and joy. 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. After years of teaching retreats and workshops on weight, money, and other obsessions, Roth realized that there was a connection that held her students captive in their unhappiness. With laugh-out-loud humor, compassion, and dead-on insight she reveals the paradoxes in our beliefs and shows how to move beyond our past to build lives that reflect our singularity and inherent power. This Messy Magnificent Life is a brilliant, bravura meditation on who we take ourselves to be, what enough means in our gotta-get-more culture, and being at home in our minds and bodies.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Geneen Roth
Narrator(s): Geneen Roth
Product Number DD35598
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508244851
eBook
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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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