Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nourished - Book Review

Nourished, by mother-daughter writing team Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph, would be a good book for a women's Bible study or book club to read together, or for two friends to discuss together, or for a mom and daughter to read and discuss together. I'm not saying you can't read this book and digest it on your own like I did, but, as the book suggests in its chapter on nourishing friendships, talking about this book and one's own life experiences and struggles can help you open up and get real instead of only pretending that you are nourished in body, mind, and spirit. Let's talk bout what we're all secretly thinking and feeling, ladies!

This is a book that through the personal stories of and lessons learned by the authors aims to give women the tools they need to tackle any or all of the top 10 stressors in a woman's life:

1. cluttered surroundings
2. crowded schedules
3. negative body image
4. exhaustion of parenting
5. time-starved marriages
6. feeling like a spiritual slacker
7. negative self-talk
8. food issues
9. fitness (not enough time, not fast enough results)
10. friendships (finding and maintaining)

Getting each of these things in order, or at least working toward getting things in order, goes a long way toward fulfilling your own personal happiness and taking care of yourself, which is essential before you can adequately take care of someone else or be the person you want to be in the eyes of someone else.

Often, women spend so much time nourishing others that we forget how to nourish ourselves.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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