By Kelli Artherton
“Have you ever believed that you aren’t good enough? That you’re not thin enough? That you’re unloveable? That you’re a bad mom? Have you ever believed that you deserve to be treated badly? That you’ll never amount to anything? ALL LIES.”
Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be! Wow! How powerful is this!? Well, this is the just the first line on the cover of the book, Girl, Wash Your Face.
Let’s face it, we all struggle with some sort of self doubt about ourselves. We all have that inner voice inside our head that tells us we aren’t good enough. It’s time we stop believing that voice. It’s time we fight the voice of doubt and stand up for ourselves. We are all battling ourselves, no one else. We are our own voice of reason.
Why I chose this book:
I will admit, I don’t read as often as I should, or as often as I would like. I really enjoy reading, but feel like I rarely get the chance to read. However, every time I do read I ask myself why I don’t do this more often. I recently heard you are most like the five people you surround yourself with and the books you read. I believe this to be true, but immediately thought “I need to read more books.”
After coming to realization that I need to read more books, a friend of mine recently posted on social media how amazing this book was. Her exact words were “I feel so inspired and am going to turn around and re-read it and highlight and use it to motivate myself to live my best life! I laughed out loud, cried tears and wanted to jump up and start working towards my goals. She is so inspirational and I feel like she’s my BFF.” I thought this is exactly the book I need, as I literally just wrote about how my New Years resolutions were to be my best self yet. So here I sit now giving a book review on Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.
Why I love this book:
This book truly is like talking to your best girl friend. Rachel is so honest, funny and direct. She lays it all out there. I loved it from front to back. I honestly felt as if she was speaking right to me. She speaks truth and helps you to understand that you don’t need to be perfect and you never will be, and that is perfect in itself. She speaks about failing, but getting back up. She speaks of trials and heartache, but speaks of lessons learned from those “dark” areas.
Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Rachel once believed about herself that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy and ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness, helping women unpack the limiting mindsets that destroy their self confidence and keep them moving forward.
Ladies, if you are looking for a
good GREAT, easy to read, can’t put the book down, inspiring book, then look no further, this IS the book for you.
Lifestyle expert Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and is the CEO of her media company, Chic Media. She is a regular contributor for the HuffPost and PopSugar, and she has appeared on “The Rachael Ray Show”, “The Talk”, “Extra”, and many other programs. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four children.