|Title||:||This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews
I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the case for everyone but she implies it is. But near the end, especially as she's recapping the "lessons" of the book, I found many good takeaways. It didn't resolve my disappointment with the earlier part, but at least ...more
When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that relatable. My daily struggles are on a different level and not the same as the author experienced. While I think a lot of women can benefit from this honest, well written and positive novel. This book wasn't relat ...more
My favorite section of this book was at the end where Geneen gives a list which I found very inspirational. This is a slim volume and if you've read her books before this may seem like familiar territory to you. I always learn something new and even if a lot of it doesn't apply to my life, I'm happy that I spent some time with this book.
I have followed Geneen Roth since she began writing about women and food, then added money and God. With "This Messy Magnificent Life" she puts it all together--change, the things we are waiting for, the things that hold us back. It just is. Now is the time to be who we are, our best selves. Direct language, stories from real life. Thanks, Geneen!
Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds.
I started this book, and I was intrigued. How I view myself and the voices in my head allow how I feel and how I react to food and other concepts. If you struggle with food and feeling your best, this book will make you realize how to live your life.
Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners.
There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138):
On food: When does it be become non-negotiable to stop turning to food when you are not hungry?
On general emotional regulation: When does it become non-negotiable to refuse to swoon to my top three siren songs?