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- Stop Pleasing, Start Living
- By: Glennon Doyle
- Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
- Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There. She. Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high but soon she realised they had come to her from within. This was the voice she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions and social conditioning. Glennon decided to let go of the world’s expectations of her and reclaim her true untamed self.
A wealthy white woman's self help book
- By Marian on 01-05-2020
Some absolute pearls of wisdom but some ranty bits
I had cancelled my Audible subscription but heard such awesome reviews of this book I just had to rejoin to listen. I gained some amazing insights from this book and those parts alone make it so worthwhile. However, there are some parts full of ranty, arrogant, holier than though stuff which nearly made me stop listening altogether. In the end I did skip a few half chapters and just stayed with what resonated with me.
5 people found this helpful
The Resilience Project
- Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness
- By: Hugh van Cuylenburg
- Narrated by: Hugh van Cuylenburg
- Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation: despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many children struggled with depression, social anxieties and mental illness. His own little sister had been ravaged by anorexia nervosa. How was it that young people he knew at home, who had food, shelter, friends and a loving family, struggled with their mental health, while these kids seemed so contented and resilient?
I don't like self-help books
- By Jo on 06-12-2019
Was recommended to listen to this. So much name dropping and sport, it killed it a fair bit for me. More strategies in general instead would be much better. Yes the stories are interesting but they aren't strategies and by about the 4th famed sportsman name drop my mind was glazing over.
3 people found this helpful