This month’s pick, We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, is a recently released book coauthored by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel. These two friends come together to pour their hearts into this read for women of all ages and all walks of life.
I’ll have to admit this book wasn’t on my radar, but when I went to the library, I browsed the New Books section and it caught my eye immediately. I’m so glad I decided to grab this one, as it has so much insight and empowerment within it.
Anderson and Nadel provide nine universal principles for dealing with life’s challenges with grace and ease. Covering such principles as honesty, love, peace, and trust, we earn a new, uplifting perspective on navigating through patterns of anxiety, depression, and self-criticism.
In particular, the chapter about TRUST spoke straight to my heart. The women go into depth about how fear inhibits our lives, and how we can drop into a sense of trust in order to live our best lives.
“When we fear, we generate unnecessary suffering. As the expression goes, we ‘borrow’ trouble. We imagine bad outcomes that might never happen. We think we’re protecting ourselves, when we are actually trapping ourselves in a place of negativity and fear.
Of course, bad things do happen, but living in constant preparation for them is like always keeping an umbrella above your head to be ready for the day it will rain. All that time spent sheltering beneath it, we’re unable to enjoy the blue skies that exist between storms.”
Sounds a lot like me!
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to gain tools and inspiration for changing their life for the better. You’ll learn to work with fear and shame and self-doubt. And you’ll learn that women everywhere are all after the same thing: love and acceptance.
Let me know what you think if you try it out!
What are you guys reading right now??