Published by Thomas Nelson on February 06, 2018
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With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.
Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.
Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or 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 of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.
From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son's request that she buy a necklace to "be like the other moms," Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals
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❝If we can identify the core of our struggles, while simultaneously understanding that we are truly in control of making changes, then we can utterly change our trajectory.❞
I’ve laughed, cried and contemplated. There are self-help books, and then there’s ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’!
Through lies she’s told herself, Rachel Hollis takes her readers on a journey through her triumphs and losses, heartbreaking moments and celebrations.
❝Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves.❞
Rachel Hollis is a gifted communicator. Speaking to you like one girlfriend to another, Hollis encourages you to be your best self, to take charge of your life and to find your happy! Her straight shooting message that — ❝if you’re unhappy, that’s on you.❞ gives women permission to take control of their lives.
Why do we feel we need permission, even if that permission is from someone we don’t know? Because of LIES. Lies we’ve been told and lives we’ve told ourselves.
“Something else will make me happy.”
“I’ll start tomorrow.”
“I’m not good enough.”
“I should be further along by now.”
“I am who others think I am.”
“My best isn’t good enough.”
Those are some of MY lies (and some I share with Mrs. Hollis).
Rachel’s truth is poignant, it is devastating, and it is healing. Her honesty is admirable. And she reminds us that we are the captains of our own ship. What we do and where we go is our choice. It’s up to us.
❝…once you understand that you are the one in control, you’ll get up and try again. And you’ll keep going until being in control feels more natural than being out of control.❞
She doesn’t sugar coat it, she doesn’t tell you it’s going to be easy nor does she tell you that change will happen overnight. What she does tell you is that YOU ARE WORTH IT. You are worth the fight, the struggle, the battles, and the pain. YOU ARE WORTH the hard work, the tears, the rejection, and the exhaustion. Because, ❝Life isn’t meant to be merely survived-it’s meant to be lived❞
❝You are meant to be the hero of your own story.❞
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