Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self
From the author of Simple Abundance comes this inspiring new guide to excavating your authentic self. Sarah Ban Breathnach illustrates with anecdotes and advice the nine stages women must go through — Sensing, Surviving, Settling, Stumbling, Selling Out, Starting Over, Searching, Striving, and finally, Something More — before they can reconnect with their deepest self and truly banish the sad feeling that even in the midst of a wonderful life, there's still something missing.
Reviews of: Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self
One of my favorite books (although not as loved as her previous book "Something More"). Sarah taps into the soul of a woman going on a journey of self discovery. Over the years our true self may become hidden, forgotten, lost. But through gently removing the layers that have covered our true, authentic self, we can recover those lost dreams, passions, aspirations, and more. So using the analogy of an archaeologist the author proceeds to help one do just that.
The book is written like a series of essays of one womans thoughts on life and self, in a vein somewhat similar to the classic A Gift From the Sea. With suggestions on self-discovery based upon her own experiences and those she has discovered from reading the lives of other women. You can read it straight through, or open it at random and read just one little section (each section often being only a page or two long) at your leisure.
Are we going on an archeological dig? I bought this book after seeing the author on Oprah. She presented herself and her book well, the story was moving, I cried. Then I read the book and tried doing what it said. I didn't get it. I don't know how you "excavate" your "authentic" self. I looked much easier on T.V. I tried some of her exercises but they didn't do anything for me. I did not feel inspired at all. The reading was very difficult and her process got lost in too many words. There are A LOT of words on every page and this book is tall and narrow so you feel like you're reading the bible. Oh, maybe that's what she was trying to do...?! I'm not sure, but it didn't help me.