Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Review: Radical Self Love by Gala Darling

Radical Self-Love by Gala Darling has been on my must reads list for over a year now. While I was on Spring Break in Iowa I decided it would be a good time to pick it up and start reading. I'm happy I did because it was just what I needed. I got my book from Barnes and Nobles however not all of them have the copy in their stores. So I'd suggest buying it from their online store or Amazon

About The Author: 
The author, Gala Darling, has struggled with an eating disorder, depression, self-harm, body image issues, and some identity issues. In the book, she talks about her experiences and what she did to change her life. It's inspiring and mostly because she admits the radical self-love journey isn't easy. It's her journey from sad and miserable to loving herself and life. If your intrested in learning more about her or reading some of her work check out her blog Gala Darling.  I think it's really worth reading. 

4 Reasons Why I Enjoyed This Book:

1. She has experienced what it's like to not love yourself or your life.
She's not just some bystander explaining what it's like or how to get out of internal and external conflicts to get on the road to greatness. She's been at her lowest and she conquered through that. It might have taken her a while but she was able to beat it. So the advice she's giving comes from understanding and experience. That resonates with me so I'm inclined to believe her guide works. 

2. I love her voice and personality. 
I think she adds a little comedy and fun to a serious topic of cultivating self-love. She's real and talks about things we may be shy or uncomfortable to confront like aspects of our intimate relationship and our personal struggles. She addresses those topics in the book and it really makes you sit down and analyze different parts of your life.

3. It's a doing book. 
Yep! There are tips throughout the sections and homework at the end of every chapter. It's not just a read and apply to your life when you end the book. I believe this helps you stay accountable and maybe you'll actually be inclined to start your journey while reading. 

4. She doesn't leave any stone unturned. 
As I said in #2 she addresses topics that you'd normally don't think would be covered in a self-love book. The book is so much more about self-love. It's also about loving others and loving your day to day life. I'd considered it a guide to enjoying life and being happy. 

Who I Recommend This Book To: 
I'd recommend this book to everyone I see. The great thing about this book is she doesn't generalize it to just women when she writes. So I think if men wanted to pick up this book then why the heck not. It's  a life-changing book about how to cultivate self-love in your life. Since summer's coming up I'd recommend you add this book to your summer reading list. If you do pick it up let me know what you thought about it. 

What are some tips you have towards cultivating self-love?

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