Title: The Art of Self-Kindness
Author: Rebecca Ray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication date: 6 August 2019
Synopsis for Pan Macmillan Australia:
This book is for you, the one with sensitivity as a super-power, though you’re still learning to offer it to yourself.
You, the first to share a kind word with others even when you’re not gentle on yourself.
You, known for your generosity but who forgets to give to yourself.
This book is in your hands now because it’s time to befriend yourself.
Dr Rebecca Ray is a writer, speaker and clinical psychologist. She invites you into the practice of self-kindness as the bravest of human art forms. Cast aside the bullet-point lists or assembly instructions in favour of self-care that seeks flow over force and progress over prescription. Come on a journey back to yourself through the art of self-kindness.
*Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
I don’t know what kind of voodoo magic this universe is pushing my way but somehow Rebecca Ray’s books seem to find me just when I need them. Her book The Universe Listens to Brave found its way into my hands not long after I was diagnosed with anxiety and it was helpful for me, you can read my full review here. And now while going through some pretty big life ups and downs and trying to find myself anew this book The Art of Self-Kindness found it’s way to me. And let me tell you it did not disappoint!
In-fact I somehow enjoyed this read even more and found it even more helpful than The Universe Listens to Brave. The words, stories and quotes where all so helpful and inspiring and just what I needed to hear to help heal myself and reach my potential again. And its not just the written content that is great in this book. But in fact the whole book is visually stunning inside and out and given I am a green girl I loved this even more than the theme of the last one! All of it, the words, pictures, colours come together to create one heck of a beautiful reading experience.
In conclusion I highly recommend this book! It is stunning inside and out. Rebecca Ray and team have done an incredible job and if you are in need of some inspiration or help to be a bit more kind to yourself then this one is for you. 5 out of 5 stars for sure!
Have you read this one yet? Or do you plan to? What are your ways of practising self-kindness? Happy watching and reading, until next time!