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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
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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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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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Sales Rank:
27
Pages:
240
Publication Date:
02/06/2018
ISBN13:
9781400201655
Product Dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x1.10(d)
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
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About the Author

Lifestyle expert Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular website TheChicSite.com and is the CEO of Chic Media. She is a regular contributor for HuffPost and PopSugar, and she has appeared on Today, Rachael, The Talk, Extra, and many other programs. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and four children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Hey Girl, Hey! Xi

1 The Lie: Something Else Will Make Me Happy 1

2 The Lie: I'll Start Tomorrow 11

3 The Lie: I'm Not Good Enough 19

4 The Lie: I'm Better Than You 33

5 The Lie: Loving Him Is Enough for Me 43

6 The Lie: No Is the Final Answer 55

7 The Lie: I'm Bad at Sex 73

8 The Lie: I Don't Know How to Be a Mom 81

9 The Lie: I'm Not a Good Mom 89

10 The Lie: I Should Be Further Along by Now 103

11 The Lie: Other People's Kids Are So Much Cleaner/Better Organized/More Polite 113

12 The Lie: I Need to Make Myself Smaller 125

13 The Lie: I'm Going to Marry Matt Damon 135

14 The Lie: I'm a Terrible Writer 145

15 The Lie: I Will Never Get Past This 153

16 The Lie: I Can't Tell the Truth 161

17 The Lie: I Am Defined by My Weight 175

18 The Lie: I Need a Drink 187

19 The Lie: There's Only One Right Way to Be 197

20 The Lie: I Need a Hero 207

Acknowledgments 215

About the Author 219

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Editorial Reviews
02/26/2018
Hollis asks female readers to find their inner truths in this witty guide to healthy living. Hollis, founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and married mother of four, is a self-proclaimed recovering workaholic who suffered from erroneous beliefs instilled in childhood: “When I succeeded, I got praise and attention; I felt liked and accepted. But the moment the audience stopped clapping, it all went back to the way it was before. What this taught me... is the belief that in order to be loved, I felt I needed to produce something.” Hollis implores readers to stop worrying about external pressures to always do more and, instead, to find fulfillment by getting in touch with their own desires and feelings. Readers will find hope and humor in Hollis’s stories as she challenges them to take control of their physical, mental, and spiritual health through regulating habits, resisting unhelpful comparisons, and embracing changes such as marriage and motherhood. Opening up about her now-husband and their rough first year of dating, Hollis reveals she was trying too hard to make something work that didn’t fit, and admonishes other women not to do the same by making any single person their purpose for living. Throughout, she pairs biblical lessons with personal anecdotes to make her points. Hollis’s dynamic book is filled with inspiration for women who feel stuck on the path to realizing their dreams. (Feb.)
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Customer Reviews (37)
Rachel Hollis is my personal online cheerleader. (I know you pro ...
Rachel Hollis is my personal online cheerleader. (I know you probably feel like she's your online cheerleader, but I'm pretty sure she's mine.) I was so thrilled to hear about this book, and ordered this version with the extra chapter right away, because, the more Rachel cheering me on in my life, the better, right? I've been so deeply impressed by this book. Learning more about Rachel and her story and how she has built her business and life so deliberately has been an absolute inspiration to me. Can't recommend it enough.
- Mazegrace
February 2, 2018
I don't even know where to begin with this review. I know for cer ...
I don't even know where to begin with this review. I know for certain this is a book I will have my daughter read (many years into the future), as well as girls in my small group, friends, and sisters. Like Rachel, I have found that it is really easy to believe in the lies we, especially as women, are told at all stages in life, and I really appreciated how she not only named those lies, but gave realistic, practical tips on how to start telling yourself and others a different story. For a self-help book, this one is not preachy, but is very uplifting, affirming, and should be shared with the world. I can't recommend this book enough, and will happily be buying this book to give to friends as gifts. I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from the Publisher.
- Sara Martin
February 6, 2018
I honestly believe this book can help every woman grow. Personally ...
I honestly believe this book can help every woman grow. Personally, it has helped me focus on the one person who is the LAST to get my attention and effort. Myself. In each chapter, Rachel starts with a lie you tell yourself, provides examples from her own life illustrating it, then lists the tools she used (or wished she had) that help overcome the lie. She writes as if she's your bestie giving advice and sometimes tough love over a VLC (vodka la croix). She's honest, vulnerable and nerdy which I found made her stories endearing. The first chapter begins, "I peed my pants last week." She's not afraid to share embarrassing stories and an incredibly painful history to connect with readers. It all seems to stem from her passion for people to grow and an attempt to create a culture where women from all walks of life hold each other up rather than tear each other down. That's a world I want to live in. Though Rachel is a Christian and I'm an atheist, I did not find her mentions of her faith to be overly preachy. Her advice does not depend on one particular belief system. For example, 5 to Thrive is practical advice for any person. 5 to Thrive has changed my life. The idea is that you do these 5 things every day for 30 days: 1. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water. 2. Exercise for 30 minutes. 3. Wake up an hour early using the hour for yourself. 4. Give up 1 food or category of food. 5. List 10 things you're grateful for from that day. Waking an hour early was the most challenging, but I found it was the most beneficial. Now each day I start feeling productive and ready for anything. My attitude has changed, my health has improved, and I'm more intentional with my family as a result of dwelling on my many blessings. After applying this strategy for more than 30 days, it's no longer a strategy but a lifestyle. Ultimately, reading this book will not change your life. No person, no book, no thing can fix what is broken for you. Rachel writes, "Only you have the power to change your life." This book can give you the tools that you need to reach your goals and make lasting change to live your best life, but it's up to you to make it happen. She writes, "Please stop telling yourself you deserve this life. Please stop justifying a continued crappy existence simply because that's the way it's always been. Just as you've chosen to stay in this place for so long, you can choose too to get yourself out of it." It's what I needed to hear at this time in my life and I recommend this book to others who may need additional encouragement or direction. I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Harper Collins Christian Publishers.
- Boldielox
February 6, 2018
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