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Lost and Found
Geneen Roth

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“Our relationship with food is a perfect mirror for every belief we have about being alive. And so, it seems, is the relationship with money,” writes New York Times bestselling author Geneen Roth in Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money.

When lauded investment guru and former NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff was accused and eventually convicted of operating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, the news made headlines.

For most people, it was simply another story in the media. For those from whom Madoff stole, including Roth, it was a life-shattering occurrence. She and her husband, business speaker Matt Weinstein, lost every penny of their million-dollar savings.


Women Food and God
Geneen Roth

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From Amazon

Millions of us are locked into an unwinnable weight game, as our self-worth is shredded with every diet failure.

Combine the utter inefficacy of dieting with the lack of spiritual nourishment and we have generations of mad, ravenous self-loathing women.

So says Geneen Roth, in her life-changing new book, Women, Food and God.

Since her 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love, was published, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality and psychology to explain women’s true hunger.

Roth’s approach to eating is that it is the same as any addiction – an activity to avoid feeling emotions


This Messy Life
Geena Roth

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From Amazon

This Messy Magnificent Life is a personal and exhilarating read on freeing ourselves from daily anxiety, lack, and discontent.

It’s a deep dive into what lies behind our self-criticism, whether it is about the size of our thighs, the expression of our thoughts, or the shape of our ambitions.

And it’s about stopping the search to fix ourselves by realizing that on the other side of the “Me Project” is spaciousness, peace, and the capacity to reclaim one’s power and joy.


I Know Where The Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou

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From The Sunday Times – London

When the book was published in 1969 it was a revelation. Narrated in the pulpit-influenced cadences of the black American South, it described a world completely alien to its mainly white, metropolitan readership.

It told how, after her parents divorced, Angelou and her elder brother were sent to live with their paternal grandmother in the small town of Stamps, Arkansas. Aged three and four, the two children arrived wearing wrist tags reading: “To Whom It May Concern”.

At the age of seven, Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. Soon after she had identified him as the rapist in court, he was murdered — kicked to death — by some of her uncles. For the next five years the young Angelou became a voluntary mute, believing that her voice had killed him and that if she spoke again she might kill someone else.


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