What to Read NOW — “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis

In what seemed like a day, my social media feeds started to fill with quotes from Rachel Hollis. Quotes like “Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business” and “Stop waiting on someone else to fix your life.” Then, I heard Rachel Hollis on an Instagram livestream speaking to Beachbody coaches and, as I heard her words, words I had previously only seen written, I knew I had to pick up her book. At first wary of what appeared be an impending Journey in the Personal Development of Yours Truly (I mean, who has time for internal reflections between a full-time job, friends, family and keeping up with the Kardashians?!) , I hit “buy” on my kindle and I am so glad I did.

If you’re reading and you still have no idea who or what I’m talking about, Girl, Wash Your Face is the #1 New York Times Bestseller by Rachel Hollis that encourages women to lean into their whole self and pursue their dreams. In her book, Rachel points out lies she told herself that stood in her way of becoming the best version of herself. She shares lies we call all can relate to – “I’m Not a Good Mom,” “I Should be Further Along Than Now,” and “Something Else Will Make Me Happy.” Ultimately, she uses these lies to show her readers that she’s been there and, through her lived experiences, she can gift them a few tools to help them join her in a place of true happiness. Continue reading