Be the Exception by Annie Meehan

“Gentleness is about knowing and naming the hurt in your soul, embracing it, and, in that same breath, removing the power it has over you.” – Annie Meehan

4 stars. Great for self reflection.

An authentic and empowering self-help read with useful and practical tips/exercises  to change life for the better. Annie Meehan (the author and motivational speaker) has written a perceptive and inspiring book on ways to put fear, anxiety and life’s traumas into perspective. She uses her own life experiences and trauma to convey a message of hope, faith and courage that enables the reader to feel empowered to live an exceptional life. Annie’s anecdotal accounts of her childhood and past traumas was shockingly sad and raw, I applaud her bravery and spirit in reconstructing her life, which is indeed exceptional. Recommended if you’re going through a tough time, over thinking issues, struggling with identity, relationships or simply after some tips to live a better life.

Other notable quotes:

“I was buried in sorrow not because of his absence, but because he had always been absent. I grieved for what wasn’t and what would never be.” – Annie Meehan

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anaïs Nin

Click here to read the book blurb on Goodreads.

-NJ

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