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Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
Joanna Romer imparts gentle wisdom and loving support in A Woman’s Guide to Self-Nurturing: How to Build Self-Esteem by Being Nice to Yourself. Ms. Romer defines self-esteem as “the quiet, undemanding hankering to feel good about yourself.” In today’s busy society, women often play many roles – from working at high-demand professions, to raising children, to caring for elderly relatives. Women’s love is often focused outward, and comforting oneself is often neglected or viewed as selfish. Through the use of familiar Bible stories, the author demonstrates the necessity of fulfilling one’s needs as an important imperative. Her perspective offers an unique understanding of women’s roles in an engaging and thoughtful manner. Each chapter ends with specific guidelines to examine such topics as what would be comforting, how to find alone time, and giving gratitude.
While this book is a quick read, a woman should spend time with it, allowing the lessons to soak in, and considering the guidelines. As the author frequently suggests, doing this work with a cup of tea and a scrumptious cupcake would be ideal. In A Woman’s Guide to Self-Nurturing: How to Build Self-Esteem by Being Nice to Yourself, author Joanna Romer gracefully demonstrates the difference between “being” and “doing,” an important message for too-busy women. Ms. Romer presents the material in an organized fashion, and her directions flow from one step to the next. My feeling after reading this book is one of comfort; the book itself extolled self-nurturing and goodness in a way that will encourage the reader to find that feeling more often in her life!