The Rooted Renegade

Transform Within, Disrupt the Status Quo & Unleash Your Legacy

Non-Fiction - Self Help
242 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Rooted Renegade: Transform Within, Disrupt the Status Quo & Unleash Your Legacy is penned by author Rebecca Arnold in the self-help, advice, and inspirational writing subgenres. In a competitive and inequitable world, Arnold offers practical exercises and guidance to calm the nervous system, ignite passions, and create space for meaningful work. Through embodied practices, mindful self-talk, and empowered actions, readers learn to foster internal peace, live in alignment with their values, and nurture supportive relationships. Arnold's vibrant coaching style, combined with over fifty exercises, provides a relatable and inspiring roadmap for those seeking a heart-centered life amidst chaos.

Rebecca Arnold has pooled all her skills and knowledge to craft an enlightening journey into self-discovery and empowerment that was a pleasure to explore. Arnold's compassionate and pragmatic approach is sure to resonate deeply with readers who appreciate empathetic voices, offering actionable steps to cultivate inner peace and unlock one's full potential. The emphasis on holistic leadership and living in alignment with one's legacy and values struck a chord, prompting reflection and introspection but from a totally unique perspective that I’ve never come across in self-help books before. The practical exercises, infused with vibrancy and humor, made the journey both engaging and transformative, and it’s easy to navigate between them and refer back, thanks to the book’s great organization and layout. Overall, The Rooted Renegade is a highly recommended read for those seeking a more meaningful and fulfilling life, offering invaluable tools for personal growth and holistic success.

Pikasho Deka

In this ultra-competitive world, with hectic schedules, a polarizing political climate, and other external pressures, it can be difficult to find peace of mind. So how can we find our rooted peace and live authentically with the freedom to pursue our dreams and passions? Rebecca Arnold is an attorney by training with a remarkable career as a leadership coach with clients from various fields. In The Rooted Renegade, the author delves into the three components of rooted peace -- internal, existential, and relational. With this book, you will learn about the three power tools of perception, controlling your emotions through movements of the body, cultivating peaceful emotions by practicing gratitude, identifying your strengths and unique abilities and harnessing them to pursue your interests, crafting your legacy, aligning yourself with your values, negating self-sabotage and fear, and more.

The Rooted Renegade is your comprehensive guide to finding stability and rooted peace that will empower you to live with conviction. Including personal anecdotes, examples, and exercises, Rebecca Arnold offers readers a practical framework for success presented in a clear-cut, accessible writing style with a good sprinkling of humor and heart. Learn to forge strong and healthy relationships, set boundaries, let go of anger, fear, and resentment, use disruption as a tool for healing, and more with this wonderful handbook that provides you with all the necessary tools for a fulfilling life. Overall, I found this book informative and highly motivational. If you're looking for something to reinvigorate your body, mind, and spirit, this is the book for you.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

The Rooted Renegade by Rebecca Arnold details "rooted peace" in three parts: existential, internal, and relational. Arnold supplies strategies and tools to help you learn how to listen to your body, discover the role of body language, understand modes of perception, find your essence, and get away from thought-looping. By urging you to use a journal to record your thoughts, Arnold outlines plans for anchoring yourself, helps you recognize areas for gratitude, and effective techniques for releasing energy to regulate emotions. Arnold shares her experience and her clients' struggles to show how simple changes can transform your thought process and the way you see yourself. After each section, Arnold provides exercises to help implement the material into your day.

Rebecca Arnold makes you feel at home with her work by sharing her personal stories and her clients' hardships and successes. The text is understandable and applicable to any reader as Arnold motivates you to stop negative self-talk and start living a more authentic life. You can begin implementing the material as quickly as you read it! Make your journey intentional and include others if they help hold you accountable for your goals. As you absorb the text and reflect on the information, you'll find it's best to read the book from cover to cover. The audio versions of the exercises are linked to the book, and these are useful for individuals who respond better to verbally guided exercises. The Rooted Renegade will help you learn more about yourself and strengthen your personal views and your relationships with others.

Asher Syed

Rebecca Arnold's self-help book, The Rooted Renegade, teaches readers about the journey toward internal peace through understanding and communicating with one's body. She delineates three modes of perception: exteroception, proprioception, and interoception, and the influence of body posture on emotions and thoughts. Arnold shares multiple, easy-to-apply practices throughout, like breathing exercises and gratitude to enhance emotional self-regulation during phases such as medical uncertainty, and promoting abundance over scarcity mindset. She speaks of vocal release and emotional naming techniques to foster tranquility and champion interrupting peace-disrupting behavioral patterns. Arnold discusses the transformative power of positive self-talk, purposeful living, and celebrating wins, relaying relational peace through boundary setting and forgiveness. She shares the value of self-compassion, managing the inner critic, and embracing spirituality as avenues toward rooted peace, pressing for confidence and open-hearted gentleness as keys to self-actualization and peace.

In Rebecca Arnold's The Rooted Renegade, readers are offered a refreshingly accessible guide to self-discovery and growth, delivered in a conversational style that welcomes those of all backgrounds. I really appreciated that the exercises are not difficult to implement and are immediately actionable. I particularly liked Arnold's suggestion to merge physical actions with positive self-talk that resonates deeply, with a tangible approach to reinforcing desired emotional states, like rolling our shoulders with affirmations. The standout chapter introduces “A dark night of the soul,” as Arnold gives insight into softening shame through kindness and reframing one's narrative, which she pairs with her own personal anecdotes and empathetic guidance. I do need to learn to embrace my vulnerabilities with tenderness like I would a young child, and deserve the positive outcome of self-acceptance and growth. For myself and others, I very much believe that The Rooted Renegade is a sincere and invaluable resource to anyone on a journey of self-discovery. Very highly recommended.

Essien Asian

The quest for success and personal growth can sometimes take a toll on us, but more often than not, it reflects on our inner peace just as much as on our physical appearance. Most people do not completely grasp the complexity of the connections between the human mind and the body, which instantly translates these draining experiences long before we connect the dots as individuals. Years of practice as a holistic leadership coach have revealed to Rebecca Arnold a series of methods and exercises to prevent this damage and create a unique version of inner peace that can eventually lead to external success. She shares these beautiful ideas with us in The Rooted Renegade: Transform Within, Disrupt the Status Quo & Unleash Your Legacy.

Rebecca Arnold's unique approach in The Rooted Renegade encourages us to reach our full potential and find inner peace. Her explanations are sufficiently clear and detailed for any reader to understand. What impressed me is how she designed the exercises that accompany the narrative to inspire readers ready to make the shift in their lives to dive right into her ground-breaking concepts. With her insightful explanations of the early warning signs your body gives before breaking down, and the detrimental effects negative self-talk can have on an individual's psyche, she pays attention to both the physical and mental aspects of human development. Her strategy for overcoming one's inner critic is insightful, and readers will gain much knowledge from the four steps to existential peace. The Rooted Renegade is filled with pearls of wisdom that benefit everyone. Arnold has outdone herself with this book.