Book Talk: Girl, Wash Your Face

Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Rachel Hollis

”You need to make a move right now while you’re still on fire from this book about what goal you’re setting for yourself. Then you need to go do it.”

As I am writing this after closing this book, I am shaking with determination, motivation, and the confidence I needed to get my ducks in a row.

When I originally picked this book up, it was solely because the whole internet was talking about it. I’m not a slow reader guys, but it took me a while to get through this book, and it’s not because it’s bad. It’s actually really good.

It took me awhile because yeah some of the stories were good and inspiring, not all of them resonated with me. It wasn’t until I got deeper into the book, to where I couldn’t put the book down. Or where I was laughing, or crying, because that chapter struck a note with me. It all happened so suddenly. It all happened back to back, chapter after chapter. It felt like Rachel was talking directly to me.

I admire Rachel Hollis. She definitely has been through a lot and she is brave and inspiring to share these stories with the world. Despite how famous she is, she is like you, and she is like me. Her stories are my stories, or your stories. She gets it, and she didn’t always get it. She’s so real.

This isn’t another cheesy self-help book. It’s a book that feels like sharing stories with a best friend over coffee on your couch type of book.

The Lies that I am constantly telling myself:

Chapter 6: No Is The Final Answer

Chapter 7: I’m Bad At Sex

Chapter 8: I Don’t Know How To Be A Mom

Chapter 9: I’m Not A Good Mom

Chapter 10: I Should Be Further Along By Now

Rachel was preaching to me the back to back to back! And I was coming to terms with these lies many of us have told ourselves over and over again.

We tell ourselves these lies so much, that they become truth in our eyes. They become so familiar that they don’t seem like lies, until someone else is calling them out.

Rachel takes this book and her stories to do just that, call us all out! We gotta stop with the lies that we tell ourselves and start speaking some truth.

No is never the final answer. I’m great at sex. I know exactly how to be a mom to my children and I am a great mother to them. And I am exactly where I need to be this moment in my life.

From the book: page 213, the very last paragraph:

“Girl, get ahold of your life. Stop medicating, stop hiding out, stop being afraid, stop giving away pieces of yourself, stop saying you can’t do it. Stop the negative self-talk, stop abusing your body, stop putting it off for tomorrow or Monday or next year. Stop crying about what happened and take control of what happens next. Get up, right now. Rise up from where you’ve been, scrub away the tears and the pain of yesterday, and start again . . . Girl, wash your face!”

Love & Light,