I was given the book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life by Renee Trudeau a few months ago, to read and see if I liked it to review it.
And here I am reviewing it…since I didn’t only like it…I loved it.
Just a little about the author:
An internationally recognized coach and consultant, speaker and author, Renée Peterson Trudeau’s company has helped professionals and entrepreneurs create passion-filled careers and come into greater work/life alignment through integrating who they are with what they do.
She is also the author of the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-balance Your Life, co-author of Courageous Parents, Confident Kids: Letting Go So You Both Can Grow, a contributing author to best-selling What Happy Working Mothers Know. The book I review here is her newest one.
I think people and things come into your life for a reason when they do…Trudeau is on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, (which I hold dear to my heart since one of my adult yoga training guru’s was part of Kripalu), and Esalen Institute, (I love, love, love). When this book was sent to me, I was thinking about my father’s health, which my family has been concerned with for some time and some critical decisions we needed to make were happening at that time.
The book starts out with the idea and concept of self-care and essentially finding internal peace.
She quotes Audre Lorde in a passage, “Self-care isn’t an act of selfishness, it’s self-preservation, and it’s as vital as oxygen is to my well-being.”