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From the celebrated poet, speaker, and educator comes a powerful blueprint for healing by building a home within yourself. In her debut book of inspiration, poet Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home--the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It's the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are From the celebrated poet, speaker, and educator comes a powerful blueprint for healing by building a home within yourself. In her debut book of inspiration, poet Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home--the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It's the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are loved for who you are. Too many of us build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside, and then we feel abandoned and empty when those people leave. Building your home inside yourself--and never experiencing inner homelessness again--begins here. In Welcome Home, Zebian shares her personal story for the first time, powerfully weaving memoir, poetry, and deeply resonant teachings into her storytelling, from leaving Lebanon at sixteen, to coming of age as a young Muslim woman in Canada, to building a new identity for herself as she learned to speak her truth. After the profound alienations she experienced, she learned to build a stable foundation inside herself, an identity independent of cultural expectations and the influence of others. The powerful metaphor of home provides a structure for personal transformation as she shows you how to construct the following rooms: Self-Love, Forgiveness, Compassion, Clarity, Surrender, and The Dream Garden. With practical tools and prompts for self-understanding, she shows you how to build each room in your house, which form a firm basis for your self-worth, sense of belonging, and happiness.


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From the celebrated poet, speaker, and educator comes a powerful blueprint for healing by building a home within yourself. In her debut book of inspiration, poet Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home--the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It's the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are From the celebrated poet, speaker, and educator comes a powerful blueprint for healing by building a home within yourself. In her debut book of inspiration, poet Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home--the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It's the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are loved for who you are. Too many of us build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside, and then we feel abandoned and empty when those people leave. Building your home inside yourself--and never experiencing inner homelessness again--begins here. In Welcome Home, Zebian shares her personal story for the first time, powerfully weaving memoir, poetry, and deeply resonant teachings into her storytelling, from leaving Lebanon at sixteen, to coming of age as a young Muslim woman in Canada, to building a new identity for herself as she learned to speak her truth. After the profound alienations she experienced, she learned to build a stable foundation inside herself, an identity independent of cultural expectations and the influence of others. The powerful metaphor of home provides a structure for personal transformation as she shows you how to construct the following rooms: Self-Love, Forgiveness, Compassion, Clarity, Surrender, and The Dream Garden. With practical tools and prompts for self-understanding, she shows you how to build each room in your house, which form a firm basis for your self-worth, sense of belonging, and happiness.

30 review for Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Full review soon!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Noel

    “The biggest mistake we make is that we build our homes in other people. We build those homes and we decorate them with the love and care and respect that makes us feel safe at the end of the day. We invest in other people, and we evaluate our self-worth based on how much those homes welcome us. But what many don’t realize is that when you build your home in other people, you give them the power to make you homeless. When those people walk away, those homes walk away with them, and all of a sudd “The biggest mistake we make is that we build our homes in other people. We build those homes and we decorate them with the love and care and respect that makes us feel safe at the end of the day. We invest in other people, and we evaluate our self-worth based on how much those homes welcome us. But what many don’t realize is that when you build your home in other people, you give them the power to make you homeless. When those people walk away, those homes walk away with them, and all of a sudden, we feel empty because everything that we had within us, we put into them. We trusted someone else with pieces of us. The emptiness we feel doesn’t mean we have nothing to give, or that we have nothing within us. It’s just that we built our home in the wrong place.” ~Najwa Zebian I came across a video of Najwa Zebian giving a Ted talk about building homes in other people. Never having heard of her before that beautiful talk I dove into the internet and found out she was actually releasing a book about the very topic that day. "Welcome Home" is a beautiful book with such a powerful message to help in healing and teaching us not to put our self worth into other people, jobs, institutions, and etc. There were so many insightful lessons in this book that had me pause and reflect. I will definitely be coming back to this warm hug of a book over and over again to take out every ounce of wisdom contained within its pages.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ja Han

    Young girls would benefit from reading this book tremendously. It coaches women & girls how to create home within ourselves by us for us; it guides you on the path of self love. It's a good self-help book with a few useful behavior/mental health tips & coping mechanisms. For me it was quite hard to finish the book as information started being a bit redundant, but this is purely due to the fact that I paved similar path and came to identical conclusions. Young adults and teenagers, who have not h Young girls would benefit from reading this book tremendously. It coaches women & girls how to create home within ourselves by us for us; it guides you on the path of self love. It's a good self-help book with a few useful behavior/mental health tips & coping mechanisms. For me it was quite hard to finish the book as information started being a bit redundant, but this is purely due to the fact that I paved similar path and came to identical conclusions. Young adults and teenagers, who have not had bitter experiences, might benefit a lot and draw life-changing conclusions, refrain from self-destructive behaviors, learn how to stand-up for your grounds, how to act through self-love and not self destruction. 

  4. 5 out of 5

    Yogendra

    The mistake most of us make is that we build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside. We feel so abandoned and empty when people leave, because we’ve invested so much of ourselves in them. I have tried to read self-help books before, after a point, I could not connect with them anymore. I realized it's because there is so much emphasis given to external validation directly or indirectly. This book resonated with me on so many levels and shatter The mistake most of us make is that we build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside. We feel so abandoned and empty when people leave, because we’ve invested so much of ourselves in them. I have tried to read self-help books before, after a point, I could not connect with them anymore. I realized it's because there is so much emphasis given to external validation directly or indirectly. This book resonated with me on so many levels and shattered my perspectives and how! not only does it challenge your thinking, each lesson provides solutions on how one can apply these thoughts! I will keep coming back to this content as I strive to build a home within myself.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen

    I received an advance review copy from Rodale Inc. through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest. DNF @ 11% This has a lovely central concept and a flexible structure that invites the reader to customize their own journey. Personally I found the writing style more suited to a TED talk than a book — it's a bit corny, with flowery analogies; it's not bad by any means but not really my cup of tea. I received an advance review copy from Rodale Inc. through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest. DNF @ 11% This has a lovely central concept and a flexible structure that invites the reader to customize their own journey. Personally I found the writing style more suited to a TED talk than a book — it's a bit corny, with flowery analogies; it's not bad by any means but not really my cup of tea.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    “…every moment we live is connected to all the other moments. Some moments we live now are connected to moments ten or twenty years from now. And we don’t see the connection until that future moment happens. And it’s kind of like an ah-ha moment when you say, ‘Now I understand why that moment in the past happened.’” I am a big fan of Najwa Zebian. For those of you who do not know her, she is a Lebanese Canadian author, educator, and speaker. Years ago, a passage from one of her books, Mind Platter “…every moment we live is connected to all the other moments. Some moments we live now are connected to moments ten or twenty years from now. And we don’t see the connection until that future moment happens. And it’s kind of like an ah-ha moment when you say, ‘Now I understand why that moment in the past happened.’” I am a big fan of Najwa Zebian. For those of you who do not know her, she is a Lebanese Canadian author, educator, and speaker. Years ago, a passage from one of her books, Mind Platter, was read out loud in my yoga class. After class, I immediately visited the local bookstore and purchased that book and The Nectar of Pain. Now, I have Welcome Home to add to my collection. From the back of Welcome Home: “Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home - the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It’s the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are loved for who you are. Zebian shares her personal story for the first time, from leaving Lebanon at sixteen, to coming of age as a young Muslim woman in Canada, to building a new identity for herself as she learned to speak her truth.” I have a hard time putting into words the power that this book carries. Najwa Zebian has taken the word “home” and has given it new meaning - one that I never thought of before, and one that I will carry forward. Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for my gifted copy!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelsea.wilde)

    this book found me when I needed it most. your 30s tend to be a lot of self discovery and diving deep into realizing why you are the way you are. your wants, your needs, your desires, what gets your out of bed in the morning. it is also a time for transitioning into a different part of your life, a part that may be scary when you still feel like you’re 22. anyway, it’s a very good book about coming home to yourself and making peace with what has happened and surrendering control of the future. 1 this book found me when I needed it most. your 30s tend to be a lot of self discovery and diving deep into realizing why you are the way you are. your wants, your needs, your desires, what gets your out of bed in the morning. it is also a time for transitioning into a different part of your life, a part that may be scary when you still feel like you’re 22. anyway, it’s a very good book about coming home to yourself and making peace with what has happened and surrendering control of the future. 10 billion stars “The biggest mistake we make is that we build our homes in other people. We build those homes and we decorate them with the love and care and respect that makes us feel safe at the end of the day. We invest in other people, and we evaluate our self-worth based on how much those homes welcome us. But what many don’t realize is that when you build your home in other people, you give them the power to make you homeless. When those people walk away, those homes walk away with them, and all of a sudden, we feel empty because everything that we had within us, we put into them. We trusted someone else with pieces of us. The emptiness we feel doesn’t mean we have nothing to give, or that we have nothing within us. It’s just that we built our home in the wrong place.” ~Najwa Zebian

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sreejana Rajbanshi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I m desperately waiting for this book to read...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Geeta Mistry

    just got the book delivered today.. huge fan of najwa... will post my review soon:)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Taba

    All I can say for now is “life changing” book. Came to me at the perfect timing. I know this is a book I will be coming back to every 6 months/year.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Audrey Adamson Stars in Her Eye

    In Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul, celebrated speaker, author, and educator Najwa Zebian gets more vulnerable than ever before. In this self-help book, she provides a powerful blueprint for healing by building a home within yourself. This book includes true-life instances that inspired the author, techniques, and actions that can be easily got to follow (while emotionally hard to do), and poetry. Sections are divided by rooms in your “house” and look at Self-love, Clarity In Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul, celebrated speaker, author, and educator Najwa Zebian gets more vulnerable than ever before. In this self-help book, she provides a powerful blueprint for healing by building a home within yourself. This book includes true-life instances that inspired the author, techniques, and actions that can be easily got to follow (while emotionally hard to do), and poetry. Sections are divided by rooms in your “house” and look at Self-love, Clarity, Compassion, and more. In the end, she guides you into creating your own room-a a room that will serve only you. Each chapter breaks down a room in your soul's house starting with the Foundation. Each area has pillars or themes and rules of what you want that room to be. Each pillar has questions to help you sort through your own emotions. But Zebian doesn't leave you to do it on your own: she leads by example sharing her life and how she made these rooms in her home. I was supposed to read this as a reviewer but I found that I was called to this book I needed to create my own home so I became engrossed in this book. I was more than reviewing, I was growing. So is there some bias in this review? Sure. But it did honestly help me on a personal level. I think this is a great self-help book. I'd say it's more geared towards women but I wouldn't say those of any gender range wouldn't be able to connect to the principles. As a society, we need to start with ourselves and create our own homes. Only then can we change as a society for the better, I received an ARC for review; all opinions are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hajer

    I bought it from Indigo Toronto, the book was appealing TBH and I saw so much praise regarding the author on social media. I read it on the way home. The idea is great and I feel like I could have profited from this book a few years earlier when I was struggling to build my own home (my own self). I feel like I've met my old self in this book, the one that was struggling to fit in, to find herself and mostly to accept who she is. I feel so distant from who I used to be and it is perfect that way. I bought it from Indigo Toronto, the book was appealing TBH and I saw so much praise regarding the author on social media. I read it on the way home. The idea is great and I feel like I could have profited from this book a few years earlier when I was struggling to build my own home (my own self). I feel like I've met my old self in this book, the one that was struggling to fit in, to find herself and mostly to accept who she is. I feel so distant from who I used to be and it is perfect that way. We humans need to have/ develop the ability to unlearn, relearn, deconstruct and reconstruct ourselves and our understanding of everything. The arab culture sadly praises so much the status quo, the unchanging beliefs: "التثوابت، الرواسخ، يقين لا يتزعزر، لا يراوده شك.." This is why changing your mind or belief about something (the author uses the instance of wearing the Hijab here) can be perceived very badly in the community even from the non practicing fellows. They would try to shame the person and tarnish her "reputation". (I know, I'm not even going to dwell on the concept of reputation). I liked how the author stood for herself and how she made herself a healer, not just of herself but of others. This book did not change my mind in anything, and did certainly not change my life, but it could have, some 10 years ago.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Thomas

    Welcome Home by Najwa Zebian 9780593231753 313 Pages Publisher: Rodale / Harmony Books Release Date: June 1, 2021 Nonfiction, Self-Help, Mind, Body & Spirit, Health, Motivational The book is divided into nine sections. This book talks about the importance of self-awareness, self-love, self-worthiness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-forgiveness. Introduction: The Road to Home One: Building a Foundation Two: Self-Love Three: Forgiveness Four: Compassion Five: Clarity Six: Surrender Seven: The Dream Gard Welcome Home by Najwa Zebian 9780593231753 313 Pages Publisher: Rodale / Harmony Books Release Date: June 1, 2021 Nonfiction, Self-Help, Mind, Body & Spirit, Health, Motivational The book is divided into nine sections. This book talks about the importance of self-awareness, self-love, self-worthiness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-forgiveness. Introduction: The Road to Home One: Building a Foundation Two: Self-Love Three: Forgiveness Four: Compassion Five: Clarity Six: Surrender Seven: The Dream Garden Eight: The Art of Listening to Yourself Nine: Adapting to Your New Reality The author discusses events in her life: moving from Lebanon, living in Canada, becoming a teacher. She delves into the emotions she experienced along the way. She searched for love and acceptance but realized she had to find it within before she could find it without. She weaves these experiences along with tips for the reader to improve their lives. Using the questions (anchors, pillars, and gems) in the book, I can evaluate the feelings I have been holding through the years. I have begun to look at my life and giving advice to my younger self. This was the first book I read by the author, and I loved it. This book should be read by everyone willing to look at and make changes to improve their lives.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bookreadaholic

    Book title: Welcome Home Rating: 10/10 Author: Najwa Zebian @najwazebian Genre: Self-Development Number of pages: 309 Bought it from:  UBUY.Com  Plot: Najwa share her innovative  concept of a home within yourself ~ a place where you are vulnerable,  a place where you safe, a place  where you belong, a place where you know  your self & self-worth with practical tools, poetry, journaling and meditation. How to construct each room in your  house? That is what you'll discover in this book. My Opinion Abo Book title: Welcome Home Rating: 10/10 Author: Najwa Zebian @najwazebian Genre: Self-Development Number of pages: 309 Bought it from:  UBUY.Com  Plot: Najwa share her innovative  concept of a home within yourself ~ a place where you are vulnerable,  a place where you safe, a place  where you belong, a place where you know  your self & self-worth with practical tools, poetry, journaling and meditation. How to construct each room in your  house? That is what you'll discover in this book. My Opinion About this Book: This Book is a Masterpiece. A Must-Read! The concept of building home within yourself is revolutionary. Each chapter is  brilliantly written like a room where Najwa shares  the structure for you to customize your journey to self-understanding and personal transformation. Each page is filled with warmth and powerful Aha-moments. You will definitely be a changed person after you read this book.  It is  very healing, raw  and potent. I loved that we get know the author on a deeper level as she shares her personal experiences and healing journey. Welcome Home is an answer to the pain we all experience when we don't feel at peace with ourselves. #bookconfessions #bookrating #bookcritic #booktalk #najwazebian #welcome #aspiretoinspire #bookreadaholic

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mehvish

    I have never reviewed a book before, but I thought everyone should know about it so they can also heal just like I am doing. The first book I read of hers was 'Mind Platter' and that time I was in a toxic friendship. I just didn't know how to let go and her incredible work calmed me and taught me how to truly let go and be at peace. Few years later, I had a fall out with another close friend and had not idea how to cope with it. 'Welcome Home' is like a gift that fell from the sky, my ray of hope. I have never reviewed a book before, but I thought everyone should know about it so they can also heal just like I am doing. The first book I read of hers was 'Mind Platter' and that time I was in a toxic friendship. I just didn't know how to let go and her incredible work calmed me and taught me how to truly let go and be at peace. Few years later, I had a fall out with another close friend and had not idea how to cope with it. 'Welcome Home' is like a gift that fell from the sky, my ray of hope. It has changed my life so much. After each part, I am like 'omg this is me', 'omg I can I apply this', etc. I fall in love with one part but the next one turns out of be even better and equally useful. This book teaches you the true meaning of self-love, forgiveness, compassion, etc. It doesn't just describe each concept and throws in fancy terms, it actually gives you practical solutions. I also love how she uses different metaphors and daily examples to make us understand a concept we may otherwise refuse to accept or just not get it. If you are struggling to move on, and have been relying on others to validate you or value you your entire life, this is for you.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (abookandadog)

    I went into this book unfamiliar with the author or the story and it surprised me. Zebian's story is one of struggle and heartbreak and finding herself - and being stronger because of it all. I thought this would be a memoir of sorts but instead I found it woven with very helpful practical tools for unpacking and rebuilding myself for MYSELF. I feel like I need a side of therapy with this book just to fully grasp all that she explains and leads you through. The prompts for journaling and meditat I went into this book unfamiliar with the author or the story and it surprised me. Zebian's story is one of struggle and heartbreak and finding herself - and being stronger because of it all. I thought this would be a memoir of sorts but instead I found it woven with very helpful practical tools for unpacking and rebuilding myself for MYSELF. I feel like I need a side of therapy with this book just to fully grasp all that she explains and leads you through. The prompts for journaling and meditation are some that I feel like I need to work into a daily practice of reminding myself of who I am so as not to let anyone else take over. I was especially smitten with her house building analogy since this is the way I have imagined my own life and growth over the last few years. This is not a light read by any means but it is definitely worth the effort - to hear her story and to learn your own. Thank you to the publisher and author for sending the eARC via NetGalley in exhange for my honest review!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sujana Ramesh

    Have you ever felt hurt and blamed yourself for a failed relationship or even friendship? Did you feel like you will never be whole again? And did you not know the reason behind all these feelings? These are some of the questions Najwa Zebian answers in this book. I am not much of a non-fiction reader but this book was really relatable so I enjoyed it! The crux of the book is building your own home I.e understanding yourself and not being dependent on anyone. Every part of the book is explained Have you ever felt hurt and blamed yourself for a failed relationship or even friendship? Did you feel like you will never be whole again? And did you not know the reason behind all these feelings? These are some of the questions Najwa Zebian answers in this book. I am not much of a non-fiction reader but this book was really relatable so I enjoyed it! The crux of the book is building your own home I.e understanding yourself and not being dependent on anyone. Every part of the book is explained in simple words using anecdotes and personal examples. I think this was the best part of the book because I could connect to every single situation and make sense of what I did wrong! The narration was beautiful and inspiring. The book provided me a platform for self reflection which I believe is an important aspect of life. There was even an example of letting social media numbers define our worth that felt like it was directed at me😂🙈 If you are looking for ways to feel more connected to yourself and learn to be content with just you I would highly recommend this book!❤

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Steele

    This book found me when I needed it most. I would like to preface this that I rarely read any type of Nonfiction or Self-Help books. They are not my preferred genre, so I typically avoid them. But I am so glad that I picked this up and I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to do so as well. This book is about self-worth, self-love, and putting yourself first. If you ever catch yourself basing your happiness on someone else, read this book. If you ever catch yourself basing your happiness on the This book found me when I needed it most. I would like to preface this that I rarely read any type of Nonfiction or Self-Help books. They are not my preferred genre, so I typically avoid them. But I am so glad that I picked this up and I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to do so as well. This book is about self-worth, self-love, and putting yourself first. If you ever catch yourself basing your happiness on someone else, read this book. If you ever catch yourself basing your happiness on the opinions of others, read this book. For countless other reasons, READ THIS BOOK! This book spoke to me in a way that is impossible to put into words. All I can do is implore you to see for yourself.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tanvi Tirthankar

    This book has been nothing less than a blessing to me , found me when I needed it the most. It brings you back into sense, into power , into realizing that you are all you need. It picks you up from a state of homelessness and provides you with a home that had always been yours- the home that you build within yourself. We have all been looking for acceptance outside whereas the only acceptance that we truly need is to be accepted by self and embracing everything that makes you "you". It helps yo This book has been nothing less than a blessing to me , found me when I needed it the most. It brings you back into sense, into power , into realizing that you are all you need. It picks you up from a state of homelessness and provides you with a home that had always been yours- the home that you build within yourself. We have all been looking for acceptance outside whereas the only acceptance that we truly need is to be accepted by self and embracing everything that makes you "you". It helps you with your healing journey - recognize the pain, understand where it's coming from, be compassionate to self and bid goodbye to the pain. These are a very few takeaways to list. I'm forever grateful to the author for this masterpiece.

  20. 4 out of 5

    mia

    dnf @ 76% I appreciate what the author was trying to do here - but with only her own experience to draw from and no research or professional opinions (aside from a brief mention of a conversation with her therapist), I’m not sure what entitles the author to be the one to write a book on how to live one’s life? Her thesis that a person should make a home in themself and no one else is unuanced, the same few events are used repeatedly to make very similar points, and the prompts and questions are dnf @ 76% I appreciate what the author was trying to do here - but with only her own experience to draw from and no research or professional opinions (aside from a brief mention of a conversation with her therapist), I’m not sure what entitles the author to be the one to write a book on how to live one’s life? Her thesis that a person should make a home in themself and no one else is unuanced, the same few events are used repeatedly to make very similar points, and the prompts and questions are leading. Overall, this book disappointed me.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Najia Al Umri

    There are so many similarities between the writer's journey and mine, I feel so related. One thing that missing for me is when I try to build home within me through this book, there is no role of GOD in it. I'm so looking forward to finding it every time I land on the next page. Maybe because it's obvious GOD is everywhere so the writer doesn't put a special chapter or room about GOD. But still, I love the book and it helps me gain so many new perspectives ❤❤❤. Thank you, Najwa There are so many similarities between the writer's journey and mine, I feel so related. One thing that missing for me is when I try to build home within me through this book, there is no role of GOD in it. I'm so looking forward to finding it every time I land on the next page. Maybe because it's obvious GOD is everywhere so the writer doesn't put a special chapter or room about GOD. But still, I love the book and it helps me gain so many new perspectives ❤❤❤. Thank you, Najwa

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Slade

    I received an uncorrected proof from Goodreads giveaway. There were lots of great gems in this book! I highlighted lots of great points about building a home within yourself instead of other people. It’s definitely worth reading. However, I thought the metaphor of a home with various rooms, pillars, furniture, etc was overdone. It became a bit monotonous and was sometimes distracting. I did enjoy the poems sprinkled in to the chapters.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sudha Subramanian

    I had to abandon this book. I don't do this very often. I gave it my everything , yet, if I have to pant and sweat to finish a book, it is simply not worth it. It is wordy, repetitive, the idea of building a home is simply overdone. I appreciate the little bits here and there but if I have to scan thousands of words to look for a GEM, I would rather not do so. The tone was unbearably difficult. Had to abandon it much against my principles. I had to abandon this book. I don't do this very often. I gave it my everything , yet, if I have to pant and sweat to finish a book, it is simply not worth it. It is wordy, repetitive, the idea of building a home is simply overdone. I appreciate the little bits here and there but if I have to scan thousands of words to look for a GEM, I would rather not do so. The tone was unbearably difficult. Had to abandon it much against my principles.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    This will resonate (potentially deeply) with some readers. It's personal and contains some very good tidbits of wisdom and advice. While this will resonate with those that like self-help, even those not interested in the genre may like this, since it has a bit of a different flavor than most. Thanks very much for the review copy!! This will resonate (potentially deeply) with some readers. It's personal and contains some very good tidbits of wisdom and advice. While this will resonate with those that like self-help, even those not interested in the genre may like this, since it has a bit of a different flavor than most. Thanks very much for the review copy!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Sealy

    Loved this book. I try not to compare but definitely gives Cleo Wade & Alex Elle vibes. This Semi-autobiographical self-help book is beautiful and poetic. She is vulnerable and honest about finding her voice while still respecting her culture. A must for finding self love. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley

  26. 4 out of 5

    Miriam journey2journal

    I have read all her books I have to say I loved them all but this one is my absolute favorite! Such positive advise and a true inspiration! Her quotes and poems touch your heart gently! Najwa Zebian shows us how to turn a trauma into a lesson (see it differently)and how to overcome it! I can’t wait for her next book! This one I’m definitely purchasing!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hind

    This book speaks to the soul Sometimes you wish you had a person who could tell you those words you may go through obstacles and difficulties no matter what situation you are in you’ll find something that speaks to you

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rod Pitts

    "your home belongs nowhere outside of you. your home is within you. you are the architect. you are the builder. and you are the occupant. you must find yourself. you must see yourself. hear yourself. love yourself." "your home belongs nowhere outside of you. your home is within you. you are the architect. you are the builder. and you are the occupant. you must find yourself. you must see yourself. hear yourself. love yourself."

  29. 4 out of 5

    Remna M

    I don’t where to begin but this book is everything. It’s so sightful and Najwa writes some very powerful messages and things to remember. I felt as though I was transforming myself while reading and I absolutely loved the book✨❤️It’s definitely one that everyone should read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Danica

    “Tips”, self help that you feel you’d heard over and over again, but this time the words hit differently. I appreciate any book that encourages journaling. Bit repetitive, but I believe it helps stick to your mind. She has so many sentences worth highlighting. A book i’ll share and reread again.

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