If you’ve felt lonely, angry, resentment, unbearable grief, broken, scared, ashamed and hidden these feelings from yourself and others with an escape, an addiction, or have ever lied and said, “I’m fine,” when it isn’t, you are not alone.
It’s a simple, but powerful gift to realize you are not alone in your feelings. That another human has faced similar horrible emotions, has spun stories of unworthiness, and felt unbearably judged.
The Women’s Health Conference invites you to add Gennon Doyle’sLove Warrior to your summer reading list. We love Glennon for her audacity to face and share her brokenness and write about her long journey to be and feel real. Her experiences, while may not exactly mirror our own, inspires us to feel. Her writing is a gift and invitation to touch our pain, lean into and learn from it.
Read Love Warrior. Think about it. Cringe through her stories. Savor her language. Rejoice in her self-discovery. Then bring Love Warrior to your book club, prayer group, sisterhood, running group and talk.
Discuss what the book brings up for you, how you relate to the experiences Glennon shares. Think about when you’ve sent a “representative” to show up for you. How the roles described mirror the roles you’ve accepted or rejected? How does pain mask and un-mask the self? Where does Glennon find healing?
To help you unpack her story (and maybe yours too) find a few reading guides here:
Glennon Doyle is the author of Love Warrior, a 2016 Oprah's Book Club Pick; the founder of the online community Momastery; and the creator of the nonprofit Together Rising. Glennon is speaking at the Women’s Health Conference September 11, 2017.