New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and explains the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.
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Iyanla is a wise woman and I learned a lot from this book on how your family history impacts you and how to overcome it. I think she is a great woman and a good influence for young girls. I was very disappointed however in her overwhelming mention of her daughter that passed away and how she barely spoke of her other two children. it was hurtful to me and I can imagine them how she kept saying her daughter was her best friend and all that. I can understand her grief as I am a mother myself but to neglect her living children in the book was a surprise.
I love the places I travel and the things I see through books.
I recommend this to anyone needing to mend the fragments of their life. This was profound even for me a life coach and PhD Psychology student. I still had wounds I was licking unaware. Thanks YaYa!
I loved it and highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is willing to make peace with themselves and others. This journey will teach you how to understand and deal with the pathologies of our lives.
This is not for the faint of heart. This book is for those who DARE to have the faith and courage for something new.
Iyanla's raw, truthful account of her journey to self.... An amazing book from an amazing soul!
Number 1 Wonderful!!!!!!!
It made me laugh, think and think.
I loved this book, it is a real life, relatable family story of a woman trying to find herself in a huge world with huge responsibilities. Thank you Iyanla for sharing your truth.
I didn't know much about Iyanla and quite frankly hadn't watched any of her shows or read any other books. Then I went home for the holidays and my family was watching her show online. Her knowledge and wisdom spoke to me and I was compelled to buy the book. Her story and her communication of it is utterly breath-taking and heart-wrenching at the same time. Her constant introspection and reflection mirror my own and she's seem to have mastered the science of emotional intelligence-which is what I feel drew me to her when watching the show. A new fan here. :)
"Reflection of a woman of God"
My life will be a testament of the same path as woman.
If God is for us, who can be against US.
"A story of survival"
I have always been a big fan of iyanla, her no nonsense advice, and her uncomplicated way of putting things in perspective . This book is different, you feel her pain, and go thru the many different stages of grief with her. You desperately want to reach out and hug her, tell her everything will be alright. But I needn't having worried, she is a force of nature and has come out the other side wiser and stronger.
The book of job. Loss of al that you have dear , followed by redemption, a steadfast belief in God.
It would be hard not too be affected.
A great read for anyone going through loss.
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