Empower Yourself, Change the World
Self-esteem for empowerment. By practicing affirmations each day, you will become stronger emotionally and psychologically. Writing letters to yourself can be a powerful affirming process that will give you the courage to face adversity and help you develop resilience that can get you through anything. Become the very best and strongest you can be with the unique tools and practices in Letters from a Better Me.
Embrace forgiveness and let go. After recognizing the issues and trauma we deal with, it is essential to move into a place of forgiveness and gratitude. When we decide to be grateful for the hard times, rather than resent them, we open ourselves up for positive transformation. This motivational book provides us with the tools we need to build our self-worth and leave fear behind so we can welcome a more loving and compassionate focus.
The art of staying present. There is power in planting ourselves in the present. It allows us to evaluate where we are and what direction we want to be heading in. In the last part of the book, Wolff guides readers through creating action plans. She encourages us to create positive change and foster long-lasting energy and focus. In turn, we develop the skills necessary to advocate both for ourselves and others, in a way that builds us up without tearing others down.
Those looking for a self-help book for women will find everything they’re looking for and more in Rachael Wolff’s Letters from a Better Me. Open it up and find…
- Letters that promise to inspire and empower you to pursue positive change
- Guides at the end of each chapter for writing your own letters
- A chance to grow from difficult times and write your way back to who you want to be
Readers of titles such as Judgement Detox , I Am That Girl , What I Know Now , Loving What Is , and Girl, Stop Apologizing will find further healing and empowerment in Rachael Wolff’s Letters from a Better Me.
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About the Author
Rachael Wolff grew up reading self-help, personal discovery, and spiritual writings. She has let her beliefs in helping herself and supporting others inspire the life she leads. Wolff got a taste for helping the masses in the ‘90s when she became a National Sales Trainer for the indoor tanning industry. She realized that she was more connected to supporting people feel better about themselves than the actual sales. After having children, she became a pre-school teacher and enjoyed learning how our minds develop. She went back to school and graduated from Eckerd College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and a Minor in Anthropology, focusing on cultural anthropology.
After receiving her degree with an award in “Excellence in Human Development” in December 2015, she launched a blog (http://FromALovingPlace.com) where she chronicles lessons she’s learned on her journey. The interest in her blog led her to starting a Facebook page that keeps the motivation going with encouraging words and sharing experiences. Wolff started http://LettersFromABetterMe.blogspot.com to develop an audience who are inspired by letters of hope, healing, and love to encourage readers to become a better version of themselves.
Read an Excerpt
Excerpt from Letters from a Better Me
What if there was a way for someone to guide you through the steps of becoming the best version of yourself? Okay, maybe it won’t be easy, but I’m here, right here in the trenches with you. Let’s really let the crud surface. It’s there anyway, buried deep inside destroying your foundation. We can’t build a solid house if you aren’t willing to fix your foundation. If you keep trying to build with a foundation full of rage, anger, fear, and hate, you will keep triggering explosions and destroying your progress. Let’s work together to bring it up gently, and clean up your foundation so you can build something beautiful that will last. Here’s where we begin:
Deep Breaths. Fully breathe in for the count of five and exhale to the count of five. Do this three times. Take a second; sit with the emotions that are stirring inside you. Remember to fully exhale when you feel something triggering you. Don’t hold your breath. This breathing practice gives us the space we need to open our minds to awareness of our own feelings, thoughts, and perspectives.
Drink a lot of water. You are cleansing a lot of toxic energy running through your body. If you drink a lot of water, it will help you stay physically and emotionally hydrated. This process can take a lot out of you. Think of it as cleaning your pathways. Visualize the water opening your heart as it runs through you.
Letter Writing. Use the technique in the book to help you be honest and get out all your anger, fear, rage, frustrations, gratitude, acceptance, and understanding of yourself and others.
- If you are judging other women, write about it!
- If you are bashing yourself, put it all on paper!
- If you are hating on men, scream it out!
- If you have underlying prejudices against others, preach it.
Get it out so you can see the darkness you’re carrying around. You don’t have to share these with anyone, but make sure you hold onto them for the duration of the book. The darkness lurking within is what you are projecting onto the world. The first step in healing it is seeing it. Take responsibility for what you are putting out there! Part One is about seeing what is going on inside honestly. Don’t sugar coat it!
Watch how the letters transform throughout the book and become more powerful and feed the empowered woman you are. I found this to be one of my biggest transformation tools. Letter writing changed my life and my relationships. Writing things in this form is like writing up a contract and signing it. We are committed to become a better me.
Journal. Write about anything that stirs you up while you’re reading this book. It can be something in your daily life or in the book itself. Knowing what your triggers are is the first step to taking back your power and becoming the empowered woman. If you don’t know your triggers, you aren’t in control of your feelings, thoughts, perspectives, actions and reactions. Just keep writing. If a topic that makes you squirm isn’t in here, write about it yourself. Get it out, get ugly, and get dirty. Most of allget real. Be conscious of what you are putting out there. Part One is not for you to read and go out and spew your pain to the world. Part One is about taking off your blinders, reflection, and getting real with your pain. When you think about the feeling and thoughts you are projecting, as yourself:
- Is that really what you want?
- Are you in a place of love or fear right now?
- What feelings are coming up as you sit quietly?
Book buddy. Book buddies help you stay committed to the process. Read the book together and do the exercises. If you choose the book buddy route, be careful whom you choose. You want someone who has similar goals for personal and spiritual growth as you. You will fuel each other. Are you fueling the light inside your heart or is one of you wanting to burn things down and create more darkness? One route will create more love in the world, and the other will create more hate. You have to feel comfortable to be completely vulnerable with the person or people you partner with. You want someone who is on the journey to bring out her empowered woman too.
For the remainder of the book, you will be given the option to go deeper with a variety of exercises. These exercises are designed the help you to go as deep as you are willing to go. The deeper you go, the greater your transformation. This is your journey!
What People are Saying About This
"In Letters From A Better Me: The Empowered Woman, Rachael Wolff takes us through three stages of being: Awareness, Acceptance, and Action, through letters written to elicit reflection, emotion and, eventually, closure. You will see yourself in these letters. You will hear your own words. You may find yourself shouting out loud at what you’re reading, “Yeah! That’s what I’m talking about!” Or you might find yourself shedding a tear when you discover one of Rachael’s letters tapping into a really personal space inside yourself. We each bring our own lives to this book. These letters will mean something different to each of you who read it. What triggers me might not trigger you. Your personal life experiences will dictate your journey. Keep your own journal or notebook handy to write some of your own letters along the way. You’ll be surprised at how much you have to say!
In the end, it’s all about Girl Power. Never forget that each and every one of you possess that. And this book is key to tapping into that supersource!" - Lisa Goich, author of 14 Days
"Becoming a strong woman starts with self-development and Rachael Wolff's book is a powerful tool to help you soar." ―Louise Harmon, author of Happiness A to Z