Geneen Roth is a highly successful writer and leader, exploring the relationship between food and self-love and other issues of women's spiritual, emotional, and physical health. Her greatest gift is a willingness to expose her own very real struggles with weight, sense of well-being, and feeling ''enough'' in life.
In this remarkable book, Roth takes this honest exposure a step further. She tackles the tangled web of unconscious patterns and real suffering we all experience around issues of money — whether we have it or don't have it in our lives.
Roth drops a bombshell revelation that she and her husband lost over a million dollars in the Bernie Madoff scandal, joining countless others who are suffering from financial uncertainty and loss today. This experience becomes the springboard for Roth to take a hard look at her habitual, compulsive financial patterns and her pervasive sense of never being enough, even though she is a successful and, compared to most people, wealthy human being.
She writes of ''binge'' compulsive shopping to fill herself up and ''deprivation'' scarcity tactics to come back into balance. Neither action brings well-being or sanity. She offers the notion that feeling abundant or poor is ultimately an inner experience not tied to the amount of money we have in the bank.
Roth's writing is a clear wake-up call for consumers everywhere to re-examine life's priorities and to find the resources in our lives that actually do nourish and sustain us. A must read!