On All The Things That Make Me Beautiful: Book Review and Give-Away!

On All The Things That Make Me Beautiful“….our potential is endless. Even when we’re tired and beaten down, drained and out of steam, frustrated and full of rage, or broke and without a dime, our God-given potential for greatness is intact and abundant. It’s an innate power that comes free with birth, but often gets ignored and forgotten as life takes hold.”

-Nadirah Angail

In our world today, it can be a challenge for young women to gain self-confidence and a healthy perspective and awareness on life, in general. From a much-too early age, we are inundated with negative images, words, and beliefs. Many young women are brought up to believe that there are limitations. We live in a society that often projects to girls and women that there is only one standard of beauty, one way to behave, one way to be treated, one way to love, and so forth. Blogger and author Nadirah Angail, who has a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, wrote this book to remind girls and women that the only *one* thing you need to do in life is to love and believe in yourself.

This book, composed of easy-to-read short blog-style essays, offers women of all ages advice and many words of wisdom. It’s a book that many older women may wish their younger selves had read. Angail address a number of topics that relate to women of all ages, from learning the signs of healthy love versus unhealthy love, red flags and deal breakers for relationships, on overcoming the end of the *honeymoon* phase in a relationship, dealing with negative friendships, self-doubt, self-acceptance, forgiveness, personal reflection, and being responsible for your own happiness.

Angail writes beautifully and simply, in a way that captures the reader’s attention and keeps it. It’s easy to relate to her perspective and thoughts on different issues and you will probably often find yourself nodding in agreement. On the same token, you may find yourself reflecting and checking in with yourself. Are you confident with who you are at this present time? Do you respect yourself and give yourself the freedom to make mistakes (and the time to learn from them)? The older and wiser a woman gets, the more confident and self-assure she usually becomes.  Yet every women will sometimes struggle with her self-esteem.  Every woman needs to affirm her self-worth regularly and make sure that she is focusing more on her positive qualities than her self-attributed negative qualities. Accepting yourself in the present, not who you were yesterday or who you want to be tomorrow, is one of the most important lessons a woman can learn in life. This is the flowing theme of Angail’s book, a theme that every woman needs to subscribe to for her own personal mantra.

Book Give-Away!

Nadirah Angail has generously donated a signed copy of On All the Things That Make Me Beautiful to give-away to one of my readers. Please leave a comment below for a chance to win. For extra entries, tweet about this book review and give-away, become a follower of @aintyomamasblog on Twitter, or a subscriber of this blog and then leave an additional comment.  I will draw a random winner using random. org on Thursday, July 22nd. Good luck!


Disclaimer: I was given a signed copy of this book as compensation for the review. The opinions reflected in this book review are my own.