A friend suggested I read this book called Untamed by Glennon Doyle and what an incredible eye-opener it’s been! While I haven’t finished the book yet, I wanted to ask if any of you have read it??? Because it’s got some incredible nuggets of wisdom that have been helping me. In fact, I find that I only read a bit at a time, so that I can let it sink into my soul.

From the book:

The truest, most beautiful life never promises to be an easy one. We need to let go of the lie that it’s supposed to be.

Read that quote above again slowly. Sit with it for a few minutes. Can you feel the healing energy that comes with it? Simple, yet direct wisdom.

How many times have you wondered why your life is so hard? And you question what happened to you, why it happened and what you did to deserve it? We can get all tangled up in those questions and mire ourselves in them for years.

Or we can navigate our way through the messy limiting beliefs, societal rules and really become Authentically Us! It’s up to you my friends.

I’m choosing Authentically Janie and learning to drop all of the ‘rules’ that I have lived by my whole life. I’m dropping the expectations, the ‘this is the way you behave’ and ‘this is how it’s done’ mess that I have been caged by for my entire life.

Anyone else feel like reading the book along with me and going on a journey of self-discovery?

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8 Responses to Untamed

  1. Beth W. says:

    Thanks for the suggestion! I placed a hold on the audiobook at my library and am looking forward to listening to it! 🙂


  2. OmniRunner says:

    So true.
    Work has been unbelievably busy since, well January.
    And my “baby girl” finally moved out of the house to her first post-college apartment.
    I’m trying to enjoy the stress from work, reminding my self that it will all be over before I know it. And then I wont know what to do w/ my self.
    And while it’s sad to see my daughter move on, isn’t that the way it’s supposed to go? Isn’t that what all of us did?
    So I’m trying to appreciate my sadness and the quiet loneliness around the house.
    Can you imagine being born rich with no struggles or anything to strive for? No wonder those folks get into so much trouble. Nothing else to do!


    • janieleeds says:

      I am sure you will find something to captivate you once work is finished. When we look, there is always something on the horizon to explore!
      I understand how empty nesting works even though mine was a brief stint since both have returned to the nest. But yes, it is the way it is supposed to go and yes, we all did it! (Except I didn’t return like mine have). But different times I guess…let’s see how it goes.
      Appreciate the quiet times and expand your thinking as to what’s next in your book – what would you like to do or learn or explore or expand into…I can’t wait to hear about it!
      Big hugs!

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  3. I definitely will, you read my thoughts with those questions. Exactly a conversation I had with myself when I wrote Prison. I came online to find what you have written as I mentioned before you brought me to WordPress and I’m thankful for that.
    Thank you for this post

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  4. Letitgocoach says:

    Excellent book. Love Glennon!

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