Finding Community and Clarity Through Books

Finding Community and Clarity Through Books

Confidence, Story
Today's post comes from the lovely Donna, who just about personifies what it means to be a Wildfire Woman. If you're a fellow self-dev book junkie, we think you and Donna will get along like jelly and ice cream... I’ll always remember my very first ‘self-help’ book. As a naïve 12year old on her first holiday to the USA I selected ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul from the shelves of Walmart’. That sounds pretty interesting, I thought. Not about actual Chicken Soup I later realised but a collection of essays about love and loss, life and death. It was a world away from my packed bookshelf of fiction at home. Then, through a series of unfortunate events in my mid-twenties I was gifted my second ‘self-help’ book. A book that…
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How To Give Your Story A Voice

How To Give Your Story A Voice

Mindset, Story
“But I don’t have a story!" she says, defiantly. Another waste-of-time workshop, masquerading as a fix-all for the broken business woman. Stories are reserved for those with racy pasts, romantic tragedies; the comeback kids. She was just a middle-of-the-road, (wannabe) middle-class, miserable girl who was trying to ‘make it’ - whatever that meant. That night she had a dream. She was taken back to the first week of university, when she met on intense character who would quickly become her closest friend, mentor, confidant - and fellow mischief maker. Her friend had a story. Oh boy did she have a story. One that our middle-of-the-road protagonist had no way of relating to - she had led such a bland existence in comparison. Unsure of what to say after hearing her…
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