The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier by Helen S. Rosenau – Review

 41396629The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier by Helen S. Rosenau – publication date  of September 27th, 2018 by Riverview Press

A joyously cathartic and deeply spiritual road trip for readers of Anne Lamott, Elizabeth Gilbert, Pema Chodron, and Brené Brown.

Feeling stuck? You’re not alone. In or out of a relationship, job hunting or retiring, in a life transition, or wrestling with Big Questions, a joyful life can feel elusive. After two decades offering motivation, inspiration, support, and problem-solving as a life coach and in her Ask Your Jewish Fairy Godmother column, Helen Rosenau embraces the deeper, more complex struggles of fellow messy humans.

This book will help you find joy in the journey of change. Through stories from her life and advice columns, plus insights, writing prompts, coaching, and cheerleading, Rosenau walks the walk towards self-knowing with you. She’ll help you get brave enough to risk change, toss old crap that keeps you from making progress and create more happiness in your life.

You deserve more joy. The Messy Joys of Being Human offers you tools to create it–because life will always be a glorious mess and you will always be beautifully human. Are you ready?

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Helen S. RosenauAbout the author: In 2000 I launched my alter ego at Two years later I began a weekly advice column that helps folks with day-to-day problems. You can read lots of Q&A at In 2006 I started to share visual art and Jewish mysticism. In 2012 I started a weekly Torah blog, though it’s more about self-development than mainstream Judaism. I began writing The Messy Joys of Being Human in 2016. It integrates the best parts of my identity, and shares stories about becoming happier, told through spirituality, writing prompts, coaching, and cheerleading, along with social values and book and movie recommendations. This book is as honest and clear as I can make it. I hope it resonates with you. Please share your reading experience and insights with other like-minded people at

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My Review: The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier reads like having a conversation with an old friend. The writing prompts are evocative and inspiring; you could come back again and again as life evolves. Read certain parts or the whole book. A book that you will find yourself reading again and again. The Messy Joys of Being Human is an insightful and meaningful read that is full of humor and life lessons for living in the present.  A book that many will relate to and enjoy reading. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**


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