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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
by Rachel Hollis

Published: 2018-10-25
Paperback : 240 pages
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis ...
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.

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Discussion Questions

1. Rachel said that women emotionally abuse themselves. Do you think this is true? Why or why not?

2. Do you agree with Rachel’s saying “If you constantly make and break promises to yourself, you are not making promises at all. You’re talking.”

3. Do you agree with the sentiment: “Stop waiting for someone else to fix your life. Stop assuming that someday it will magically improve on it’s own.” Do you think we get stuck in the mentality that it’s someone else’s fault that we don’t have the life we strive for?

Rachel says, “I am successful because I have never once believed my dreams were someone else’s to manage.” She also believes that no one is going to care about your dreams as much as you do. Do you agree with her? Are you the only one who will drive yourself towards your dreams/goals?

5. How do we compare ourselves to others? Do you think social media is making this worse? Rachel says, “Comparison is the death of all Joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” Is it possible to cut out comparing in our lives?

6. Did you know that peeing after Sex would help prevent an UTI?

7. Have you had a similar sex journey as Rachel?

8. Rachel says, “I cannot continue to live as half of myself simply because it’s hard for others to handle all of me,” do you have any personal experiences that you can relate to Rachel’s statement?

9. Rachel urges us to “Celebrate the small moments. They are sacred.” What are some small, sacred moments you can celebrate from that last week?

10. How do you feel about Rachel’s relationship with diet coke? Could you be friends with Rachel in real life?

11. Rachel says that “Someone Else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” Is this true? Or would you rather know what everyone thought about you at all times?

12. Do you like other people’s kids?

13. Do you like organized sports?

14. Have you ever Hated your spouse? If so when?

15. Did you recognize a specific lie you tell yourself after reading “Girl Wash your face?” If so, what lie do you tell yourself?

16. Rachel found herself with Bells Palsy and Vertigo after her busy lifestyle? Have you ever had anything similar happen to you?

17. Do you think our culture looks down on working moms? Men aren’t asked if they feel guilty because he has a job. Why do women feel guilty for being working moms?

18. Rachel says “When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.” When are excuses ok and when are they not ok?

19. Do you have any similar goals like Rachel’s $1000 Louis Vetton Speedy bag?

20. Do you catch yourself “needing” something to dull your stress and anxiety in your life like Rachel did with alcohol? How can we stop ourselves from this vicious cycle?

21. Do you think the current foster care system should be changed to prevent what happened to Rachel from happening to future families?

22. Rachel said that a new mother only has two responsibilities 1. Take care of the baby and 2. Take care of yourself. Do you have any personal experiences that this advice would have helped with?

23. Rachel peed her pants in public. Have you ever done the same thing?

24. What do you think about Rachel’s husband and how he treated her before and after she decided she was not ok with how he was treating her?

25. What is your biggest dream?!?

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