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This book helped me open up my heart and mind to my womanhood. I wrote the following review in 2003 at amazon.com:
I remember speakiing to a group of women in 2002 in the Philippines at a workshop on women’s wisdom. When I told them that there is room in this world for everyone to shine because inside all women are fabulous—- I got a lot of unbelieving looks. A lot of women around the world, even in the United States, don’t believe that they’ve got it in them. And that is one of the reasons why I highly recommend this book. Sark’s book is about learning to be a wonder-full woman who is not afraid of life. Here “succulent” is defined with these words: ripe, juicy, whole, round, exuberant, wild, rich, wide, deep, firm, rare, female.
Most women, have been raised up to be quiet and demure—-keep your legs closed and your thoughts to yourself….etc, etc. Little do we realize that some of these tenets of femininity have suppressed our full expression of who we are and have prevented us from pursuing our dreams. We need to discover for ourselves how we can live life to the fullest.
This book is fun, wild, inspirational, definitely different and it CAN give you ideas on how you, too, can start to find out more about your fullest self. The concepts that Sark gives in her books, starting with “Succulent Wild Woman” are that women need to live life to the utmost and that they need to love themselves so that they can love others, too.
Here are some more of Sark’s ideas that can lead you, too, to be your fabulous self: ...Marry yourself first…promise to never leave you… ...discover your own goodness …dress to please yourself …you are enough, you have enough, you do enough …make more mistakes! And more thoughts on healing, fat, money and power, community, love and romance…
What’s more, there’s little whining in this book—-one of her best ideas is: end blaming… She’s got honest, good stuff about facing our insecurities, faults and fears.
I urge all of you timid and insecure women(and don’t most of us start out this way?) to find your fabulous, succulent, bodacious selves…. to express yourselves….to find as much support you can get from friends, loved-ones and books like Sark’s (and all other great books).... and to get out there and live a life full of love—-the romantic kind is only part of this… the Universal kind is what you learn to be embraced by when you are your fullest, most succulent self!
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And Sark’s website at: http://www.planetsark.com/
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