Inspirational, Spirituality, Health & Healing
In this powerful new work, Dr. Robin painstakingly chronicles a time when she felt at the end of her rope, unable to truly see herself or escape the unrelenting craving in her heart. Throughout her life, she had always focused on living up to everyone else's expectations, doing everything they asked—everything they recommended—in the hopes that by pleasing others she would find fulfillment and success. Instead she found herself spiritually and emotionally starved with a hungry soul begging for change. Through vivid descriptions of the symptoms of her hunger, the gnawing emptiness in her soul, and her courageous journey to discovering herself, Dr. Robin opens a window into her own experiences in order to provide insight into yours. With clarity and empathy she starts you on a path to uncovering the real you-the you that lays beneath all the doubt, superficiality, and life crises.
Dr. Robin honestly bares her soul and shares her story—plus stories of other hungry souls including her friends, clients from her psychology practice, family, and celebrities—and in the process, teaches you to recognize, survive, embrace, and conquer your own hunger. She teaches you to step into your own story so you can listen to and learn from the wisdom within.
In Hungry, the author Robin Smith describes her feelings of "hunger" and "dying to be be" that had plagued her all her life. With the main message being that authenticity is the only way to live. Yet if it were so simple to do then there wouldn't be so many of us striving to tell our truth. And there wouldn't be so many of us seeking out books like this to help us on our journey.
I very much wanted to like the book more than I did. Unfortunately, I don't think that it resonated with me, but I imagine that it would probably resonate with many others out there. I really appreciate the way in which Robin is so open and honest about her own struggles, and how she still can struggle with it now.
Going into the book, I think I was expecting more as far as how we as human beings can lead a more authentic life. Instead the majority of it - at least two-thirds - is Robin's story, and those of friends and clients and strangers. Even though that didn't connect with me personally, I could see that others might be inspired by reading others' stories.
This is my review of Hungry by Robin Smith. I acknowledge that I received this book free from Hay House Publishing to review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment.