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Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent & Other Love Stories Paperback – June 17, 2011
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She is the author of The Year of YES! and host of Year of YES! Radio at www.True2YouRadio.com. Her work has been featured in New York Times Magazine, Forbes.com, and Today.com. Get a free sample chapter of The Year of YES! at www.yearofyesbook.com.
Finding herself divorced after a 12-year marriage, during which she had tanked her career for motherhood, Sioux found herself making $600 a month, taking craptastic piece writing work and feeding her kids from the food bank.
Yet, in the midst of her financial desperation she heard a promise from her Soul, "Follow me. I know where I'm going, I know the fastest, easiest way to get there. I will never, ever steer you wrong."
This experience led her to embark on a one-year commitment to say YES! to her Soul's Purpose. By the end of the year, Sioux had built a sustainable business, brought her income to six figures, lost three pants sizes, healed 40 years of pain and regret, explored sacred sexuality, and discovered what it meant to create an intentional autonomous life in her 40s.
Prior to The Year of YES! Sioux led The Girl Revolution, a movement to empower girls in the face of today's marketing and media messaging. She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories.
Sioux has worked as a journalist, blogger, and consultant for 17 years. She won the Utah State Newspaper Association Best Photography award and the Utah State School Board Association Award for Exceptional Journalism. She is known for her spiritual travel column Soul Trek, in Bella Spark Magazine. She is a featured essayist in PunditMom's Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. She has written for The Broad Side, get born magazine and Blog Fabulous.
Sioux holds a bachelors degree from University of Utah in creative writing and political science. Sioux lives with her two children in Colorado.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, why did it lost a star with me: I think she shouldn't turn a bind eye to the fact there are boys and men being abused by women, and that our culture also glorifies abuse when it's women on men as if it showed how the woman's supposed to be "sassy, a strong female character, assertive, outspoken", when, it's just abuse. In the end specifically there's an advice on how you should discuss with your daughters what they want on men, how to tell if they're abusive etc. The only times she mentions boys is how you should teach them to show their love properly, not be abusive etc.
It seems that still today we have this bad notion that only men are threats to their girlfriends, only they can be abusive, and we should focus on protecting our daughters. As if women were always good people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Of course, of course, of course! Well written and fun to read. I highly recommend this book to all mothers grandmothers and teachers who care. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by anne-marie scherrer
O.k. Raised a lot of great points with Disney Princess stories. Points I have passed considered myself. All mothers should read.Published on January 3, 2013 by NHMom
As a mom and grandmom to boys, I was quite astonished at Tracee Sioux's inner and outer exploration of exploitation of our girls. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Cheryl Jensen