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Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanati, MD is a memoir that captures one woman's journey into her spiritual center, the place where self-love and self-care happen, and the very place where one heals oneself from the ache of anxiety and depression that punctuate the day-to-day life of a woman. In this fascinating book and in a voice that is confident and bold, the author shares secrets about staying in the present and how to allow simple activities such as baking to inspire the heart. In a sense, this book teaches readers the magic ritual and how it allows them to enjoy the daily chores of life, create meaning, and accomplish work that matters without feeling the strain of it.
If you were to offer a meaningful gift to a significant woman in your life, it should be this book. In reading Beth Ricanati’s Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs, one feels as if one is drinking from a spiritual fountain that allows a new wave of life to surge within them. This book offers both a recipe and a path to personal growth and healing. Packed with insight and wisdom, it is one of those rare books that every woman should read. The author shares her experiences and does so in a style that engages the reader in a heart-to-heart conversation. The popular, conversational style of writing coupled with the author's gift for intelligent and unique phraseology drive home the message in a powerful manner. A must-read for the contemporary woman.