During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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The library has all sorts of self-help books for all sorts of people. This week we received a new book that can help women who are dealing with issues relating to low self-esteem.
Check out: This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth.
This book discusses all of the things that shape a woman’s feelings about herself and how she can overcome the negative ones in order to live a happier, healthier life. The author has been through this struggle herself. From early in her life, Geneen Roth was affected by the many criticisms others had of her - she was too loud, too emotional, too demanding, and most of all too big. She felt that if she could just conquer her weight problem, all the other issues would go away. She discovered that this was not true. She went through many types of therapy in order to “fix” herself without success. It was only when she finally stopped trying to change and accepted herself, that she was able to find the freedom and peace that had eluded her.
In this book readers will look at the social pressures, hidden traumas, and personal beliefs that affect the way women feel about themselves. She gives practical advice on how to get past all of this and appreciate how, as unique and imperfect women, we can achieve our full potential and happiness.
This book can be found in the non-fiction section in Dewey number 158.