Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul (Paperback)
From the celebrated poet, speaker, and educator comes Welcome Home, a powerful blueprint for building a strong foundation of self-worth, belonging, and happiness.
“A master class in self-actualization and compassion.”—Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author of Am I There Yet?
The powerful metaphor of home provides a structure for you to customize your journey to personal transformation as Najwa Zebian shares her own experiences in building a home within herself, and shows you how to construct the following “rooms”:
• Self-Love: Learn how to build an individualized self-care routine to reflect your daily needs.
• Forgiveness: Learn how to allow yourself time, reflection, and space to accept and let go of painful events.
• Compassion: Discover the three different types of compassion and learn how you can let people in while maintaining boundaries.
• Clarity: Learn how to remove the walls you put up around your authentic self.
• Surrender: Learn how to lower your defenses and give yourself space to feel and process your emotions.
• The Dream Garden: Learn how to nurture your dreams and create an authentic, original path.
With practical tools, poetry, and prompts for journaling and meditation to lead to self-understanding in each chapter, Zebian shows you how to build each room in your house. Written with her trademark power, candor, and warmth, Welcome Home is an answer to the pain we all experience when we don't feel at peace with ourselves.
About the Author
Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator. Her search for a home was central to her early years as she struggled to find her place in the world. She became a teacher and a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. As Najwa began to write in an effort to connect with and heal her first students, a group of young refugees, she found that she was also writing to heal herself. The author of three collections of poetry, she delivered the TEDx talk “Finding Home Through Poetry” and recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, Elle Canada, HuffPost, and more.
“Zebian’s gentle and honest words hold the reader in an environment of realness and encouragement. Meeting us where we are, she equips us with tools and exercises that help us step into the role of architect. With her interwoven poetry and stories, she shows us her heart—and keeps us connected to our own.”—Mindful
“The world tells us to be authentic, but Najwa Zebian teaches us how to be authentic. This book is a master class in self-actualization and compassion. For anyone who has ever asked ‘How do I find myself?’ or ‘How do I forgive myself?’ or ‘How do I learn to love myself?’ Najwa has your answers. She's written us a lovely guide that teaches us how to find home within ourselves—what a gift.”—New York Times bestselling author Mari Andrew
“Welcome Home is a powerful, comprehensive guide to one of the most important tasks we’ll ever complete: building a home within ourselves. Zebian shares her personal story and deepest vulnerabilities so we, too, can discover our self-worth. A must-read to build a stable foundation inside ourselves.”—Mel Robbins, speaker, international bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule
“Welcome Home takes readers on an emotional journey by teaching us how to build a home within ourselves. A stunning, insightful read that deeply resonated with me.”—Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human