Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself

Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself

by Sarah Stillman

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An updated, indispensable guide to empowerment and self-discovery for teens.

While fashion magazines, television programs, and websites emphasize the superficial and foster insecurities, Sarah Stillman directs teen girls to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. Originally written when the author was just sixteen, Soul Searching has been fully updated and expanded to address the concerns of today’s teens, bringing girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment. Through fun quizzes, insightful exercises, and provocative statistics, Stillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood.

Featuring updated sections on safe cell-phone use, social media, health, and gender, as well as including updated resources throughout, Soul Searching is a must-read for teenage girls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442967373
Publisher:, Limited
Publication date: 03/12/2009
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Sarah Stillman graduated from Yale with simultaneous Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Anthropology before pursuing her PhD at Oxford—an inspiring example of what a self-confident teen can achieve. Active in the international global justice movement, she has worked with migrant factory workers in southern China, refugees in rural Guatemala, and HIV/AIDS patients in Thailand. In 2008, she was embedded with the 116th Military Police Company in Iraq as a foreign correspondent for Truthdig, following which New York University named her the inaugural recipient of The Reporting Award. Stillman has written about her experience in Iraq for The New Yorker and currently works as a fellow at Yale’s Morse College, where she co-teaches a course on the Iraq war with a U.S. Army captain.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

A Note from the Author xi

Chapter 1 What Is "Soul Searching"?: Looking Within 1

Chapter 2 Calm Your World: Creating a Sacred Space through Colors, Feng Shui, and Aromatherapy 17

Chapter 3 Set Your Body Free: Yoga, Massage, and Spa Treatments 33

Chapter 4 Focus Your Mind: Relaxation, Meditation, and Visualization 57

Chapter 5 Find the Key to Your Soul: Keeping a Journal 71

Chapter 6 Sleep on It: Dream Interpretation 81

Chapter 7 Cultivate Your Passions: What Do You Love? 93

Chapter 8 Create Good Karma: Helping Others, Helping Yourself 105

Chapter 9 Become a Philosopher: Considering the Big Questions 119

Chapter 10 Explore World Religions: Is There a Buddha in You? 133

The Never-Ending Journey: What Now? 151

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Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey im 11 too im a nook advisor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a teen myself and I absolutely love this down-to-earth book!!
Briona Nichols More than 1 year ago
Is it good for 11 year olds because i am11
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a book called Going Places, which had a chapter by Sarah Stillman about her travels to Cuba and Cancun. So I searched about her on the computer and found her book called Soul Searching.....I can't believe how good it is. the main thing is it helps you with ideas on how to cope with your problems and after I read it I worked some stuff out in my life. The two things Sarah wrote about that were the best were how to put feelings in a journal and how to use Yoga and how to make time for yourself. I think she is 16 so that's probably why she knows what I've been going through. Be sure you find Soul Searching: A Girls Guide to Finding Herself, because I almost bought her other book that is just a Journal with alot of mainly blank pages that isn't worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book that all young women will cherish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a rarity - one by a teenager that offers creative ideas to make the most of this wonderful but sometimes confusing time in life. Sarah Stillman offers constructive tools and information to help teens look within and outside themselves as they try to make sense of their lives. It is telling that the reviewer above thinks a teenager could not have written this book. Underestimating the depth of adolescent personal development is an occupational hazard for adults and the reason that this book by a teenager is so necessary. As the mother of three daughters this is a great way to help them deal positively with the many questions of adolescence and set a pattern for personal growth throughout their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 16 and so is the author of 'Soul Searching' whose name is Sarah Stillman. I can't believe she could write this book and have so many great ideas for teenage girls. Basically it has alot of self-discovery techniques to help you deal with insecurity, peer pressure, problems with parents and friends, and so on. Soul Searching helped me on things like how to relax, how to keep a journal, how to use aromatherapy, yoga and meditation, and how to interpret what my dreams mean. This book deals with heavy stuff, like developing your own philosophy of life, but it's fun to read. I've been trying to think of what my passion in life will be as a result of reading this. I guess that's all for now.