It arrived today! I love the way it feels in my hand. Thought-provoking and personal. Deep. You should be proud!
Excellent news, Della, huge milestone. Many, many congratulations on a job very well done.
A very thoughtful and inspiring book from the heart. Perfect reminders to keep life in perspective and focus on what’s good and life affirming. I’ll be recommending it widely to fellow entrepreneurs, colleagues and friends. Well done!
I love your book Della! To the point, authentic, vulnerable and inspiring. There are a number of great vignettes, but I love when you say, “At times I feel sadness and depression are a lifetime away, never to be felt again. While other times I feel those partners in crime breathing down my neck relentlessly.” Who can’t relate to that??? And to know that a powerful woman such as yourself has those same inconsistencies from time to time is such a gift. It takes away the power of illusion. You mentioned what a private person you are…thank you for the gift of sharing yourself.
Hey Sister, I just dont know what more to say about you and all of your accomplishments!! My favorite part/chapter of the book:” Other People,” it really spoke to me!! Della, you must keep writing. I can’t wait to read your next book!
I received your little Book of Self-Care and read it from cover to cover. I loved all the stories and each thoughtful and soul-searching topic. I can see that you experienced gratitude and care in the writing of it. I read the personal comments and can hear that you made a difference in the lives of those you touched. I have fond memories of the times we were in the same company. Wishing you happiness, Much love, Ava
I love your book! It is so inviting and easy to read, and I love how you openly you share yourself, your personal experiences and wisdom. It and you are precious.
What a great little book. It’s what I best like – reminders. I need them on a regular basis and I needed it yesterday when I was all tied up in knots over too many things happening in one day – really over a four hour period. It usually is spread over a month so thanks. And if you want any private speaking or how to be intereviewed on radio or TV coaching, I’m here. I’ve been working the OPB’s new hosts on Oregon Art Beat in the last year….
What a sensation … what a comfort of peace, what dedication to you and who you are – GREAT JOB!
Della Rae gets good things done. As a community leader, inspirational speaker and mentor or friend to individuals, Della is a person who brings about positive changes. I am fortunate to be her neighbor and to witness the pervasive positive impact of her actions, not only as she leads special projects in our community but also in her everyday interactions with people. When Della steps up with her vision, energy and commitment to an endeavor, success follows.
“Little Book of Self Care” captures the essence of Della Rae in a form that everyone can access. Her wise, simple and common sense description of the importance of a healthy self describes a key element that we all need to address before venturing out to interact with others. Whatever an individual’s objective might be – success in relationships, success in life vocation, effectiveness in service to others – Della reminds us that we must be a whole and healthy individual, as well.
Thank you for sending us your book, what a great masterpiece!
I spent the last 2 nights and one dinner prior to that, reading your “Little Book.” I love it. It is totally your voice, in the “not messin around,” “take no prisoners,” kind of way that I hear you in my mind. I loved being able to read your philosophy and perspective on life, to hear what guidelines set you up and prompt your responses to the world, as I’ve seen in our times together. I am sure that if people see the book, or hear about it, they will want to buy it. Super fun!
LOVE LOVE LOVE! Your honest insights about feelings and insecurities we all share are empowering and invigorating! This is a book to read, to give as a gift, to refer to again and again. Thank you Della for encapsulating your wisdom in this lovely read. It may be a ‘little book’ but it has HUGE impact.
I have already read your book twice. It was just as good the second time around as the first. During the second reading I was able to spend more time reflecting on the topics that really hit home for me, specifically the chapters on personal integrity and intention. I realized that I am a person with great personal integrity which isn’t always appreciated by others. So much became clear to me when you wrote about why people question, discourage or criticize others. You wrote that they do this because “…they have no idea of who they are or where they belong and they allow others to make those decisions for them and they think I should too.” THANK YOU DELLA!!!! I also enjoyed your chapter on intention. What a simple concept, but one that I never really considered. I know that I am living with more intention now that I have made a connection with you and am working to bring DonorsResource.org to Kentucky. My life feels much more balanced now. I am already looking forward to your next book!!!
Thanks so much for sending me your wonderful book of self care tips–I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I really admire all of the efforts and insights that went into bringing it into being! A sense of humor shines through, as well, and I think that is incredibly important. I have always loved that Nelson Mandela inaugural address, and I think it is so cool that you painted it onto a canvas–what a great idea! I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and I look forward to running into you again soon!
Della’s book was a fresh breath of wind through my soul when it arrived in my mailbox. In this book that I will reference again and again, she ventures out of what she describes as a natural sense of privacy to reveal herself, to connect from her heart. She shares her own experiences of journeying into the uncomfortable and unknown to live on purpose and follow her passion to help other women connect and care for themselves. The book encourages self-care as part of knowing oneself in a deeper, soulful way that helps free one’s gifts and energy to live purposefully and make a difference. A valuable resource for anyone who desires to live with intention!
Della- you are an amazing woman! I am so impressed with you, congrats on the exciting news! All my best to you. You are………..fabulouuuuuuuuuuuuus!
LOVED THE BOOK!! Thank you so much for sending me an advance copy. I just finished it last night and it is so great, so much wisdom and a useful, common sense approach to life. I just totally resonated with everything you said, but you already knew I would, didn’t you?
A lovely resource for all who are interested in compassionate ways to heal themselves and others!
Loved it! The words and the vibe are SO YOU, but, at the same time, so different because of your newfound vulnerability and complete honesty (not that you were dishonest before)! The “closet case” is reaping the rewards of sharing and it feels good, huh? As said before, the part about the rubber bands is HILARIOUS! I can totally picture you in your kitchen with your arm extended as far as it can reach to cut that stupid thing off of the egg carton and shutting your eyes tightly! Too funny.
The book really makes me think…….that’s a good thing.
I received The Little Book…
Thank you for sharing yourself with the world in words.
It is an amazing gift that many people don’t have the confidence to pursue.
I appreciate you.
This book is not just for women! I have shared some of the insights with a few enlightened men and they “got it”. It was a pleasure to give a book to a friend that is starting on her journey to self care while in a life transition. As she was talking about her realization that to do well, she must be well, I had just the resource.
On a personal note, the “aha” for me was section on Relationships. So concise and right on. I go back and re-think sections of the book often. It’s not a one-time read.
I am proud to say that I know the author of this wonderful collection of wisdom and she truly walks the talk. All the best to you Della!
From first glance this book may seem like it is for women, but rest assured I can tell you it is not! This book contains principles that can be applied by anyone, and if practiced, I believe can help lead people (myself included) to living a more content and happier life. Not everything in it is for everyone, but like Della says, that’s part of the fun of going through it, picking out what works for you!
I think the thing I enjoyed most about this book is being able to hear Della’s voice coming through the pages. Unlike other self-help and motivational books I have read, this one doesn’t sound like you’re being lectured!
This book is a fun and easy read, and I’d recommend it to anyone!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Della Rae in person rest assured you will know her well after reading this book. Her authenticity and voice shine through page after page.
I keep The Little Book of Self-Care in my purse for my own self-care moments as I sip a cup of coffee or wait for an appointment. I love the accessibility of her words and the brilliant yet simple advice.
Love, Love, Love! This is a must read everyone and the perfect gift for any occasion!
Della Rae is my youngest daughter. When she told me that she had wrote a book on self-care I was excited and anxious to get my hands on a copy. Della Rae mailed me a copy of her book a few days later and I jumped right into reading it from cover to cover. It was heart warming to see how Della Rae coupled her life experiences and related quotes from others to deliver a clear dialogue on self-care.
Her book made me realize that in order to be successful in life one must first be true to them self. Also, know who you are and what is really important and do not let stuff and things define who you are. Instead, Move forward with self-care and great compassion for others.
My final thought from the book is; For someone to best help others they must first be at peace with themselves……
Thanks Della Rae for sharing your wisdom!
Hubert R Waggoner
Della’s Little Book of Self Care could be called “How to Live a More Meaningful Life”! With insight into the human soul Della gives us all permission to just be. I was so moved after reading Della’s little book that I asker her to share her thoughts with my staff and to provide each of them with their own copy of the book. The response was so positive, we asked her back for a second time. Thank you Della for opening our minds, introducing us to our power and giving us the encouragement to use it. The Little Book of Self Care is a must read and a must share with everyone you care about!
It’s a pleasure to hear from you. Yes, I did receive the book , etc. you sent. Thank you ever so kindly. It is now a part of my library. I have read and enjoyed it. Forgive me for not saying thank you, sooner. It is a wonderful book……..sounds like it was written to me. (smile)
It is a pleasure to be on the receiving end of the giving and sharing you do to make a difference in the world.
What you and your sister do is such a fine example of the great commandment…..”Love thy neighbor as thyself”.
May god continue to bless you and yours.
Maxine Session, Editor
Texas Informer News
Della! Wow! Upon reading your book I knew that I would be passing it on to my friends. For me I immediately felt your sincerity and that you yourself truly believe and embrace the words that you wrote on paper!
I have already passed your book on to two of my friends and it is going to a third. The first made her own journal notes as she read and the second emailed me and stated that she really needed to read what you wrote. It has helped her during a hard time of unemployment and career search.
So, this “Little Book of Self Care” is a big reminder that “we” need to start with ourselves and not feel guilty about that. In fact it is a wake-up call to us all that if we do not embrace who we are and care for ourselves then we will struggle in honoring all and everyone else that is around us and in our lives. Thank you Della and when is your next book coming out?
Oregon City, OR
I purchased the book AND the CD. I highly recommend this to any female considering the purchase. Listening to Della is like sitting at the kitchen table with a trusted friend or sister and discussing the struggles we women tend to have with turning our nurture beacon on ourselves. Della’s style is positive and upbeat without being “preachy” in the least.
From page 1 I am challenged to delve into how I feel about myself, who I am and what is important to me. I agree with Della whole-heartedly that caring for me is what matters most. FemiKnowlogy is founded on this same principle; if we as women want to participate in creating a better world we must first care for ourselves through the creation of safe, nurturing environments.
“Little Book of Self-Care” is a must have for any female seeking to to create an authentic lifestyle that allows her to live well and thrive.
The Frontier FemiKnowlogist
Della is an an extremely engaging writer. So much so, that in my first read-through, when I turned a page at the end of a section I was delighted that there was more to read on the next page. Oh, boy!
Della shares enough about herself to show who she is, and leaves enough unsaid to permit the reader to reflect on who they are. Very artful and authentic at the same time.
Carol Kelly Ph.D.
Tasty, Comforting, Soul Food, with a Side of Confidence and Empowerment.
Little Book of Self-Care is a handy guidebook on how to live a purposeful life, reminding us to revel in our own unique gifts and embrace our deepest passions. With a humorous and loving approach, Della challenges us to refine and clarify how we define ourselves – our true selves. Through her personal anecdotes, she will help you to unveil the best possible, most honest and effective version of you. The results may surprise you and surely inspire you!
Musimack Marketing LLC
I met Della Rae in March 2014 and she shared her “Little Book of Self-Care” with me early on. I was blown away with the wisdom, the sincerity, and most of all the “care” that was taken in her writing. I immediately ordered 10 copies to send to my sisters, my nieces and several girlfriends for Mother’s Day. Her words are simple but sure, careful yet concise. I had to order more books so that I could have my own copy! I carry it in my purse so that I can pull it out whenever I need inspiration as I ponder and reflect on my own quest of “self-care”. Della is an amazing woman who truly embodies her mantra, “In order to do well, we must first be well”. She is the most authentic woman I know…and how happy I am to know her!
Keep spreading the word, Della!
Encore Fellow/World Pulse
Retired Project Manager – Intel Corp
Don’t be deceived by the size of this book. Great things come in small packages and this one is a jewel. With a refreshing, charismatic, no-nonsense delivery uniquely her own, Della Rae hands out tidbits of advice better well heeded on important topics for better living. If you’re uptight, frustrated, unhappy, irked, confused, grumpy or bothered, pick up this book and read for 3 minutes. I guarantee you’ll feel better!
Della, your book was unadulterated…just plain raw, just the way I like it. Thanks for keepin’ it REAL!
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The Wild Women Society brings together women of all age, race, and background to encourage self-care. Next event: May 17, 2015. (more)