Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Non Fiction / Autobiography / Memoir

5/5 rating

Please note that I try to keep my reviews fairly brief and mainly discuss my opinions. I do not like to reveal plots or spoilers as I wish the reader to experience it themselves. For anyone looking for a discussion about the contents of the book feel free to contact me! I mainly discuss the writing and my thoughts on the quality of the story. At the end, I include my favorite quotes with a quick discussion on why I chose them. If there is anything I can add to make my reviews better please do not hesitate to let me know!

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle was recommended to me by several podcasts – which is actually where I get most of my reading suggestions!

Every podcast emphasized how important this book is especially in 2020. It covers a wide variety of topics that all tie into being your true self and breaking social norms. 

It is no secret that society has created “labeled boxes” that we should all fit in. Be this, do that, and lose yourself in the process. We cannot lose ourselves.

The beauty about us, like Glennon addresses in Untamed, is that even if we lose ourselves we can break free from the cage and become who we really are

Reasons to Read Untamed?

  • If you love self-help books, Untamed is a great one.
  • LGBTQ+ plays a significant role as Glennon is a religious woman who left her heterosexual marriage and married a woman while maintaining a happy family and staying true to herself.
  • This book can push you in the direction of growth and self-love
  • Become aware of social constructs and learn how they impacted you. You will be surprised by what you learn about yourself.
  • Understand how to educate children, family, and peers to be more open.
  • Learn how to respect your own individuality and the individuality of others!
  • You believe in the power of women and feminism.

Quotes From Untamed by Glennon Doyle

In this section, I share my favorite quotes from the book.

Some quotes I will have a small discussion on what this quote means from my interpretation, but some quotes are so beautiful and influential I like to leave the unique feeling and interpretation to you.

"I have this hunch that everything was supposed to be more beautiful than this." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Trust your gut and listen to it.

"The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that's no badge of honor." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Society tries to convince us that being cold and emotionless is a strength. The real strength is in feeling the emotion and getting through it.

"being fully human is not about feeling happy,  it's about  feeling everything." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

"NOT tHIS" IS A VERY IMPORTANT STAGE. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

One of my favorite quotes from the book. 

The “Not This” stage is not discussed enough. How will you ever figure out your path if you do not realize what you do not want? We are not all lucky enough to get on the right path instantly by chance.

When you find yourself on the wrong path, appreciate that you know what you don’t want – and move in a different direction.

"Dealing with the dropped shoe is less paralyzing, apparently,  than waiting for that shoe to drop." untamed by Glennon Doyle

"It takes special bravery to honor yourself  when the crowd is pressuring you not to.  it's easier just to give in." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Being true to yourself takes bravery.

"I stopped being  a quiet peacekeeper  and started being  a loud peacemaker.  MY ANGER WAS GOOD." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The ones who want to silence you will always tell you you’re too loud. Use your voice and anger for a change!

"pEOPLE ARE TELLING US THE TRUTH FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE AN ATTACK BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN PROTECTED BY COMFORTABLE LIES  FOR SO LONG." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

When you feel attacked, first ask yourself why?

"WHILE ROCK BOTTOM FEELS LIKE THE END -  IT'S ALWAYS THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

When you feel like all is lost, just remember you will find your way. The first step has to come from somewhere, even if somewhere is a dark place.

"GOOD ART ORGINATES NOT FROM THE DESIRE TO SHOW OFF BUT FROM THE DESIRE TO SHOW YOURSELF." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

"SOMEBODY'S GOT TO MAKE IT. WHY NOT YOU?" Untamed by Glennon Doyle

This quote stuck with me and I want to carry it with me. If someone is going to reach their dreams, why not you?

"I WILL NOT STAY, NOT EVER AGAIN - IN A ROOM OR CONVERSATION OR RELATIONSHIP OR INSTITUTION THAT REQUIRES ME TO ABANDON MYSELF." Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Set your boundaries and make them known.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle is not only a book many of us should read, it’s a book many of us need to read. Covering topics that are often seen as “taboo” when they are the topics we should be talked about. 
Pick up this book and learn more about yourself and your relationship with what you believe versus what others believe. Realize where you stand, where you want to be, and act accordingly.

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