Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom (A Feeding the Soul Book) (Hardcover)

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Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom (A Feeding the Soul Book) (Hardcover)

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Tabitha Brown is light, she is joy, she is the embodiment of positivity. I have been following her for years on Instagram. I would go to her for a pick me up and a dose of sunshine in my day. 

What I love about Tabs is her way of communicating with us either through Instagram or her book, Feeding The Soul (because it’s my business): Finding Our Way To Joy, Love, and Freedom. She has this really unique way of making you feel like she speaking directly to you and that you’re a dear friend or part of her fam and inner circle. 

I will tell you that while reading her book there were some lessons that I definitely needed to hear. They came at the right time for me and I was open to the message as we head into a new year. Some of them were things I have been working on for years and were reminders that helped solidify for me the importance of continuing the work. It’s not always easy, but necessary for living a healthier, more emotionally fulfilled life. 

In the first part of the book, she talks about “Your Gifts, Your Business” and “Your Personal Prescription”. I have been getting deeper into the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion space at work over the last few years. This involvement in driving change at work has brought me so much passion and joy. Not to say it’s always easy. Change takes time, hard work and difficult conversations, but I have never felt more fulfilled or like what I’m doing is impactful. I see the changes coming, albeit slowly, and it’s hugely motivating for me to keep going. This is a marathon not a sprint! Tabitha says “Too many people leave this world without ever letting their brilliance and creativity see the light of day. Don’t you dare be one of them! Start using those gifts — and watch your world start to change.” I can only expect change in others if I’m willing to make change within myself. 

Something else she said particularly resonated with me, “Yes, go on and speak those dreams out loud. You have to share them with somebody so that somebody can validate that you, in fact, had the vision.” I have started speaking my dreams out loud in 2021 and I will continue to do so. I have been thinking recently that I want to write a book. Self doubt crept in and in my mind I was saying what unique story do I have to tell. Whether I do or I don’t, I made a decision over the holiday break that I’m going to do it. It might just be for me, it might just be for my kids and my family, but regardless I’m speaking my dream. I took action, purchased a writing tool app and started writing this week. 

Tabitha’s talk about forgiveness, regret, empathy and gratitude spoke to my heart. I have been on a journey to build understanding and empathy for others especially in the difficult times we are all experiencing now. I am working to reserve snap judgements and seek to understand what the other is experiencing and their potential hardships that are causing their reactions first. She reminds us that just because someone seems good, they might be struggling. How appreciative would you be if someone gave you the benefit of the doubt and supported you when you might not even know how much you needed it?  

I will leave you with this message from Tabs. “That’s why I firmly believe it is our job as humans to take the time to check in on each other. I don’t care how great someone looks, they could be falling apart inside.” Feeding The Soul was inspirational, spiritual and an uplifting way to end the year. I am motivated to step into 2022 with positivity, forgiveness, empathy and love….”because it’s my business”! 

— Erin Dewsbury-Ribeiro, Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center, Ypsilanti, MI

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 53rd NAACP Image Awards Winner

You are seen, you are loved, and you are heard!

Before Tabitha Brown was one of the most popular personalities in the world, sharing her delicious vegan home cooking and compassionate wisdom with millions of followers across social media, she was an aspiring actress who in 2016 began struggling with undiagnosed chronic autoimmune pain. Her condition made her believe she wouldn’t live to see forty--until she started listening to what her soul and her body truly needed. Now, in this life-changing book, Tabitha shares the wisdom she gained from her own journey, showing readers how to make a life for themselves that is rooted in nonjudgmental kindness and love, both for themselves and for others.

Tabitha grounds her lessons in stories about her own life, career, faith, and family in this funny, down-to-earth book, built around the catchphrases that her fans know and love, including:

Hello There!: Why hope, joy, and clarity are so very needed

That’s Your Business: Defining yourself, and being okay with that

Have the Most Amazing Day . . . : Choosing joy and living with intention

But Don’t Go Messin’ Up No One Else’s: Learning to walk in kindness even when the world doesn’t feel kind

Like So, Like That: Living life without measurement

Very Good: Living in peace and creating good from the bad

Rich with personal stories and inspirational quotes, and sprinkled with a few easy vegan recipes, Feeding the Soul is a book to share--and to return to when you want to feel seen, loved, and heard.

Tabitha Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress and vegan food star who is affectionately known as “America’s mom.” She has provided millions with food for the body and soul with her everyday wisdom rooted in love, kindness, and compassion. She is also the author of Seen, Loved, and Heard: A Guided Journal for Feeding the SoulCooking from the Spirit, and Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business), a #1 New York Times bestseller. Tabitha is the recipient of several NAACP Image Awards, including one for Feeding the Soul and one for Outstanding Social Media Personality. She is the co-creator and host of Emmy-nominated show Tab Time and has lines of products with Target and McCormick spices, among many other brand partnerships. She is the co-founder and CEO of a hair care line, Donna’s Recipe. Born and raised in Eden, North Carolina, she lives in Los Angeles with her family and dog.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063080287
ISBN-10: 0063080281
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Feeding the Soul Book

“Brown sandwiches pep talks and vegan recipes between anecdotes of a spiritual and at times supernatural ilk. . . . She treats every life experience as an opportunity to share a lesson learned . . . always bolstered by the same authentic, sincere joy that has made her a hit on TikTok.” — Time

“Brown . . . makes people feel good, makes them think, makes them laugh, and calms them down. Feeding the Soul delivers on its title. It’s a great read for when you need a soul pick-me-up, a life pep talk, or simply something to reflect on.” — Shondaland

“[Tabitha Brown is] a master at feeding viewers’ souls with her inspirational messages of hope and positive affirmations of self-love.” — People.com

“This [book is] sprinkled with Brown’s infectious energy as she shares some of the wisdom that she picked up along her journey, and of course, a few vegan recipes!”  — IndieWire 

“If you’ve ever found yourself drawn to shifting to a vegan diet — whether for health or ethical reasons — then you probably know of the shining light that is Tabitha Brown. Her stunning [book] details what it was like to go from an aspiring actress to a woman who decided to do what was best for her body and soul. Full of personal stories and some of Brown’s beloved catchphrases, readers are sure to walk away from this read feeling seen, loved, and heard. And if not, well then that’s your business *wink*.” — Sheknows.com

“When Brown—dubbed “America’s Mom”—isn’t posting adorable videos that show her dancing with excitement over vegan garlic-parm croutons, she’s being cast in some of Hollywood’s biggest series (such as Showtime’s The Chi) and being invited onto top talk shows (from Ellen to The Drew Barrymore Show). And though Tinseltown can’t seem to get enough of this Southern belle, it’s Brown’s groundedness and unrelenting commitment to being her authentic self that points to why she is so damn beloved.” — VegNews