Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Strong Like Water” by Laila Tarraf, She Writes Press, April 13, 2021 On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Laila Tarraf, author of “Strong Like Water: How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life” has written a motivational and intriguing memoir. The genres for this book are also self help, success in business, and bereavement and grief. The author became extremely successful in business, and when she was working for Peet Coffee, she was a positive force to deal with.
Unfortunately the author was not as successful in her personal relationships. She did not have the same patience,understanding and compassion as she did in the workplace. Laila’s immigrant parents were always fighting, and she felt she was not understood or loved by them at times. The author married a man that was immature in many ways and younger than her. They had a daughter that was the love of her life.
After several tragedies in her life, Laila made sure that her very young daughter had therapy, and Laila tried several approaches to better understand of what was going on. Through therapy, research, exercises, yoga, and many other things, Laila went on a journey of healing. Laila realized that you had to know who you are and what your goals are.
I appreciate that the author discusses finding a balance and moderation in life and business. Also important is trying to understand family dynamics and relationships, and knowing who you are. I would recommend this helpful and motivational book for other readers.