- Narrated by: Sophia A. Nelson
- Duration: 11 hours and 48 minutes
- Release date: 06-28-22
Be the One You Need by Sophia A. Nelson Audiobook Summary
From acclaimed journalist Sophia A. Nelson, the best-selling author of The woman’s codecomes a poignant, powerful, and eye-opening memoir that provides life lessons that emphasize the importance of self-care, self-love, and self-understanding that will lead to freedom, healing from the past, and a better future.
Sophia A. Nelson is a very accomplished woman. However, after a bout with Covid-19, caring for a sick parent during the pandemic, running a business and being a mainstay on national television as a political pundit and legal analyst on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and Sirius XM, she realized he says he was struggling internally even while maintaining his dizzying schedule.
Like so many others, as the adult son of an alcoholic, Nelson struggled with self-esteem and knowing his worth despite his successes. As he came to learn, it was when he stopped feeling guilty and emotionally neglecting himself and began to understand the importance of self-care and nurturing that he found the freedom to truly live and thrive. His message, Be the One You Need, reveals illuminating lessons for listeners that the answers we seek are always within us. Nelson’s call does not mean that we do not need other people, quite the contrary, but rather that our first love and our priority must be ourselves. Good emotional health. Good physical health. Good spiritual health. Good relational health. The sooner we can figure this out and take care of these basic needs (love, connection, faith, and success), the better chance we have for a balanced and fulfilling life.
In this thought-provoking, sometimes sobering but also uplifting and encouraging book, Nelson speaks to listeners from all walks of life: young people just starting out; those in middle age who try to struggle with what she calls “her second life of hers” of hers; and listeners in their later years who still have time to forgive themselves and seek forgiveness where it is needed. Her purpose in this book is to encourage men and women alike to practice self-contemplation, self-care, and self-love.