From the celebrated poet, speaker, and educator Najwa Zebian comes a powerful approach to healing focused on building a home within yourself.
In her debut book of inspiration, poet Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home—the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It’s the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are loved for who you are. Too many of us build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside, and then we feel abandoned and empty when those people leave. Building your home inside yourself—and never experiencing inner homelessness again—begins here.
Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul
Written with her trademark power, candor, and warmth, Welcome Home is an answer to the pain we all experience when we don’t feel at peace with ourselves. Every human deserves their own home. Welcome Home provides the life-changing tools for building that inner space of healing and solace.
In Welcome Home, Zebian shares her personal story for the first time, powerfully weaving memoir, poetry, and deeply resonant teachings into her storytelling, from leaving Lebanon at sixteen, to coming of age as a young Muslim woman in Canada, to building a new identity for herself as she learned to speak her truth. After the profound alienations she experienced, she learned to build a stable foundation inside herself, an identity independent of cultural expectations and the influence of others.
The powerful metaphor of home provides a structure for personal transformation as she shows you how to construct the following rooms: Self-Love, Forgiveness, Compassion, Clarity, Surrender, and The Dream Garden. With practical tools and prompts for self-understanding, she shows you how to build each room in your house, which form a firm basis for your self-worth, sense of belonging, and happiness.
"WELCOME HOME is a powerful, comprehensive guide to one of the most important tasks we'll ever complete - building a home within ourselves. Zebian shares her personal story and deepest vulnerabilities so we, too, can discover our self-worth. A must read to build a stable foundation inside ourselves."
- Mel Robbins, speaker, international bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule
"The world tells us to be authentic, but Najwa Zebian teaches us how to be authentic. This book is a master class in self-actualization and compassion. For anyone who has ever asked "How do I find myself?" or "How do I forgive myself?" or "How do I learn to love myself?" Najwa has your answers. She's written us a lovely guide that teaches us how to find home within ourselves--what a gift."
- Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author
How to stop building homes within others.
How to build a home within yourself.
How to experience authentic inner peace.
How to tell yourself Welcome Home and really mean it.
Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator. Her search for a home was central to her early years as she struggled to find her place in the world. She became a teacher and a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. As Najwa began to write in an effort to connect with and heal her first students, a group of young refugees, she found that she was also writing to heal herself.
After self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, she went on to sell over 250,000 copies of her three books. She recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul. Her TEDx talk “Finding Home Through Poetry” has been viewed over more than 100,000 times.