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Radically Content: Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World (Hardcover)
*Named Book of the Week by Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper*
“If you’ve spent the last couple years untangling yourself from Hustle Culture, and trying to find who you are outside of your achievements and productivity, then we've got just the book for you. Fans of Untamed, this is your next favorite read.” —POPSUGAR“I’ve fallen in love with Jamie’s words and how she so effortlessly can make us feel united with them. She has a true gift of helping us realize that all of our ‘human’ moments are what make us so special. She is a real light in this world.” —Lucy Hale, Award-Winning Actress from Pretty Little Liars, The Hating Game, and more
Blending memoir, sharp social insights, and unique practical tools, author Jamie Varon is your guide to radical contentment—a satisfied life outside the bounds of societal expectations.
Too many of us are waiting for our lives to begin, putting our happiness on layaway for some future version where it all lines up, when we’ve accomplished it all, when we have the perfect career, bodies, partners, and when our lives finally feel “good enough.” But what is good enough? Who gets to decide? And when do we ever reach it?
Jamie takes a sharp, incisive look at the industries that are constantly telling us to do more, be more, and keep striving, pushing, and hustling—and shows you how to radically opt out of societal conditioning.
We’ve learned to be terrified of contentment, thinking it will lead us to complacency. Yet, being content in a world that profits off our dissatisfaction is not complacency. It’s revolutionary.
Radically Content makes the case for a new framework of living. Exploring themes like guilt, I’ll be happy when…, anxiety, settling, control, healing, shame, self-trust, and being our own worst enemies—not only will you unlearn the dogma of that discontent, but learn practical tools to create a more satisfied life for yourself, including:
- Cultivating real self-trust
- Defining your own version of “success”
- Living with intention
- Rewriting your personal narrative
- Creating consistent and healing rituals
Packed with revelatory insights, Radically Content is an exhale. A respite from the chaos of our current world. A calm place to land when you’ve had enough with trying to be enough.
About the Author
Jamie Varon’s writing has been seen across the internet for over a decade, from her early days of personal blogging all the way to features in publications such as Teen Vogue, HuffPost, GOOD, Complex, and many more. Over the years, both her long-form essays and short-form prose have garnered millions of reads and views, using her signature style of combining personal story with universal themes. Jamie also shares her thoughts on building a life you really love with her many followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@jamievaron). In addition to her writing, she has a long-standing career as a branding expert, course creator, and graphic designer. Her website is jamievaron.com. Jamie lives in Calabasas, California.
“I’ve fallen in love with Jamie’s words and how she so effortlessly can make us feel united with them. She has a true gift of helping us realize that all of our ‘human’ moments are what make us so special. She is a real light in this world.”—Lucy Hale, Award-Winning Actress from "Pretty Little Liars," "The Hating Game," and more
“Jamie explores the joy and peace we find when we stop struggling to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice within us.”—Kate Baer, #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author of "What Kind of Woman" & "I Hope This Finds You Well"
“Radically Content is the permission slip we’ve all been waiting for: to throw away the societal cages that have left us unfulfilled and live the life we actually desire. With unwavering conviction and deep compassion, Jamie has written a revolutionary manifesto for finding the parts of ourselves we unconsciously gave away and the courage to reclaim them. Get ready to unlock what’s holding you back and start living the life you’ve always wanted.”—Amanda Crew, Actress from "Silicon Valley," "Charlie St. Cloud," and more
“I devoured Jamie’s book. Her words are a soothing balm for this weary overachiever’s soul… a permission slip I didn’t know I needed that allowed me to exhale. Radically Content provided me with answers to questions I didn’t even know to ask. It’s the best type of book—one that is filled with wisdom and insight of someone who has made it to the other side and supports you in creating your own unique path. I am positive it will do the same for others.”—Amanda White, LPC, Creator of @therapyforwomen, and Author of "Not Drinking Tonight"
“Radically Content asks us to exhale, be present, and step out of the endless rat-race. If we’re brave enough to opt for something different, Varon illustrates how that will finally get us exactly what we want - happiness, acceptance, and a feeling of being enough. It’s thought provoking, honest, and the permission slip you didn’t know you needed.”—Whitney Goodman, Creator of @sitwithwhit and Author of "Toxic Positivity"
“If you’ve spent the last couple years untangling yourself from Hustle Culture, and trying to find who you are outside of your achievements and productivity, then we’ve got just the book for you. Fans of Untamed, this is your next favorite read.”—POPSUGAR