Ruth Hamilton


Ruth lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and dreams about owning an island in the Bahamas and a world where all women have healthy self esteem. Author of "BEAUTIFUL - The Modern Woman's Guide to Healthy Self Esteem", she's also a freelance writer, public speaker, social crusader and single mom.

An ambassador for social change, Ruth's driving goal is to equip, empower and inspire women, regardless of age or circumstance, to discover how wonderfully unique, special, important and valuable they are through the power of healthy self esteem.

As a parent, Ruth believes very strongly that instilling a healthy sense of self-worth in our daughters is vital so that the next generation of women will have the confidence and knowledge to make healthy choices for her life.

Ruth speaks from personal experience. Once an excruciatingly shy child, which led to low self-esteem in her teens and early adulthood, Ruth knows only too well the negative and often devastating effects that low self-esteem can have, but after many years of painful reflection and lots of hard work, she is now enjoying the positive effects that come from loving and accepting oneself.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I’ve always thought of myself as a writer. I see pictures in words and scenes in sentences. I love the cadence of language, the power it has, its ability to touch a heart, change opinions and move one’s soul. I guess you could say that I “think in ink” - it’s an electronic doodling pad, a playground where my ideas, opinions and thoughts get let out to play. When I write I am free; I can let out those phrases and feelings that flitter around my head like butterflies. I can voice my opinions, share what I’ve learnt, and give my imagination the power to fly. It’s like having a conversation with an old friend. Writing is not just what I do, but who I am.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Beautiful is a guide written especially for women and teenaged girls who have never thought they are 'enough'. I explore what self esteem is and how it's formed, and have also included simple esteem-boosting techniques that anyone can easily implement into their daily lives.
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Where to find Ruth Hamilton online


Beautiful: The Modern Woman's Guide to Healthy Self Esteem
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,060. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
BEAUTIFUL was written for every woman who lives with low self esteem. It includes easy techniques to help boost feelings of self-worth, as well as a chapter dedicated especially for teens. Inspiring, encouraging and uplifting, this book will teach you how to fall in love with yourself so that you can become the woman you were born to be!

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