what readers are saying

Wear Your Life Well: Lessons on the Journey to your Truest Self by Helene Oseen is an uplifting book. The author’s style of writing is neat and elegant and her tone is warm and comforting. The stories are not just the author’s, readers can relate, connect and see a bit of themselves in them. The book is thought-provoking and encourages readers to take a leap and make it an energizing adventure to a new beginning and something great. She provides wisdom to help awaken one’s inner voice and by the time one finishes the book they will have the confidence to realize their dreams. This is a must-read for all women.

Mamta Madhaavan

Readers Favorite Reviewer

Wear Your Life Well by Helene Oseen is a tremendously inspiring and vitalizing read. Wherever you are on your life path, you’ll find this book a perfect fit. Oseen knows where you’ve been because she has been there too. Sparkling with metaphors drawn from her career as a fashion and image consultant, the connection to the threads of our lives are easy to follow. In spite of the inevitable frayed fibers we all encounter she urges us to “Say no to the things that don’t support or inspire you,” and by all means, “Take yourself off the discount rack.” This highly personal, entertaining, and touching book captures the warp and woof of the female experience.

Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D.

Life story facilitator and author of Color Your Life Happy: Create your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve

I could not put this book down. There are so many gems of wisdom, inspiration and practical advice that my copy is filled with page markers and sticky notes. Helene writes from the heart, sharing personal and sometimes painful experiences that inspire women to live a bigger, more authentic life, fulfill cherished dreams and once and for all overcome that perennial doubt about not being enough. Her warmth, wisdom and deep conviction shine through on every page and you finish the book saying “Yes, I can!”

Vikki MacKinnon

Master Numerologist and author of Please Take a Number.

Wear Your Life Well: Lessons on the Journey to your Truest Self is filled with relatable insights and wisdom, generously sprinkled with profound thoughts and blended with just the right amount of humor and reality. Helene shares herself in a powerful and personal way encouraging women to find their unique voice. Once I started reading it I didn’t want to stop. I need to buy a case for all the women in my life.

Iris Talbot

Voice Coach for Singers and Speakers.

A rare combination of honest, funny, poignant and enduring — an inspiring book worthy of the coveted night stand. Helene’s writing style is inviting and conversational. “I recently caught a glimpse of my hands and became aware of the fact that they look like my mother’s.” This sentence caught me off-guard and tugged at me, as did so many of the soulful stories I found myself in. This is both a beautiful and pragmatic book. Bravo.

Jo Dibblee

Best-Selling author of Frock Off: Living Undisguised and From Best Kept Secret

I love this book. It’s not a book to just read before bed, like my murder mysteries. It deserves thoughtful consideration. Sometimes it took a bit of effort to read because it’s so thought-provoking — it made me think — and forced me to take stock and responsibility for my life, my choices and my resiliency. I particularly enjoyed the “lessons from the journey” and appreciated the uplifting messages in even the darker stories. I don’t typically read personal development books, but this one is different. Helene doesn’t pretend to have the answers to life — she simply shares her journey in a way that illuminates and helps me to understand mine (and makes me feel good about myself).

Leslie Gell

Realtor, Royal LePage Benchmark

Wear Your Life Well is an important addition to every woman’s booklist. Helene understands the minds and hearts of women, and speaks to us through her short, thought-provoking, change-creating stories. Whether you take a few minutes now and again to read a chapter, or, crave a two-hour treat in a comfy chair, it’s impossible to read this book without appreciating the intimate lessons and friendly advice inspiring you to think about, and do, the things that are best for you. Helene has hacked life as a woman and show us that a happier life can happen.

Michelle Cederberg

Health and Productivity Expert and author of Energy Now! Small Steps to an Energetic Life

It takes courage to tell the truth about your life to a friend; it takes a special kind of courage to tell the world. The book is dedicated to her mother, Elise, and it is obvious Helene learned the lessons of love and privation; hardships and triumphs; discrimination and strength from Elise. There are lessons most of us daughters hear from our mothers. These are the stories that have shaped the women we became, the choices we made and the truth that are, in essence, universal. All women share in them.  My own reminisces were brought forward in my memory by reading Wear Your Life Well . I hope you, too, by reading Helene’s stories can call up those special moments in your life that bring you love, hope and joy.

Catherine Ford

From the Foreword

Helene takes us on a journey of self-discovery in a book that you simply can’t put down. Each story gave me the feeling that I was curled up on a couch with a wise friend, chatting over a glass of wine, sharing our thoughts and feelings, our celebrations and our challenges. We can all see ourselves in Helene’s stories and while they are hers, they are ours too. Wear Your Life Well is a brilliant book: buy it and give it to all your girlfriends.

Jerilynn Daniels

Senior Manager, Community Investments & Marketing, Public Affairs, Royal Bank of Canada

Reading Wear Your Life Well was like slipping on your favorite sweater. Providing both comfort and courage this inspiring collection of captivating personal stories and home-spun wisdom gently nudges us to get in touch with who we really are and live our life from the inside out. By encouraging us to think bigger, laugh louder and be bolder, Helene has given us a gift and wrapped it with style.

Dr. Trina Read

Best-Selling author of Till Sex Do Us Part

Wear Your Life Well is a powerful book that prompts you to ask yourself life-changing questions. How can I change my perspective? How can I see myself differently so that I can be happy and confident in my own skin? It made me stop and ponder my life — my past, my present and my future. There are so many truths that Helene talks about and so many fears that each of us face daily that I realized I am not alone in many of the issues that so many women battle throughout their adult lives. This book is also a fabulous treatise on how we struggle within to meet the expectations of ourselves, of others and of a society that can suffocate us. I am going to read it again, keep it in my library and recommend it to all my family and friends.

Shannon Sambells

Mystic and author of To Touch the Hand of God

Helene Oseen will help you clean out the closets of your life. Wear Your Life Well is a women’s manifesto for empowerment and self-acceptance. In her heartwarming book, Helene explores women’s closets literally and as a life metaphor with elegance and openness. She weaves practical wardrobe guidance with wisdom in her reflections of disappointment, pain and joy. Read this book. It will inspire you to live your life in your truth.

Patricia Morgan

Therapist and author of Love Her as She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions and From woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work.