Madly in love with me The daring adventure of becoming your own best friend

Christine Arylo, 1971-

Book - 2012

"A coach and workshop leader offers advice, encouragement, and exercises for improving self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-acceptance"--Provided by publisher.

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Published
Novato, Calif. : New World Library c2012.
Language
English
Physical Description
xxiii, 325 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781608680658
1608680657
Main Author
Christine Arylo, 1971- (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Arylo's (Choosing ME before WE) unabashedly positive, step-by-step workbook is designed to help women take the compassion, appreciation, and care one would lavish on a companion, and redirect it inward. The author rescues the notion of "self-love" from the reductive realms of masturbation, narcissism, and days at the spa, and presents it instead as a fruitful alternative to the incessant reprimands to sacrifice. Arylo is an enthusiastic mentor, and she offers plenty of creative tips for creating self-love, from going on a nice date (by yourself), working on a self-love–centered art project, and taking a love bath. For those made uncomfortable by the admonishment to "vigorously love-loofah yourself," she also provides practical exercises, such as quizzes, suggestions for how to productively rephrase ideas of oneself, and inspiring affirmations and "love truths" to guide readers on their journey. Though couched in overwhelmingly saccharine language, Arylo's warm, fun, and informative handbook contains deep truths. (Jan. 1) [Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A coach and workshop leader offers advice, encouragement, and exercises for improving self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-acceptance.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A 40-day plan aims to boost a woman's self-love by abandoning toxic situations and people, accepting one's body and bonding with other women and girls, in a book the includes illustrations, worksheets, exercises and field-trip ideas. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"A coach and workshop leader offers advice, encouragement, and exercises for improving self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-acceptance"--Provided by publisher.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Most of us know that loving ourselves would be a good idea, but we have no clue what that really means. Self-love feels too vast, too esoteric, and frankly like something you should keep under wraps.

This breakthrough book on self-love changes all that by taking you beyond the idea of loving, valuing, and caring for yourself into daring acts that will help you experience it. Christine Arylo provides practical, fun ways to explore and embody the ten branches of self-love every day and in every part of your life. Reading this book is like receiving permission to treat yourself as a best friend would. Imagine having the power to:

* Give to yourself first, without guilt
* Shower yourself with loving words instead of criticism and comparison
* Go for your dreams with conviction and courage
* Choose the situations and relationships that make you happiest
* Discover and explore your deepest thoughts and desires — and act on them

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Most of us know that loving ourselves would be a good idea, but we have no clue what that really means. Self-love feels too vast, too esoteric, and frankly like something you should keep under wraps.This breakthrough book on self-love changes all that by taking you beyond the idea of loving, valuing, and caring for yourself into daring acts that will help you experience it. Christine Arylo provides practical, fun ways to explore and embody the ten branches of self-love every day and in every part of your life. Reading this book is like receiving permission to treat yourself as a best friend would. Imagine having the power to:* Give to yourself first, without guilt* Shower yourself with loving words instead of criticism and comparison* Go for your dreams with conviction and courage* Choose the situations and relationships that make you happiest* Discover and explore your deepest thoughts and desires ? and act on them