Madly in Love with ME: The Daring Adventure of Becoming Your Own Best Friend

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Dare to take a Stand for the Most Important Relationship you will Ever Have - The One with Yourself

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. ...

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Overview

Dare to take a Stand for the Most Important Relationship you will Ever Have - The One with Yourself

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

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608680658
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 258,924
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Arylo is a transformational teacher, an internationally recognized speaker, and the author of Choosing ME before WE. She is the founder of the international Self-Love Day, February 13, and the cofounder of a virtual self-love school for women, Inner Mean Girl Reform School™. She lives in Northern California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Imagine a World of Love x

Part 1 See the Love!: The Truth about Self-Love

Chapter 1 Why Is It So Hard to Say "I Love You"...to Yourself? 2

Chapter 2 Self-Love Isn't a Dirty Word, and You Can't Catch Narcissism 20

Chapter 3 What Is Self-Love...and How Can You Receive More? 46

Part 2 Grow the Love!: The Self-Love Tree and the Ten Branches of Self-Love

Chapter 4 Self-Awareness & Self-Honesty 70

Chapter 5 Self-Acceptance 88

Chapter 6 Self-Care 112

Chapter 7 Self-Compassion & Self-Forgiveness 132

Chapter 8 Self-Trust 154

Chapter 9 Self-Esteem 176

Chapter 10 Self-Empowerment 196

Chapter 11 Self-Respect & Self-Honor 216

Chapter 12 Self-Pleasure 236

Chapter 13 Self-Expression 254

Part 3 Amplify the Love!: Secrets to Cultivating a Long-Lasting, Loving Relationship with Yourself

Chapter 14 Make a Self-Love Promise: Stay Committed to Choosing Love for Yourself 274

Chapter 15 Engage in a Radical Act of Self-Love: Practice Self-Love for Forty Days Straight 290

Chapter 16 Be a Love Ambassador: Use Your Love Power to Generate Love for Yourself and Others 308

A Love Letter for You 322

Acknowledgments 324

Notes 326

About the Author 327

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Love this book!

    Christine Arylo takes the approach of teaching you how to be your own best friends--including how to talk to yourself and shut down the inner mean girl. Just becoming aware of how negative most of my self-talk is was really eye opening. I'd never to talk to my bff, daughter or sisters that way so why am I doing it to myself?

    The exercises are, well, they can be uncomfortable but that's the point: to get out your comfort zone of bashing yourself, putting yourself last, taking yourself for granted, ignoring your own wants, needs and desires. And they're also fun. And she's funny. It's like she's sitting right there chatting with you throughout, being your biggest cheerleader.

    I've only completed a couple of chapters so far but the shift in my own thinking is already pretty noticeable to me.

    Looking forward to working my way through the rest of the book!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Fabulous! Fun! Life changing!

    I will admit, I was a little suspicious of this book at first. It seemed silly and childish. But I was totally wrong! This book is so much fun and a truly life changing experience. Christine includes a lot of great content, concepts, and fun, empowering activities. I look forward to reading it and doing the assignments every morning - they never feel like drudgery, because they're playful and enjoyable. Plus, Christine is an extremely genuine and heartfelt person. Her loving spirit bleeds through the prose and she provides supplemental audio and videos and materials on her website for those who buy the book. This is a really fun adventure that's helped me reevaluate my relationship to myself and the world. It's given me power over my negative body image, my co-dependency, and taught me how to enjoy my own company. Plus, it's given me the inspiration to try new things that I was too scared to do before. Anyone who is looking to know, love, and be their authentic self more should take this daring adventure!

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