Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of

Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice"

by Doreen Virtue


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Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" by Doreen Virtue

Do people take advantage of your niceness? Do you have trouble honestly communicating your feelings? If so, you may be an Earth Angel. In this groundbreaking book, Doreen Virtue teaches Earth Angels—extremely sweet people who care more about others’ happiness than their own—how to maintain their inner peace and loving nature while at the same time holding boundaries. You’ll discover how to overcome fears about saying no, and how to ask for what you want from those around you and from the universe. Assertiveness for Earth Angels is for anyone who wants to learn the art of speaking up in relationships and in their activism about issues related to the world. Whether you need more assertiveness with your family, on the job, or in your healing work, you’ll appreciate Doreen’s gentle-but-firm approach to negotiating your earthly needs in heavenly ways!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401928810
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 277,930
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Doreen Virtue is a best-selling author, a doctor of psychology, and a Christian who studies scripture. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, the BBC, The View, and Good Morning America, and has been featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide. For information on Doreen’s work, please visit her at or To enroll in her video courses, please visit and

Table of Contents

Preface: Earth Angels and Conflict Phobia xiii

Introduction: What Does It Mean to Be "Assertive"? xxv

part I Assertiveness Basics

Chapter 1 It All Began with the Original Trauma 3

Chapter 2 How to Be Assertive 11

Chapter 3 No More Rescuing: Boundaries Without Guilt or Fear 27

Chapter 4 How to Be Nice and Loving, Without Being a Pushover 35

Chapter 5 Communication Skills for Earth Angels 41

Chapter 6 Getting Rid of Guilt and Worry 47

Chapter 7 Be Your Own Authority Figure 57

Part II Developing Assertiveness in Relationships

Chapter 8 Earth Angels and Relationships 71

Chapter 9 Toxic Relationships: How to Recognize and Handle Them 79

Chapter 10 People Aren't Fixer-Uppers 109

Chapter 11 Enjoy Life, Instead of People-Pleasing 115

Chapter 12 Karmic Relationships 125

Chapter 13 Parental Assertiveness with a Strong-Willed Child 131

Chapter 14 Assertiveness with Authority Figures 137

part III Being Assertive Out in the World

Chapter 15 Fitting in and Worthiness 143

Chapter 16 Peaceful Excitement Instead of Drama 147

Chapter 17 It's Safe for You to Be Powerful! 157

Part IV Life Tools and Guidance for Earth Angels

Chapter 18 Energy Work for Empaths 175

Chapter 19 How to Have More Time and Energy 183

Chapter 20 Angel Activists 191

Afterword 199

About the Author 205

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Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BergitSigstvilling More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have ever read by Doreen Virtue, and as I read, each chapter seemed to be a reflection of myself. I strongly identified with her description of an "Earth Angel" (one who is highly sensitive, with an innocent outlook on life, and believes in God's loving power), and found that I seemed to fall into the many pitfalls that these Earth Angels suffer. I am too darn nice for my own good. With each page, I found myself thinking "Yep, that's me." or "Yep, I do that too!" I am a people-pleaser. I feel that I can't be happy unless everyone else around me is happy too, and when I can't make everyone happy - I get frustrated and feel like there is something wrong with me. This book was like a journey of self discovery, where I was recognizing all the unhealthy patterns I am prone to fall into. In each chapter, Doreen touches on subjects such as recognizing and handling toxic relationships, how to stop people-pleasing, how to be assertive with a strong-willed child, and be assertive with authority figures in a non-aggressive and more loving way. She also addresses on how important it is for us to love ourselves, and to take care of ourselves so we can have more time to do the things that are important for us. If you're too nice for your own good, and think it's time to take your power back and stand up for yourself and your feelings - I'd say give this book a read. :)
AngelStJohn More than 1 year ago
Doreen Virtue's Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" is a useful and informative book that teaches the importance of being assertive. What I love about this book is that Virtue tells stories about her life, sharing an intimate look into her heart and her character. A quick read, you could easily fill a weekend reading it. Makes a great gift, especially around the holidays. Highly recommended!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I follow Doreen and have read many of her books but I found this book to be lacking in depth. The definition of earth angel is not made clear and many of the characteritics applied are those of codependents. She speaks more to feelings and behaviors rather than providing tools for dealing with them. I came away with more questions than answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone having troubles setting boundaries for ourselves and for others in our lives.
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