The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem

The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem

by Sue Patton Thoele
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The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele

Sue Patton Thoele continues her quest to help readers enhance their self-esteem and tap into their core emotional strength. Geared to women who too often find themselves meeting the wants of others at the expense of their own needs, the book provides necessary tools to help readers transform their fears into the courage to express their own authentic selves. By sharing her own journey and the journey of other women, Thoele helps readers learn to set boundaries, change self-defeating behavior patterns, communicate effectively, and become a loving and tolerant friend to themselves. This tenth-anniversary edition contains 30 percent new material, including a new introduction.

About the Author:
A licensed psychotherapist for 17 years and a Hospice Chaplain with membership in the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Thoele earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and B.A. in Drama from Kansas University. In addition to her writing and speaking career, Thoele has worked as the director of a counseling center, a retreat leader, and a high school and adult education teacher.

She is the author of nine other titles, including The Woman's Book of Courage, The Courage to Be A Stepmom, The Woman's Book of Soul, and Freedoms After 50. Her work has been translated into nine languages, including Spanish, German, Chinese, and Italian. Thoele and her husband, Gene, live in Boulder, Colorado, close to their four adult children, son-in-law and grandsons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567318463
Publisher: MJF Books
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Edition description: Tenth Anniversary Edition
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A licensed psychotherapist for 17 years and a Hospice Chaplain with membership in the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Sue Patton Thoele earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and B.A. in Drama from Kansas University. In addition to her writing and speaking career, Thoele has worked as the director of a counseling center, a retreat leader, and a high school and adult education teacher.

She is the author of nine other titles, including The Woman's Book of Courage, The Courage to Be A Stepmom, The Woman's Book of Soul, and Freedoms After 50. Her work has been translated into nine languages, including Spanish, German, Chinese, and Italian. Thoele and her husband, Gene, live in Boulder, Colorado, close to their four adult children, son-in-law and grandsons.

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Courage to Be Yourself 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DorothyL More than 1 year ago
"I am a worthwhile person" "I deserve to be Loved" "I am Lovable" "I can do anything I set my mind to" "I am proud to be a woman. Sound empowering? ..it is...reading.. 'THE COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF' is exactly that. This is an empowering and inspirational resource which will answer questions of uncertainty and erase many self-doubts. Questions like .. ..Why do women put themselves down or consider themselves second best to others? ..Why are women so lost as to who they are and what their purpose in life really is? ..How does one connect with their spiritual self? ..Why am I emotionally dependant? ..Why do I try to be someone else in order to please others? ..Are you a prisoner of your own buried fears? ..How can you relate to others if you do not know how to relate to your own self? Womensselfesteem.com highly recommends, 'THE COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF' as an uplifting, powerful read of inner awareness. You cannot help but feel the emotional wisdom that author Sue Patton Theole is trying to relay to you. Your knowledge of understanding your fears and self-dependance will soar after reading this very effectively written book. If you seek courage and empowerment of your inner self...look no further.. I guarantee that you will find it even more in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolute must for anyone who is experiencing hopelessness, victimization, anger or helplessness. For anyone who feels dependent on others to validate their feelings. I too happened upon this book while browsing and it instantly changed my way of thinking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am really impressed by this book. I really felt the Holy Spirit leading me to buy this book and it took a day, but I bought it. I saw it on the bargain rack. It's excellent. More liberating than I could have imagined. Suddenly my beliefs being a woman, and person, have been challenged, and you know what I feel happier, kinder and at peace inside. WOW. I am only half way through and have felt this already. I would have paid full price, but I got much more than I could have imagined. A must read for all women. A few testing references to God, but I think it is to actually help us see more. I know there is only one God...so you must read this with that perspective and allow for yourself to raise to new levels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In an age of divorce, depression and a general unhappiness with the state of your life, this book is an absolute must read for all genders. Learn to take back your 'power' and create the life, relationships and joy you deserve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book changed my life. I am a young adult who has always struggled with my self-confidence. Once I got this book, I read it 3 times in a month. It is by my bedside next to my Bible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was superb! I'm a young adult and I enjoyed reading a book that I can recommend to any woman of any age! The tips are extremely helpful. I figured it's never too early to become a wiser woman.
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This book was great! Although I was not looking for it when I bought it, it spoke to me. It reads of truth and being comfortable with yourself. Easy to read and understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sue Patton Thoele guides the reader from self-criticism to self-love in this simple book. She provides encouragement that is heartfelt and needed in the ever-challenging personal growth process. Her suggestions are practical and backed by her own experiences. I read this book and found Thoele's guidance immediately helpful in changing the way I thought and felt about myself. I now have greater courage to experience more of life because of this caring book.