Dr. Robin L. Smith, noted psychologist, ordained minister, motivational speaker, and best-selling author of Lies at the Altar, seemed to have the perfect life, but underneath it all, she felt empty.
In this powerful new work, Dr. Robin painstakingly chronicles a time when she felt at the end of her rope, unable to truly see herself or escape the unrelenting craving in her heart. Throughout her life, she had always focused on living up to everyone else’s expectations, doing everything they asked—everything they recommended—in the hopes that by pleasing others she would find fulfillment and success. Instead she found herself spiritually and emotionally starved with a hungry soul begging for change.
Through vivid descriptions of the symptoms of her hunger, the gnawing emptiness in her soul, and her courageous journey to discovering herself, Dr. Robin opens a window into her own experiences in order to provide insight into yours. With clarity and empathy she starts you on a path to uncovering the real you—the you that lays beneath all the doubt, superficiality, and life crises.
Dr. Robin honestly bares her soul and shares her story—plus stories of other hungry souls including her friends, clients from her psychology practice, family, and celebrities—and in the process, teaches you to recognize, survive, embrace, and conquer your own hunger. She teaches you to step into your own story so you can listen to and learn from the wisdom within.
|Publisher:||Hay House, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Robin L. Smith is a national television personality, best-selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist. Dr. Smith’s relationship book, Lies at the Altar, published in 14 different languages has been a #1 national bestseller on the lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications. Dr. Smith’s first book, Inspirational Vitamins, has been received with great enthusiasm and acclaim. Her media appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Live, Larry King Live, the Today show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, MSNBC, the Fox News Channel, and many other news and talk-show formats. In addition to Dr. Robin’s busy media and speaking schedule, she develops seminars and workshops for corporations and organizations nationwide. Dr. Smith has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Temple University and a master’s degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Table of Contents
Section I Hungry
Chapter 1 Dying to Be Me and Hungry to Be Free 3
Chapter 2 Hungry for My Self 15
Chapter 3 Identity Theft-Has Anyone Seen Robin? 33
Chapter 4 Emotional Anorexia 47
Chapter 5 Hungry for the High Note 57
Chapter 6 The Source of Hunger Pains 67
Chapter 7 "I Want More!" 81
Chapter 8 An Empty Fridge 95
Section II Coming Out
Chapter 9 I Am Not My Hair 113
Chapter 10 I See Dead People 121
Chapter 11 Living with the Hole 135
Chapter 12 The Road Out of Hunger 147
Chapter 13 Good Touch, Bad Touch 157
Chapter 14 Changing Lanes 161
Chapter 15 Blessing the Broken Road 179
Chapter 16 Match Made in Heaven 183
Chapter 17 Kalle's Last Lecture 189
Chapter 18 My Walk for a Cure 193
Section III Satisfied
Chapter 19 Reset Your Table of Life 201
Chapter 20 Embrace Being Full 217
Chapter 21 Just B Still 231
Chapter 22 A Child Shall Lead Them 235
Chapter 23 It Only Takes Two 241
Blessing and Benediction 243
About the Author 255